Fresh out of ideas to impress your lover, date, crush or whoever you’re diggin’ this Valentine’s Day? Never fear, we’ve put together a guide that lists all the hottest happenings on February 14th in Adelaide, from the ultimate in romance to the fun and adventurous. Don’t worry if you’re not loved-up either, we’ve even included a few Singles events for those who are anti-V-Day or even those hoping to meet that special someone. Either way, this ‘Hallmark Holiday’ is coming, so check out our list and get planning!
Valentine’s Day Events
Floating Melodies: Flamenco Valentine – Just picture the look on your lover’s face this year when you surprise them with a cruise. Okay, so it may not be the Mediterranean but it’s got a river and romance, the two things you need for the perfect Valentine’s night. Over two hours, you and your date can share food plates, taste red wine and enjoy a concert as you cruise over the serene Port River. Tickets start at $40.
House of Mirrors – the Garden of Unearthly Delights- Get lost with your loved one in this nostalgic mirror maze situated in the Garden of Unearthly Delights. Open on the eve of The Fringe opening night, the House of Mirrors quickly sold out in other states, so get in quick for some Valentine’s fun. Tickets are $15.
Lightsview Valentine’s Day Movie Night- What better movie to watch on Valentine’s Day than the classic rom-com, Love Actually. Head to the Waterford Reserve and bring some comfy cushions and blankets and you’ll treated to free popcorn and a special V Day gift. It’s free entry so be sure to book.
Lucky’s Beach Club – We know one way you can get lucky this Valentine’s Day – by spending the night at Lucky’s under the stars. Take in the romantic setting as you listen to Live Hamptons Beats on the stage and choose from four share boards – First base, Second base, Third base or Home Run – and enjoy some specially priced Moët.
MOD at UNISA – To the Moon and Back – Take a trip to the moon and back with Dr. Graziella Caprarelli from HYPATIA SCIENTIFICA. You and your partner will be in for a night of sensual sci-fi mixed with a bit of sparkling wine as you gaze into space via a worldwide telescope.
Moonlight Cinema – For a romantic summer night under the stars, pack a picnic blanket, ample cheese and wine and a whole heap of pillows to catch a special Valentine’s Day screening of Crazy Stupid Love. And if the night gets a little cool then you’ve got the perfect excuse to cuddle up. Get in quick for this one though cause tickets won’t last long.
The Jade – Tenx9:Love – You don’t need to be all loved up for this, you just need to have experienced it! At this storytelling event, nine people each have around ten minutes to recall a true love story. It could be a great opportunity to bring along your sweetheart and profess your feelings.
Twilight Valentine’s Day at Glen Ewin Estate – An idyllic romantic setting can be found not too far away at the magical Glen Ewin Estate. Pack your own picnic rug to watch an iconic Adelaide sunset with your crush and enjoy a hamper for two and a bottle of bubbly to share. Tickets are $100 per couple.
Valentine’s Day at The Moseley Beach Club – For $150 per couple, you can spoil your loved one at the Moseley Beach Club’s premium sunset session. Your $150 is redeemable on food and drinks throughout the night, plus you’ll also get a free rose and a glass of GH Mumm as you arrive. Be sure to book so you don’t miss out.
William James Bespoke – William James Bespoke offer a luxury chauffeur service that’s launching just in time for Valentine’s Day. It’s a great choice for day trips to wineries or even just for couples who want to be driven locally in style! Get in touch to book them for the day.
Valentine’s Day Dinner Packages
A Hereford Beefstouw – This Hutt Street restaurant has put together a delicious three course dinner for $85pp. Enjoy your entree, main and dessert with a free glass of sparkling wine or beer on arrival.
Botanic Gardens Restaurant – The Botanic Gardens might just be one of the most romantic settings in Adelaide and they are offering a 7 course degustation for $130 and a matching beverage flight for $100. More info here.
Be My Valentine at Topiary – This acclaimed Australian-style restaurant has a four course dinner available for the night. Tickets are $95pp and you can choose from 6pm or 7pm.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day by the Sea – It’s the perfect romantic setting at Sammy’s by the Marina! They’ll have a variety of platters available on the night and a free glass of bubbles for you and your loved one. Bookings essential.
