Valentine's Day gifts for Foodies

Valentine's Day gifts for Foodies

Treat your significant other to a delicious foodie experience in Australia this Valentine's Day.
Imogen Jeffries

Nothing is better than spending Valentine's Day over a bottle of wine, fine food and beautiful scenery.

If you're stumped for dinner ideas this year, we've got it covered. Here, we've rounded up our favourite dining experiences across Australia found in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and on the Gold Coast that will have you soaking in all the sights, tastes, and romantic feels of Valentine's Day.

1.City Lights Dinner Cruise | Brisbane

This 3-hour cruise will take you around the starlit city for a romantic evening of dining and entertainment. The three-course meal on board includes toasted Turkish bread to start along with mixed olives, smoked salmon and cured meats. The main course includes one of either 4 options: slow cooked pulled beef, pan seared rockling fillet, roasted chicken breast or a wild mushroom tartlet.

This experience will be sure to get you and your partner off your feet and onto the dance floor once you've finished eating.

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2.Dinner at 360 Bar and Dining | Sydney

If you'd like to take your partner out on the ocean for the evening to get some fresh air and enjoy each other's company, the Sydney Harbour Sunset Cruise is an ideal Valentine's Day dinner package.

The 1.5-hour cruise will take you along Sydney's most iconic sights, including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. But more importantly, the food is irresistible and includes a 3-course set menu. For starters, try the smoked ocean trout, followed by either a spinach and ricotta tondi, camembert and spinach stuffed chicken breast, or Barramundi portion baked in white wine. To wrap things up, select from an orange and chocolate flowerless cake or a manhattan cheesecake. This gift is perfect for those looking for a completely romantic evening together.

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3.The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant | Melbourne

If you?re looking for a truly unique dining experience, having a romantic meal while you ride along the Tramcar in Melbourne is your best bet. Take a dive into history as you digest the immaculate sights of inner-city Melbourne.

Enjoy the early dinner service, comprised of three courses including a light appetiser and seared breast of chicken, or roast beef fillet. You can also enjoy the late dinner service, a 5-course meal, including a delicious appetiser followed by either a Duck Terrine or Grilled Barramundi Fillet.

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4.Sydney Tower Buffet Dinner | Sydney

If you're looking for a full-on evening of indulgence, the Sydney Tower Buffet Dinner will ensure that you leave with full tummies and warm hearts. The buffet serves up over 50 different dishes from a variety of cuisines including Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Italian and modern Australian. Wine packages can also be purchased for those looking to a get a little bit giddy.

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5.Yarra River Dinner Cruise | Melbourne

Take your romance to sea with the Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurant. This is a perfect Valentine's Day dinner for those needing an intimate setting with personalised and high-quality service.

The 4-course gourmet dinner menu includes an entree tasting platter of balsamic glazed smoked lamb on mash potato, shredded chicken tossed in a sesame glass noodle salad, and a prawn and scallop cocktail dressed in creamy seafood sauce. As a main, enjoy one of the following: chargrilled chicken breast, crispy skinned Moroccan salmon fillet, pan fried beef eye fillet, or a Portuguese lamb shank.

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6.Fables Restaurant Seafood Buffet | Gold Coast

When you're not busy soaking up the sunshine, surf, and sand along the golden strip, take your partner to a fine dining seafood experience at Mantra Legend Hotel's Fables Restaurant. An abundant amount of fresh seafood, beautiful salads, Asian cuisine and mixed meats are available. Enjoy a post-dinners stroll along the beach.

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7.Sage Cafe and Pizzeria | Gold Coast

A Broadbeach staple, Sage Cafe is the ideal place to enjoy a laugh and reminisce about your memories together over a premium bottle of wine and delicious seafood with the Ocean & Earth Platter for 2.

You and your partner can enjoy everything from fresh Pacific natural oysters, Moreton Bay Bugs, Tasmanian smoked salmon and king prawns to juicy sirloin steak, Byron Bay pork, and lamb cutlets. Pair all of this with garden salad, premium cut French fries and fresh fruit, you've got a feast!

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8.Gondola Dinner Cruise | Gold Coast

One of the most underrated parts of the Gold Coast are the scenic waterways. Enjoy a picturesque moment with your loved one with the Gondola Dinner Cruise for Two. The experience is ideal for locals that have never stepped foot on a boat tour, or for those visiting and looking to dress up and relax on a boat while sipping on a bottle of Brown Brothers Chardonnay or Moscato.

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