34 romantic ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Adelaide

What's on in Adelaide for Valentine's Day? We have dozens of romantic answers to that question.

Keep the romance alive this Wednesday, 14 February by wowing your someone special with these fun, unique and interesting experiences in the city.

Go all out or keep it simple - whatever you prefer, it's all possible. With options like degustation dinners and private winery tours to a day at the zoo and scenic cruises, you'll have nothing but romance in the air.

What would you like to do this Valentine's Day in Adelaide?

5 Valentine's Day dinners in Adelaide to pre-book

2-course Thai dinner with wine for two

2-course Thai dinner with wine for two from Groupon

Choose any main from their extensive menu which includes aromatic Thai curries, wok-tossed delights, chef’s specials and soups, all with seafood, chicken, beef and vegetarian options.

  • Includes: Two-course Thai dinner and a bottle of red or white wine
  • Location: Thai Spice, Grange
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Dinner with side and wine experience for two

Dinner with side and wine experience for two from Groupon

Tuck into a main such as pan-fried Atlantic salmon, pesto-marinated chicken breast or a beef burger, complemented with a side such as baby steamed potatoes or a salad of the day.

  • Includes: Main course, side dish and wine for each
  • Location: Fox Restaurant
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2-course modern Chinese dinner with wine for two

2-course modern Chinese dinner with wine for two from Groupon

Savour a serving special fried rice while sipping on a glass of wine each on this modern oriental treat for two.

  • Includes: Starter dish, main dish, one serving of fried rice to share and glass of wine each
  • Location: D Soho Kitchen And Bar, Adelaide
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Gold class cinema and dinner date for two

Gold class cinema and dinner date for two from RedBalloon

Relax in style in the intimate Gold Class cinema, relax in front of the big screen and enjoy the movie.

  • Includes: Personal Gold Class waiter and two drinks, dinner and a sundae to share
  • Location: Event or BCC Cinemas Gold Class
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Luxury vineyard escape with helicopter flight and dinner for two

Luxury vineyard escape with helicopter flight and dinner for two from RedBalloon

From the moment you arrive at Serafino Winery, you can totally switch off! Everything has been taken of; an artisan picnic, private wine tour and tastings, two course dinner and accommodation in a spa suite.

  • Includes: Spectacular helicopter flight, tastings, a picnic lunch and delicious dinner
  • Location: Serafino Winery
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5 more special restaurants for a Valentine's Day dinner in Adelaide


1. Stone's Throw | 127 The Parade, Norwood

One of the city's newest small bar and restaurant takes its residence within the former digs of Grace the Establishment AKA "The Grace".

Inside is a menu that reflects the seasonality and produce of the local area. Inside it's a clean and modern restaurant, replete with greenery and a breezy, casual air.

Perfect for a Wednesday date night.

The menu is laced with light and modern favourite, though for two there are sharing lunch and tasting menus to accompany your table for two.

Ph: 08 8333 1007 |


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.

Every year, you can expect a plate of deliciousness to grace the table and this year is no exception. Expect a 9-course tasting menu with the choice of two wine-matching packages to complement. If you're popping the question, there's no better setting than this.

Unfortunately, this year's offering is already booked out. However you can still add yourself to the wait list or opt for a night closer to, or over, the weekend.

08 8301 5551 |


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.

Typically, the restaurant only opens from Fridays to Tuesdays, but for Valentine's Day it's making an exception, opening its doors from 6:30pm to loved up couples keen to celebrate over a 3-course stunner. Priced at $99 per person.

08 8562 4144 |


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.

This year, you have the chance to surprise your partner on Valentine's Day with a Hendrick's High Tea. It comes complete with soft shell crab brioche, rare beef tartine and macarons. Oh, and of course, a Hendrick's gin tea.

Take a long lunch break. Go on, do it for love.

08 8218 4166 |


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 |

6 Valentine's Day lunches in Adelaide

Chinatown lunch tour for two

Chinatown lunch tour for two from RedBalloon

Tour and taste your way through Adelaide's bustling Chinatown with a knowledgable local guide.

  • Includes: Delicious food tasting stops and a professional guide
  • Location: Adelaide CBD, South Australia
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Food and wine tour with lunch

Food and wine tour with lunch from RedBalloon

As you leave the city in the distance, it matters not one whit, as you savour the vista from Mt Lofty and beyond. When a little fermented curd and cocoa bean beckon, you can be assured that your taste buds will be fulfilled with local delectations.

  • Includes: Full day food and wine tour with lunch
  • Location: Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf
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Private winery tour with lunch for two

Private winery tour with lunch for two from RedBalloon

You and your partner in wine will discover a range of boutique wineries with the help of a local on this private tour.

