Archived: Valentine's Day Inspiration

Ideas on what to do with your nearest and dearest
30 January, 2018

Whether you plan to celebrate this Valentine's Day with a date or a few of your friends there is plenty to do within the heart of the city on this special day. From dinner, outdoor movies, facials and desserts, you will find something on this list for you and the ones you love. No matter your relationship status, be sure to make the most of this day.

Silo Park Valentine's Cinema | Silo Park

It’s not Valentine's Day at Silo Park without their annual screening of the greatest love story of all time, The Princess Bride. Starting at 9pm, this classic fairy tale can be enjoyed with a special someone, a group of friends or your family. Make sure you arrive a little earlier so you have time to delve into the scrumptious street food from the food trucks and secure a good spot.

The 3-Way Pie Combo | Federal Delicatessen, 86 Federal Street

Treat your favourite person to one of our favourite treats found on Federal St. Federal Delicatessen have become well known for their dessert pies and cheesecakes, and we can definitely understand why. On the menu, they have their famous New York style cheesecake, the flavoursome choc-cherry pie, their sweet banana & toffee pie, or their tangy lemon meringue pie, choose your favourite three to share between yourselves. 

Valentine's Day Dinner at Stanford Plaza Auckland

Treat you and your loved one to a night of romance at Stamford Plaza Auckland this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling on arrival, then relish in a romantic 3-course dinner. 

Gelato | Gelatiamo, North Wharf, Jellicoe St

Along the romantic Wynyard Quarter waterfront, you will find Gelatiamo, a delightful gelato shop. Made with the finest imported Italian ingredients, Gelatiamo offers traditional and less-traditional delights for your taste buds at a great price. Pick a flavour or two in a cup or cone and stroll along the waterfront with that special someone or a group of friends.

Dinner at Ebisu

This Valentine's Day, Britomart's sophisticated Japanese eatery is offering a decadent set menu that is sure to impress. Enjoy a complementary glass of Perrier Jouet on arrival followed by market oyster tempura, hamachi sashimi and teriyaki scallop roll. The mains include lobster and spanner crab dumplings, seared duck breast, miso glazed saiyko toothfish and black wagyu scotch. To top it off, you and your loved one will enjoy a one-of-a-kind melting chocolate dessert.

Dinner at The Culpepper | Shed 22, Princes Wharf

Celebrate love while dining at a delicious eatery right along the edge of Auckland's waterfront. The Culpepper offers a variety of sharing plates for two, such as their ‘Whole BBQ’d Market Catch’ and their ‘Smoked Pigs Hock’. You can also opt to choose something off their ordinary menu to enjoy with a group of friends. No matter who you are celebrating with, The Culpepper’s delicious food and atmosphere will make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.

‘Fall in Love’ Facial | East Day Spa, 123 Albert Street

Cocooned within the heart of the city is the award winning East Day spa. Treat yourself, a loved one, or a friend to East Day Spa’s heavenly ‘Fall in Love’ facial this Valentines. The 30 minute facial, calms your mind and recharges the skin by improving moisture levels and layering antioxidants. The package also includes a shape and polish for fingers or toes. You will walk out with glowing Valentine's ready skin.

Cocktails at the Gin Room | The Gin Room, 12 Vulcan Lane

Say cheers to love or friendship over a cocktail or two in the niche bar specialising in gin nestled in the historic Queen's Ferry Building. The Gin Room is an intimate bar, inspired by the 1920’s with elegant woody and velvety décor. It is the perfect place to gather a few close friends or that loved one of yours to chat, enjoy a delicious cocktail and relish spending time together.

Love is in the Square | Pop Up Space, Takutai Square, Britomart 

Britomart is bringing a special kind of love shack to Takutai Square in the lead up to Valentine’s Day, helping you to get that someone special a special something. A carefully curated selection of perfect presents from various Britomart retailers (such as WORLD, Kate Sylvester, Karen Walker, Bobbi Brown, kikki.K, Miann and more) will be available to purchase from Monday 12 through Wednesday 14 February, from 8am-6pm. Plus there will be beautiful red roses available on Wednesday 14.​