Best ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Ipswich

Looking for that perfect Valentine's Day experience, check out this list.
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

Looking for a way to show your affection this Valentine’s Day?  Check out this list of 15 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Ipswich…

Burlesque Show

Burlesque

Checkout the amazing Bertie Page Clinic and the wonderful performers from the Lady Marlene School of Arts at Banshees Bar and Art Space, while contributing to a great cause.

Join them for a night of love, love lost and love found with a touch of lust.  Lovely ladies and marvelous live music and delicious drinks.

All proceeds are going to AVA – the Australian Veterinary Association Benevolent Fund for their work for animal bush fire victims.

Best of Buble Tribute Experience

The Best of Buble is a spectacular show celebrating the songs and the story of Michael Bublé.  Come with your loved one for Valentine’s Day or enjoy a night out with the girls for Galentine’s Day – either way this is an event not to be missed.  Tickets cost $49, show starts 7.30pm, February 14.

Lunch or dinner at new Spicers restaurant

Spicers Homestead

The highly anticipated new homestead at Spicers Hidden Vale will open on February 14, and become a new home for Homage restaurant.

Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner the Homestead will feature all the award winning dishes on the market-garden-driven menu.

But expect to be tempted by a collection of new dishes inspired by the property, region and season – Beef fat crumpet, caramelized honey, pickled scallions, wood roasted marrow (with honey from Homage’s own bee hives); or Red Claw yabbies, smoked yolk, orchard citrus (locally farmed yabbies, with oranges and limes from the market garden, and eggs from Hidden Vale’s own heritage breed hens); or Coal roasted suckling pig, stone fruit aged over olive wood charcoal (with piglets from Goombungee’s ethical 5th generation Schultz Family Farms) and many others.

The Barn will continue to operate as a relaxed dining venue and function space.

Forbidden Broadway

Forbidden Broadway

Check out Casa Mia Italian restaurant’s Forbidden Broadway.  For $70 enjoy a three course meal and a show with champagne on arrival. 

Forbidden Broadway Greatest Hits Volume 1 is an off-Broadway revue parodying Broadway musicals by Gerard Alessandrini. The original version of the revue opened on January 15, 1982, at Palsson’s Supper Club in New York City and ran for 2,332 performances.

Date night with child minding

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Explore the restaurant options at Orion Springfield Central or take in a movie, while the kids are being looked after by someone else.

Mini-minders will run on February 14 and costs $5 for one hour and 45 minutes of minding.  

Free bubbly at Ballistic

Bubbles at Ballistic

At Ballistic Springfield Brewery, Bar and Kitchen all ladies will receive one complimentary glass of bubbles with any meal purchase on Valentine’s night.

And if you have a group of five ladies or more – celebrating not having a partner – you will receive a complimentary bottle with your meals.

Relax and listen to live music and enjoy great food.  Bookings are essential.

5 Course degustation at The Cottage

Seafood linguine at The Cottage Restaurant

For $99 impress your special someone with a five-course degustation at Ipswich fine dining restaurant The Cottage.  Add paired wines for $155 per person.

On the menu is house made pasta with seared scallops, crab meat, garlic, chilli and olive oil; pea soup with bacon pearls; 48 hour pork belly, sweet potato and pumpkin seed rosti, cabbage and apple gel; smoked kangaroo, cauliflower, parmesan and rosellas; and white chocolate brulee, raspberry and pepperberry sphere, strawberry pistachio biscotti.

Bookings essential.

Paint your love Picasso style

SipnDip

Grab a glass of wine with Sip ‘n ‘Dip Ipswich and paint your love Picasso Style.  Two classes are running one on February 13 at Coffee Club Orion Springfield Central and one on February 14 at Cineplex Redbank Plaza.

Dinner at Dovetails

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Enjoy a special Valentine’s three-course menu at Dovetails Restaurant for $89 per person including a glass of sparkling rose or 4 Hearts beer on arrival. 

Entree menu includes dishes like squid with lemon myrtle and sichuan pepper dusted, chili jam and lime; twice cooked pork belly with emu apple and chili relish, nashi pear coleslaw; and Furikake oysters seasoned with furikake and finger lime pearls.  

Choose from barramundi with a herb and macadamia crust, charred lamb rump, duck risotto, wagyu rump or vegetarian curry for mains.

Desserts include shared cheese board or selection of petit fours and hand-crafted sweets.

Degustation at Brookwater Golf and Country Club

Brookwater Golf and Country Club

Treat your special person to a degustation dinner at the Brookwater Golf and Country Club for $75, add paired wines for $25.  Bookings are essential.

$50 dinner with wine at Jets for two people

Ipswich Jets Leagues Club

At Ipswich Jets Leagues Club members can choose either a fillet mignon or pan-fried salmon with dessert and wine – $50 a couple!

Bakehouse Steakhouse two-course special

Bakehouse Steakhouse

Enjoy dinner at Bakehouse Steakhouse for $55 per person and get a two-course meal with striploin steak, side dish, dessert and a wine or beer.

Seafood at Brothers

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Enjoy a hot and cold seafood board for two at Brothers Leagues Club with fish, calamari, oysters, prawns and more.

Dinner at Fourthchild

Fourthchild-Ipswich

Enjoy a special menu to celebrate love at Fourthchild.  Secure lunch or dinner now in this gorgeous heritage restaurant.

Fresh local seafood platter

Seafood platter at the PA Hotel

Seafood lovers book early to secure an ultimate seafood platter for two at the PA Hotel this Valentines Day! 

The colourful platter is laden with the best fresh seafood the chefs can source, including oysters, spanner crab, red claw crayfish, prawns and calamari with seasonal fresh fruit – $125 for two people.

3 course meal at The Retro Diner

The Retro Diner

Step back in time at The Retro Diner and enjoy dinner for $100 per couple with a glass of vino! 

Booking essential, two seating times 5.30pm or 7pm.  Share platter entree with cheesey garlic bread, bruschetta, mozzarella sticks and more. 

Main options include chicken schnitzel; roast pork and gravy; and creamy mushroom mornay crepes.  Dessert share platters include mini pavlovas; black forest cake and cream; caramel cheesecake and cream.

Live music and Italian spread

Pasta in Bowl

Tuck into a four-course Italian feast and listen to live music at BLVD downstairs at the Springfield Lakes Hotel for $69 per person.  Take a sneaky break and stay over night at the 4.5 star hotel too!

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his bestie Milly the Wombat, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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