The key to Valentine’s Day is securing a great restaurant reservation, somewhere that nails both food and the vibes. Here’s a selection of our favorites from around the world that never disappoint and if you think we’ve overlooked your favourite venue, let us know on our V-Day Insta post.

Dier Makr, Hobart, TAS

A low-profile diner by Kobi Ruzicka and Sarah Fitzsimmons, serving an elegant set menu in a refined setting. Sourcing the finest, local, seasonal ingredients means the menu consistently evolves. They also have an impressive wine list available.

S’more Bistro, Castlecrag, NSW

A cosy neighbourhood bistro by Big Sam Young, boasting an indulgent menu that you’ll want to revisit many times over. These guys are genuinely passionate about great produce and showing diners a great time.

Embla, Melbourne CBD, VIC

Chef Dave Verheul and Christian McCabe’s cracking wine bar in an industrial-chic setting serving up incredible dishes from a hulking wood oven and grill. This place is the epitome of understated cool.

Bar Americano, Brooklyn, NY

For the ultimate cocktail connoisseurs and home to the self-proclaimed ‘best negroni in the world’, this Spanish-Italian inspired bar in Brooklyn is a damn cool spot to hang out, and equally as important, has a killer food menu.

The Nines, New York, NY

Retro piano-bar and sexy French dining room on Great Jones Street where you’re encouraged to ‘dress to impress’. It's super-fun and a fantastic Valentine’s Day choice, uniquely different to other dining experiences.

Antico Nuovo, Los Angeles, CA

In this relaxed K-Town space, you’ll find the best pasta in the state courtesy of Chef Chad Colby, masterfully operating a buzzing, rustic, open kitchen and delivering hit dishes all evening long.

Damian, Los Angeles, CA

Clean and minimalist space in the Arts District delivering next level Mexican cuisine from founding chef, Enrique Olvera. An impressive food and tequila menu that will elevate your Valentine’s Day.

Suyo, Main St, Vancouver

An intimate Peruvian restaurant serving elevated small plates from chef/founder, Ricardo Valverde. And with a lunch reservation equally as good as an evening one, this place will impress on any Valentine's Day date.

Gia, Toronto, ON

A vegetarian-vegan destination you must make time for. Flavourful, sophisticated and sustainable dining in a super casual venue, curated by ‘plant-forward’ aficionado, Jenny Coburn.

Yasu, Toronto, ON

Ok, this one is a little on the pricey side but what better way to impress than to grab pole position at a 10 only seat omakase sushi bar in downtown Toronto, serviced by the genius of fine, seasonal fish, Chef Yasu. This place is the real deal and a true experience.

Mexican Seoul, Bow Wharf, London

From food truck to a fixed abode, Mexican Seoul is a rustic and rowdy venue celebrating a Southern Californian staple in the heart of London. Not an intimate date night venue but a celebration of food and fun all the same.

Mimi Kakushi, Four Seasons, Dubai

Travel back in time to Osaka in the 1920s, a surreally authentic, jazz infused bistro like no other. A mind bending experience that blends old world Asian cuisines with contemporary dishes. This place is seriously cool.


The Valentine's Day Mix - Curated By Levi Stubbs

The soundtrack to Valentine's day is a crucial piece to setting the mood. Whether you're cooking at home, settling in for a picnic or requesting the the restaurant to get their act together. This mix by our very own Levi will take care of you and your significant other.