From candlelit dinners to dining under the stars, we’ve pulled together some fun foodie ideas for a Valentine’s Day feast for two! Plus, there are gift ideas, staycation offers and more.
# Finer Things in Life
Celebrate in style (and swagger!) as you wine and dine your way through a four-course menu of New York-Italian classics at Carbone. For those who enjoy the finer things in life, the resto’s Valentine’s Day menu ($888 per person) starts with a choice of antipasti before moving on to an indulgent truffle fettuccini with a rich white truffle butter. You’ll then select between mains that include Dover sole with brown butter, lemon and parsley, or the signature “Ribeye Diana” with pancetta and cacciatore sauce. Close the curtains on your meal with a show-stopping dessert, in the form of a strawberry flambé.
This family-style menu is designed for pairs and is available only on Sunday 14 February, from 12pm. Book here.
# Say It With Flowers
Don’t just buy any bunch of flowers on Valentine’s Day. Make things super special with a new-edition “Bloom Bucket” from Blooms & Blossoms. The store has been doing its thing in Hong Kong since 1978, so you’re definitely in good hands! The dusty pink versions of its bucket range – which can be placed in your home without the need for a vase – provide a subtle touch of romance and elegance, and can be filled with a range of classic roses and seasonal blooms.
Why not got the extra step and take advantage of Blooms & Blossoms’ personalisation service; for a limited time only, you can have the name of your loved one written on the bucket. The service is available for pre-orders five days in advance. And since Valentine’s Day this year is coinciding with the CNY holiday, it’s best to order early!
Visit Blooms & Blossoms online store or physical stores to order.
# Beauty Giveaways
Three of Hong Kong’s favourite restaurants – Harbourside Grill, ALTO and SPIGA – have teamed up with iconic French brand Guerlain to offer giveaways to dine-in guests over the Valentine’s Day weekend. All ladies dining from 12 to 14 February will receive an exclusive gift set to take home (valued at over HK$400 each). There’ll also be a unique Guerlain-inspired welcome cocktail for every guest of the three restaurants.
In case you needed more reason to book, here are some of the highlights of the three V-Day menus at each of the restaurants:
- Harbourside Grill: oyster tartare topped with caviar; foie gras terrine; Hokkaido scallops in champagne sauce; beef fillet with truffle sauce; lobster ravioli with shellfish sauce; chocolate delice (from HK$988 per person, plus HK$488 for optional wine pairing).
- ALTO: six-course tasting menu including: fresh oysters; crayfish and crab cocktail; beef fillet with peppercorn sauce; roasted halibut and tiger prawns with lobster sauce; pineapple carpaccio with coconut sorbet (from HK$1,314 per couple, including a cocktail each). Takeaway option available.
- SPIGA: Brunch buffet on Valentine’s Day, with a wide selection of Italian classics, from jet-fresh seafood to a roast carving station and a indulgent dessert buffet (11.30am to 3pm, from HK$488 per person; HK$240 to add two-hours of free flow).
# Celebrate at Sea
Recapture a little of that heady romance of travel by taking to the open water with your better half on 14 or 15 February. The Aqua Luna is offering a Dim Sum Cruise from 12.15 to 3pm on both days of the weekend (HK$450), setting sail from Central and heading around to Aberdeen. As you make your way there, feast on signature dishes from Dim Sum Library. Alternatively, from 3.30pm to 5pm, the Romantic Afternoon Tea Cruise serves highlights such as rose dumplings, mini tiramisu, macaroons, scones and more; it’s priced at HK$388 per person with a glass of bubbles. Evening Harbour Cruises are also available at 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm with tickets from HK$230. Sweeten the experience with a romantic dessert to share and two glasses of Veuve Clicquot Champagne for an additional HK$288.
Pick-up and drop-off at Tsim Sha Tsui Pier 1 or Central Pier 9.
# Seventh Heaven
Looking to sweep your loved one of their feet? Dining Concepts has seven sublime locations for the ideal Valentine’s celebration, plus a range of romantic menus.
Dear Lilly in IFC Mall is promising to take guests on an amorous escape, with a fairy-tale setting of flowers and hearts, paired with a sumptuous four-course menu. End the dreamy day with a signature white chocolate mousse dessert, Dear Lilly’s Heart.
At Bombay Dreams (Wyndham Street), couples will go on an exotic Indian journey through the aromas and flavours of spices, colour and love, with vegetarian and non-veg options aplenty.
