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Your Adelaide Valentine’s Day Guide For 2018

If you’re looking for ideas on how to spend Valentine’s Day in Adelaide, we’ve got the guide for you.

If you’re looking for ideas on how to spend Valentine’s Day in Adelaide, we’ve got the guide for you. We’ve even included a few anti-Valentine’s Day events for all you singles out there.

Valentine’s Day Packages

Electra House

The Valentine’s Day dinner, hosted at Electra House Hotel’s Level One Restaurant, will include a shared Chef’s menu with a glass of Bird in Hand sparkling pinot on arrival. At $79 per person, the shared menu offering has been designed as an intimate dinner between two people and features some of our favourite Level One dishes.

Bookings to both nights are available now, so be sure to contact Electra House for more details.

The Feathers Hotel

This Valentine’s Day, treat your significant other to a romantic dinner in the sophisticated surrounds of the Greenhouse Dining Room. Indulge in a sumptuous four course menu crafted by Head Chef, Chris Esson, while you enjoy drinks from a carefully selected premium range by their Sommelier, Clinton Lucas.

On top of a delectable dinner and drinks, each couple will also receive chocolates and a chance to win a bottle of Mumm Champagne. $125 per adult: 4 course menu inc Premium Drinks package.

Georges on Waymouth

On arrival you’ll be poured a glass of ‘Lois’ Brut Rose by The Lane Vineyard. A new addition to The Lane family showing a gorgeous bouquet of summer strawberries & pomegranate with a creamy fine mousse & crisp pink lady apple finish on the palate – pure elegance!

From here you will have a choice from three entrees, four mains served with side dishes and two desserts or cheese to finish. Why not try some lovely local figs to start or Port Lincoln Tuna, for main course some fresh Cone Bay Barramundi will be flown in, and for those that cannot resist George’s Signature Lamb Press, this will be on the menu as well.

For bookings, please visit their reservation diary on their website or call 08 8211 6960.

Ginza Miyako

Dine in style with your special someone on Valentine’s Day and discover the magic where French cooking technique meets Japanese cuisine with local ingredients.

Enjoy an exquisite Valentine’s Day Kaiseki course menu:
5-course Kaiseki, $110/pp
8-course Kaiseki,$145/pp
View the menu here.

Booking essential, call (08) 8221 6147

Glen Ewin Estate

Whisk your loved one away to the magic of Glen Ewin Estate. Bring your own picnic rug for a romantic setting in the orchard and ask in the setting sun with a hamper for two, full of fresh local delights. Enjoy all-you-can-eat-figs and a bottle of bubbly to share!

$80 for 2 with a bottle of The Gatehouse Sparkling or $150 for 2 with a bottle of Veuve Cliquot. Bookings essential.

Hentley Farm x Riverside Restaurant

Riverside Restaurant will play host to a full Hentley Farm experience on Valentine’s Day, with head chef Lachlan Colwill taking over the kitchen and delivering a truly intimate experience at InterContinental Adelaide.

Dinner starts at 6:30pm. For more information visit their website. To make a reservation please contact their Instant Service team on +61 8 8238 2400 or via [email protected]

Hill of Grace Restaurant

Spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day with an indulgent dining experience at Hill of Grace Restaurant. It’ll be an unforgettable night with a menu offering designed to tantalise your tastebuds, matched with superb wines including Henschke.

Extending their Valentine’s Day celebrations all week long, they’ll serving a special six-course degustation menu with matched wines from 13 to 17 February. At $250 per person, if you book by 25 January you’ll receive the early bird price of $480 per couple.

Make your reservation today by emailing [email protected] or call 08 8205 4777

The Hindley

This Valentine’s Day, treat the one you love to a very special lovers three course dinner at The Hindley, curated by Head Chef Shane Piercy, at only $55 per person. Upon arrival, you’ll each receive a Glass of Sparkling Wine, followed by a Shared Entrée Platter, choice of Mains, then finished with a Shared Dessert Platter.

Hotel Richmond

Join Hotel Richmond on Valentine’s Day for a special two course dinner for $45 per person. Includes choice of any main course and a shared tasting plate for dessert. Shared entree plates also available on the day.

