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Perth’s Best Valentine’s Day Date Ideas And Dinners

By Claire Logan – who grew up in an ingredient household and swears by the healing powers of a good martini

A couple on a Valentine's Day Date in Perth

Whether you're keen to keep it classic and shovel pasta with your boo thang by candlelight or are chasing something a little different this year, we've put in the hard yards and rounded up a bunch of awesome Valentine's Day date ideas along with Perth's most romantic Valentine's Day dinners for Thursday 14 February 2024. 

From saucy romantic jazz bars to divine degustations, here are the best things to do this Valentine's Day in Perth. 

Psst if you're really keen to impress someone special, why not surprise them with a dreamy flower delivery or something unique from one of Perth's coolest gift delivery services too?

Dinners

Servo

Leederville

Servo Valentine's Day dinner
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Spoil someone special with Servo’s Darling Din: five-courses fused with Servo’s signature, smoky, woodfired flavours. Starting with freshly shucked oysters (an aphrodisiac, we are told…), Servo’s Darling Din features fried zucchini flowers, hiramasa kingfish, roasted lamb shoulder and sides, finishing with a caramelised white chocolate cannoli. 

Terrarium

Perth CBD 

Forget about Valentine Days, this year, the team at Terrarium are celebrating Galentine’s Day and Ballentine’s Day. The prior is for the girlies, with a one-day only special of a bottle of wine from the cellar and a decadent cheese board for $75. The latter is for the whisky lovers amongst us, with $5 off both of Ballentine’s 17 year old pours.

Bertie

Bassendean 

Make it a sticky date at Bertie this V Day. The set menu features all of the Bassendean neighbourhood favourite’s most loved dishes, included the saucy, scrumptious sticky date icecream sando that we just can’t get enough of. 

Bib & Tucker

North Fremantle 

Dinner at Bib & Tucker
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Fall in love with the uninterrupted vistas of the Indian Ocean while feasting on a four-course menu at Bib & Tucker. Curated by Executive Chef Scott Bridger, expect Western Rock lobster tacos, woodfired spelt focaccia with smoked tomato, and crispy skin goldband snapper with blue swimmer crab and saffron sauce, finishing on a sweet note with a hazelnut dark chocolate miso caramel.  

Blasta Gastrobrewery

Burswood 

Take your date to the Blasta Collective’s Gastrobrewery and be one of the first to experience the brand spankin’ new venue. With a more elevated offering compared to the adjacent brewpub, the V Day dinner will begin with a cocktail on arrival, followed by award-winning chef Jay Tesorero’s three-course menu of modern Australian and British-inspired dishes.

Bark

Subiaco

Jazz and shiraz, name a more iconic duo. Let the sweet sounds of local jazz musicians set the mood while sipping on a red by candlelight at Bark on February 14. The curated three-course Feed Me menu features Bark’s favourite shareplates, such as Vegemite and mozzarella twists, beetroot carpaccio and chicken parmy croquettes.

Songbird At The Ritz 

Perth CBD 

Valentine's Day drink at Songbird in Perth
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Upstairs at the Ritz is one of the CBD’s best kept secrets, with sweeping views of the river and the city below. For V Day this year, watch the sunset from the Ritz rooftop at Songbird and indulge in a little bit of luxury with Champagne, cocktails and seafood-leaning share plates, including the Urban List favourite West Oz lobster rolls. 

Besk

West Leederville

There’s something so special about sitting out on the street at Besk on a balmy night. And with a Valentine’s Day set menu made with love by Head Chef Tom Harper and a drinks pairing option available, this is one fool-proof V Day date that’ll be sure to impress. Picky with your plonk? Select your own drop from the Besk Bottle Shop to enjoy over dinner. 

Le Rebelle

Mount Lawley 

As one of Perth’s most romantic restaurants, you can guarantee Le Rebelle is going to make your V Day date extra special. Inspired by the old romanticism of classic Parisian bistros, the team have pulled together a French-inspired set menu with the option to add on matching wines. C'est magnifique.

West Kitchen and Bar 

Crawley

Valentine's Day dinner at West Kitchen and Bar in Crawley
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Take in the views of the sparkling Swan River over a three-course feast at West Kitchen and Bar. You’ll be treated to a cocktail on arrival, creamy La Delizia Latticini Stracciatella, a choice of main, Crème Brulée and some of the best vistas in town. 

Bistro Guillaume, Crown

Burswood 

No one does romance quite like the French. With a special V-Day set menu of truffle and cheese gougere, seared foie gras, butter poached marron, filet mignon, and a raspberry macaron dessert, you’ll be feeling the love from the moment you enter Crown’s Parisian heaven Bistro Guillaume. Oh là là.

