Valentine’s Day in Canberra

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How do you tell the love of your life how much you love them? With food of course!

The ‘day of love’ is fast approaching so if you want to take your lover out to dinner in Canberra check out my these suggestions for a romantic evening and amazing food. Also, make sure you book ASAP!

White Rabbit Cocktail Room

Located on Northbourne Avenue, White Rabbit Cocktail Room is a quirky, fun and intimate cocktail bar. If you want to enjoy some delicious cocktails, a light meal and some yummy dessert then this is the place to go. They’ve got a special Valentine’s Day cocktail on the menu too!

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Valentine’s Day at White Rabbit Cocktail Room.

The menu

65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City

(02) 6257 7779


Molto Italian

One of the newest Italian restaurants to hit Canberra that makes me drool every time I see a photo, is Molto Italian. Located on the Kingston Foreshore this place is sure to impress and they’re offering a special Valentine’s Day menu. For only $70 pp you can choose from a selection of delicious dishes. See the menu below.

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Molto Italian Valentine’s Day menu


(02) 6140 7039

Element Building Unit 155, 43 Eastlake Parade, Kingston


Urban Pantry Manuka

The meals that come out of the Urban Pantry kitchen always look incredible and they’re offering a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner on the lawns. See the menu below.

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Urban Pantry Valentine’s Day menu


02 6162 3556

5 Bougainville St, Manuka


C Dine Bar

I haven’t been here yet but it’s on my list. C Dine Bar is located in a beautiful setting on the Kingston Foreshore and offers an array of seafood and other dishes. This year they’re offering a special Valentine’s Day dinner.

Enjoy a 6-course degustation Brunch/Lunch for Valentines Day for only $65 per person or a 6-course dinner degustation for only $95. Menu coming soon.

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Photo from C Dine Bar on Facebook.


19 Eastlake Parade, Kingston

(02) 6239 5299



Aubergine is one of my favourite fine dining restaurants in Canberra. They nail it every time. The service is spot on, the food is impeccable and the setting is very romantic. If you have some money to spare and want to treat your love to an extra special dinner then Aubergine is the place to go. They don’t usually open on Sunday but this year they will be open especially for Valentine’s Day. You will get an exquisite 4-course menu for $90 pp. If you get a spot here you’ll be very lucky so my advice is to BOOK NOW.

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Photo credit: Aubergine


18 Barker St, Griffith

(02) 6260 8666


Monster Kitchen and Bar

This is another one that’s on my list to try! I’ve been here for drinks and coffee but I’m yet to indulge in the amazing food. I know lots of people who have and they’ve been impressed. It’s a beautiful, intimate, stylish setting and you could even go and see a movie at Palace Electric Cinema before or after your meal. Bonus!

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Photo credit: Monster Kitchen and Bar

Ground floor of Hotel Hotel

25 Edinburgh Ave, New Acton

02 6287 6287


Pod Food at Pialligo

This is another one my ‘to try’ list and it would be a beautiful place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Nestled in a unique position amongst the beautiful established gardens of Pialligo plant farm, the quaint character filled, fully restored 1930’s cottage offers a unique dining location close to the Canberra CBD. They offering a special Valentine’s Day menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the food sounds delicious. See the menu.

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Photo credit: The Food Avenue

12 Beltana Rd, Pialligo, Canberra

02 6257 3388



Mr Eat Canberra and I ate here for my early birthday dinner before I went to QLD last week. It was sensational! The setting is sophisticated and chic and the food was incredible. I fell in love with every mouthful. We had a great night and I think this would be a perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the love of your life. They’re offering a few tasting menu options to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Saturday 13th February. Blog post about Lilotang is coming soon. Check out the photos of their Valentine’s Day menus on their Facebook page.

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King Fish sashimi with moro miso, shallot, ginger, soy and sesame oil from Lilotang.

1 Burbury Close, Barton

(02) 6273 1424


Locale Pizzeria Deakin

If your idea of romance is sharing a wood-fired pizza and a bottle (or two) of wine then Local Pizzeria Deakin is the place to do just that! Head there if you want to enjoy original, locally sourced, traditional Italian dishes in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Photo from Local Pizzeria Deakin on Instagram

Shop 5, Hopetoun Cct, Deakin

(02) 6162 2888

Don’t feel like joining the crowd? Why not cook your lover something special at home instead? Valentine’s Day recipes are coming soon.

Personally, I’m not really that into Valentine’s Day. The idea of one commercialised day to show someone you love along with millions of other couples doesn’t really do it for me. My partner and I show each other we love each other and do special things every day so we don’t need one day to dedicate to this. BUT, as you know, I LOVE going out for dinner and there are heaps of places offering beautiful Valentine’s Day menus in beautiful settings to celebrate your love.

I think I’ll cook some yummy food at home and just do something to show Mr Eat Canberra I love him, like I do everyday.

Whatever you choose or don’t choose to do whether you’re in a relationship or not, just have fun because that’s what life is all about!