Feeling Love in Japan – Book in at Samurai Teppenyaki House for a Japanese feast. Enjoy their specially crafted menu for $180 for TWO people. Bookings essential.
Ginza Miyako – A decadent EIGHT course Valentines at Ginza will have your mouth watering. Smoked salmon, braised lamb and Japanese custard pudding feature on their $145 pp package. There’s a 5 course version at $110 pp too. Book here.
Hotel Grand Chancellor – For $49.50, you’ll start off with prawn skewers, followed by a sirloin steak, potato gratin, and salads, and finish strong with a classic dessert from the city of love — crème brulee (and some sparkling). It’s a deal. More info here.
Kent Town Hotel – Valentine’s Day in the Jungle – Head to the jungle for something different this year at the Kent Town Hotel. Their jungle theme plus their 2 course Churrasco for $57 with a complimentary dessert is sure to impress your date. Add in some wine from their “100 Wines” list and you’ll be onto a winner.
La Boca Bar & Grill Dinner – Experience a romantic four course night of dining on meat and seafood. A tasty sharing dessert and glass of French champagne will be provided on arrival. Bookings are $70pp.
Largs Pier Hotel – You can’t go wrong in the romance stakes with a beachside venue. The Largs are offering share platter specials to enjoy with your loved one plus every booking goes into the draw with a romantic stay at the Hotel itself.
Longview Vineyard – Spoil your loved one with a carefully designed five course menu of local produce, paired with the finest Longview wines under a canopy of lights, in your own vineyard row! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08 8388 9694 to book.
The Mayflower and The Den, Mayfair Hotel – Mayfair are giving you ample options this Valentines with their award winning restaurant offering, The Mayflower, and their new bistro, The Den, offering three course meals at $125 and $65 pp. Click here for menu info.
Maximilian’s Restaurant – For a dining option in the stunning Adelaide Hills, take your partner to Maximilian’s for a decadent 5 course shared menu. Start the night with a sparkling on their gorgeous lawns, listening to tunes from the DJ or trying your luck at their driving range. Tickets $90pp.
Melt Henley – Melt Henley are offering some dining options that are sure to make your partner… melt. They’re offering 2 hour slots for a luncheon of tapas, pizza and salad for $39 or a Chef’s Selection Share Table dinner for $49. Just book your time slot and get ready to wine and dine.
Oyster Bar, Holdfast Shores – Oysters are the food of love, so they say, so you could treat your valentine at Oyster Bar a seafood plate for two with two glasses of bubbles are going for $40.00.
Press Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu – Press are putting on a delectable V Day dinner for $75 per person. Choose from their 5:30pm or 8:30pm sitting.
Regattas Bar & Kitchen – Found on the Home Ground dining precinct in the gorgeous Adelaide Riverbank Promenade is offering a special, shared Valentines menu. For $150 per couple, you get a decadent three course package and a spectacular view. Bookings essential, more info here.
Sammy’s on the Marina – With gorgeous waterfront views and a menu full of aphrodisiacs, Sammy’s Valentines Day menu is offering a variety of platters and bubbly on arrival. Book quickly to grab a window table.
Serafino Wines – Set amongst a serene lake, stunning vines and 200-year-old gum trees, indulge in an eight course degustation dinner in the heart of Serafino Wines, McLaren Vale, paired with award winning and museum wines. It’s $199pp for the dinner with matching wines, or $149pp for dinner only, and you can book online at www.serafinowines.com.au or call 8323 8911.
Skyline Restaurant & Bar – As one of the most romantic restaurants in Adelaide, you can’t go wrong at Skyline Restaurant and Bar. You can enjoy a three course dinner with a glass of sparkling for $79pp while in take in those spectacular views. Bookings are essential.
St Hugo Winermaker Dinner – You’ll be in for a treat this Valentine’s Day as for one night only, St Hugo in the Barossa Valley are taking the best of its fine dining menu to the riverisde, at the InterContinential Adelaide. You can buy tickets for a six course “Winemaker Dinner,” which includes three signature dishes, at $99pp.
Stella Restaurant – Woo your Valentine with ocean views and a three course menu at Stella Restaurant in Henley. For dinner only, they’re serving a sumptuous three course menu for $69 per person. See the full menu here. For bookings call 8353 7677.