The Beaufort

Highgate

There’s a Lotus Love Story unfolding at the Beaufort on Feb 14, with a four-course set menu of modern Asian cuisine created by Head Chef Napat Chumjui.  Expect steam pork and shiitake wontons, butter chicken curry puffs, umai sapper, crispy barramundi green curry, Lotus scotch fillet and more. 

Ludo, The Station

South Perth

Inside Ludo in South Perth
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Indulge in subterrarium dining as a live pianist tickles the ivories at Ludo, South Perth’s new kid on the block that is already making waves at The Station. The French-Mediterranean Valentine’s Day menu, appropriately titled Le Banquet de Ludo ~ L’édition Romantique, features an opulent share-style banquet of decadent starters, entres, mains, sides and an indulgent dessert. 

L’Chaim, The Old Synagogue

Fremantle

Find the hidden door to L’Chaim within the Old Synagogue for a little mystery, a lotta romance and a generous amount of gin. Each of Le’Chaim’s four courses in the Gin + Romance Valentine’s affair is paired with a Four Pillars gin cocktail, with resident piano man Noah Shillkin adding to the ambiance. 

La Vie Champagne Lounge, Crown

Burswood 

You’ve heard of a High Tea, but what about a High Cheese? Say ‘brie mine’ with a four-tierd stand of cheesy, tasty, sweet and savoury delights at Crown’s boujee Champagne lounge La View. It’ll be accompanied by either a tasting flight of four Champagnes or a heart-shaped cocktail to up the romance. Ain’t nothin’ cheesy about that. 

Tiny’s

Perth CBD 

Tiny's
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Tiny’s four-course Valentine’s Day menu is LARGE on flavour. Impress your date with fluffy Japanese milk bread, Goldband snapper tartare, duck break with duck sausage, and a smoked egg yolk pavlova. Add on the expertly matched wines to complete the experience in this sophisticated CBD space. 

Old Young’s Kitchen

Henley Brook

Dine beside the distillerie with Old Young’s For the Love of Gin. The romantic, bougee, boozy dinner includes a five-course menu highlighting local, season produced and native ingredients, plus a cheeky cocktail or two in the enchanting Swan Valley, less than a half hour drive from the CBD. 

Bar Amelie

Subiaco

Known for their, ahem, libido boosting properties, it’s no wonder oysters are a popular choice on Valentine’s Day. Bar Amelie will be dishing them out by the dozen, best enjoyed alongside a bottle of Piper Heidsiech Champagne. There’ll also be Valentine cocktail specials going for $15 a pop all day and night, and special desserts made with love especially for the occasion. 

The Garden

Leederville

A cheese plate at The Garden
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Local cheese legends La Delizia Latticini are partnering with the Garden once again for a cheese-fuelled feast on Feb 14 with Say Cheese Vol IV: Please Brie Mine. There’ll be a hot and heavy parmesan wheel, four shared courses of dishes highlighting La Delizia’s fresh formaggio, plus plenty of romantic surprises in store for the evening. 

Longview

Cottesloe

You’ll fall head over heels with Longview’s Valentine’s Day Dinner.  Starting by toasting with a glass of Champagne, the refined four-course menu of Longview classics will be sure to impress your date or mate. The sweeping views of the sunset over one of the world’s best beaches won’t hurt, either. 

Lums

Subiaco

Lum's beetroot salad on offer this Valentine's Day
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Lums is bringing a whole lotta love from Spain to Subiaco with a three-course Valentine's Fiesta. There’ll be pintxos and croquetas to start; and pollo sabroso, sides and desserts to share. Ramp up the romance with a couple of pretty in pink cocktails on arrival. 

Wildflower

Perth CBD

The pinnacle of fine dining in Perth, Wildflower’s six-course degustation promises a truly unforgettable night of good food and wine. Up the ante by checking into the COMO Treasury for a night of pure luxury.

Santini

Perth CBD

Embrace the true language of love with a candlelit Italian affair at Santini. You’ll start with a chilled glass of bubbles on arrival before schmoozing your way through three delectable courses. There's always the option to add on a stay at QT so you can end your night sipping bubbles in a beautiful hotel bathtub.

Hearth

Perth CBD

Hearth restaurant in Perth
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Hearth is home to one of the most extravagant dining experiences in Perth, so it goes without saying that this is a great date night spot. Their five-course Valentine’s Day dinner will see you sipping Moët & Chandon and tucking into smoked tomatoes with cheese custard, dry aged Wagin duck and more. If you really want to impress your special someone, why not surprise them with a night at The Ritz too?

