Food & Drink

Scoop Up Your Lover, Here’s Where To Dine On The Gold Coast This Valentine’s Day

By Danielle Read
5th Feb 2020

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

Is it getting hot in here or is that just you? This year, Valentine’s Day is turning up the heat so we’ve rounded up feasting affairs you’ll want to undress with your eyes. 

Dim the lighting, cue the Marvin Gaye and give your lover that look. Here are our top picks for the best things to do on the Gold Coast this Valentine’s Day.

Little Itoshin

Miami

Wooing the, ahem, socks off of your sugar pie this Valentine’s Day on the Gold Coast will call for some serious showstoppers. One of which is, hands-down, Little Itoshin’s carefully crafted Japanese tasting menu. Hosting an intimate dinner for just 10 couples, cheers glasses of French sparkling on arrival and finish up with heaven on a plate. AKA a baked French dessert that’s just as sweet as you. 

Cost: $140 per couple
To book, click here.

The Tropic

Burleigh

For the surfy couple, indulge your loved one in a five-course banquet at Burleigh’s beachside love fest, The Tropic this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a glass of Veuve Clicquot on arrival before sharing a selection of signature dishes, like freshly shucked oysters with rose petal granita, beetroot and ginger flatbread and delights like the Gold Band Snapper with prosciutto dressing and roast cherry tomatoes. For dessert, head chef Guillaume Zika will ramp up the romance with a Tropic Bonbon covered in lashings of raspberry, mixed nuts and a pink chocolate glaze. With uninterrupted ocean views, The Tropic is a location set to impress.

Cost: $99 per person
To book, click here.

Yamagen

Surfers Paradise

An impromptu, loved-up elopement to Japan is the kind of grand gesture that’ll flutter any heart. But a close second is blindfolding your lover and waltzing them into Yamagen—they’ll never know the difference. Clink bubbles on arrival and nibble delicious Omakase (Japanese for the chef knows what’s up, he’ll send surprise dishes). Think: crispy pork belly, thinly sliced snapper and tempura scampi, ensuring this will be one of the best Valentine’s Day dinners on the Gold Coast.

Cost: $125 per person
To book, click here.

Restaurant Labart

Burleigh Heads

If you and your squeeze love a good foodie experience, then this one’s for you. Labart is putting on a very special seven-course set menu this Valentine’s Day, bound to give any food enthusiast serious heart eyes. Butterfly-inducing dishes include fresh ocean trout with rainbow chard and a dessert of dark chocolate ice cream, sea salt, olive oil and hazelnut cream. 

Cost: $125 per person, optional $90 for matching wines
To book, click here.

Baskk At Kirra Point

Coolangatta

A short wander from Coolangatta's foreshore, Baskk is going all out this Valentine's Day, even introducing a brand new pastry chef to the team. Flown in direct from the Olsen Art Series in Melbourne, chef’s lips are sealed on the limited edition V-Day treats, though has spilled that she's working on a rich, dark chocolate panna cotta with a gooey coconut centre and coconut snow. If you're already sweet enough, opt for the four-course share menu for a dinner by the sea basking in loved-up bliss. 

Cost: $60 per person
To book, click here.

Eddy + Wolff

Robina

Eddy + Wolff is a hidden gem in the Gold Coast’s dining crown. The intimate Asian 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 six-course share menu complete with dessert, which is sure to get those endorphins flowing.

Cost: $70 per person 
To book, click here.

Nineteen At The Star

Broadbeach

Screw the servo flowers. You’re headed straight to the top. For a truly mesmerising Valentine’s Day on the Gold Coast, book in for a foodie affair at Nineteen at The Star. Sip Ruinart Blanc de Blanc on arrival while breathing in the views of Broadbeach’s twinkling cityscape. Oscietra caviar on brown butter chive madeleines dance with your taste buds along with appellation oysters and southern crab cakes. Select your main from three mouthwatering dishes like the grilled Patagonian Toothfish or roasted eggplant pave. Yes, really. 

Cost: $150 per person
To book, click here.

Twilight Cabana Dinner At QT Gold Coast

Surfers Paradise

Slip into something a little more summertime and laze by QT Gold Coast’s newly revamped pool zone. Better yet, snuggle up in a private cabana for two under a starlit sky. Your Veuve Clicquot and three-course dinner is all delivered straight to you while you bask in true tranquility and feasting dreams. Taste your way around entrees like tempura Moroccan spice pumpkin flower, mains like black truffle risotto with pan-fried mushrooms and desserts like our personal favourite, berry-filled dark chocolate mousse, served with a frozen rose. 

Cost: $250 per couple
To book, click here.

Taverna

Kingscliff

For melt-in-your mouth Greek food in stunning surroundings with an ocean view, make a beeline for Taverna this February 14. Using only the freshest produce from the local region, Taverna have created an indulgent six-course sharing banquet with the option to add wine pairings on the night. Take your time, with two hours to dine and get lost in your honey’s eyes a little longer. 

Cost: $75 per person
To book, click here.

Harvest Newrybar

Newrybar

Shrek and Fiona. Penny Lane and William Miller. Dimitri and Anastasia. Some of the best romances happen on the road. So, adventure a little further with a trip to Harvest Newrybar. With a four-course menu centered around aphrodisiac foods (hello, sailor), devour sensual courses not likely to be forgotten, with your Valentine.

Cost: $69 per person or $115 with beverage pairings
To book, click here

Miss Moneypenny’s

Broadbeach

Lights on low, check. Crackling fireplace, check. Mouthwatering menu and dessert specials. Well, throw some freaking rose petals at it and call us cupid. That’s Valentine’s Day on the Gold Coast sorted. Dishing out crowd favourites like pumpkin foam, burnt butter gnocchi and the decadent coral coast barramundi with streaky bacon and a heavenly scallop emulsion, drop by Miss Moneypenny's on Valentine’s Day for two for one desserts.

Cost: No set price, two for one desserts
To book, click here.

The Roosevelt Lounge

Broadbeach

Slink into a private booth, wink at your cutie over Ruinart champagne and get serious Hollywood glam feels at The Roosevelt Lounge this Valentine's Day on the Gold Coast. Dripping with luxurious velvet interiors, Roosevelt have put together a share menu featuring a cured meats and cheese antipasto board, king prawn tacos with Japanese nahm jim and chargrilled Wagyu sirloin. All finished off with an assortment of chocolate delights, seal this evening with a kiss.

Cost: $159 per couple
To book, click here.

On the hunt for more Gold Coast Valentine's Day ideas? Some of our favourite date night spots—including LupoTasca and Glenelg Public House—are welcoming you with open arms and their beautiful a la carte menus. 

Image credit: Hayley Williamson for Urban List

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