Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and while it's easy to give in to the pressures of finding the most romantic plan for you and your partner (or friends—because who says you can't enjoy it with your best pals?), there's no need to worry! You can never go wrong with good food and delectable drinks. After all, the key to anyone's heart is through the stomach.
This 2021, spend the most romantic time of the year at some of the best restaurants in Auckland and Wellington. We've rounded offers with great deals and menus to make your Valentine's Day celebration even more special.
Whether you're thinking of an afternoon tea, a fancy dinner, or just a laid back afternoon with your loved ones, you're sure to find one on our list.
As New Zealand's largest and most cosmopolitan city, it's no surprise that Auckland is one of the best places to go to for some gastronomic experience. From quick bites to fine dining, Auckland has the right place for you to celebrate the most romantic day of the year!
Enjoy a romantic afternoon at Plume, which offers a seasonal menu influenced by flavours from around the world! Situated within a lovely vineyard of Matakana, enjoy a romantic lunch with your special someone with their Valentine's Day five-course tasting menu!
The Falls Bistro
Treat your loved ones like royalty! Take them out to The Falls Bistro for a high tea experience and indulge in a delicious menu, in "the best dining experience that West Auckland has to offer."
Enjoy an exceptional meal at a wine bar and bistro located on the vibrant Karangahape Road. Bar Celeste offers French-inflected dishes and natural wines that are perfect to set a romantic mood for the occasion. Their shucked oysters are a must-try!
Try Thai-inspired dishes for a change! From pad thai to spring rolls, this restaurant in Ponsonby will satisfy your cravings. They also offer vegan food and beverages, and each dish is perfect for sharing!
A perfect destination for a romantic day! Tantalus Estate is a family-owned estate vineyard and one of the top wineries in Onetangi Valley. Surprise them with a delicious brunch partnered with bottomless wine or champagne, and squeeze in a stroll through the vines to cap off your day.
Wellington is considered New Zealand's culinary capital for a reason. With its coastal location and more than 300 food places, the city has everything from tasty local delicacies to fresh seafood. Some must-try from the region: award-winning Pinot Noir wines, gourmet ice cream and Aorangi and Gouda cheeses.
Indulge in a decadent menu partnered with a glass of bubbles in Portlander. Located in the heart of Wellington, Portlander offers a unique take on the grill house concept that you and your loved ones will enjoy.
Take your date for a fun night out at Wellington's first burger bar! Try amazing burgers, cocktails, beer, a selection of bourbons and rums and more. And since it's on a Sunday, there will be a DJ on-site!
All your favorite barbecue + great beers = perfect night. From ribs to brisket, Wilson Barbecue has a delicious menu and a great selection of drinks to celebrate the romantic holiday.
A place that is sure to set up a romantic mood! Dockside is a waterfront restaurant that offers a great view and a wide range of menu to cater to your needs.
From crafted desserts and pastries to cakes, enjoy a lovely afternoon at the dainty Grace Patisserie. Try their special Valentine's Day High Tea menu and feast upon a selection of sweets, scones and more!
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