Storehouse

Subiaco

A romantic sunset looks even more magical when viewed from a stunning rooftop oasis with someone special. That’s why we’ve eyed off Storehouse’s stunning sunset dinner, with three courses and a complimentary cocktail for you and your date to swoon over.  

Shui

Subiaco

Shui should definitely be on the top of your V-Day dinner list if you're keen to win your date over with lip-smacking eats and killer cocktails. Chef Leigh Power is whipping up a modern Asian banquet (with a vegan menu option available too), served up with a glass of the exquisite Howard Park Jeté Sparkling to ease you into the night and cocktails to purchase all night.

The Claremont Hotel

Claremont

Food at The Claremont Hotel
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The Claremont serves casual elegance every night of the week with its elevated pub eats, scrumptious cocktails and bustling atmosphere, so it’s a great spot for a low-fuss night out with your Valentine. The fact they’re pouring complimentary cocktails on arrival is really just the cherry on top of your three course feed.

Enoteca Centro

Perth

If you and your partners have always dreamt of running away to Italy for endless wine tasting adventures, head straight to Enotco Centro. They’re running a first-class Valentine’s Day Tasting Flight that’ll see you sip through five gorgeous Italian vinos—from the top of the country, down the boot to Sicily—with each one paired with something delish from the kitchen. The whole thing is self-guided so you can take your time and graze and sip the whole night away.

Sweetwater Rooftop Bar

East Fremantle

Dumplings, cocktails, rooftop views—Sweetwater has the whole summertime romance brief well and truly nailed. Book ahead this Valentine’s Day to enjoy a full Asian banquet washed down with a glass of something good on arrival.

Long Chim

Perth CBD

Ready to dial up the heat this Valentine’s Day? Take your date down to Long Chim’s basement for a spicy Thai feast and a selection of tantalising new cocktails.

POST

Perth CBD

POST pasta
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A night that ends with tiramisu is bound to leave you feeling all the feels. But that’s just one of the things to look forward to at POST this Valentine’s Day. The super chic Italian trattoria inside the State Buildings is serving three glorious courses of Italian favourites curated by Executive Chef, Kim Brennan.

Cooee 

Perth

Set on the beautiful banks of the Swan River, Cooee is serving absolute riverside romance over four elegant courses of culinary delights, all capped off with gelato and a paired cocktail.

Petition

Perth CBD

Petition’s iconic open kitchen is an outstanding choice for your Valentine’s Day dinner. Take a seat in the lively dining room and enjoy a modern three-course feast curated by Head Chef, Jane Collins—think salmon tartare and ham hock croquettes through to chilled Shark Bay prawns, roast pork belly and crème brûlée.

Things To Do

Ten Pin Bowling

A couple bowling
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Break out one of the classics and take your Valentine bowling. Bringing a decent dose of nostalgia, fun and some friendly competition thrown in for good measure, ten pin bowling is a classic for a reason. Use to code LOVEFUN when you pre-book at Funlab’s Strike or Archie Brothers to secure a lane for just $10. 

Jazz Bars

If you enjoy the smooth, romantic tones of the Saxophone (or should we say Sexyphone?) go straight to The Ellington. Park up with vino for the most intimate, lively jazz you’ll experience in Perth. If you’re continuing the night, why not head to The Bird or Pica Bar?

FroYo 

Low-cost and low-key, beat the heat with a frozen yoghurt date. The ever-popular Yo-Chi will be adding chocolate-dipped strawberries to their tasty pick-and-mix toppings at each of their WA locations (Karrinyup, Vic Park and the recently opened Leederville). Chi-lovers will also be able to write a love letter to their Valentine’s and pin it to the wall for their special someone to read. 

Day Spas

Bodhi day spa couples treatment room
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Pamper your plus one, splurge on a spa treatment and bliss out at BODHI. The Valentine’s special BODHI Restore includes either a spa, bath, steam or sauna, followed by a restorative and relaxing full body massage, side-by-side with a glass of complimentary sparkling wine to help you unwind. Want to make a day out of it? Go big with the BODHI Journey: a five hour sensory experience including a steam, sauna, steam or spa; full-body scrub; silky, mineral-rich wrap; massage; facial; scalp massage; hair treatment and a light lunch. Divine. 

Tinder Bingo 

A world-first is going down at CRUSH in Pirate Life Perth on February 14 with Tinder Bingo. The rules are simple: snatch up your bingo card, locate your match and let the romance blossom. There’ll be grazing snacks and a drink on arrival to help calm the nerves, and plenty of sparks flying. 

