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7 Winter Date Ideas If You’re Sick Of Netflix & Chill

By Ellen Seah - 18 Jul 2018

6 Winter Date Ideas If You’re Sick Of Netflix & Chill

If you’ve suggested Netflix and chill the last three dates, it might be time to break up with your couch and liven things up.

We’ve teamed up with Westfield Garden City to bring you six winter-friendly date ideas to help you make the move from couch to car.

Here are the best things to do in Brisbane when it’s cold out but you’re trying to kick the Netflix habit—because no one wants to trade ducted heating for ice-cold wind.

#1 Treat Yourself To Tantalising Teppanyaki

As hard as they (might) try, your Uber Eats driver can’t make food erupt into flames. Take your bae for a meal that will keep both your eyes on the hero of the night—the food—at Kamikaze Teppanyaki. Teppanyaki choices include sirloin steak, scallop, tuna, salmon or Moreton Bay bugs to name a few. A selection of fresh sushi, ramen and bento boxes are also on the menu.

#2 Catch A Sushi Train

Every plate of delicately loaded, freshly handmade sushi at Sushi Edo is just $3.80. Pluck perfectly balanced plates of salmon nigiri, beef tataki and aburi ebi cheese from the choo-choo train of your foodie dreams (with hopefully the bae of your dreams). Plus: they've got booths so you can get niiiice and cosy. 

#3 Indulge In Handmade Pasta & Shopping Like An Italian

DIY pasta—the way Nonna used to make. At Vapiano you can pair together no-frills Italian sauces like the aglio e olio (olive oil, garlic, chilli, parsley) or richer choices including carbonara salmone with a range of freshly made pastas and ravioli. Pair it with a red wine then hit the shops to treat yo’self like you’re in the Mediterranean.

#4 Morning Sweat & Brunch Session

Start your day with a sweat session at TotalFusion (we advise aerial yoga to spice things up) and then promptly reward your #fitspo self at Panorama Café. Serving up a selection of classic brunch items and salads, this is the perfect Brisbane date idea if you like your workouts followed by a big ol’ coffee. If you're looking to treat yourself, but still get a protein hit, why not head to Perks Kitchen to share some of their scrumptious protein pancakes with hokey pokey ice cream and berries.

#5 Live Music & Yum Cha

Here’s a fab Brisbane date night idea: catch free live music every Thursday-Saturday in Garden City Town Square. Featuring some of the best local talent around Brisbane, expect DJs, instrumentals, and solo artists throughout the jam-packed calendar. Feeling hungry? Same! Make a beeline post-show to Yum Cha Cuisine for a late-night dinner—because nothing says romance like splitting a basket of pork steam buns.

#6 Cinema & Chill

Okay, we get it, giving up your screen addiction is hard, so why not head to Event Cinemas for some old fashioned movie fun. Grab yourself an extra large popcorn to share and snuggle up to your date to keep warm. 

#7 Get Your #FoodTrend On

Who doesn't love a good #FoodTrend? Bring your date and hop along to Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart at Garden City for several of their baked tart creations. You'll know if your date's a keeper if they let you have the last bite!

Image credit: Provided.

Editor's note: This article is proudly sponsored by Westfield and endorsed by The Urban List. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make The Urban List possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy. 

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