The Most Romantic Spots Suitable for Valentine’s Day (And After)

by | Feb 13, 2023 | Life, Travel

Get ready to spoil your loved one with these romantic date night spots perfect for Valentine’s Day. 

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and intimacy. Certain people see the day as just another date on the calendar. For many others, it’s an opportunity for lovers to demonstrate their love for one another. We have rounded up some of the most romantic spots to take your loved one on Valentine’s Day or any other day thereafter. 

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Cape Town

Tang – V&A Waterfront 

Situated right on the Victoria Basin, the restaurant introduces unique cuisine inspired by contemporary Japanese izakayas (trendy restaurants/bars) and classic Cantonese food to an eager new audience. Known for its classic dishes, including black cod, salmon teriyaki and chilli salt and pepper calamari. The picturesque space also offers dishes that are already firm favourites at TANG in Sandton including rock shrimp, salmon tuna tartare, tuna tataki, dim sum, a trio of Siu Mai (scallop, lobster, and caviar), and Siu Mai chicken. This Valentine’s Day, Tang has a romantic evening of sensory delights. They are offering a complimentary glass of Mirabelle Rosé upon arrival, before choosing between two alluringly delicious set menus. There’s also a V-Day promo where you get a Moët & Chandon glass paired with 3 x Truffle Shiso Sauce Fresh Oysters or a Moët & Chandon Bottle paired with 6 (or a dozen) x Truffle Shiso Sauce Fresh Oysters. 

The Nines – Sea Point

The Nines is proudly presented by The Kove Collection. Hosted on the ninth floor of the newly developed Station House at Nineteen Kloof Road, The Nines offers breathtaking two-hundred-and-seventy-degree views over upper Sea Point.  Floor-to-ceiling glass provides guests with an immersive viewing experience of the crisp blue Atlantic Ocean; calling out for summer lunches with good friends that quickly turn into sunset drinks over the horizon, or unforgettable romantic moonlit dinners, especially for Valentine’s Day. The menu focuses on the concept of “classics done right”. Lates Seabass, Lezena Spatchcock Roast Chicken and Seafood Risotto jostle for attention, amongst a repertoire of standouts. All dishes have been carefully chosen and developed to reflect this concept, speaking to provenance and produce-forward cooking. 


Pomodoro Ristorante – Morningside Shopping Center, Sandton

For authentic Italian cuisine, Pomodoro Ristorante is the perfect place to spice up the romance. The restaurant also takes pride in serving traditional Italian dishes with some modernised plates. The restaurant treats the food they prepare with love as you have in an Italian house with Nonna in the kitchen. 

Cuisino – Melrose Arch

Cuisino, a wine bar and lounge, offers Melrose Arch’s finest wines in a sophisticated, social atmosphere. The Cuisino menu of seasonal small plates and thoughtful pairings offers the ultimate wine experience in one of Joburg’s most notable destinations. This Valentine’s Day they’re offering couples a 3–course meal with a bottle of Nicolas Feuillate at R1900.

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Al Pescatore – Ballito

Al Pescatore offers a unique culinary experience with Trevor offering specials every day. Favourites for starters include the Gamberia Sorpresa – Prawn Surprise with prawns baked in garlic, cheddar and mozzarella. Various kinds of pasta are available in variations of meat, seafood and vegetarian. The pizzas are, of course, a must. The menu continues to a Seafood and meat section with mouthwatering treats such as the big variety of grilled fish and steaks. End your meal with one of Al Pescatore’s delightful desserts. What more can one ask for than a breathtaking view of the ever-changing Indian ocean, the finest food and a delightful team that is at your service? Al Pescatore boasts many awards for these reasons.

Willow Way Manor – Hillcrest

Offering an escape in the lush Kloof area, Willow Way Manor is a hidden gem. You can enjoy their picnic offerings that come with stuffed meals from their restaurant while sprawled out on their lush lawns under the windmill.

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