Romantic dinner restaurants to visit this Valentine’s Day

January 27, 2024
Valentines Day Dinner

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and it’s time to get planning! Lovebirds across South Africa are eagerly searching for the perfect spot to celebrate their romance and what could go wrong with a romantic dinner? V-day is the perfect opportunity to treat your loved one and wherever you are, there are plenty of romantic spots. From intimate candlelit dinners to decadent multi-course meals, we’ve rounded up some of the best Valentine’s Day deals to help you plan the perfect date.

Romantic dinner restaurants to visit this Valentine’s Day:

Cape Town

Tang – V&A Waterfront

Price: R1,000 per person | R1,500 per person including the Mirage catamaran experience
Time: First seating: 18h00 – 20h15 | Second seating: 20h30 – Close

Take a seat in the lavish dining room at Tang at the V&A Waterfront and receive a complimentary glass of Mirabelle Rosé before enjoying an extravagant 4-course dinner with your date. As you dine, enjoy the sweet melodies of Carol Thorns on the cello. Add to the romance of the evening and climb aboard the Mirage catamaran for a luxury cruise around the bay.

 

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Beluga -V&A Waterfront

Price: R990 per couple

It’s going to be love at first bite this Valentine’s Day at Beluga. Be romanced from the moment you enter with a complimentary drink before enjoying a 3-course set menu. While the options include some of their most-loved dishes, the menu will be kept a secret until you dine. You can book for either lunch (11h00 – 16h00) or dinner (17h00 – 19h30 & 20h00 – 22h00).

 

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The Sanctuary Restaurant – Kloof Street

Price: R495 per person
Time: 19h00

Treat your darling to a romantic dinner at The Sanctuary Restaurant. As you step into the candlelit dining room, you’ll be welcomed in with a complimentary glass of sparkling rosé before the talented chefs woo you with a 3-course set menu, including a choice of panko-crusted cauliflower, venison carpaccio or salt and pepper squid for starters, dry-aged New York strip, pan-fried line fish, or spinach feta gnocchi for mains, and a coffee créme brulée, white chocolate cheesecake, or chocolate brownie sandwich for dessert.

 

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Johannesburg

Casalinga – Krugersdorp

Price: R550 per person

Casalinga is treating all lovebirds to a special 3-course dinner. On the menu, there are tasty options from fish cakes, beef tartare, and pesto arancini for starters, rump steak, chicken ravioli, stuffed mushrooms, and more for mains, a delicious desserts including chocolate mousse, strawberry cheesecake, and vanilla and pineapple panna cotta for dessert. Sip on a bottle of house wine as you spend the evening creating lasting memories.

Casalinga is also offering a romantic overnight experience with dinner, bed, and breakfast for just R2,999 per couple.

Create Taroko – Taroko Farm, Fourways

Price: R850 per couple

This Valentine’s, Create Taroko has set the stage for a unique evening that features painting, dining, and a touch of competition. Tuck into a delicious 3-course dinner while getting creative and painting a pair of matching mugs. Then you’ll find out who’s the smartest couple in Jozi by testing your knowledge in a love-themed quiz where prizes are up for grabs! Tables are filling up fast, so book quickly to not miss out.

 

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Eclipse Restaurant – Sandown, Sandton

Price: R895 per person

Lead your date up to the fifth floor of the Hotel Sky in Sandton, and enter the gorgeous Eclipse Restaurant. Take in the unparalleled views of Sandton while you dine on a 3-course menu with a charcuterie board to share, starters of caprese flatbread, beef tartare and prawn salad, an orange sorbet palate cleanser, and mouth-watering mains which include kingklip, tomato orzo, and roasted tenderloin. For the perfect ending, a delicious lovers’ dessert board will be served.

Durban

Spoon Eatery – Assagay, Durban

Price: R495 per person

Love will fill the air at Spoon Eatery this Valentine’s Day. The team has been hard at work creating a special 3-course menu that’ll make you fall in love with every dish you taste. Start with a choice of squid, beef carpaccio or vegetable spring rolls before moving on to the mains, which includes options like crispy lamb roulade and salmon and miso glazed aubergine. For dessert, your decision between the caramel baked apple or the coconut parfait will be no easy task. Bookings are essential, and a 50% deposit is required.

 

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Lupa Osteria – Umhlanga

Price: R350 per person
This Valentine’s Day, Lupa Osteria in Umhlanga is serving a special 3-course set menu inspired by their Italian roots and traditional Roman-style cuisine. For starters, choose between crispy artichoke salad, chicken livers or Falkland calamari, then move on to mains where you can opt for the succulent pollo arrosto, beef sirloin, or a variety of delicious pizzas and pastas. Finally, no Italian meal would be complete without a tiramisu for dessert.

Kayla-Ann’s – Pennington

Price: Breakfast: R130 per person (R105 for pensioners) | Dinner: R375 per person

Pull out all the stops for your beau this Valentine’s Day. Join the team at Kayla-Ann’s for either a 2-course breakfast (09h00 – 11h00) or a 3-course dinner (17h30 – 21h00). Head in early and enjoy handmade pastries, eggs, bacon, omelettes, and more, while savouring a hot cup of coffee, or make it a night out and feast on tortellini, sirloin, chocolate truffles, and more mouthwatering dishes.

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