10 Joburg restaurants to dine at this Valentine’s Day

It’s the most romantic month of all, so if you’ve not yet started planning for that special day or evening with the one you love, get cracking! For those of you who are still keen on doing things the old way by taking that special somebody out, you are more than welcome to take your pick of these places in Joburg that are all geared up to help you celebrate the magical day of love and spoil your special someone.

Séjour (Houghton)

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Situated within the luxurious Houghton Hotel, Séjour will be opened exclusively for the upcoming Valentine’s weekend with a special edition menu and live entertainment. The menu features dishes driven by Chef Freddie Dias’s natural curiosity for food and storytelling and is guaranteed to take diners on an unforgettable journey. Patrons can choose from a set menu priced at R1,200 per couple for lunch or dinner on Friday, 12 February and Saturday, 13 February, or a set menu for lunch with live entertainment priced at R1,500 per couple on Sunday, 14 February. Bookings are available through Dineplan, via email on [email protected] or call  011 032 5535.  


Lacuna Bistro and Bar (Sandton)

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Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day lunch with your beloved at Lacuna Bistro and Bar, which has curated a unique menu with dishes connoting the day of love. Priced at R990 per person with a complimentary glass of non-alcoholic bubbly, diners can expect a three-course meal featuring dishes such as Dream Lover, Endless Love, Love Letters, Loving Proof, Cupid’s Delight, Sinfully Yours, Big Kiss, Cheek to Cheek and more. To reserve a table, call 010 226 4815 or email [email protected]. 

Saint Restaurant (Sandton)

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Guided by Saint Valentine, Saint restaurant promises you an exceptional meal with your special someone this Valentine’s Day with a set menu priced at R1,000 per person for three courses. To make a reservation, visit http://www.saint.restaurant/, WhatsApp 084 050 3333 or call 010 594 5888.

Pablo (The Mint Hotel) (Sandton)

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As a unique offering celebrating this month of love, Pablo’s is offering picnic baskets every weekend throughout February. The disposable picnic baskets include a picnic box, candle, branded disposable paper tablecloth, disposable and biodegradable cutlery or glassware, and a bottle of either Franschhoek red or white wine (R250 per basket) or L’Ormarins bubbly (R300 per basket). Food can be ordered separately from their à la carte menu and then added to the picnic basket. Call 078 206 4463 for more details.


Marble (Rosebank)

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Celebrating “Love in the Time of Coronavirus”, Marble is offering a set menu for Valentine’s Day with cocktails for that special date with your loved one, bestie, sibling, or even the entire family! The menu is priced at R1,000 per person. To make a reservation, visit https://marble.restaurant/, WhatsApp 064 439 2030 or call 010 594 5550.

Blaque Bistro (Bryanston)

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This Valentine’s Day, Chef Sizo Henna invites diners to partake of a special set menu priced at R650 per person, accompanied by a romantic music mix to serenade your loved one. To book a table, call 076 989 4688 or visit http://www.blaquebistro.co.za/.

Arbour Café (Birdhaven)

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Commemorate this day of love with a romantic, Parisian-style Valentine’s weekend at Arbour Café with a Veuve Clicquot champagne dinner for two on Saturday, 13 February and Sunday, 14 February. The four-course menu includes tantalising options for vegans, vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike, such as baked brie with pecan nuts and cranberry chilli, crispy duck confit in a 5-spice cherry sauce, and aged ribeye steak with wild mushroom linguini. Take your pick from a choice of four options, priced at R1,095 (with two glasses of Veuve Brut), R1,295 (with two glasses of Veuve Rose), R1,695 (with a bottle of Veuve Brut) or R1,895 (with a bottle of Veuve Rose). For reservations, call 010 753 2007 or email [email protected]. 


Parc Fermé (Sandton)

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day in style at Parc Ferme with a five-course dinner priced at R600 per head, available from 6–8pm on 14 February. Book your table via Dineplan or call 011 245 4846 for reservations.

Medeo Restaurant (Fourways)

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The Palazzo Montecasino is offering a luxurious romantic package this Valentine’s Day, which includes one night’s accommodation for two adults with a rose petal turndown and in-room gift, dinner at the Italian-inspired Medeo Restaurant with live entertainment, and a decadent breakfast for two the next morning. The package is priced at R4,350 per couple and is valid from 12 to 13 February. For bookings, call 011 510 3000 or email [email protected].

Higher Ground Restaurant (Bryanston)

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What could be fancier than celebrating Valentine’s Day in the sky, sipping on bubbly and nibbling on canapes? This Valentine’s Day, Sky Events makes this possible with a 30-minute “sky date” overlooking the Jozi skyline, followed by a romantic three-course meal at Higher Ground restaurant, priced at R1,195 per head. Sky lifts are available at 3pm, 4pm, 5pm and 6pm on 14 February and can be booked online or by WhatsApp or phoning 084 449 6040. Diners can also make reservations for only the three-course meal priced at R595 per head and offered at 3–7pm at Higher Ground Restaurant by calling 011 024 3433 or via email to [email protected].

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