As Valentine’s Day approaches, hearts flutter with anticipation for a night of romance and indulgence. Amidst all the preparations, one essential element reigns supreme – the perfect restaurant. Feeling the love on this special day, these Canberra restaurants are determined to add a little romance to your evening with an intimate and lavish culinary experience.
From champagne on arrival, to alluring starters and dreamy desserts, Braddon Merchant’s Valentine’s Day menu just hits the spot. A celebration of love and indulgence, each course is designed to share and has been carefully crafted to evoke a sense of romance and to create a memorable dining experience for couples (or soon-to-be). From an elegant Hiramasa Kingfish to a rich and decadent salted caramel chocolate tart, there are sure to be plenty of romantic looks across the table. Dinner is $135pp, book now.
Indulge in a cheeky rendezvous this Valentine’s Day and wander into WineRoom for a cosy four-course dinner. Before you slide the box of chocolates across the table, cheers with your choice of a cocktail or glass of champagne followed by a beautiful sharing menu. With the option of adding a curated drinks pairing, dive into a delicious array of dishes including a chicken parfait tart, swordfish, olive and spring onion skewers, duck breast with pepper berry gravy, and a Valrhona chocolate cheesecake trifle. Dinner is $119pp and $164pp with a wine pairing. Book now.
Capitol Bar & Grill
Woo your boo, or your favourite few at Capitol Bar & Grill this Valentine’s Day. Serving a decadent three-course menu, pop a bottle of champagne or cheers with Ruby Red cocktails and make the moment last with an exquisite seafood platter, dreamy cacio e pepe risotto, rich cape grim sirloin, creamy tiramisu and more. Booking an overnight stay in the QT Hotel also wouldn’t be a bad idea…Dinner is $95pp, Book now.
Focus on what’s really important this Valentine’s Day, and let The Inn provide you with a truly romantic dining experience. Kicking off with bubbles on arrival, start your meal with freshly shucked oysters with mezcal and lime, and dishes including scallop carpaccio and grilled lamb skewers, before moving onto a mouth-watering grilled Rangers Valley Black Market 5+ tri-tip steak with accompanying sides. Then, end your night with the mandatory Valentine’s Day sweet and share a rich chocolate tart with raspberry. Choose to enjoy your evening on The Terrace watching the sunset or under the warm lamplight in the restaurant. Dinner is $120pp, book now.
Nothing says romance quite like an indulgent Italian meal. Say ‘I love you’ at Agostinis with a three-course set menu with a glass of prosecco on arrival and a delicious lobster risotto followed by your choice of wagyu or fish of the day, and a strawberry mille-feuille. If you’ve already got something else in mind, guests may also choose to dine a la carte and lock in an order of their favourite pizza or pasta! Joe’s Bar is also embracing the moment, shaking up a special ‘Valentina’ cocktail to be enjoyed pre or post-dinner. The set menu is $95pp, book now.
Treat your loved one this Valentine’s Day to an evening of old-world style and glamour at Park Hyatt Canberra. Mark the special occasion with a five-course degustation, Cupid’s cocktail and live music under the shimmer of chandeliers in the iconic Tea Lounge. Designed by the hotel’s executive head chef, the menu includes Hokkaido scallops with Shio Koji, Berkshire pork with 63-degree Majura Valley eggs, and a Valrhona chocolate strawberry brûlée tart. Dinner is $140pp, book now.
Walt + Burley
Walt and Burley are hosting a lovefest on the lake this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a three-course dining experience with everything from oysters, pan-roasted quail, 12-hour braised veal Ossobuco, chocolate mouse and panna cotta. The set menu is $90pp, book now.
Looking for something a little different this Valentine’s Day? Check out our top unique date ideas in Canberra.