Romance is on the menu at Portside Wharf this Valentine’s Day, with restaurants and boutique retailers across the precinct pulling out all the stops, from decadent special meals and dreamy cocktails, to gifts designed to melt your lover’s heart.

The sophisticated riverside shopping and dining precinct has every aspect covered to ensure February 14 is a day to remember.

Candle lit dinners overlooking the Brisbane River are a plenty, starting with an authentic three-course Italian set menu, plus bread, at Gusto Da Gianni for just $99.00.

Belvedere Bar and Grill is offering a special menu featuring a mix of seafood and quality meats including carpaccio of yellow fin tuna with smoked oysters, ballantine of quail, eye fillet and a delicious Atlantic salmon dish. You can then stare lovingly into each other’s eyes – or fight over the last mouthful of Valrhona chocolate tart with raspberry sorbet with crystalised rose petals, all for just $99.00.

For unbeatable ambiance, riverfront dining, quality cuisine and mouth-watering cocktails, you cannot go past Byblos. Indulge in a Mediterranean-inspired shared banquet, with a cocktail on arrival for just $85.00 per person.

Sono has designed a spectacular set menu for Valentine’s Day for $135.00 per person, or for dinner and a show, the teppanyaki menu is available for $115.00 per person, both of which include a beverage on arrival. For a more lavish, fine dining experience – perfect if you have something special planned – you can rent out the private Tatami rooms, with a minimum spend of $400.00.

For a relaxed evening, with fresh air and beautiful food, treat your loved one to a three course dinner at Cruisers Cafe, Bar and Grill for $65.00, which includes a glass of French bubbles or a beer on arrival. For a great date night, enjoy dinner and a movie at Dendy Portside, with plenty of romantic flicks on offer.

If you are lucky enough to live in one of the luxury residential apartments and you are looking to spend the night in, why not pop into Fresh n Wild Fish to grab some oysters to get the party started at home.

If you are looking for a gift to show your Valentine how truly special they are, the fashion stores and lifestyle retailers have got you covered.

Ella Bache has a range of indulgent Valentine’s Day packages from the chocolate feet treat or Valentine’s Delight, to the luxurious one hour couples massage in your own private room which is guaranteed to get you in the mood.

If you really want to sweep her off her feet this Valentine’s Day, visit Co Design where you’ll find a range of beautifully crafted diamond rings including yellow and rose gold settings, surrounded with gems such as amethyst, black onyx and blue topaz.

For the ladies looking to spoil their man, Urbbana is offering an incredibly generous special. The first 10 people that pay $299.00 for a gift voucher during the month of February will receive a voucher to the total value of $500.00 to spend in store. Boutique shopping at it’s best – with a stunning new range of shirts, jackets and shoes, you are guaranteed to find something for the stylish gent this Valentine’s Day.

Giving the gift of chocolate never gets old and will always score you brownie points, so drop into Max Brenner to pick up some sweets for your sweet – the Love Story Praline Box comprising nine of Max’s signature pralines is a bound to be a winner.

If getting fit together sounds like a great way to bond with your partner, Gavin at Jetts Fitness Hamilton is offering partner personal training (PT) sessions at single PT session prices for the whole month of February. This great offer includes a complementary PT session for all new enquiries.

Finish off the evening with a stroll along the riverfront and voila – you have secured your love for another year! Thanks Portside Wharf.

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