The Most Unique Things To Do This Valentines

Drink, Eat, Melbourne, Play / 7 February 2020

You can thank us later.

The international day of love is just around the corner, and whilst it can be a polarising day between loved up couples and singles, an excuse to celebrate should never be passed up. Whether you’re single and looking for love or keen to impress your long time lover, these Valentines Day ideas are the quirkiest, most unique and down right outside the box.

hutong dumplings

Hu Tong, CBD

You can never go wrong with picking dumplings! They’re cheap and delicious pillows that will please any Tinder date or long term lover. Hutong Dumplings and China Red are open all day for you to enjoy. All dumplings are freshly made in house from a Chinese traditional recipes. Try the ever so popular Shao-long bao, or wontons with hot chilli sauce.

Dumplings at Hu Tong
Where: Hu Tong, 14-16 Market Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
Website: Reserve your place here

barefoot cinema

Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Romeo + Juliet’, Barefoot Cinema

Snug up and catch Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet featuring Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio on the big screen. Settle down on a picnic blanket with food and drinks (there’s also a candy bar available for those with a sweet tooth) and be blown away by the reimagining of the classic love story. For those who don’t have a boo, this is totally something we’d do by ourselves too!

Romeo + Juliet, Barefoot Cinema
 Barefoot Cinema, 192 Hotham St, Ripponlea VIC 3185
Price: $22 for adults, $15 for kids
Tickets: bookings are strongly recommended. Reserve your place here

elements melbourne

Dog friendly stays at Element Richmond

Those we love come in all shapes and sizes. And no one will tell you that more than a paw-parent! For the month of February, Element is offering a special ‘Furry Valentine’ package, including a nights’ stay in a Balcony King Room, free pet cleaning (a fee of $80 usually applies), a ‘pawsome’ treat on arrival for your furry friend, dog bed and toys in the room upon request, as well as a bottle of rosé.

There will also be the hotel’s signature Doggy Degustation menu, featuring dishes like ‘The Good Dog’ (market fish with steamed carrot) and ‘The Quarter Hounder’ (pan fried steak with green vegetables). What a way to treat your best friend!

Dog day at Element Richmond
 Element Melbourne, 588 Swan St, Richmond VIC 3121
Price: Starts at $200
Bookings: Reserve a room here

cutler and co

V-day dinner at Dinner at Cutler and Co

Treat your special someone to a fancy dinner at Cutler and Co. With an exclusive menu on the day to boot, you won’t be able to resist dishes such as dry-aged muscovy duck and apline strawberries with jersey milk cream. For that touch of luxury, pair your dinner with matched wines. Talk about the perfect night!

Dinner at Cuter and Co
 Cutler and Co, 55/57 Gertrude St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Price: Starts at $120
Bookings: Reserve a table here


Couple staycation at QT Melbourne

QT Melbourne is offering love birds an exclusive package to stay at the inner-city hideout including Perrier-Jouët bubbles, valet parking, breakfast and a checkout of 12pm. With every room booked direct, couples will receive a QT Cupid questionnaire prior to checking in, turning each room into a personalised den of romance. Escape downstairs to Pascale Bar and Grill for dinner, who are saying no to set menus this year and are instead opting for a la carte style.

Staycation at QT Melbourne
 QT Melbourne,133 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Price: Starts at $572
Bookings: Reserve a table here


Cupid’s Delight Flight, Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Take your love to new heights at the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel. Book the Cupid’s Delight Flight package and enjoy an hour long flight in a private cabin, champagne, a selection of sweet and savoury canapes, red roses, a photo book and a caricature of you and your lover. You can also choose the shorter Romantic Flight package which includes a 30 minute private flight, single red rose, two drinks and chocolates from San Churro.

Cupid’s Delight Flight, Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
The District Docklands, 101 Waterfront Way, Docklands VIC 3008
Price: Starts at $64
Bookings: Reserve a table here