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 significant other, we’ve handpicked some exceptional dinners and events taking place over the Valentine’s Day season. If you still haven’t decided where to wine and dine, scroll through our city’s creme de la creme of romantic events below.
Accompanied by romantic jazz, diners at Altitudes – Café · Bar, can revel in the romantic atmosphere of the outlet, perched above the towers of Futian district. With foodie options ranging from Australian beef, Alaska crab, delicious fish maw and snow lotus from Tianshan, their eight-course set menu is a delight.
Feb 14, 6-10.30pm; RMB2,888 per couple with 15 percent service and tax charge. Altitudes – Café · Bar.
With a variety of romantic Italian meals to choose from, Azzurro are vying to make this Valentine’s Day about as special as you can hope for. Choose from ‘Cupid’ entrees, featuring six fresh oysters and one bottle of prosecco for RMB688, Australian wagyu M3+ t-bone steak with sides for RMB588, surf and turf with lobster, grilled squid, grass-fed steak with sides for RMB438, and so much more.
Feb 14; RMB198-688. Azzurro.
In true boozy fashion, Bionic Brew present a special boilermaker event to ensure that you spend your Valentine’s Day thoroughly soused. Bionic’s boilermaker combinations consist of a shot of liquor and a pint of beer. With a variety of mixtures available on the day, there’s truly no reason to spend this day of love sober, single or not.
Feb 14; RMB50-80. Bionic Brew.
B. Park have two special set menus planned for this Valentine’s Day. Pay RMB999 per couple and you can get smoked salmon, grilled Australian wagyu, braised wheat with beef ox tongue and two glasses of Chandon brute rose, along with so much more. For RMB1314 you can dine on cherry duck liver, grilled marbled wagyu rib eye, risotto with Morel mushroom and a bottle of Chandon brut rose, along with other delectable treats.
Feb 14; RMB999-1314. B.Park.
The Brew’s three-course set menu will have you salivating this Valentine’s Day, as they present diners with the option to choose from pork terrine and house smoked salmon for starters, Australian strip loin steak and seared Atlantic cod for mains, as well as fruit tart and chocolate ganache for dessert. Pay RMB468 and receive two complementary glasses of prosecco, or pay RMB568 and get two complementary glasses of prosecco and a bottle of wine. You can also simply choose to eat something sweet, with the outlet’s dessert platter, which includes two complementary glasses of prosecco, for RMB168.
Feb 14; RMB168-568. The Brew.
As Cupid once said “treat yo self,” this Valentine’s Day with a trip to Flo Spa in Bao’an District. You can get 30 percent off their couple’s special spa treatment every day in February. What better way to beckon in an evening of love than to recline in luxury next to your bey?
Feb 1-28; 30 percent discount on couple’s spa treatment. Flo Spa.
In the Year of the Pig, what better way to dine in the festival of St. Valentine, than with George & Dragon’s delicious pig-in-the-box. For just RMB98, attendees can nab the porcine treat, along with gravy, spicy sauce, mac and cheese, potato salad, garden salad, corn on the cob and onions and mushrooms. Splurge RMB288 and grab a bottle of sparkling wine.
Feb 14, 7pm; RMB98 per person (call 159 8794 9007 to book your spot). George & Dragon.
For five days between Feb 14 and Feb 19, Life on Mars will present their Cupid’s cocktail set menu, which features the option to choose from four special cocktails, with deals including RMB160 for the choice of two cocktails on the set menu, RMB280 for the choice of two cocktails and a charcuterie board, as well as RMB460 for four cocktails, a charcuterie board and some sugared and spiced nuts.
Feb 14-19; RMB160-460. Life on Mars.
Nothing says love quite like a choose-your-own-topping pizza. This Valentine’s Day, The Pizza Factory are bucking the trend and sticking with the exact same prices for their menu, foregoing the temptation to sneak in an expensive set menu price. Spend RMB188 and receive a free wrist corsage for the lady in your life.
Feb 14; spend RMB188 and get a free wrist corsage. The Pizza Factory.
Marriott Hotel Golden Bay present a fantastic option for you and your beau to enjoy this Valentine’s Day. Their Golden Bay Kitchen outlet will feature the ‘Gorgeous Night Romantic Feast’ at just RMB999 per couple, with food choices ranging from Boston lobsters to lollipop-themed desserts.
Feb 14; RMB999 per couple. Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Golden Bay.
While the holiday season might have just passed, there’s no reason not to treat yourself once more at Sheraton Dameisha Resort. Offering a romantic room package, which includes one bottle of sparkling wine and one box of chocolates, as well as a late check-out time of 4pm for just RMB1,318, this is certainly a deal for lovebirds in Shenzhen. You can also impress the one you love with the hotel’s Valentine’s seafood BBQ buffet dinner deal, which costs RMB520 per person.
Feb 14; RMB520-1,314. Sheraton Dameisha Resort.
While Spain generally takes a backseat to France in our usual notions of romance around the globe, there’s no denying that the Iberian nation loves love just as much as its neighbors to the North. Spend this day of San Valentin in the company of the folks from Skina, and you can chow down on their set menu which includes delights like Provence beef tenderloin, roasted sea bass and chocolate cake with red fruit.
Feb 14; RMB1288 plus 10 percent service charge. Skina.
Teqo introduce their Mexican Valentine’s Day menu, featuring such delightful eats as queso fundido, which is a cheese fondue with vegetables and chips, as well as carne asada, a steak for two with cabbage stew, chimichurri and avocado, as well as a delicious chocolate fondue. Take advantage of this couples deal for just RMB288.
Feb 14; RMB288. Teqo.
The Terrace’s five course meal, sandwiched by a welcome drink and an after-dinner drink, presents some of the most romantic meals that Southeast Asia has to offer. For just RMB668 you can chow down on an appetizer, entree, Thai soup or salad and enjoy some of their fine dinner wine. Join the folks at The Terrace for a shot of winning a fabulous Valentine’s package at Hilton Hotel.
Feb 14; RMB668. The Terrace Restaurant & Bar.
With a broad selection of starters, second courses, mains and desserts on their set menu this Valentine’s Day, Westwood’s selection is hard to beat. Diners can choose from pan-grilled white cod, smoke-roasted spring chicken and so much more. Each couple will receive two glasses of selected red or white wine, so that you can start your romantic evening in style.
Feb 14; RMB596 plus 10 percent service charge. Westwood Fire&Smoke.
Woodpecker Smokehouse present some well-needed singles fun for all the hardworking Joes and Janes out there. With seating limited to just 10 guys and 10 girls, their speed-dating-esque Pecker Day event sees participants engage in five minute rounds of chatting, eating and enjoying the company of, potentially, the love of your life, before moving on to attempt to woo another member of the opposite sex. With a 10 percent discount on food, as well as one free selected drink for participants, this is an event you might well remember for the rest of your life.
Feb 13, 6.30-8pm; 10 percent discount on food and drinks (contact the restaurant to book your place before seats run out). Woodpecker Smokehouse.
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