One of our favourite hangouts in Pretoria has you covered for both brunch and dinner this Valentine’s. Carbon is offering a lovely ‘Bubbly Brunch’ on the 14th of February – and honestly, who doesn’t love brunch? You can go and lose yourself in the bottomless bubbly and 12 fresh oysters that they will be serving between 11h30 and 15h30. Bring your loved one and get bubbly.
For Valentine’s Dinner, they are presenting couples with a 5-course dinner menu that is simply to die for. Food items include delectable goodies like Beef Wellington, Dorado, and Ceviche, among other things. If you feel like it, you can opt-in for the optional wine pairing at an extra cost. You’ll certainly have plenty of time to fall in love all over again over this delicious meal and yummy drinks.
Where? Carbon Bistro, 279 Dey Street, Brooklyn
When? Wednesday, 14 February
Brunch – 11h30 to 15h30
Dinner – 17h00 to 22h00
Cost: Brunch – R375 per person
Dinner – R450 per person + optional wine pairing @R200
Bookings: 012 340 0029 // firstname.lastname@example.org
Picnic for Two at Mooikrans Venue and Garden
A romantic garden picnic under the stars just screams classic Valentine’s – and we love it. Mooikrans offers you an evening of relaxing romance with the one you love this Valentine’s Day. You can pick from a selection of picnic baskets to order from, and they sure cater for the crowd by offering a banting basket, a vegetarian basket, and a full-on classic basket for the evening. These baskets will be filled with delectable goodies to feast on – be sure to have a look at the menu on the link below. You will also be treated to a lovely welcome drink – Berry Granite topped with Champagne. If this tickles your fancy, be sure to order your picnic basket in advance at email@example.com.
Where? 15a Midas Avenue, Olympus, Pretoria
When? 14 February, 17h00 to 22h00
Cost: R350 per person
Valentines Jazz Picnic
Food, wine, jazz, and bae… A good combo if we have ever seen one. You can settle down with your other half for a picnic and live jazz at +27 Café on the 17th of February. Spend the post-valentine Saturday catching up on your lost Wednesday – cuddle up, pop a bottle, and chow down while you enjoy some tunes. Be sure to make your reservation to secure your spot.
Where? +27 Café, 525 Duncan Street, Hatfield, Pretoria
When? 17 February, 19h30 to 21h30 (doors open 18h00)
Cost: R200 per picnic basket for two; R50 entrance per person
More Info: Bookings at 076 147 7646
Valentine’s Day Pasta Making Evening
If you are looking for something other than the generic ‘dinner and a movie’ vibe, this could probably be it. R&R Bistro is offering couples a different experience this Valentine’s Day, and it sounds pretty fun. Celebrate your love by learning how to make pasta together, followed by a lovely, relaxing 3-course dinner at a table for two. The menu will include the freshly made pasta with a selection of delicious pasta toppings, along with a bottle of wine and live music. This event will certainly make for a fun, challenging evening that will fit snuggly with all your memories together.
Where? Kniff un Gaffel Guesthouse, 943 Nico Smith St, Villieria, Pretoria
When? 14 February, 18h30 to 22h30
Cost: R540 per Couple
More Info: Bookings or inquiries at 012 331 1857 // 079 252 3523
Valentine’s Day Food and Wine Pairing
What’s love without a little good food and a swig of wine? It’s still love, but just a little tastier. Stephanie’s and The Good Oaks bring you a lovely food and wine pairing this Valentine’s day in Pretoria. You will be treated to a yummy 3-course meal paired with the best wines. The menu will include options like Ravioli, Roasted Duck, and Beef Wellington, among other things. If this sounds like your kind of Valentine’s, make your reservation, grab your partner, and shoot down to Lynnwood Bridge for a romantic evening.
Where? Stephanie’s, No 7, The Lynnwood Bridge Retail Centre, Pretoria
When? 14 February, 18h30 to 22h00
Cost: R345 per person
More Info: Book your place at Bookings@stepahnies.co.za // 012 348 8943
That’s it for our list of Valentine’s Day meals in Pretoria – if we don’t stop now, it might go one forever. These are only a few of many Valentine’s Day events in Pretoria, and we can assure you that this city is going to be drenched in Valentine’s activities quite soon. If you have not secured your Valentine yet, you better get moving – you wouldn’t want to lose out on your chance, now would you? Take that leap towards love this February 14th. Don’t forget to let us know what you will be doing in the comments section.
By Tilana De Wachter