The Lane Vineyard – Opening for a special Valentine’s Day Twilight Dinner, you’ll be able to relax with a glass of bubbles on arrival and enjoy an indulgent menu while you soak up a romantic sunset across the estate. $100 per person.
The Pickled Duck – If a fancy schmancy dinner date isn’t your thing, then instead book in at the Pickled Duck for a night of dinner fun. They’ll be serving up burgers, pizzas, milkshakes and basically all the things we love.
Valentine’s Dinner at the Hilton – You can’t go wrong with a classic romantic dinner at the stylish Hilton. Book a four course dinner for $89pp.
Valentine’s Day at Level One – Level One at Electra House has got your dinner plans covered with a shared premium Omakase dinner for $90pp. Some of their favourite dishes will be included plus a few little V Day surprises from the team on the night.
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Valentine’s Day 2019 at Rigoni’s Bistro – This Leight Street favourite have a 2 course menu for $75pp or a 3 course menu for $90pp as a Valentine’s special. There will be loads of extras too including a rose, canape and drink on arrival.
Valentine’s Day at Sea Salt – Head to Henley Beach to dine with your loved on. Bookings are $75pp and you can book in at 6:30pm or at 8:15pm.
Valentine’s Day at the Pot – The Pot, in Hyde Park, have a special Valentine’s dinner available. There are two sittings available at 6:30pm or 8:30pm for $65pp.
Valentine’s at Utopia – Spoil your lover at Utopia’s 9th annual Degustation Dinner. On offer is an incredible menu that showcases the best local foods and wines. Book in your table for $89pp or $120pp if you want to include matched wines.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at the Largs Bay RSL – Listen to the crooning tunes of Jack McGuire at the Largs Bay RSL while you enjoy one of their delicious dinners.
Valentine’s Dinner at Apothecary 1878 – Treat your date to a night of quality indulgence at the Apothecary 1878. You can both enjoy a glass of Champagne on arrival before you share some amazing food (including 8 preparations of chocolate!) for $100pp.
Valentines Dinner at Woodstock – Enjoy a three course dinner with your number one this Valentine’s Day at WOODSTOCK Coterie Restaurant. Dine amongst the vines and gum trees for $89 per person for food or $115 pp including matched wines. Bookings essential. Call 8383 0156 or email email@example.com.
Valentine’s in the Vines – Have a bit of extra money to splurge this Valentine’s Day? At $750 per couple, all inclusive, spoil your loved one with an experience neither of you will forget. A gourmet affair nestled among the vines at one of Australia’s most awarded and scenic estates: Longview Vineyard. This once-in-a-lifetime experience includes a night in one of their 4-star suites, after indulging in a carefully designed menu of local produce, with the finest Longview wines all served under a canopy of lights, in your own row, within their Shiraz vines. Once your appetite has been satisfied, your boutique Longview suite awaits (with chocolates!). Scrumptious breakfast provisions are provided for you to leisurely enjoy upon a late check-out the next morning. Limited to ONLY 14 couples, this event will sell out quickly, so book this incredible experience by contacting their events team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Single’s Valentine’s Day
Eat Your Heart Out at Pane e Latte – Who needs a one true love when you have Pane e Latte? They’re putting on a ‘Not Valentine’s Day’ party with live music, aperitivo and vino. The party starts at 6pm.
Mixology for Singles – Join fellow singles this Valentine’s in learning the art of mixology. You’ll get to make, and of course consume, three amazing cocktails in this super fun one-hour workshop. It’s held at the Parks Theatre and the bar will stay open if you want to kick on afterwards.
Singles Only, Valentines Disaster – The Grace Emily are having any of this love nonsense this year. Instead, they’re putting on a night of good rock tunes featuring Marcello Cole and Nicholas Cioffi on The Bitter Darlings Fame. You can still come if you’re a couple too.
Valentine’s Day Mixer at The Modern Social – If you’re single this Valentine’s Day then the good news is that that the Modern Social are throwing one hell of a mixer. The party will be at the Highway and you can buy a ticket for $49 (or $39 in you get in before the 7th). Your entry includes a drink and canapes on arrival, lucky door prize entry and entertainment from Rich the Magician.