Tango Argentinian Steak House (locations in Central and Kowloon) offers the pulsating Latin rhythm of South America, famed for its romance, with traditional Argentinian cuisine – including perfectly chargrilled meats – and wines.
Bistecca Italian Steak House (Lan Kwai Fong) features the romantic flavours of Italy, with classic steak cuts, traditional Italian cuisine and not-to-be missed wines; and you and your Valentine’s dinner with the exquisite Chocolate Lava Cake.
Intimate NY-style steakhouse BLT Steak at Ocean Terminal Harbour City offers panoramic views across the harbour, with the option of alfresco seating. Menu favourites include a Valentine’s must: Chocolate Mousse Cake and Strawberry Tart.
Bizou American Brasserie is at Pacific Place, which means you can do some fun couple’s shopping before your meal. The restaurant’s all-American Valentine’s Day menu features a tempting and guilt-free seafood selection.
Reservations are essential for all locations and bookings are already open.
Dear Lilly: 2771 6060 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Bombay Dreams: 2971 0001 | email@example.com
Tango Central: 2525 5808 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tango Elements: 2780 1181 | email@example.com
Bistecca: 2525 1308 | firstname.lastname@example.org
BLT Steak: 2730 3508 | email@example.com
Bizou: 2871 0775 | firstname.lastname@example.org
# Inspired by Aphrodite
Feather & Bone is serving a Valentine’s sharing menu exclusively on 14 February (HK$598 each), with Chef Mick honouring the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite. The feast begins with a rare beef carpaccio, before moving to a fig and goat’s curd tartlet, and other delights. The main event is the tenderloin for two: grass-fed beef, served with creamy mash, glazed carrots and buttered asparagus with a porcini and parmesan rub. And topping things off is “Strawberries & Cream” – meringue kisses on top of fresh, red strawberry hearts. The deal includes a glass of prosecco, and a packet of homemade beef-fat caramels to take away!
Available for lunch and dinner at all Feather & Bone restaurant locations on 14 February, and reservations can now be made online. Vegetarian and pescatarian options are available on request, too.
For those looking to cosy up at home, there are two V’day meat packs available from 1 to 14 February. The ultimate Valentine’s pack (HK$828 – online orders only) includes two wagyu tenderloins, a red wine jus and more, plus a choice of either a bottle of bubbly or shiraz; and the Valentine’s Surf n’ Turf (HK$558 – pick up in-store) has two bacon-wrapped grass-fed tenderloins with a herb-loaded pesto stuffing, and two Boston lobster tails. Yum!
# Something Sweet
This one is cute, sweet and petite! The Strawberry Shortcake ($450, 6-inch) from Butter features two layers of tender sponge cake and a creamy vanilla and buttermilk whipped cream centre, dressed with ruby-red strawberries, coated in a sweet purée and lemon zest, and topped with adorable meringue hearts. Plus, it’s the perfect portion for you and your special Valentine.
For something a little more decadent, opt for the Milk Chocolate Sweetheart Cake ($700, 9-inch). This beauty features three layers of devil’s food chocolate cake with cheeky layers of salted caramel, and is lovingly sprinkled with retro heart-shaped candies. Add a personalised touch your choice of a sweet or sassy love note, and your partner will be lost for words!
Available for pre-order from 8 February on the GO delivery app, with limited quantities available daily from the Landmark pop-up between 10 and 14 February.
# Staycation for Two
If the way to your partner’s heart is through their stomach, then you’ll love W Hong Kong’s “Pump Up the Eats XOXO edition Staycation”, available for a limited time from 11 to 15 February. The one-night stay includes breakfast for two, a three-course set lunch or afternoon tea for two at WOOBAR, and a Valentine’s Day in-room dinner for two from Sing Yin Cantonese Dining, featuring Chef Rafael Gil’s special menu (there’s also a CNY set menu available). You also get a HK$500 voucher for selected treatments at Bliss spa. Prefer something a little more intimate? You can top up the staycation deal ($488) and spoil your better half with a “Bathe-Away in Bliss” in-room bath ritual for a special price.
# Love Potions
You can lay your heart on the line at The Dispensary this Valentine’s – actually, from the 12th to the 15th, to be precise! – as the bar’s master mixologists prescribe a love potion like no other. The divine-looking Heartbeat cocktail is crafted from Veuve Clicquot Champagne, Campari and strawberries. You can enjoy two of the special cocktails for HK$288 and receive a complimentary heart-shaped peach bao for your loved one as well.
