February 4, 2022 The Festival Team

Make it a date! Heart warming ideas for Valentine's Day in Wellington

We are so spoiled for choice when it comes to date night in Wellington city.  If you’re stuck for ideas for treating your loved ones - or yourself! - we’ve pulled together some neat ideas to get hearts racing for Valentine's Day in Wellington. 

Treat from Grace Patisserie

A Special Occasion

A few of our Wellington eateries have special Valentine’s Day special offers or themed menus. This includes our favourite foragers Hillside, Jano Bistro, Grace Patisserie, WBC. Whichever you pick, you're in for a lovely treat!

Boulcott St Bistro's kitchen

Keep it iconic

Want to go all out? You can’t go wrong at these award-winning eateries. Make your move at the iconic Boulcott St Bistro which serves up innovative modern and classic bistro dishes. Or, head into Shepherd* for a fun mix of highbrow and lowbrow styles featuring the best in-season produce in Hannah's Laneway. Highwater* is a fabulous modern inner-city restaurant serving seasonal, flavoursome food - make a night of it and grab a drink at the bar first! Want to start on a high? Oysters at Capitol are always a great way to kick an evening off…

For a beersie night

If beer is dear to your sweetheart, you’re in the right place. Wellington is known for being the country’s craft beer capital! Do the cellar door at Garage Project, or book into the brewery restaurant at Parrot Dog. Fork & Brewer* are an easy after work option for those in the CBD or keep it casual and grab a Gorilla Burger at Fortune Favours'* Leed St Brewbar!

For the plant-based lovers

For vegetable lovers these plant-based eateries are just the ticket! Nolita for great pizza! Oor, zip across to Lyall Bay for a date with bae at The Botanist.

Sofitel Wellington

If you’re after a staycation

Make it an overnighter and book in for a staycation at one of the fabulous hotels around the city! QT Hotel’s Hippopotamus offers modern French inspired fare, or choose classic 5 star cool at the Intercontinental. The Sofitel is a sophisticated choice, make a night of it with dinner at Jardin Grill. Relative newbie Naumi boasts the romantic Lola Rouge bar for a sneaky tipple. 

Hanging Ditch

After dinner

Looking for a late night spot to enjoy a some one on one? Head into Hanging Ditch and take your relationship to new heights with the Aviation, go on a Trip Through the Looking Glass at The Library, or simply enjoy a little night cap at Night Flower

A promise for later?

Maybe you’re a little hesitant about getting out and about? Pick up some cute vouchers or wear your heart on your sleeve with some cool merch from your favourite restaurants!  

Keep it hands on

Want to get hot in the kitchen? Pick up a gourmet meal kit where the professionals have done all the prep. Boulcott St Bistro, Scopa, La Linda and The Food Lab (from the team at Charley Noble) all offer kits. 

We’re sending love to all for Valentine's Day in Wellington from the team at Visa Wellington On a Plate.

*Note a couple of spots aren’t open on Mondays, so book in a couple of days early for an extra special surprise.