What’s on the Menu this Valentine’s Day

Still thinking how best to treat your one and only on Valentine’s Day? As the special day falls on a weekend, there’s many ways to tell your special someone how much you care. We’ve rounded up some of the most romantic ways to make Cupid’s arrow hit its target.

On its very first Valentine’s Day, The InterContinental Sydney Double Bay has curated a few different ways to say, “I love you”.


Dazzle your love with an evening that starts with Champagne on the exclusive Rooftop Pool & Lounge overlooking the spectacular bayside. Follow with an intimate 3-course dinner designed by Executive Chef, Julien Pouteau in Stockroom. Share loving glances over the sensational three dessert sharing plate. Available both Friday February 13 and Saturday February 14th.

Bay View King Room InterContinental Sydney Double Bay

How better to start the day of love, than Brunch at Stockroom with your significant other? A glass of Taittinger on arrival, followed by a delectable buffet of seasonal savory and sweet dishes. This special Brunch is also available on Sunday. The Intercontinental Double Bay also has a new Weekend Getaway package for two including overnight accommodation, breakfast and valet parking available, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Email stockroom.doublebay@ihg.com or visit www.intercontinental.com/doublebay.

Quay West Brisbane 005

Brisbane’s only five-star self-contained apartment hotel, Quay West Suites Brisbane has a Valentine’s Day three-course dinner package available at the hotel’s McMahons Restaurant. Dinner includes package includes, a bottle of sparkling wine and rose on arrival, plus a two-hour beverage package (excluding spirits).

McMahons Restaurant[1]

For those wanting to make a big impression the hotel has created a Quay to Clicquot dinner and accommodation package which includes overnight accommodation in a one bedroom apartment, valet car parking, a bottle of limited edition Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Rose champagne, a three-course dinner at McMahons, a signature luxury apothecary bath pack, breakfast via room service and 1pm late checkout.Visit http://www.quaywestbrisbane.com/ or www.accorhotels.com

There’s many ways to celebrate V-Day at The Star, Sydney from cocktails and romantic dining to the Date Night package at The Spa at The Darling. Seventh heaven awaits with four hours of pampering starting with a Moroccan Savon Noir body exfoliation in the private Hamman room. Couples then apply a mud wrap to each other, followed by a relaxing side-by-side full-body massage in the VIP Spa Suite. This package is available throughout February. Bookings available at http://www.thedarling.com.au/thespa


Take in the unsurpassed harbour views at Cherry bar while you and your paramour sip crafted cocktails and dance the night away with beats supplied by Cherry’s resident DJ. Stefano Manfredi’s Balla, BLACK by Ezard and Chase Kojima’s Sokyo all have Valentine’s menus or special dishes designed for February 14th. Bookings via Guest Services on 1800 700 700.


Melbourne aka Paris on the Yarra, is blessed with both many romantic spots and some of the country’s finest restaurants. Vue de Monde’s degustation menu includes Champagne on arrival and six courses with matched wines. Reservations essential on 03 9691 3888


Melbourne is one of the few cities in Australia where you can rise early for a balloon tour to take in the breathtaking city landscape. Global Ballooning’s tour also features a Chocoholic walking tour of the city’s CBD laneways. To book: http://www.globalballooning.com.au/melbourne/experience/melbourne-flight-chocolate-tour




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Liz Bond

Liz Bond comes from a PR background and loves fine wine, great food and rewarding travel - all the magnificent things in life. She prides herself in an innate ability to meet famous celebrities at baggage carousels.

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