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# Pasta & Prizes
Italian food has been synonymous with romance from well before the famous spaghetti-eating scene in Lady and the Tramp! So, it’s no surprise that the DiVino Group is ramping things up for Valentine’s Day. Aside from offering fab menus, Spasso, DiVino Patio and DiVino are giving all couples who dine in on 14 February the chance to win gifts and beauty treatments in a lucky draw; think facials, body sculpting, candles, oils and more. There’ll be red roses and vouchers for the ladies on the day, too.
At Spasso, you can enjoy a four- or five-course lunch or dinner (HK$558 and $688 per person) featuring the likes of oysters, caviar and blinis, lobster, beef tenderloin and Valrhona dark chocolate. DiVino Patio has a mini à la carte menu or a five-course set menu on offer for couples, with highlights including deep fried sashimi-grade scallops, roasted lobster, and tea-infused duck broth. Meanwhile, DiVino’s six-course menu ($880) includes a welcome flute of bubbles, followed by the likes of Alaskan king crab bisque, and scallops with Iberico pork belly, with a silken raspberry mousse to finish.
Psst… Don’t miss Spasso and DiVino Patio’s special heart-shaped pizzas, available from 12 to 14 February for both dine in and take away!
# Pretty in Pink
We’ll take dim sum pretty much any way you give it to us – including this new pink version from Dim Sum Library, which has been released just in time for Valentine’s Day. On 13 and 14 February, the two of you can enjoy rose-infused har gau, and rose and chocolate heart-shaped bao as part of a special 10-dish lunch menu (HK$688 for two people). Also on the line-up is steamed Hokkaido scallops with garlic and beetroot glass noodles, along with special his and her cocktails. The limited-edition menu is also available to enjoy at home with takeaway via Deliveroo.
- Level 1, Pacific Place, Admiralty | 3643 0088
- Shop 1028B, Water, Elements, 1 Austin Road, TST | 2810 0898
# Oyster Shucking
It’s all about a coastal Italian vibe this Valentine’s Day at Osteria Marzia, where you and your loved one can enjoy an intimate Oyster Shucking experience ($488 per person). Relax in the lofty dining room while learning the intricacies of shucking one of the world’s great aphrodisiacs, with a glass of champagne or hand-picked Italian wine in hand; plus, guests will leave with a treat crafted by Chef Luca to end the experience on a sweet note.
Sunday 14 February at 3pm, including half dozen oysters and free-flow Champagne and sommelier’s selection of wine. Book here.
# Make it a Picnic
For the adventurous at heart who prefer their romantic dining in their own alfresco spot of their choosing (or on a picnic rug in the living room!), Stazione Novella’s Aperitivo e Amore ($498) is a spread of cured meats, cheese and mixed fruits, conveniently packed into a box and delivered with a daily-baked baguette plus a bottle of Buondonno Chianti Classico.
Available 12 to 15 February; you can pre-order via the GO app or by emailing email@example.com. 24-hour advance notice is required.
# Burmese with Your Beau
Hong Kong’s only Burmese restaurant Club Rangoon is celebrating Valentine’s this year with a new set menu for two. ‘Burmese Affair’ has been created by head chef Karisa Cheque and bar manager Jack Byrne and features three stunning cocktail pairings. The meal kicks off in traditional style with Laphet Thoke, the popular tea leaf salad regarded as one of Myanmar’s favourite national snacks. After this, you’ll enjoy a series of flavoursome dishes, including vegetable fritters served with a sweet tamarind sauce made in-house; 12-hour slow-cooked beef and potato curry created with a homemade masala blend; crispy fried banana served with a homemade cinnamon ice cream, and more. Among the awesome-sounding cocktails is the Hot Mess, a smooth concoction created with Arquitecto Tequila, hibiscus and sweet watermelon.
The set menu is available for both lunch (HK$789 per person; $589 without cocktails) and dinner (HK$989 per person; $789 without cocktails). Enjoy the romantic dining experience while surrounded by Myanmar culture, and serenaded by a playlist of oldies and Burmese love songs. Book online here.
# Other Ideas for Valentine’s Day
If you’re ready for a night-time adventure, why not take a night hike? It’s great fun, and much less sweaty! Take a lover’s stroll under the cover of darkness and get your endorphins pumping. Awesome night hike options include Dragon’s Back or the hike from Wan Chai to Central for some twinkling views of the city. Very romantic! Just remember a few basics: don’t try a night hike on a trail you’re not familiar with already; and take a map, a torch (ideally a head torch) and plenty of water.
Find out more about some of our favourite hiking routes here.
See more in our Things to Do section!