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Where To Wine & Dine On The Gold Coast This Valentine’s Day

By Danielle Read - 05 Feb 2019

Best Restaurants on the Gold Coast for valentine's day dinner

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is an excellent excuse to have a next-level date with the one you love. And what better day to show your significant other just how much you care, than with a decadent dinner spread? Fortunately, the Coast is putting on a show for you and your lover this February 14th.

Here are our top picks for best things to do on the Gold Coast this Valentine’s Day.

Restaurant Labart

Burleigh

If you and your squeeze love a good foodie experience, then this one’s for you. Labart is putting on a very special six-course set menu, bound to give any food enthusiast serious heart eyes. New dishes, exclusive to Valentine’s Day, include fresh smoked rainbow trout with tarragon, pea and mint and duck with witlof and caramelised apricot. And if you're a regular, you'll be pleased to know  favourites like the local spanner crab with leek and roasted crab broth and the chocolate mousse with popcorn ice-cream and hazelnut are also on the agenda.

Cost: $90 per person, optional $60 for matching natural wines
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Yamagen

Sufers Paradise

If you had big plans this Valentine’s Day for a getaway but were just a couple of bucks short of pulling off that impromptu trip to Japan then blindfold your number one and waltz into Yamagen…they’ll never know the difference. There will be bubbles on arrival, delicious Omakase (Japanese for the chef knows what’s up, he’ll send surprise dishes) and a special gift for all guests. Top that off with a love-inspired dessert and you just won ‘Best Date Planner of the Year’. For the early birds there's a 5:30pm session as well as a second sitting at 8pm.

Cost: $99 per person
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Tasca

Coolangatta

Tasca is an absolute gem in the southern Gold Coast’s dining crown. The intimate wine bar and eatery is never short of a delicious dish and cocktail and this Valentine’s Day is no different. The perfect place to take that special someone in your life, they’re offering a four-course share menu complete with oysters and a glass of sparkling to begin with, which is sure to get those endorphins flowing.

Cost: $70 per person or $99 for matching wines
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The Roosevelt Lounge

Broadbeach

Celebrating Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without indulging in a bottle or two of champagne. Slink away into your very own cosy, velvet booth at The Roosevelt Lounge. Here you and your love can sip on the finest French Ruinart Blanc de Blanc Champagne. All, of course, with the romantic soundtrack of Roosevelt’s Band crooning in the background. They’re also putting on a sharing menu of antipasto complete with an assortment of lover’s chocolates to finish.

Cost: $159 per couple, includes two glasses of Ruinart Blanc de Blanc
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The Tropic

Burleigh

Indulge your loved one in a Valentine’s Day banquet at Burleigh Pavilion’s new restaurant The Tropic. Enjoy a glass of NV Veuve Clicquot Rosé on arrival before sitting down to share a selection of signature dishes. Start with some freshly shucked oysters before feasting on delights like the kingfish crudo with citrus dressing, finger lime and dill oil and king prawns with dry vermouth butter, shellfish oil and basil. For dessert, head chef Guillaume Zika has romance in mind with ‘red chocolate’ with raspberry, beetroot and ginger. With uninterrupted ocean views, it’s a location set to impress.

Cost: $125 per person
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Taverna

Kingscliff

For melt-in-your mouth Greek food in stunning surroundings with an ocean view, make a beeline for Taverna on February 14. Using only the freshest produce from the local region, Taverna have created a modern Greek menu for you and your love with everything designed to be shared. Kick the night off with a glass of Billicart and settle in for an absolute feast. 
Details: From 5:30pm

Cost: $89 per person
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Moo Moo Wine Bar And Grill

Broadbeach

Moo Moo Wine Bar and Grill have put together a special edition, three-course mouthgasm. For entree choose between gourmet dishes like natural oysters with champagne and shallot mignonette or beef carpaccio with buffalo feta and blistered tomato. Move onto mains and tuck into delights like gnocchi with buffalo ricotta and tarragon or sirloin steak. For dessert you'll have the choice of either sweet or savoury tasting plates. Better yet, order one each and share. 

Cost: $95 per person
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The North Room

Mermaid Beach

With space for just 28 diners at a time, this petite Mermaid Beach bistro punches well above its weight and is high among our favourites when it comes to date night. Diners at The North Room will work their way through six courses of chef Tim Stewart’s mind-blowing creations. With warm and personalised service, an impressive wine selection and an included glass of champas on arrival—if you’re looking for one of the best restaurants on the Gold Coast for Valentine’s Day well, you’ve found it.

Cost: $99 per person
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On the hunt for more ideas? Some of our faves date night spots—including Lupo, Hellenika and Glenelg Public House—are welcoming you with open arms and their beautiful a la carte menus. 

Image credit: Hayley Williamson for The Urban List

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