Food & Drink

Get Loved Up At The Gold Coast’s Most Romantic Restaurants This Valentine’s Day

By Urban List Gold Coast
8th Feb 2022

Valentine's Day. The day of love, the day of expensive flowers and the day of desperate, last-minute dinner reservations. As much as some of us don’t want to admit it, we all love the idea of getting dressed up, indulging in some mid-week bubbles and being treated to that culinary experience we've been lusting after all year long.

This year, Valentine’s Day is turning up the heat so, luckily for all you star-crossed lovers out there, we’ve rounded up the best feasting affairs on the Gold Coast that you’ll want to undress with your eyes. Dim the lighting, cue the James Blunt and give your lover that look. 

Here are our top picks for the best restaurants to hit up on the Gold Coast this Valentine’s Day.


Surfers Paradise

What makes it a feast for lovers? To start, champagne on arrival. The rest is up to you and your heart’s desire (or perhaps your stomach’s). Bazaar’s Marketplace Lovers Feast showcases a range of trawler-fresh seafood, slow-roasted meats, Asian delights, gourmet salads and a drool-worthy spread of sweet treats, all to be enjoyed between whispers of sweet nothings. To sweeten the deal, you’ll be treated to acoustic tunes and personalised chocolate love notes.

Where: Bazaar, QT Gold Coast, 7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise
Cost: $109 per person
For more information, click here.

Mountview Alpaca Farm


Okay, this isn't technically a dinner date, but we'd be fools not to include this ultra-romantic and very unique Valentine's Day date idea. The luxury alpaca picnic includes a boho picnic teepee located in the secluded grounds of O'Reilly's Vineyard,  a gourmet picnic hamper for two adults, a bottle of O'Reilly's wine straight from the vineyards you're sitting in, post-picnic ice cream for two and—the highlight of the event—two alpacas. Wander through the picturesque vineyard with your two cute new friends and snap some loved-up pics and get loads of alpaca cuddles. Cuddles are guaranteed because you'll be provided with two bags of alpaca food (bribery with food is totally fine, we promise).

Where: Mountview Alpaca Farm, 852 Lamington National Park Road, Canungra
Cost: $399
For more information, click here.

Salt Meats Cheese

Surfers Paradise

Whether your love language is words of affirmation, receiving gifts, solid quality time or simply food, Salt Meats Cheese has got you and your sweetheart covered this Valentine’s Day. Attempt Lady and the Tramp-style pasta kisses with SMC’s three-course menu, which showcases traditional Italian delights and a selection of cheeses and meats (hence the name). Planning a romantic picnic or outdoor adventure? Scoop up one of their decadent grazing platters, which boasts a smorgasbord of Italian-inspired goodies including cheeses, meats, wood-fired focaccia, fresh and dried fruit and dips. Nothing sets the mood like digging into a pile of cheese, right?

Where: Salt Meats Cheese, The 4217, 10 Beach Road, Surfers Paradise
Cost: $49 per person
For more information, click here.

BOBs Beer

Surfers Paradise

If your lover is a big fan of brews, you’ll want to head over to BOBs Beer for a loved-up Valentine’s Day brewery experience. The sleek and swanky brewpub is offering limited seating in their gorgeous brewery, where you’ll be able to enjoy a three-course set menu personally curated, delivered and presented by Head Chef Norbert Szlama, which is designed to complement the beer offering. Dig into burrata focaccia, wagyu carpaccio with wasabi peas or a divine wild barramundi massaman curry. Keep the love coming with the heart-shaped coconut and mango mousse dessert. Wowzas.

Where: 10/2 Elkhorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise
Cost: $80 per person
For more information, click here.

Nineteen At The Star


Screw the servo flowers, you’re headed straight to the top. For a truly mesmerising Valentine’s Day that will earn you some serious brownie points, book in for a five-course foodie affair at Nineteen at The Star. Warm your palate with prawn remoulade and natural oysters while breathing in the views of Broadbeach’s twinkling cityscape. You’ll struggle to choose between the entree offerings which boast delights like classic steak tartare and Queensland spanner crab with brown butter and macadamia. Select your main from three mouthwatering dishes including pumpkin risotto, fillet steak and coral trout, but make sure you save a little room for the drool-worthy desserts, including chocolate meringue pie and nougat parfait with strawberry sorbet. If you’re looking for one of the boujee-est Valentine’s Day feasts on the Gold Coast, stop the search ‘cause you’ve found it.

Where: The Star Gold Coast, 1 Casino Drive, Broadbeach
Cost: $130 per person
For more information, click here.

