Oracle Boulevard Date Night Edition | Our top Valentine’s venues
Love is in the air! It’s official, we are approaching the season of all things romance, roses and relationships. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and there is no better way to spend it than indulging in a charming date night for two. The perfect date is all about basking in the warm glow of love, enjoying the company of your significant other and, eating some seriously scrumptious food.
Oracle Boulevard has got you covered when it comes to award-winning eateries, so, we’ve compiled a list of must-try restaurants for an unforgettable Valentine’s date – all located just a stroll from the beach for the perfect romantic evening for two.
If Pan-Asian cuisine is your thing then Mamasan Kitchen + Bar is a must! Recognised in the 2021 Australian Good Food Guide Chef Hat Awards, it’s a foodie’s dream worth treating your loved one to this Valentine’s.
Mamasan offers dumplings to bao buns and all things in between, even just a glance at the menu will have your mouth-watering. If you can’t decide we recommend the banquet – let the award-wining chef serve up a selection of their favourite dishes with wine pairings perfectly suited to each dish. Trust us, it’s an experience you won’t soon forget!
Mecca Bah boasts a rich selection of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes. Treat yourself and your partner to a three-course banquet and receive delicious mezze, your choice of mains, and a crowd-favourite shared dessert platter. Make sure to check out the decadent array of cocktails and thoughtfully selected wine list.
While the food is delectable, the venue itself is just as memorable – a sophisticated and chic interior, perfect to celebrate the annual day of romance!
If Italian food doesn’t scream romance, we don’t know what does. Orzo is a contemporary, coastal Italian restaurant that employs traditional techniques with a global influence, combined with a modern dynamic. Better yet, it’s also an award-winning Italian restaurant – taking out their very first Chef Hat Award just a year after opening, making them the 3rd highest ranking on the Gold Coast!
With so many divine choices, start your night with a selection of starters like the baked Tomino cheese served with truffled fioretto, broccolini, walnuts, and honey, or go for the barbequed calamari with tarragon pesto, fregola sarda and balsamic vinegar sambal. When it comes to your mains Orzo has got you covered for any type of pasta you desire – from tagliatelle, ravioli cavatelli, paccheri or gnocchi. Don’t fret if you can’t decide, Valentine’s Day is all about indulgence, and Orzo’s five-course tasting menu is just the decadence we’re looking for this February 14.
Social Eating House and Bar
Social Eating House and Bar is a casual fine dining restaurant and bar with a stylish interior, laid-back atmosphere and truly world-class food and drink offering. As soon as you walk in the door, you’ll feel welcomed by the friendly staff who will help guide you through the international wine list and food menu, choosing dishes and drinks to wow you and your partner this Valentine’s.
Their idea of dining has created a benchmark for the Gold Coast food scene, holding not one but two Chef Hats. Social Eating House and Bar is also the top-ranked restaurant on the Gold Coast in the 2021 awards. If all the accolades haven’t won you over, a quick glance at their menu certainly will!
If you’re craving world-renowned cocktails and authentic flavour-packed cuisine, make sure to reserve a spot at The Cuban. You can expect to find an eclectic mix of small and large dishes perfect for sharing with your Valentine’s date, with flavours inspired by Spanish, South American and Portuguese cuisine.
As far as beverage choices go, The Cuban has got you sorted, housing one of the best rum bars in Queensland, with over 120 rums and an extensive cocktail list.
So, it’s time to pick out your fave date night outfit and get ready to spark a flame with that someone special. They say all you need is love, but a little bit of gourmet food and wine doesn’t hurt!