Bookings essential. Contact us on 8215 4415 or [email protected]

Love is in the Hoose! Have a romantic trip down to Magil this Valentines day. For $99PP you get a beautiful four course menu – plus a complimentary love potion shot!
There will also be entertainment by ‘Easy Tiger’ Gary and Emily [father and daughter duo] Performing at this year’s 2018 Fringe!
Gary Isacc is also Glenn Shorrock’s guitarist for his Fringe show(Little River Band). Pre- payment is essential so for tickets- click here.

La Boca Bar and Grill

Indulge in a mouth-watering four course sharing menu, specially designed by Head Chef Nicolas Arriola.
Featuring a seasonal selection of seafood, meat from the asador, delicious dessert and a glass of French champagne – you’ll share in the best La Boca has to offer and truly romance your loved one.

$140 per couple. Bookings essential.

Lady Burra Brewhouse

Enjoy three shared courses and a bottle of French Champagne (Paul Louis), for only $85 per couple. The menu includes sea salt & rosemary spent-grain focaccia, any three tapas and Rosa’s Creme Brûlée.

Booking essential, call 8237 8928.

The Lane Vineyard

Opening for a special Valentine’s Day Twilight Dinner, you’ll be able to relax with a glass of Cuvee Helen Blanc de Blanc’s on arrival and enjoy an indulgent five course menu while you soak up a romantic sunset across the estate.

$100 per person. Book online, call 08 8388 1250 or email [email protected]

Longview Vineyard

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 [email protected].

Neon’s Valentine’s Day With a View!

Imagine spending Valentine’s Day with your partner enjoying a delicious meal and drinks whilst taking in the amazing view of the riverbank from Neon…
Be welcomed with a romantic cocktail on arrival and enjoy a 3 course dinner together with wines from The Lane Vineyard and Corona beers.
Their fabulous package is $129pp which includes a 2 hour drinks package and we have sittings at 6pm & 8.30pm available. For tickets click here.

Mayfair Hotel

Located in the luxurious Mayfair Hotel in Adelaide, the Mayflower’s February 14 three-course dinner menu is designed with lovers in mind.

With the menu including a range of choices including freshly shucked oysters with Champagne mignonette dressing; salt roast salmon fillet with leek fondue; Ricotta gnocchi and sauté mushrooms with brown butter, thyme and parmesan; duck and tangerine pie with cherry relish; and strawberry honeycomb and crème pâtissière with fresh passionfruit, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Valentine’s Day dinner in Mayflower Restaurant costs $95 per person. Bookings are essential – phone (08) 8210 8899 or email [email protected]

Neon Bar

Imagine spending Valentine’s Day with your partner enjoying a delicious meal and drinks whilst taking in the amazing view of the Riverbank… Be welcomed with a romantic cocktail on arrival and enjoy a 3 course dinner together with wines from The Lane Vineyard and Corona beers.

Their package is $129pp which includes a 2 hour drinks package, sittings available at 6pm & 8.30pm.

Rigoni’s Bistro

Enjoy the taste of Italy with two courses from $65 with a complimentary Prancing Pony Sunshine ale or Hentley Farm Blanc de Noir on arrival. There’s three sittings available: 5pm, 7pm and 9pm.

Skyline Restaurant

Skyline Restaurant & Bar is renowned as one of the most romantic restaurants in Adelaide. Spoil your loved one to a true South Australian dining experience with spectacular views over the Adelaide Hills and surrounding Parklands. Watch the sunset over the Glenelg Beach as you sip on sparkling wine and enjoy the live music.

The three course dinner with a glass of sparkling wine is only $75pp. Bookings are essential, please call 08 8216 0300 or email [email protected]

Stamford Grand

Feel the love this Valentine’s Day at Glenelg. Make the most of Stamford’s beachside location and dine at The Promenade restaurant, or enjoy a special romantic cocktail selection in Horizons Cocktail Lounge.

Treat yourself and your loved one to a night of romance at The Promenade Restaurant this Valentine’s Day. For only $95 per person, enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling on arrival, then relish in a three course meal designed by their Executive Chef as you take in the stretching views of the Glenelg esplanade.

