The best Valentine’s Day restaurant specials in Johannesburg

Whether your budget’s takeaways and chill or six courses at the Four Seasons.

Valentine's day specials Johannesburg

Even if you aren’t a fan of cheesy hearts and bunches of roses, Valentine’s Day is a nice excuse to get dressed up and take your person out on a date. It’s also a great excuse for restaurants you can’t usually afford to have specials and throw in some free champagne. These are our pick of the best Valentine’s Day specials in Johannesburg this year:

Enjoy gourmet sushi and gin in the comfort of your home

Just ‘cos it’s Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you have to actually leave the house. If you and bae are at your happiest when you’re ordering UberEats and chilling at home that’s cool; Oishi Sushi has got your (lazy) backs. Place an order for R500 or more and you’ll get a free bottle of Roku gin. It’s a Japanese gin, making it perfect for pairing with rainbow rolls and salmon roses. Light some candles, turn on the Spotify & Chill playlist, put on your best pajamas (the ones without the cartoon sheep on) and you’ve got the ideal homebody’s date night.

 

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Have a fancy picnic on a farm

Brightside farm is about an hour’s drive from Jo’burg but so worth it if you want to impress your date with views for days away from the big city. You’ll be treated to a three-course picnic lunch, Anthonij Rupert wines, plus a complimentary bottle of champagne. Eat at a set table or do the picnic thing properly and spread out a blanket to lay down on while you feed each other cheese and charcuterie. To book, call 011 447 0710 or email bookings@coobs.co.za.

Splash out at the Four Seasons

For couples who believe V-day is the day to ball out, do so at View, the restaurant at Four Seasons. Arrive in time to watch the sunset over the city as you sip a drink on their deck. This Valentine’s Day they’re serving up a whole six courses which both foodies and people who are simply obsessed with posting their food on Instagram alike will freak out over. This is a five-star tasting menu, featuring scallops, salmon, quail, lobster carbonara and kudu.

Eat some of the best meat in the city

Eating at Marble is like eating at a really larney braai. The focal part of the restaurant is their wood-fired grill and their specialty is meat, flame-cooked to perfection. For Valentine’s Day, you’ll get a glass of bubbly while you feast on the finest cuts of meat, surrounded by their cool and modern interior.

 

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Have a whole spa day before your Valentine’s lunch

The Fairway Spa is offering a couple’s treatment package plus a meal at The Fairway for the whole of February. The package includes a 45-minute candle-lit hydro bath, a 90-minute full-body massage for both you and bae, and a pedicure, all paired with a bottle of sparkling wine.

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