6 Fun Ways To Celebrate Valentine's Day in Brisbane 2019
February 14 evokes different emotions for different people. There are those that are filled with cynicism and scoff at the idea of a day of love, and others that are filled with romance that count down the days. Some like to go all out, others are a little low key.
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a day for lovers. In my single days I would seize the opportunity to take full advantage of the day and go out with my friends for a good laugh, a catch up, and relishing in our single lives. As a married woman, I still do this now with single friends.
So here are some ideas and places to try this V Day, no matter where you sit on the scale.
Romantic Dinner - Hamilton
No matter where you are in the city, bet your bottom dollar your local restaurants are putting on something special for Valentine’s Day. Traditionally restaurants offer a set menu, paired with drinks, removing the guesswork of menu choices, freeing up your time to stare longingly at one another. Or just having a laugh at the expense of one another.
As a lover of Lebanese food, my hot tip for a romantic dinner this Valentine’s Day is Byblos in Hamilton. Situated at Portside Wharf, the spectacular view matches the quality of food.
Offering a three-course meal including a mouth-watering desert, the package comes with your choice of beer, wine or cocktail. Priced at only $80 per person, this is one of the more reasonably priced options for such an exceptional restaurant and location.
No matter where you go, be sure to book early as placed fill up quickly.
Learn more: Byblos Bar & Restaurant
Take in a Movie - Several Locations
Cinema’s have gone the extra mile to make the simple pleasure of watching a movie, an all out indulgent experience. The great thing about the movies is you can be as low key or as extra as you like. You can find cheap tickets and discount deals or you can splurge on Gold Class packages for a night to remember.
With delicious food and a bunch of drinks served to your seat, the whole experience will make you feel like royalty.
With a range of movies due to be released around Valentine’s Day, you can be sure there will be a movie, no matter your preference of genre.
Learn more: Valentine's Day at Event Cinemas
Home Cooked Meal - Your Place
While we’re on the topic of low funds, lack of finance means you probably can’t afford a baby sitter. Well, we’re here to tell you there’s really no excuse to be deprived of a dash of romance in your life.
Get the kids to bed early, light some candles, have some music playing and set the scene for a romantic dinner at home.
To really spice things up, get involved and prepare the meal together, wearing nothing but aprons. (aprons optional).
Learn more: Romantic Recipes
Have a Laugh - Paddington
For those of you that don’t take V day very seriously, the single parents among us or the couples looking to do something a little different, Sit Down Comedy Club has a special treat.
This Valentine’s Day, the comedy club will be hosting a heat of the biggest and most prestigious comedy competition, Raw. Enjoy a night full of belly laughs, a great feed and a few drinks. Sure to be a great night out.
Learn more: Sit Down Comedy Club
Go for a Picnic - Anywhere
One or more young child in day-care is equivalent to taking out a mortgage, so funds may be a little tight. That doesn’t mean you have to give up on the romance. Pack some bread, a few cheeses and a couple of bottles of cleanskins to your nearest park.
February in Brisbane is a gorgeous time of year for an alfresco dining experience with your lover. You are spoilt for choice of destinations offering lush grounds, sea views or seclusion to take in the stars.
This could also be a fun option for the whole family that the kids will love.
Learn more: Brisbane Picnic Spots
Romantic Night Away - South Brisbane
For a little more opulence turn your night into a mini getaway. Emporium Hotel is putting on a special four course meal set in the stunning dining room, complete with matching wines and a pianist serenading you.
After your delicious feast, retreat to your romantic room and enjoy a night of romance away from the world. Relive your honeymoon, take your relationship to the next step, propose or just be with your lover.
Any excuse to enjoy a night of pure indulgence.
Learn more: Emporium Hotel Southbank
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