Celebrate the most romantic night of the year by wining and dining at one of the best restaurants in the capital who are showing the love with a special Valentine’s Day menu that will be sure to impress your significant other.


Contentious Character

Love is in the vines this Valentine’s Day with Contentious Character on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 of February. Picture a romantic dinner featuring white linen tablecloths, candles, live music and the vineyard’s new summer tasting menu. And, if you select a pre-paid menu, add bubbles and oysters or a wine tasting to add that little something special for you and your other half.

Pialligo Estate

Spoil your favourite person with a lunch or dinner in the Garden Pavilion at Pialligo Estate on Valentine’s Day and let the team take you away to another world, surrounded by gorgeous views in a relaxed, romantic setting. For $199 per couple receive a special 4-course menu with a glass of sparkling on arrival.

Monster Kitchen and Bar

Showing off just how good vegetarian meals can be, Monster Kitchen and Bar is doing a set menu dinner on Valentine’s Day with a glass of champagne on arrival. For dessert, diners can choose from after dinner cocktails with house made chocolates and flowers by Wiluna or the addition of an overnight stay at the Ovolo with breakfast the morning after.

First Edition

Love is in the air at First Edition with a delectable $75 Valentine’s Day menu featuring an array of the very best local and regional produce Canberra has to offer and even a Valentine’s Cocktail and a decadent chocolate fondue. Each couple will also receive a special gift on the night to kick off the romance. For those who want a more low-key Valentine’s Day First Edition also has you sorted with their no fuss gourmet high tea hampers to go. Included is a beautiful array of local cheeses and meats, sandwiches, chocolate strawberries and a bottle of Prosecco.


Feel the love at Kokomo’s on Saturday 13 February for a V-Day date night special featuring an $85 per person 5-dish set menu, a dinner and dessert cocktail and sweet surprises.

Lanterne Rooms

Enjoy a romantic evening as the team at Lanterne Rooms bring you a Valentine’s Day special tasting menu of Asian inspired exotic dishes. Bookings for this menu are available on both the 13th and 14th of February. Also on offer is an early birds 6-course sharing style menu available at 6pm on both nights.   

Chairman & Yip

Taste the best of Chairman & Yip with their Valentine’s Day 7-course degustation menu for $98 per person or choose their early lovebird special for $78 per person at 6pm. Both menus are available on the 13th and 14th of February.

Walt & Burley

Wine and dine lakeside at Walt & Burley and enjoy their Valentine’s Day specials or a two-person set menu featuring oysters, champagne, 3 entrees, 2 mains and dessert to share from $80.

Fricken Chicken

If you’re looking for a truly one-of-a-kind way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Fricken has just treat, with their Fricken bouquet. Packed with Fricken crispy strips, curly fries and mozzarella balls this is the ultimate dinner delight and ‘flower’ bouquet in one. All orders must be in by Friday 12 February for pick up on the 14th for $50 or delivery for $60 in Canberra. Order via Facebook messenger or Instagram DM.


What’s could be more romantic than dinner for two at one of Canberra’s best Italian restaurants, Mezzalira. On Saturday 13 February treat yourself to a 4-course menu for $115 that includes delicious handmade pastas and of course the creamy tiramisu. 

XO Restaurant

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special Chinese New Year 8-course banquet with XO for $88 per person.

Natural Nine

Receive not only a delicious Asian style banquet but also a 2-hour beverage package at Natural Nine this Valentine’s Day. The menu features dishes like prawn toast spring rolls, chicken and shitake dumplings and a crispy duck leg, all designed to share of course.

Italian and Sons

Show that special someone that you care with a $125 pp 6-course Italian dinner with Italian and Sons on Saturday 13 February. The menu features in-season Italian style dishes that will leave you feeling satisfied.


Share a romantic 4-course dinner experience paired with premium wines with Rizla this Valentine’s Day. Think fresh ingredients like oysters with green apple and tuna tartare, all washed down with amazing local wines.