Valentines Day Speed Dating Party & Singles Meetup – We Click Events are throwing an authentic speed dating party at T-H-O off Rundle Street, where you might actually meet the person of your dreams. Tick ‘yes’ or ‘no’ are your mini-dates and if you’ve got a match then you can swap info. Get in quick cause numbers are limited and tickets are almost sold out.
Valentine’s Night Cocktail Party – Celebrate your singledom at the Coopers Alehouse in the city at this awesome cocktail party. For $42 you can access to an exclusive private room where there will be gourmet platters and social mixer games and prizes.
Other dinner options
2KW – Dine on top of the world. Spectacular food surrounded by unparalleled views.
Bird in Hand – A beautiful picturesque location, these guys know how to make things special. Plus, The Gallery Restaurant will be open so why not enjoy a glorious meal before strolling through the actual art gallery?
Coal Cellar & Grill – Highlighting amazing South Australian produce. Nip to the Collins Bar after for perfect cocktails.
Colonist Norwood – Why not start the day off with a whole lot of love and a delicious breakfast cooked up by the team at The Colonist? Nothing says “I love you” like perfectly poached eggs.
Cos 18 Leigh – Leigh Street is gorgeous this time of year. Dine alfresco European style on the street and soak up all the atmosphere of this stunning little restaurant.
Madame Hanoi – The French music played here provides a romantic feel without being too intimate. A good spot if you’d like to keep it casual, but still acknowledge the day.
Republic Norwood – Boasting a restaurant, unique beer garden and bar areas as well as spacious function rooms catering for both intimate dining experiences and groups Republic has something for everyone. Book your seat now.
Sushi Planet – Because what says “I love you” more than perfectly presented sushi? Not much, we say! This place is already booking up fast so get in quick!
The Mile End – Dabble in a special share platter or dessert while you listen to some live music.
The Unley – Share a platter or share dessert and indulge in some champagne and cocktail specials to really set the mood. With live acoustic tunes from 3pm you will really get that loving feeling.
Lady Burra Brewhouse – Enjoy a portuguese-inspired menu with your loved one at this Topham Mall bar and eatery.
Mayfair Hotel – Treat your partner to wining and dining in the luxurious Mayfair Hotel’s Mayflower Restaurant. And why not stay the night if you want to go all out!
Alma Tavern – Dine at the Alma this Valentine’s Day and you can enjoy food from their new menu plus a free Apreol Spritz on arrival.
Other Valentine’s Date ideas
Adelaide Arcade Ghost Tour – Nothing says romance like ghosts! Okay, maybe not but it’s still a pretty cool idea. You can hold your partners hand tight as you hear tales of murder and tradgedy and visit off-limits areas and a haunted tearoom under the Arcade.
Adelaide Oval Roof Climb – With a wide range of climb possibilities, an unforgettable experience awaits – twilight views, sparkling city lights or blue sky in every direction. Enjoy it with friends or treat someone special.
Adelaide Roller City – Go back in time to when your grandparents were first dating and roll around the skating rink. Dust off your skates (or use some of theirs), come on in and let the good times roll…
Escape Hunt – Get the heart racing nice and early. You and your date can get locked in a themed room with 60 minutes to solve the clues and escape. This is a great experiment to see how well you work as a team.
French Cooking Class at the iconic Adelaide Central Market – Say je t’aime at the Central Market as you and your partner learn how to cook traditional French dishes with a real French chef. You’ll get to whip up two exclusive recipes, one main and one dessert while you share a charcuterie and a glass of wine. Tickets are $89pp.
Latitude – This indoor adventure playground is not just for the kids. Spend your V Day filled with laughter as you take on zip lines, trampolines, rock climbing and Gladiator-esque tasks that challenge your competitive side.
Popeye Paddle Boats – What could be cuter than a paddle around the Torrens? Take in the views of the Riverbank Precinct while you paddle away, or you know, just let you partner do all the paddling!
QuickSteps Dance Studio – Grab your partner and put on your dancing shoes for something a little different at one of Adelaide’s best dance studios. Check out your partner’s moves at the Gouger Street studio with a free first lesson.