Roses are red, violets are blue, tender is the night and super is this Valentine’s Day guide. To help you celebrate this day of love with your sweetie, we’ve handpicked some exceptional dinners and concerts taking place around the 14th. If you still haven’t decided how to show your love, scroll through our city's creme de la creme of Valentine’s events below.
Aroma Bistro will indulge you with a set dinner fused with international fare: bruschetta trio (confit duck, salsa shrimp, truffle mushrooms), Spanish Iberico ham, lamb consomme, Texas BBQ pork racks and more. Upgrade your mocktails to a bottle of Stella Bella Cabernet Sauvignon Shirza with an additional RMB160.
Feb 14, 11am-9.30pm; RMB580 for two. Aroma Bistro.
On Valentine’s Day, Bravo Brewery will be adorned with a sea of flowers. Come taste its special rose ale, which matches perfectly with a menu offering a Mediterranean seafood platter, beef ribs and house mussels, among other delicious edibles.
Feb 14, 7pm. Bravo.
All The Brew Bar & Bistro locations will be hosting Valentine’s Day parties starting at 9pm. For RMB298, enjoy a set dinner that includes steak, sliders, wings, salad and house wine. Get a martini brut or wine coupled with a snack for RMB199.
Treat that special someone to a mouthwatering five-course dinner, coupled with a free flow of sparkling, red and white wines at the Crowne Plaza Guangzhou City Centre. In addition to fun games and exciting prizes, guests can expect dances and jazz music to set the V-day mood. What’s more, take advantage of the deluxe-room package that includes two buffet breakfasts.
Feb 14, 6.30-9.30pm; RMB999 dinner for two, RMB1,699 for Club Deluxe Room package (including dinner). Banquet Room, Crowne Plaza Guangzhou City Centre.
The Dining Room, located on the 65th floor of the Park Hyatt Guangzhou, this restaurant features a residential-style interior and an open kitchen that speaks volumes about its commitment to artful simplicity and organic preparation. The Dining Room’s Valentine’s Day set menu includes slow-roasted beef tenderloin, whole gratinated lobster, roasted water chestnuts and asparagus, as well as honey glazed pumpkin, almond and sage.
Feb 14, 11.30am-2.00pm, 5.30-10pm; RMB999 plus 15 percent for two. Dining Room.
Foods restaurant, in The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou, is offering a lavish buffet dinner for couples, featuring an extensive array of delicacies such as fresh oysters, grilled seafood, sashimi, pan-seared foie gras, as well as a variety of Valentine-themed treats. A romantic photo shoot with a customized backdrop and a goody bag of sweet macaroons ensure a delightful experience.
Feb 14, 6pm-1am; RMB699 per person (including a glass of Champagne). Foods.
There’s a long life ahead of you and it’s going to be beautiful – well, as long as you keep your loved one’s appetite satisfied. Bring your special someone to Gail’s and dine in a four-course dinner including strawberry salad with goat cheese, Norwegian salmon fillet with cream butter sauce, American angus sirloin with mushroom sauce and caramel apple rose pie.
Feb 14; RMB388 for two. Gail’s American Cuisine and Bar.
Enjoy romantic tunes from Musique Jive starting at 10pm, and sparkling wine and chocolate martinis for RMB150 and RMB40 respectively. Men are encouraged to collect as many roses as they can from the ladies in attendance for the chance to win a prize.
Feb 14, 10pm-late. Hooley’s Irish Pub & Restaurant.
Pay a visit to Knightship Fusion Restaurant for international eats – Latin American, Southeast Asian and European – on Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a journey of the palate with its gourmet cuisines and full-bodied wines.
Feb 14. 11am-10.30pm. Knightship Fusion Restaurant.
McCawley’s Valentine’s Day set dinner offers patrons something special for this special day. Enjoy spicy creamed shrimp soup, 200-gram steak Oscar, roasted chicken with creamy cilantro and lime sauce, white chocolate and strawberry panna cotta, as well as a bottle of sparkling Cuvee Brut. Bon appetite!
Feb 14, 7-10pm; RMB588 for two. McCawley’s Irish Pub.
Boasting a dozen upscale private dining rooms and panoramic views of downtown Guangzhou, Penthouse in Grand Hyatt Guangzhou specializes in Cantonese cuisine. Penthouse will cater for hungry couples on Valentine’s Day with a sumptuous set dinner: baked Australian lobster with garlic and butter, pan-fried Angus beef rib with black pepper and organic whole tomato stuffed with buckwheat in sweet and sour broth, among other delicacies.
Feb 14, noon-2.30pm, 6-10pm; RMB999 plus 15 percent for two. Penthouse.
February is the month of love and The Ritz-Carlton’s pastry team has decorated afternoon tea desserts with a romantic flair and pink touch in an exquisite cabinet presentation. Guests can nibble on edible decorations and enjoy a sensory experience at Pearl Lounge.
All month, 10am-midnight; RMB298 (set for one guest), RMB418 (set for two), RMB788 (set for two with two glasses of Champagne). Pearl Lounge.
Voted by the That’s PRD’s readers as Best Date Night Restaurant, Social&Co is, by all means, to indulge hungry lovers on Valentine’s with a special lover’s menu. Expect to be pampered with melon and Parma ham salad, jalapenos prawns in a jar, BBQ chicken, Bourbon and brown sugar salmon fillet and Guangzhou’s famous Banoffee pie. Choose two cocktails from its special drink menu for only RMB88.
Feb 14, 6pm; RMB520 for set dinner. Social&Co.
Flying solo this Valentine’s Day? Dreading a gushy night filled with couples? Then go Somewhere Else, where you can mingle and meet new people at a social mixer! Enjoy free-flow drinks and food throughout the night for just RMB188. Limited tickets available so reserve your place soon by following somewhereelsegz on WeChat.
Feb 14, 6pm-late; RMB188. Somewhere Else.
What better way to enjoy Valentine’s Day than with a shrimp cocktail paired with chicken fettuccine alfredo (RMB100) or roasted prime rib of beef (RMB150). This deal also includes a glass of house wine and a slice of the always-delicious Oreo chocolate pie.
Feb 14; RMB100-150 for the dinner deal. The Tavern.
Come to Yan Yu, W Guangzhou’s elaborate Chinese restaurant, for a love-themed feast on Valentine’s Day. Featuring teal simmered with matsutake and fish maw, a nourishing dish for the ladies, tiger prawns steamed with black truffle, pan-seared Wagyu beef with Nepalese rock salt and more delicacies, Yan Yu’s dinner set on Valentine’s will be lavish.
Feb 14, 5.30-10.30pm; RMB1,399 plus 10 percent service charge and 6 percent tax for two, including a bottle of white wine. Yan Yu.
Musical Scores on Valentine's Day
Mark Gibson, music director of the CCM Philharmonia Orchestra at the University of Cincinnati, has enjoyed a career that's spanned three continents. At this concert, a team of professional musicians will perform under Gibson's baton to present a number of scores from famous musical like Gypsy, Guys and Dolls, Kiss Me Kate and West Side Story. Come to Xinghai Concert Hall on Valentine’s Day for ‘A Groovy Kind of Love.’
Feb 14, 8pm; RMB100-580. Xinghai Concert Hall.
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Cafe Lanai is a Canadian duo playing house and disco music inspired by the tropical sounds of Hawaii and its rich island traditions. Their debut EP Paradise enlists the spirit of humid rainforests and black sandy beaches, inviting you to close your eyes and escape on a holiday in your mind. What better way to set the mood?
Feb 14, 8.30-10pm; RMB50 advanced order, RMB70 at the door. T:union.
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