Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Yet to make plans? No stress - we've got all the ideas on where to wine, dine and spoil your Valentine this year. From world-class cocktail spots and mouth-watering set menus to stunning bouquets, decadent sweet treats and more, follow these leads and make it one to remember. 


Plan a date with these events


Midtown Double Happy | Strand Arcade, Elliot Stables
Experience the electrifying fusion of love and Lunar New Year festivities at Midtown Double Happy in the vibrant heart of the city! Get ready for an evening packed with adrenaline-pumping Art Speed Dating, indulge in an intimate dinner date at the renowned Elliot Stables, strike a pose in our enchanting Photo Love Booth, and immerse yourself in an extraordinary Art Exhibition. See full list of events here.

Silo Cinema: Valentine’s Edition - The Princess Bride | Silo Park
Nestle in at Silo Park on Valentine's Day for a magical evening under the stars. The Princess Bride is a classic fairytale with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing. Food trucks will start from 5pm, before the screening of the timeless classic 'The Princess Bride' at 9pm.

Dive into a timeless romance of Romeo and Juliet at Pop-up Globe | SkyCity Theatre
Head to SkyCity Theatre for a romantic evening of shared moments on Valentine's Day or throughout the week – a perfect treat for the season of love! Performances run from February 10th to 25th, so secure your tickets now for a night of enchanting love and tragic beauty.

Silo Cinema
Midtown Street Party
Pop-up Globe

Wine & dine your Valentine


A three course seafood focused menu at kingi, $90pp | 29 Galway Street
Spoil your special someone with an intimate evening under the shimmering chandelier at kingi this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a special Valentine’s menu featuring a selection of antipasti and a choice of either pāua tagliatelle, pan-roasted snapper, or farro risotto with a special dessert to share, all for $90pp. Book here.

A four-course exquisite menu at JW Marriott, $139pp | 22-26 Albert Street
Indulge in a romantic Valentine's dinner featuring a four-course culinary journey with live entertainment. Enjoy a glass of bubbles upon arrival, followed by exquisite entrées like salmon tartare and mains such as herb-crusted lamb rack. Book here.

A 3-course shared set menu at Palmer Bar & Restaurant, $89pp | 1 Albert Street
Indulge in decadent cocktails and a dinner neither of you has to cook at Palmer Bar this Valentine’s Day. Live music makes it the perfect place to spend a romantic evening. A three-course shared set menu filled with favourites like seared Lamb Rump, Poached Fish, Crème Brule, and Chocolate Fondue, at $89pp. Book here.


Treat yourself and your significant other

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East Day Spa | 90 Federal Street
If you're brainstorming a gift idea that's out of the box, a pamper day is a great place to start. Treat your Valentine with East Day Spa's 'Fall In Love Facial' by CODAGE Paris, a tender embrace for the skin, followed by a choice of manicure or pedicure followed by a neck and shoulder massage to soothe, melt and untangle knots. See here for more Valentine's Day Packages.

More places to go for a pamper day in the city

Toast to love at some of the best bars in Auckland

Darling on Drake

Darling on Drake | 27 Drake Street
Step into one of the city centre's hottest new spots, Darling on Drake, this Valentine's Day. With a sprawling open terrace and stylish interior, Darling is the perfect spot to find yourself on an afternoon in the city. Grab a table, savor good food, sip on delicious drinks, and connect with friends. Book here.


The Nightcar 夜班车 | 44 Queen Street
Celebrate love at Queen Street's brand new underground gem! Indulge in epic cocktails and delectable dishes inspired by the north of the Yangtze River. With a sophisticated ambiance and innovative drinks, it's the perfect spot for a romantic night out. Book here.

Treat your Valentine to something sweet

Val day bluebells

Bluebells Cakery | Commercial Bay, 1 Queen Street
With cake as their love language, Bluebells do Valentine's Day right. If you're special someone has a sweet tooth, these dreamy sweet treats are the way to go. Take your pick from the cupcakes, shortbread hearts, rocky road, macarons, or, go all out with their Valentine's cake! Pop into the Commercial Bay store or shop online here


SkyBar | Level 50, Sky Tower
Enjoy ten delicious bites from SUCRÉ by SkyCity while taking in breathtaking views from the Sky Tower. $105pp. Available 12pm-8pm. Book here.

Don’t forget to get some beautiful flowers

Prolong your celebrations with a staycation

Celebrating with your gals or pals this year?

We've got you covered with all the ideas for a perfect Galentine's Day in the city centre. Celebrate the valuable friendships in your life by organising a day or night to remember - from karaoke to fragrance consultations, mixology masterclasses, glow-up session and more. 

Check out our Galentine's Day guide here.

Last updated: 15 February 2024