Little Truffle

Mermaid Beach

Mermaid Beach’s Little Truffle will be dishing up a romantic, four-course Valentine’s Day banquet to remember, with their refined flavours and intimate venue. Indulge in a range of culinary delights from fried zucchini flowers filled with pickled beetroot and feta to half grilled lobster mornay to pan-fried gnocchi with roast pumpkin puree and wild mushrooms. It’s tempting to fill up on the mains but make sure to leave room for the indulgent chocolate and strawberry-flavoured dessert offerings. It’s quite possibly the most romantic flavour combination—what’s not to love?

Where: Little Truffle, 2444 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach
Cost: $120 per person
For more information, click here.

Miss Moneypenny’s


Lights on low? Check. Romance in the air? Check. Mouthwatering menu and dessert? Well, throw some freaking rose petals at it and call us Cupid ‘cause that’s Valentine’s Day on the Gold Coast sorted at Miss Moneypenny’s. Executive Chef Adam Dundas-Taylor has curated a signature seven-dish menu, which includes a shared showcase of Miss Moneypenny’s most celebrated dishes, like the Hiramasa kingfish ceviche with pickled jalapeno, wagyu beef rump cap with crispy kale and porcini emulsion and the seared beef tataki with smoked enoki mushroom and sake pear jam. Top it all off with a decadent lemon vanilla buttermilk panna cotta and you’ve got yourself an unforgettable night out.

Where: Miss Moneypenny’s, 50 Surf Parade, Broadbeach
Cost: $95 per person
For more information, click here.

The Roosevelt Lounge


Slink into a private booth, wink at your cutie over Pol Roger champagne and get some serious 1920’s Hollywood glam feels at The Roosevelt Lounge this Valentine's Day. Dripping with luxurious velvet interiors, Roosevelt has put together an oh-so-romantic three-course menu that will have your beau falling in love with you—or off their chair after a few glasses. Think: Moreton Bay bug rolls, chargrilled pure black Angus sirloin with creamy potato puree and Mooloolaba prawns with sriracha and smoked bacon. All finished off with a lover’s chocolate fondue of warm chocolate sauce, churros, double chocolate brownie, marshmallows, vanilla ice cream and fruit; it’s the perfect end to a perfect evening.

Where: The Roosevelt Lounge, 75 Surf Parade, Broadbeach
Cost: $99 per person ($130 pp with a glass of Pol Roger)
For more information, click here.


Surfers Paradise

Keen on seafood for Valentine’s Day (or any day, really)? Then you’ll want to hit up the iconic seafood-lovers restaurant, Citrique at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa this Valentine’s Day. Indulge in traditional French dining, with a decadent five-course degustation menu, curated by Executive Chef Paul Smart and his team of culinary experts. Upon arrival, you’ll find a glass of Moët & Chandon in your hand, before you tantalise your tastebuds with freshly shucked oysters, lobster thermidor, baked snow fish, pistachio-crusted wagyu and an array of homemade artful desserts to top it all off. There’s no doubt this is one of the best places to feel the love on Valentine’s Day.

Where: Citrique Restaurant, JW Marriott Resort, 158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise
Cost: $110 per person
For more information, click here.

Cucina Vivo


Cucina Vivo is pulling out all the stops this Valentine’s Day with a delicious degustation menu that will surely win your sweetheart over. Delight your loved one with an evening of divine Italian flavours, starting with medium roasted veal, mozzarella di bufala and semolina coated Loligo squid, before moving onto garlic prawn risotto and Milly Hill saddle of lamb. Let’s hope you’re wearing your stretchy pants so you can fit in the ‘Tastes of Italy’ degustation dessert, which includes tiramisu, Nutella-filled bomboloni, chocolate torte and gelati. It’s the perfect end to a perfect ending.

Where: The Star Gold Coast, 1 Casino Drive, Broadbeach
Cost: $75 per person
For more information, click here.

The InterContinental Sanctuary Cove

Hope Island

If you and your squeeze love a good foodie experience, then this one’s for you. The InterContinental’s The Fireplace is known as one of the best foodie spots on the Gold Coast, and once you’ve dined here, you’ll quickly realise why. Begin your evening of romance with a glass of sparkling, before tucking into the three-course, woodfired menu. The feast includes loved-up dishes like butter-poached Moreton Bay bugs with blue caviar, barramundi with Tuscan cabbage and roasted coconut mousse with passion fruit gelee, pistachio sable and milk chocolate cremeux. Translation? Very fancy. This very special menu is bound to give any food enthusiast serious heart eyes.

Where: The Fireplace Restaurant, Manor Circle, Sanctuary Cove
Cost: $85 per person
For more information, click here.

If you’re really looking to level up the love this Valentine’s Day, why not treat your special someone to a romantic getaway. We’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up the most romantic stays on and around the Gold Coast.

Image credit: Brooke Darling Photography and Kaitlin Maree Photography

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