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 2023, 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 10 lovely 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 seven-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 seven-course menu on offer showcases delicious Western Australian produce including oysters, Kingfish ceviche, truffle fried rice, tempura soft shell crab, mango panna cotta, and more. You can book online here.
Where: 39 Mends Street, South Perth
When: February 14 from 5pm – 9:30pm
Price: $120 per person
2. Tuck into some free ice cream thanks to Betty’s Burgers at City Beach
Moseying around the picturesque City Beach is a date in itself – whack on a free tub of ice cream and you’re all set, baby. Betty’s Burgers at City Beach will be giving away 200 tubs of melty goodness on Feb 14 for you and your bae…but also for the first 200 customers who snap a pic in the pop-up Betty’s Beach Swing and upload it to your Insta story. It’ll be worth it once you’re tucking into the frozen custard, rich chocolate brownie ice cream, trust.
3. Enjoy an open-air jazz concert at Yagan Square
On Tuesday 14 February the Jessie Gordon Quintet will perform classic love songs in the Yagan Square Amphitheatre, accompanied by roving Cupids from Fliptease for an open-air love fest in the warm summery breeze. The event is free for all and BYO cushions and picnic rugs are encouraged to enjoy the music and atmosphere.
Where: Yagan Square, Perth
When: 14 February, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
4. 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. All you have to do is bring rug or chairs, grab some snacks and chuck together a charcuterie board situation and then enjoy the sweeping views of the stunning Perth city.
Where: Kings Park and Botanic Garden
5. Catch a romantic flick at Rooftop Movies
Relax on a bean bag at this awesome open-air cinema on the rooftop, six stories high, with panoramic views of the city. On Valentine’s week, there are plenty of romantic movies playing on the big screen such as Moonstruck on the 14th, Call Me By Your Name on the 15th, Ghost on the 16th, Legally Blonde on the 17th, and Magic Mike on the 18th, plus plenty more. Check out the full program here.
Where: 68 Roe Street, Northbridge
When: February 10 – 15 from 6pm
Price: $18 – $45
6. Discover some unique shows at Fringe World
The iconic Fringe World Perth is set to take over the city once again from Friday 20 January through to Sunday 19 February, and the program for Valentine’s Day is jam-packed. Catch comedy show 33 Years Single by Daniel Delby, the cabaret variety show Briefs: Dirty Laundry, have a laugh at Bumble Me Tinders: Dating Horror Stories, GODZ circus, Love Bites comedy, and legits about 425 other shows too. Read all about the 2023 Fringe World Perth here.
Where: Multiple Locations
When: 20 January – 19 February
7. Wine and dine at UMA for the Peruvian Dia del Amor
Experience a modern take on Peruvian cuisine with a Valentine’s Dinner at the beautiful UMA Restaurant. They’re serving up four courses with nine different dishes of delicious South American eats and a welcome drink on arrival. Think: beetroot cured snapper, braised lamb shoulder, and three milks cake, and heaps more. You can also get wines to pair with your dishes for an extra $45. You can book a table here.
Where: 207 Adelaide Terrace, Perth
When: February 14 from 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Price: $129 per person
8. Luxe out on a hotel for an epic staycation
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.
9. Taste some local drops at a winery in Swan Valley
Celebrate love at Sandalford Wines in the Swan Valley with their Valentines In The Vines – 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.
Where: 3210 W Swan Road, Caversham
When: 14 February, 11:30pm – 7:30pm
10. Start the day off right with a delicious brunch from one of Perth’s best cafes, as voted by your fellow West Aussies
Why not start your day off with a brunch date before venturing out for the day? There’s nothing like an eggs benny done right, and there are a bunch of local spots that do that and other breakie favs just right. Think hallumi paninis, Reuben sandwiches, pistachio croissants, drool-worthy pancakes, and the odd crumpet here and there. Check out the full list of Perth’s best cafes here.