Food for the Heart: Valentine’s Day
There’s no better way to show our love for one another than to share food. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we’ve put together an INSPIRED list of the most romantic restaurants in Noosa, where you can celebrate love with a full stomach and full heart!
At the heart of human connection, you’ll often find food. Think about it! We bring share plates to family gatherings, catch up with friends over coffee or cocktails, and first dates almost always happen over a restaurant table! Whether you want to drag your significant other out of bed for brunch or INDULGE in late-night drinks at your leisure, check out our favourite flavourful destinations across Noosa!
Get your loved ones up early for a wholesome, organic breakfast at Vanilla Food, the cosy café in Noosa Heads. If you and your partner are late risers, why not cook up brunch from your own home with the lovingly-curated VanillaFood The Cookbook?
Overlook the Noosa River and connect over coffee and light breakfast at Bean Theory! Our theory is, coffee always tastes better when someone else makes it for you, and even more so when you share it with others!
Bring your Valentine’s Day to the beach with an all-day dining experience at Sunshine Beach Surf Club. Relax out on one of the decks and take in the fresh salty air or dine inside out of the elements.
Find your lunchtime date on the riverfront of Noosaville! Gusto’s breezy bistro delivers a modern European menu of locally sourced seafood and produce. This week, they’re plating up a special of roasted supreme chicken with corn, port carrots, hazelnut and jus.
You can love Noosa just as much as each other at View Restaurant’s Love Noosa Lunch! Share two delicious courses inspired by Chef Matt Golinski’s love of sourcing local specialities and produce, plus a glass of house wine and barista coffee only $38 per person, 7 days a week!
No one does a long lunch like Bask Eumundi. Laze away with your lover in the tropical gardens of Eumundi’s most romantic venue as you taste and savour local delicacies and desserts. If you can’t get enough, join us for our luxurious Bask Wine Lunch on 25 February, pairing a four-course feast with Gilbert Family Wines.
TAKEAWAY FOR TWO
Dining doesn’t have to be fine to be romantic! Make street food intimate at Jimmy Fox, your go-to hole-in-the-wall for a casual lunch. Specialising in burgers, sandwiches, fresh salads and more, Jimmy Fox’s riverfront lunch bar offers eat-in or takeaway meals for your loved-up lunches.
When it comes to a Valentine’s Day meal, sometimes plain fare is just as good as the showy stuff. Take away a Bird lunch box to share, with free-range chicken and potatoes roasted in an old-school charcoal rotisserie, fresh baguettes and seasonal salads.
Homebody couples need some loving too! Instead of going outside, bring restaurant-worthy cuisine in with Noosa Cartel’s ready-made and frozen fresh meals. It also takes all the fuss out of cooking, so you don’t need to feel the pressure of chef-ing it up for a romantic dinner.
FINE DINING INFATUATION
In the lead up to Valentine’s Day, Ze Pickle is matchmaking burgers with their one true love. Each day this week, the funky burger restaurant will pick a cute couple from the menu and have them available as a burger-and-drink combo deal for one day only. There’s never been a better week for date night!
Treat your lover to a romantic waterfront dinner at Noosa Boathouse. This three-level bistro has three seductive options for a Valentine’s Day Dinner sure to impress. Enjoy a 3 Tiered Seafood Tower for two + dessert plate ($179 per couple), a 4 Course Shared Feast ($69 per person) or a 4 Course Dinner ($69 per person). Bookings are essential!
Relish Restaurant at Noosa Springs invites you and your loved ones to enjoy a myriad of tantalising treats whilst soaking in the beautiful golf course views from the terrace. The High Tea special includes ginger sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, quiches and a selection of Petite Fours and macaroons, as well as your choice of sparkling wine, tea or coffee for $37 per person.
ALBA by Kuruvita embodies the essence of fine food with a combined café, providore, pizzeria, and relaxed all-day dining. If you and your loved ones are searching for the perfect place to INDULGE your taste buds, visit ALBA for signature dishes, mouth-watering crustaceans, wood-fired pizza and more.
Fall in love with Lucio’s Marina, the new modern seafood trattoria located on Noosa Marina. Their menu will transport you and your loved ones to coastal Italy – and where else would you want to be during the month of love?
DRINKS WITH YOUR DARLINGS
If you think your charm and good looks alone are going to sweep your date off their feet this year, Sunshine & Sons loves your confidence, but they suggest gin – one of love’s great sidekicks will really help you in the wooing department. Until Valentine’s Day, they’ll throw in a free pair of etched gin glasses for every online order! P.S. Nil Desperandum – Australia’s First Organic Certified Rum launches on 22 February. Join Sunshine & Sons at the distillery for a full afternoon of live entertainment, great food and of course, really really good rum.
You and you loved ones might be searching for the ideal summer escape this month of love, and Diablo Oasis is just that. Open Friday to Sunday until late, the outdoor bar offers signature ginger beer, tropical cocktails and live entertainment. To get your Valentine’s Day fix, order online or peruse the cocktail recipes at Diablo Co.
Boast the BYOs at your Valentine’s Day dinner with XO Cellars, the premier bottle shop from Embassy XO offering affordable fine wine, boutique beers, ciders and spirits. Give them a call at 5455 4470 to talk orders.
Are you one for public declarations of love? Celebrate Valentine’s Day in a lively atmosphere at Peregian Beach Hotel, where the drinks menu offers a familiar watering hole selection, impressive craft beer collection and charming wine menu.
Get cheeky at Nudge Nudge Wink Wink, the new cocktail club on the block perfect for lovers and friends. Try classic cocktails with adventurous twists or a sensational selection of hard-to-find wines, paired with satisfying bites and a fabulous atmosphere.
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Noosa Heads, Muse Noosa is your ideal hideout for a romantic afternoon of fine wines, cocktails, beer on tap and bar bites. Although they’re closed on Mondays, celebrate Valentine’s Day Eve with live music on their Sunday Sessions.
Settle down for drinks at Herbert, the stylish casual bistro with an eclectic wine list, next-level cocktails and banging tunes to match. For something romantic, try the light and zingy Le Floraloma with fresh watermelon juice, tequila, home-made rose water and citrus! If you can’t wait until 14 February, see what all the fuss is about at our Herbert Long Lunch, a three-course discovery of summer flavours this Friday 11 February!
No matter where you and your loved ones dine this Valentine’s Day, you’ll fall in love with everything Noosa has to offer!