It’s that time of the year when we start paying off our credit cards and breaking New Year’s resolutions, which means only one thing – Valentine’s Day is nearly here on the Sunshine Coast. And the only question to ask as the season of luuuurve approaches? Where can I book the most luxe, decadent and uber-romantic meal to take my honey? So we’ve scoped out the best deals, and most lust-worthy treats for you and the love of your life (or even just a Tinder date with great timing).
France is truly the home of romance, and Periwinkle brings that romance to Peregian. You’ll receive a Kir Royale cocktail on arrival then you can sit back in the village square as you dine on a three-course traditional French feast. Save room for the amazing dessert – macaron, fresh raspberry, raspberry mousse, lychee and rose water.
Details: Three course French feast + cocktail on arrival
Cost: $75 per person respectively
Get your hands messy and stare into each other’s eyes as you feed each other from this menu designed especially for sharing. Choose from a menu of nibbles like prawns and Noosa Reds tomatoes as you sip complimentary champagne, share an epic 500g dry-aged Gympie rib eye or whole fish, then get two spoons to dig into the ultimate romantic dessert - a gooey chocolate brownie with malted soft serve. Yeah baby! We lurve Pier 33.
Details: Sharing menu for two + sparkling wine upon arrival
Cost: $60 per person respectively
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If you ever needed another reason to hit up legendary Noosa dining venue, Rickys, their six-course tasting menu is it. You’ll get to try some of their signature dishes, with locally sourced ingredients, in a carefully curated menu by head chef Josh Smallwood. To really make your night special, arrive in a gondola at Rickys’ private jetty for a cocktail in the River Bar before your meal.
Details: Six course tasting menu
Cost: Tasting menu $115 per person or $180 per person with matched wine respectively
For that bae who is always up for some Valentine’s Day luxury, but isn’t much of a foodie, you’re not going to want to miss Noosa Springs’ romantic Valentine’s Day treatments. Chill with your soulmate in a couples’ float in the relaxing flotation tank, or get pampered with a couples’ massage in a specially designed couples’ suite.
Cost: Couples’ float $99 respectively + Couples’ massage $219
For all the choice a foodie could ever want, get yo’self to Pitchfork for their Valentine’s Day special. The set menu offers a glass of bubbles on arrival, plus three options eachfor entrée, main and dessert, so you’ll definitely find something that speaks to you. For our money, it’s the passionfruit roulade with Turkish Delight ice-cream and Persian fairy floss that makes our hearts sing!
Details: Set menu + champagne on arrival
Cost: $70 per person respectively
Maybe you’re not up for a big fancy dinner (who even ARE you?) or you’re trying to save your pennies. Perhaps it’s a new relationship and you’re not quite up for the sort of declaration that a Valentine’s Day dinner brings. Whatever the reason, if you need a non-dinner option, Tome is there for you, baby. Grab a couple of Tome’s epic cakes (we can definitely vouch for the raspberry-filled oozy chocolate brownie) take them home and enjoy – just the two of you. #ifyouknowwhatwemean
Sometimes you’ve just gotta go all out and book a mini-break at Spicers Clovelly. We’re talking serious luxury here – acres of green hills for romantic walks, spa suites, private terraces and totally Insta-worthy views. I mean, we’re throwing around terms like “personal bath butler” here. It doesn’t get much better. The on site two-hatted restaurant – The Long Apron – is throwing an insanely romantic degustation. So you can sit back and sip on your matched wine, feeling sorry for everyone who isn’t you.
Details: Degustation + matched wines
Cost: $200 per person respectively
Nothing says I like love you quite like a 10 course share banquet with your chosen partner. If decadence is your style, then you’ve come to the right place. Embassy XO does decadence well, very well. Think Seared Deep Sea Scallop, Steamed Mooloolaba King Prawns and Jasmine Tea Smoked Duck Breast. This hot spot is will help you relax and unwind with magical views overlooking beautiful Sunshine Beach. Yassss!
Details: 10 course banquet + glass of beer or wine
Cost: $88 per person respectively
The Cabanas Noosa
Sofitel Noosa is really opting to play cupid this year by offering up the ultimate romantic experience. Did we mention you even get your own PERSONAL waiter? Your dining experience will be under the stars and accompanied by soft candlelight and soothing tunes. You and only two other couples (talk about exclusive) will dine on a decedent six course dinner. Dreamssss are made of this stuff guys. We think this could be a perfect opportunity for someone to pop the question even… just sayin’.
Details: 6 course degustation menu + bottle of Moet + 6 long stem roses
Cost: $400 per table for two respectively
Booking: Call Victoria to arrange details on 5449 4771
If you just can’t face the crowds and cheesy romantic couples on Valentine’s Day, or if you’re one of those poor suckers who has to work on the 14th, reschedule your Valentine’s celebration to the weekend and indulge in Locale’s Seven Deadly Sins lunch hosted by Adriano Zumbo. Each course of this goals AF menu is designed around each of the seven sins – lust, gluttony, greed, wrath, sloth, envy and pride.
Details: 7 course tasting lunch
When: Saturday 17 February
Cost: $95 per person respectively
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Two Point Oh!
If you’re looking for a vegetarian or vegan option you can’t go past Two Point Oh! These guys are serving up a delicious four-course degustation. How good is that!? We've been told it be a tropically inspired menu paying homage to their Fijian roots.
Details: Four course degustation + sparkling on arrival
Cost: $65 per person respectively or $85 per person with wine or beer pairings
So who’s pumped for V-Day this year on the Coast?! If romance isn’t your thang, what about craft beer? Have your visited Land & Sea Brewery yet?
Image credit: Ariana Gillrie