As cheesy at it can be, there is something to be said for Valentine’s Day. Sure, it’s considered a bit of a Hallmark holiday, designed to sell cards and flowers and teddy bears and the like, but it is also a nice opportunity to spread a bit of love to those around you; even if they’re not your significant other. Who said friends can’t treat each other to a cheeky date night? Not us.
Love is definitely in the air in Perth, with a whole heap of heart-shaped deals and events happening around town. So we say get dressed up, take the hand of someone you love, and get out there among all the red-rosey goodness the city has to offer.
Here’s our pick of Valentine’s Day events in Perth.
Say Thank You, Next
In what could only be described as a very naughty spin on the classic Valentine’s Day mixer, QT Hotel is playing match-maker with a twist: you have to bring your ex. Maybe you’re just good friends, or maybe there’s a little flicker of flame still burning. And if not, you might just get lucky with someone else’s ex over a drink at the bar.
Devour Five Courses By The Ocean
True romantics will never pass up a chance to share a starry-eyed dinner for two, which is just what Bib & Tucker has on offer. Spoil your loved one with a five-course sharing menu for $75 (or add matching wines for $120) and gaze into each other’s eyes as the gentle sounds of the ocean serenade you.
Taste Your Way Around The World In 80 Sips
Focusing on the important things in life, like vino, is what Mayfair Lane is all about this Valentine’s Day. For just $60 per person you’ll be treated to wine tastings from around the globe, paired with canapes to match. All that’s left to do is find your own perfect match, or BYO date if you’ve already found The One.
Grab Some Flowers With Your Feast
Nothing screams Valentine’s Day more than fresh flowers, and The Flour Factory is getting right in on the action; transforming into The Flower Factory as part of the love festivities. There’ll be a florist set up on the ground floor, along with curated menus (including a new vegan menu) and a signature G&T on arrival. Tickets will set you back $75 per person.
Get Loved Up Under The Stars
Hadiqa will be taking love to new heights this Valentine's Day, inviting guests for a romantic evening under the stars. Start the evening all fancy-like with a flute of Laurent-Perrier on arrival and settle in for a seven-course Moroccan-inspired menu designed with lovers in mind. After your meal if you’re feeling frisky, head downstairs and flash your receipt at Goody Two's for a round of $10 highballs.
Cosy Up With The Classics On The Big Screen
Keep your Valentine’s Day classic with a romantic movie night at The Camfield. They’ll be screening the all-time classic Pretty Woman at 7pm, and have twilight food hampers available to set the mood for just $30, or with a bottle or wine or bubbles for $70. BYO picnic rug or get in early to snap up a picnic table or bean bag.
Avoid V-Day Boredom And Get Your Board Game On
Single and ready to mingle? Between the ages of 32 and 42? Head to the Floreat Hotel this V-Day for some singles board game action, complete with tasty eats to distract you from any potential awkwardness. Make a connection over Connect Four, or trap yourself a catch over a round of Mouse Trap. It’s a guaranteed pun-filled love-fest for the low low price of $46. Bookings essential.
Let Your Heart Go Loco
It’s a full on love fest over at Caballitos this V-Day, with a week’s worth of treats designed to make your heart go loco. Kicking off on Monday 11 Feb, expect everything from $12 margarita madness and $5 tacos, to naughty piñata smashing with prizes designed to make you blush and pole dancing competitions.
Demolish Bottomless Pizza And Prosecco
What better way to say, “I love you” than with bottomless pizza and prosecco? Forget traditional romantic gestures and keep it real at Gazette this Valentine’s; no roses required. $49 per person gets you two hours of all the pizza you can eat, washed down with the all the prosecco you can handle. Don’t forget to book.
Take It To The Hills For A Fizzy Feast
It’s not often you get to enjoy dinner at Core Cider House, in fact, you never do. But this Valentine’s Day they’ve decided to share the love with a lavish dinner overlooking their orchard just for the occasion. For $99 per person you can enjoy a loved-up evening with a sparkling wine or cider on arrival, a delicious three-course dinner, and live music to set the scene.
Say It With A Pie Bouquet
Flowers not doing it for you? Maybe a meat pie is more your style. Lucky for you Golden Bakery is bringing back their famous meat pie bouquet just in time for Valentine’s Day. For $50 you can shower your loved one in flaky pastry and meaty goodness with a bouquet of 10 meat pies. Get your order in by 12pm on 13 February and plan a night of Netflix, pie and chill.
Dial Up The Romance With Aphrodisiacs
The sweethearts at Sweetwater are taking your love to a new level with a stunning four-course Valentine’s feast for $75 per person. The menu features fresh local seafood and frozen chocolate cheesecake (yes please) plus a pink gin and strawberry spritz on arrival to really get you in the mood for romance. Bookings required.
Bare Your Heart With Bottomless Steak
For lovers and lovers of steak, Tiisch is throwing the Valentine’s event of your dreams. For one night only they’ll be serving up pure decadence and indulgence, with bottomless free-flowing boozy beverages and unlimited Chateaubriand steak (and potatoes and salad and sauce) for just $99 per person. Spots are limited so be sure to get in quick.
Scoff New York Pizza Bigger Than Your Head
Everybody’s favourite New York pizza joint Mack Daddy’s is putting on a special menu just for Valentine’s Day. $40 per lover will get you a starter share platter (including buffalo wings, mozzarella sticks, loaded potato skins and a wedge salad), a heart shaped pizza for two and a dessert plate to share. Plus, it’s BYO.
Head Underground For Hearty Fare
For a secret underground love affair, there’s no better place that Varnish on King. They’re dishing up a favourites feast fit for two this Valentine’s Day, wrapped up neatly with sweets and a cheeky drink on arrival for $78 per person. There are three sittings to choose from, so the choice is yours: early bird or night owl?
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Image credit: Golden Bakery