Darts

The number one rule of Flight Club is to talk about how you had your first ever decent Valentine’s date here. Because honestly, is there anything more romantic than challenging your hand-eye coordination? Book in for a game of darts at Flight Club this Valentine’s Day for you and your special someone now.

Speed Dating

Single and ready to mingle? Henry Summer has you covered with a heart-pounding evening of speed dating. Hosted by the oh-so-charming Paul Rowe, the evening will start with a complimentary drink to help loosen the lips before getting stuck into three exhilarating speed dating rounds, with icebreakers and fun games thrown in. Let the love games begin!

Fringe World

A fire performer at Fringe World
Image credit: Bernie Dieter, Fringe World | Matthew Gedling

What better place to spice up your date night plans than at Fringe World? There are soooo many saucy events to choose from and a bunch of fun Northbridge bars for you to grab a pre-show cocktail at. If you’re not sure where to start, just head to the Pleasure Gardens, grab a bite to eat and see what show takes your fancy. 

Pottery Classes

We can write off a The-Notebook-Style kiss in the rain because it's summer here in Australia, and we can also write off a Dirty-Dancing-Esque lift because we aren’t dating Patrick Swayze. But we WILL NOT write off a Ghost-Style sensual pottery venture. Not Yet Perfect Pottery Studio in Applecross runs regular wheel throwing and wine classes that are definitely worth a crack (pun intended) for your next date night. Afterwards, you can head to The Rowing Pavilion or the Raffles Hotel for riverside bevs and bites.

Paint And Sip

Whether you're artistically blessed or struggle with basic stick figures, a good old paint and sip class is always a good time. Aided of course by a glass of vino in hand, these art classes include all the equipment you need and a qualified artist as your instructor. So all you really have to worry about is looking cute and turning up on time. Scope out Perth's best paint and sip classes and get booking.

Outdoor Cinemas

Somerville outdoor movies
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You're absolutely spoilt for choice around this time of year, with so many awesome outdoor cinemas worth a look. Moonlight Cinema, hosted on the lawns of our iconic Kings Park, has a stellar lineup of romantic flicks running this Feb. Somerville Movies is home to the coolest indie films and the most magical setting beneath the pines. And Rooftop Movies has an unbeatable atmosphere and throwback films.

Escape Rooms

If you thought building Ikea furniture was the ultimate relationship test, we’re here to prove you wrong. Escape This in Northbridge has a steamy Pirate Island room, and if you ask us there is nothing more romantic than being surrounded by darkness, fog, and of course, skulls and crossbones. Alternatively, you could say “I love you” with a high stakes attempt at Escape Hunt in Fremantle, we recommend the Spy Mission room for that sexy Ocean's 11 vibe (George Clooney and Brad Pitt not included). Otherwise, these Perth Escape Rooms are worth checking out too.

Axe Throwing

Break the ice or the monotony of your usual date night with a relaxing and romantic session of axe throwing. Head to Maniax where you can throw hatchets for two hours and be treated to a drink on the hours post-throw. Located in Northbridge, why not mosey on down to dinner and drinks after? Find some of the best eats within walking distance here. 

Staycays

COMO The Treasury hotel room
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If things are getting serious a luxe little staycay at one of Perth’s best hotels is the perfect way to max out on those honeymoon phase vibes. From boutique beauties such as the Hougoumont Hotel in Fremantle, the unmatched heritage charm, and sophistication of the COMO The Treasury or the trendy Alex Hotel, there’s no denying Perth has an irresistible selection on offer.Anchor

Mini Golf

As much as we love a dimly lit bar and romantic dinner date on Valentine's day, we just can't pass up the opportunity to be both a human glow stick AND Tiger Woods this Feb 14. Five minutes south of Fremantle you’ll find Glowing Rooms, where you can do glow-in-the-dark mini-golf or VR escape rooms. With floors and walls painted by specialised artists and some magic glasses, you’ll soon be putting your way through some amazing glow-in-the-dark landscapes. 

Art Gallery

Whether you're into art or not, there’s something pretty romantic about strolling through gallery exhibitions and soaking up the cultural sights with someone. Plus, they also provide plenty of great conversation starters along the way. The Art Gallery of WA has some great exhibitions running and a stunning rooftop bar with epic views over the city. There’s also the nearby Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, which can be paired with a glass of wine and an epic grazing board at Picabar.

Picnics

I think everyone who’s ever been on a picnic has said “we should do this more often” so why not do it this Valentine’s Day?! You really can’t go wrong at these stunning spots. Otherwise just pick a spot that is sentimental for yoy, or walking distance from home if you plan on sharing a few bevvies together.

Want more? Check out our full list of Perth date ideas.

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