Valentine’s Day dinner and gift ideas

Valentine's Day ideas and deals in the Heritage City...
30 Jan 2023
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

Looking to celebrate this Valentine’s Day?  Look no further than these specials, discounts and offers around the Heritage City.

Dinner box full of South American flavours

La Parrilla dinner box

This Valentine’s Day South American barbeque restaurant La Parrilla are offering two free glasses of wine with their new dinner boxes for two.  Indulge in slow cooked pork shoulder, grilled steak, two arepas, two empanadas, salad, fries and sauces (guacamole and salsa aji) as well as a glass of wine each for $69.90.

Romance of Rail High Tea

Valentines Day high tea

Relive the romance of rail and indulge in high tea for two.

For many, train journeys evoke a sense of nostalgia and romance stemming from a bygone era.  This Valentine’s Day, visit The Workshops Rail Museum and book a High Tea for two.

Be captivated by steam trains, travel back in time on Platform 9 and then sit on the beautiful verandah of the Café where you can savour scones with jam and cream, sandwiches, tea or coffee, iced water and sweets.

Costs for high tea are $60 per couple and includes museum entry.  There are three sittings available on Tuesday February 14 at 10am, 11.30am and 2pm.

Be quick to book, call 3432 5100.  Payment is required at the time of booking and refundable if you give at least 48 hours notice.

Take an extra lap with V8 Race Experiences

V8 Race Experience

Gift your ride or die a thrill in a purpose built V8 race car and get an extra lap for free.

The guys at V8 Race Experience are offering the deal on all ultimate or classic drive packages booked now unitl the end of June!

Upcoming dates are February 12 and 25, April 1, May 7 and 27, June 17 and 24.

Pizza and prosecco at Sourdough Crust Co

Vegetarian pizza at The Sourdough Crust Co

Enjoy pizza and Prosecco at Sourdough Crust Co. this Valentine’s Day.  Customers who dine in can order two main pizzas or pastas and get two glasses of Prosecco for $55.

Enjoy 10% off at Seraphim Escape

Seraphim Escape

Seraphim Escape are offering 10% off on bookings for the weekend before and after Valentine’s Day.  Use the code DISCOVERLOVE when booking online between February 9 and 19.

Gourmet picnic

The Soul Nook Collective pod picnics

The Soul Nook Collective will be celebrating Valentine’s Day early on Saturday February 11.  Book in for a styled picnic either under the shady trees, in a bell tent or in a hanging tiipii pod and enjoy live music as you relax and enjoy the moment.

Bookings are essential.

Valentine’s Day specials at Mihi Tavern

Mihi Tavern

Choose from a two course Valentine’s menu for $45 or a three course menu for $67 at the Mihi Tavern.

The full menu will be available as well as other specials for Valentine’s day.

Gift tickets to a show…


Tickets to the Ipswich Little Theatre make a great Valentine’s Day gift. 

The first season of 2023 is being held at beginning of March starting with The Ladies Foursome by Norm Foster.

The storyline is set during a golf game with three women – Margot, Tate, and Connie – playing a round in honour of their friend and golfing partner, Catherine, whose funeral was the previous day.

At the course, they are joined by another woman, Dory, an old friend of Catherine’s they have never met.

Over the 18 holes, secrets and confessions unravel as the women discuss love, sex, children, careers, and everything in between …… everything but golf.

This is a fun-filled, heart-warming celebration of the special bonds of friendship. A delightful play that will have audiences laughing heartily and perhaps fighting back a tear or two as well. Rated PG with some mild language and adult themes.

The Season’s public performances are nightly at 8pm on 4, 10, 11, 17,18 March and Sunday matinees at 2pm on 5 and 12 March.

Bookings can be made online at or in person/phone at Ipswich Visitor Information Centre, Queens Park on 3281 0555. Gift vouchers are available online.

Stay with a 15% discount at Quest Ipswich

Quest Ipswich

Take advantage of a 15% discount off the Quest Ipswich best advertised rate, with a complimentary 12pm checkout and welcome gift full of relaxation/wellness goodies.

Quest Ipswich has partnered with Bellbird Essentials and put together a wellness pack that includes a soap, a tea light candle (scented by a local Ipswich native blue gum), a hydration spray, and a lip balm to make your stay extra special.

The offer is available for bookings to stay on February 10, 11 and 12, and are limited.

Book today by calling 3813 6000 or emailing [email protected] and quote “Valentine’s Day” to secure the deal.  

Bellbird Essential

Dinner for two at Bakehouse Steakhouse

This Valentine’s Day Bakehouse Steakhouse are adding a special rib on the bone for Valentine’s Day.  This special is $140 for two and includes a side to share, a bottle of wine and dessert to share.  Pre-orders are essential for this special.

Valentine’s Day crystal kits

Crystal gift packs from Ulli's New Age Rockz

You can grab a special Valentine’s Day crystal kit from Ulli’s New Age Rockz.  The kits come with an assortment of crystals and jewellery.  A great gift for those that love gems and crystals.


Banquet at Memories of India

Memories of India | Flavours of Ipswich 2021

On Valentine’s Day you can celebrate with a special banquet menu at Memories of India. 

Start with fish fry, chicken drumsticks and cheese balls, then enjoy butter chicken, lamb yakhani, mixed naan breads and saffron rice for your mains.  Finish with butterscotch kulfi (ice cream) for dessert.

The banquet is $40 per person and includes a glass of house wine.

Lunch or dinner at Brothers Leagues Club

Brothers Restaurant

On Valentine’s Day you can enjoy a special menu at Brothers Leagues Club for lunch or dinner.  Start with cheesy garlic bread then choose pan roasted king snapper or char grilled rump with a complimentary beer, wine or soft drink on arrival for $60 (members price) per couple. 

5 Course degustation dinner 

The Cottage Restaurant Valentine's Day

The Cottage Restaurant are serving up their famous five course degustation dinner for Valentine’s Day, February 14.

Chef Mark Naoum has created this enticing menu which includes mouthwatering seared scallops, Brisbane Valley Quail, butternut pumpkin, lamb and ends with pineapple chiffon.

The menu either comes with paired wines or can be enjoyed without.

Valentine’s menu at The Sugarmill Restaurant

Eye fillet steak with tempura prawns at The Sugarmill Restaurant at Woodlands of Marburg

The Sugarmill Restaurant is holding a special Valentine’s Day menu available on Saturday February 11.  Book in to enjoy scallops, pork belly or stuffed mushroom entrees, creamy Tuscan chicken breast, braised wagyu beef cheeks or layered Mediterranean vegetables for mains and either a trio of chocolate of cheese platter to finish. 

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 cute and fluffy mates at the Nature Centre, 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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