• South Africa’s sizzling heat might have you breaking a sweat, but this Valentine’s Day, don’t break your back searching for the perfect romantic escape.

    Whether you’re planning a unforgettable dinner for two or a celebration of self-love, below we list six dining experiences you should consider making this day truly extraordinary…

    1. Keystone Bistro

    Savour the flavours of love at Marriott Hotel’s Keystone Bistro in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg. Offering a special Valentine’s Day tasting menu, paired with tantalising dishes crafted to ignite your tastebuds, it’s the perfect setting for that surprise proposal, or an intimate five-star dining experience.

    Keystone bistro
    Image: Keystone Bistro/Marriott Hotel website

    2. Modena Italian Eatery

    At Modena Italian Eatery, you can expect authentic Italian cuisine with a modern twist. Hidden in the heart of Parkhurst, Johannesburg, it’s a warm and inviting space that offers the love and romance of Italy right here.

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    Image: Modena Italian Eatery/ Website

    3. The Nines

    Enjoy a candlelit dinner with your special someone, surrounded by spectacular views of the blue Atlantic and Lion’s Head. The Nines is a rooftop restaurant and cocktail lounge that offers a collection of standout dishes in Sea Point, Cape Town.

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    Image: The Nines/ Kove collection website

    4. Aduna Bistro

    At Aduna Bistro, you can indulge in a dedicated celebration of the most important person in your life – whether that’s your significant other – or it’s you. Experience exceptional food and drink, flawless service and an inspiring ambience at this spot in Melrose Arch.

    Aduna Bistro
    Image:Aduna Bistro/Website

    5. Belthazar

    If you’re looking for phenomenal steaks and the freshest seafood, try Belthazar at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Overlooking the harbour, this spot offers an exceptional selection of premium wines along with the very best local ingredients

    Image: Belthazaar/ Facebook

    6. Archer Bar

    The Archer Bar at Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch offers the perfect way to unwind and connect with your loved one. With a special Valentine’s Cocktail menu, valid for 14 February and all the weekends that follow during the month of love, it’s a cozy and elegant location.

    Archer Bar
    Image: Archer Bar/Facebook

    Whether you’re planning a grand gesture or a quiet evening of connection, celebrate love in style with a fine dining experience this Valentine’s Day.

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