  • Includes: Private tour for two to wineries and lunch platter full of local produce
  • Location: Adelaide Hills region, SA
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Food and wine master class with lunch

Food and wine master class with lunch from RedBalloon

A food and wine master class with a connoisseur at Jacob's Creek plus a 2-course lunch afterwards.

  • Includes: Food and wine master class with a connoisseur and a delicious four course lunch
  • Package is good for two person
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Wine blending + degustation experience

Wine blending + degustation experience from RedBalloon

Explore winemaking techniques that make our flagship Shiraz 'The Dead Arm' one of Australia's most collected wines. Create your own unique blend while learning about McLaren Vale's vast geography.

  • Includes: Interactive wine blending experience and 8 course degustation with wine pairings
  • Location: d'Arry's Verandah Restaurant, McLaren Vale, SA
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Private helicopter flight with lunch for two

Private helicopter flight with lunch for two from RedBalloon

Take to the skies for a 30 minute flight over the beautiful wineries of McLaren Vale, before arriving in style at Ekhidna winery.

  • Includes: Stunning private flight, delicious three course winery lunch with local gourmet produce and glass of bubbles on arrival
  • Location: McLaren Vale, SA
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7 romantic ideas for Valentine's Day or date-night

Hahndorf and Adelaide Hills tours

Hahndorf and Adelaide Hills tours from Experience Oz

This hop-on hop-off Hahndorf and Adelaide Hills region tour will give you the freedom to explore the region the way you wanted. Visit and taste the gourmet wine, beer, cheese and chocolate that can only be found in Adelaide.

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    Monarto Zoo ticket

    Monarto Zoo ticket from Experience Oz

    Spend the day at Monarto Zoo and explore the wide array of wildlife, a unique and informative way to celebrate Valentine's day.

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      Dead Arm Shiraz masterclass

      Dead Arm Shiraz masterclass from RedBalloon

      Experience the 6 vintages of The Dead Arm flagship shiraz and learn the history of the outstanding wine.

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        Coastal beach scenic flight

        Coastal beach scenic flight from RedBalloon

        Fly over Adelaide's coast on a 65-minute scenic flight for two and have that exhilarating feeling while watching over the view of beautiful beaches and reefs.

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          Scenic Cruise on the Murray River

          Scenic Cruise on the Murray River from RedBalloon

          Cruise around the Murray River on a 90-minute cruise and enjoy a tea or coffee while on board.

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            Swim with dolphins

            Swim with dolphins from RedBalloon

            A once in a lifetime experience where you swim with dolphins in their natural environment.

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              Ultimate Penfolds experience

              Ultimate Penfolds experience from RedBalloon

              This is a historical tour of Penfolds Magill Estate where you will be tastings of six Penfolds wines with the best cheese in town.

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                8 more romantic events or 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. This experience is only available on Saturdays, so surprise her with some flowers and dinner first before revealing the true gift for the weekend after.
                • 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 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.
                • Book yourself in for a Chamber Music Concert on the day after Valentine's Day (15 February). It comes complete with four remarkable musicians. That's music to your ears, right?
                • Cruise along the Murray River. It's the longest river in Australia and on it, you'll pass 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. You'll have to delay until the weekend for this one, but true is, it's worth it.

                3 Valentine's Day hotel packages in Adelaide

                Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide

                Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide from Groupon

                Once holiday-goers step through the doors of the city hotel, they are welcomed warmly before checking out their spacious digs.

                • Includes: Overnight accommodation, buffeet breakfast, complimentary parking and late check-out
                • Package is good for two person
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                Rydges Hotels & Resorts

                Rydges Hotels & Resorts from RedBalloon

                With this Getaway it is your choice to explore Adelaide, enjoy the hotel pool and views or to simply escape to your suite. After check in enjoy a wine and cheese plate and later, dinner.

                • Includes: Overnight city escape with views to the Adelaide Hills, 2 course dinner, breakfast and many bonus inclusions
                • Package is good for two person
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                Barossa Valley

                Barossa Valley from RedBalloon

                Discover your restful haven nestled among the vines, just over an hours drive from the Adelaide city centre.

                • Includes: Overnight accommodation in a studio room with buffet breakfast
                • Package is good for two person
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                Mount Lofty House

                Mount Lofty House from RedBalloon

                Escape for a night to the Adelaide Hills for a beautiful getaway at Mount Lofty House. This beautiful hotel is almost 200 years old, brimming with old world charm and luxury, so you will feel truly spoiled.

                • Includes: Overnight accommodation in a garden view room and breakfast
                • Package is good for two person
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