Bookings are essential!

Stamford Plaza

Make this Valentine’s a night to remember and spoil you and your loved one to a fine dining experience in their opulent Crystal Room. Let them take you on a culinary journey with their three course menu as you overlook the scenic North Terrace in an intimate dining experience.

Woodstock Wines

Enjoy a candlelit five course degustation dinner this Valentine’s Day with your love at WOODSTOCK Coterie Restaurant. Accompanied by melodic music from their Grand Piano, it’s only $84 per person for food + $36 pp for matched wines.

Bookings essential. Call 8383 0156 or email [email protected].

Anti-Valentine’s Day

Cupid is Stupid – Electra House

For the second year running, Electra House Hotel will host their ‘Cupid is Stupid’ evening, which will include ‘dark and brooding’ drink specials and door prizes for people with the best (or worst!) ‘ex’ story. If you’re single and not ready to mingle, get a group of your besties together and come drown your sorrows as you dance the night away.

Galentine’s Day – Electra House

If you’re a Parks & Rec fan, you may know of the unofficial holiday ‘Galentine’s Day,’ Fcoined by Amy Poehler’s character Leslie Knope. Held the day before Valentine’s Day, Electra House Hotel will be full to the brim with ladies celebrating all of the gorgeous friendships in their lives. With door prizes available on the evening and drink specials all night, this is the perfect opportunity to toast your single life!

F8/# Valentine’s Day – The Libertine by Louis

There’s not too much info on this one, so they seem to be keeping it a bit hush-hush. From what we know though, there’ll be cocktails, music, madness, and of course, Louis’ incredible food. There’s also meant to be a special guest host!

No Couples Zone – The Curious Squire

This Valentine’s Day, The Curious Squire has teamed up with The Modern Social to bring you something different… their whole venue will be a ‘couple-free’ day!

It’s officially a ‘no couples’ zone. No shared dinner for 2. No rows of tables filled with couples sitting on their phones, posing and posting their undying love for each other on social media, all the while letting their food get cold while staging the perfect food snap!

Price is $29pp + bf which includes a grazing table and a drink on arrival (beer, wine, bubbles, selected spirit or soft drink).

Alternative 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?

Cliche Exhibition – Ooh La La. So French. So modern. So mouthwateringly good. Get the creme brulee, possibly the best we’ve ever tasted (and we’ve been to Paris).

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.

d’Arenberg – The setting is stunning, as are the wines. The degustation here is a real treat, especially when done with the matching vino. Plus, the Cube is an experience all in itself.

Madame Hanoi – The french music played here gives a romantic feel without being too intimate. A good spot if you’d like to keep it casual, but still acknowledge the day.

Maximilian’s – They’re only open for lunch on Wednesdays, but they’re still certain to impress. It’s a minimum of two courses but you’ll be wanting at LEAST that. We recommend the Let Us Feed You menu.

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.

Dates That Are A Little Different

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 have a roll around the skating rink. Love is in the air at Adelaide Roller City! If you come with your partner, they’ll give you 2 for 1 entry! Bargain!

At only $12 for entry (including skate hire), we know where you should be on this special night! So 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 60mins to solve the clues and escape. This is a great experiment to see how well you work as a team.

Latitude – This indoor adventure playground is for big kids too. And will ensure you spend your V Day filled with laughter. Zip lines, trampolines, rock climbing and Gladiator-esque tasks will challenge your competitive side.

Moonlight Cinema – As the sun sets enjoy some self-packed picnic goodness, a few wines and watch a movie while snuggling on a bean bag.  Two years ago, at the Valentine’s screening someone proposed…. Just a subtle suggestion. This year’s movie is The Greatest Showman.

Popeye Paddle Boats – This one is super cute. And with the Torrens Footbridge looking so schmick these days your views of the Riverbank Precinct have never been better than from a paddleboat!

QuickSteps Dance Studio – One of Adelaide’s best dance studios, and they just moved to a new spot… with a bar! Try something different on your date PLUS your first lesson is free. Win.

Square Mile Tours – Foodie tours of Adelaide on bike or on foot. Run by hip young guns to take you to brand new and ultra cool venues. Full article here.


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