What's on in Adelaide for Valentine's Day? We have 31 romantic answers to that question.
Just because Valentine's Day is done and dusted for 2017 that doesn't mean you have to stop being romantic in the year.
If you live in Adelaide there are loads of fun, unique and interesting ways to surprise your partner.
Go all out or you can keep it simple - whatever you prefer, it's all possible. From degustation dinners and 5-star luxury stays to strolls through vineyards and local parks, Adelaide has so much to offer loved-up couples.
8 romantic ideas for Valentine's Day or date-night
8 other romantic things to do in Adelaide for Valentine's Day
- Scale great heights with an abseiling adventure: set your hearts aflutter by abseiling in the Adelaide Hills region.
- Take a relaxing hike among the villages and trails of Adelaide Hills.
- Close encounters at Adelaide Zoo: Answer this honestly: when was the last time you went to the zoo? Relive the joy of a day trip and tack on a close encounter with a hippo at Adelaide Zoo. Absolutely adorable.
- Swim with the dolphins: Channel your inner "Flipper" and dive in for a swim with one of the most majestic creatures in the water. But if you'd prefer to stay OUT of the water...
- Visit an art galleries along the North Terrace. You can also get a feel of the rich history of the area by visiting the South Australian Museum, the Migration Museum, the Adelaide Oval and many other star attractions located in Adelaide.
- If classical is more your tune book yourself in for a Chamber Music Concert. It comes complete with four remarkable musicians. That's music to your ears, right?
- Cruise along the Murray River, the longest river in Australia, passing through historical and cultural settings.
- See the ranges. The Flinders Ranges. It's one of those quintessential sights of South Australia and a sight that must be experienced with good company - that is, your other half.
Adelaide restaurants for a Valentine's Day dinner
1. Grace the Establishment | 127 The Parade, Norwood
Casual eating with a sense of finesse is what "The Grace" is known for. Inside it's a clean and modern restaurant, wander into it's inner sanctum and you'll soon be witness to a secret: it's beer garden.
If it's a nice one on the day this is where you want to be, sipping cocktails with your other half and delighting in its Modern Australian menu.
Bookings are accepted so get in quick before the rush.
Ph: 08 8333 1007 | email@example.com
2. Penfolds Magill Estate | 78 Penfold Rd, Magill
While it may not be in Adelaide city, Penfolds Magill Estate is worth the drive out into the country - and why wouldn't you, with the rolling green in your sights and the smell of wine tickling your senses?
This plush restaurant is one of Australia's finest, having been awarded a position in the Top 10 restaurants in Australia by Gourmet Traveller Magazine. It will offer a set 9-course menu, with back vintage matched wines for $500pp. Our advice? If you're popping the question, there's no better setting than this.
08 8301 5551 | firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Appellation | Cnr Seppeltsfield/Stonewall Rds, Marananga
Here's another one that's outside of the city, but again, well worth the drive into the Barossa. Appellation's fare is simply: delectable. And with such a variety of dining options at your fingertips (seasonal selections and tasting menus, to name a few), there will always be something here to suit his and her tastes. For those not wishing to make the drive home straight away, you can also book a room into the restaurant's hotel, The Louise.
08 8562 4144 | email@example.com
4. Madame Hanoi | North Terrace (inside Adelaide Casino)
Some of the finest dining can be found inside casinos and Adelaide Casino is no exception. Home to Sean's Kitchen, it's also home to Madame Hanoi, a French/Vietnamese bistro delivering all manner of fusion favourites including Viet coffee and French pastries.
In 2017, you had the chance to surprise your partner on Valentine's Day though a Hendrick's High Tea. It came complete with soft shell crab brioche, rare beef tartine and macarons. Oh, and of course, a Hendrick's gin tea. Next year, we're expecting something even better.
08 8218 4166 | firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Parwana Afghan Kitchen | 124B Henley Beach Rd
Adventurous souls who refuse to do anything by the book will not be disappointed with a surprise Valentine's Day after dessert at Parwana.It's top-notch Afghan cuisine, dripping of fragrant and flavoursome dishes from this rich culture.
Start the evening with a selection of grilled Afghan meats and breads and polish it off with a traditional sweets and ice creams. Home made, naturally.
08 8443 9001 | email@example.com
6. Street ADL | 285 Rundle Street
Don't be fooled by the "street" vibe of this bar, the shared plates here are absolutely delish and they also look a million bucks. A fun and fresh restaurant, Street ADL takes beloved indigenous street foods from around the globe and pairs it with native Australian ingredients creating a taste sensation worth raving about.
Looking for somewhere unique to for Valentine's Day? Street ADL might be just what you're looking for.
08 8227 0344 | firstname.lastname@example.org