Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. And if you’re looking to plan something different for you and your date or mates in 2o22, then you’ve come to the right place. Perth is full of awesome things to do for the most romantic time of the year. We’ve compiled a list of 9 awesome Valentine’s plans you can enjoy in and around the city: some on V-Day and some around the date in case you’re busy on the 14th.
1. Tuck into a four-course feast at Miss Chow’s
If you’re looking for a romantic dinner with a beautiful backdrop of the city skyline and Swan River, Valentine’s Day at Miss Chow’s in South Perth is where you want to be. The special four-course menu on offer showcases delicious Western Australian produce including oysters, scallop ceviche, crispy pork dumplings, handmade noodle with lobster medallions & spinach ginger sauce, chocolate petit fours, and more. You can book online here.
Where: Miss Chow’s, 39 Mends St, South Perth
When: February 14 from 5 – 9.30pm
Price: $120 per person
2. Treat yourselves to a V-Day picnic at Kings Park
If being outdoors is the key to their heart, park up a romantic picnic at Kings Park. Thanks to The Botanical Café, all you have to do is bring your rug or chairs and then pick up a picnic feast takeaway bag from the café. The picnic takeaway bag for two is filled with a fresh selection of cheeses, olives, bread, a vegetarian dip, greens, meats, delicious handmade desserts, two bottles of water, and two sets of wooden cutlery. That, paired with a view of the city, you can’t go wrong here. You can book a picnic pack online here.
Where: Botanical Café, Fraser Avenue, Kings Park
When: February 14 from 11am – 5pm
Price: $100 + booking fee
3. Catch a romantic flick on the rooftop
Relax on a bean bag at this awesome open-air cinema on the rooftop, six stories high, and panoramic views of the city. On Valentine’s Week, there are plenty of romantic movies playing on the big screen such as Twilight on February 8, Pretty Woman on February 9, Kill Bill Vol. 1 on February 10, The Notebook on February 11, The Princess Bride on February 12, The Princess Diaries on February 13 and 10 Things I Hate About You on February 15. You can book tickets online here.
Where: Rooftop Movies, 68 Roe St
When: February 10 – 15 from 6pm
Price: $18 – $45
4. Discover some unique shows at Perth Festival
The iconic Perth Festival is set to take over the city once again from February 11 – March 6, and the program for Valentine’s Day is jam-packed. You can enjoy a unique sunset performance that incorporates sound and reflection at Sounds of Sunset, a mesmerising theatre performance with And The Earth Will Swallow Them Whole, and indie films such as Compartment No. 6 and Wirun.
5. Wine and dine at UMA
Experience a modern take on Peruvian cuisine with a Valentine’s Dinner at the beautiful UMA Restaurant. They’re serving up four courses of delicious South American eats and a welcome drink on arrival. You can also get wines to pair with your dishes for an extra $35. You can book a table here.
Where: UMA Restaurant, 207 Adelaide Terrace
When: February 14 from 5.30pm – 9pm
Price: $118 per person
6. Luxe out on a hotel for the night
If there were any right time to splash out on a hotel room, it would be for Valentine’s. Whether it be a room with a bath and a view, a pool to cool down in, or the luxuries of room service, there are plenty of hotels in Perth you can luxe out on for the night. From QT Perth to the Ritz-Carlton and InterContinental, there’s somewhere that’ll fit your V-Day desires.
7. Taste some local drops at a winery in Swan Valley
Come celebrate love at Sandalford Wines in Swan Valley, a short 25-minute drive from the city. Enjoy a bespoke menu for lunch or dinner, paired with local wine at their gorgeous vineyard. You can book a table online here.
8. Start the day off right with a delicious brunch from this local joint
Finlay and Sons are home to some of the best breakfast and brunch in Perth, so why not start your day off with a brunch date before going on a local adventure? There’s nothing like an Eggs Benny done right, and this local spot does just that. Think poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, wilted spinach, and thick-cut bacon. Yum!
9. Enjoy a three-course spread at this local wine bar
Why not dine at The Heritage Wine Bar for Valentine’s Day this year? Head Chef Gord Kahle is serving up a delicious array of flavours on February 14. This romantic three-course meal will take you and your date on a culinary journey: from land to sea and finishing with an unforgettable sweet treat. You can book a table here.
Where: Heritage Wine Bar, 131 St Georges Terrace
When: February 14
Price: $95 per person