Listen up lovers, these are the best things to do (and eat) this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday this year leaving the whole day available for wining and dining, uninterrupted by such things as work and — okay, maybe the children aren’t so easily disposed of, but we hope you can find a pocket of time to celebrate love this February 14th. Whether spending it with your significant other, your best friend or just your number one (yourself), these are the places offering special beauty treatments, delicious eats and top tipples to make it a romantic day to remember.

Pamper session
To ensure that V’ Day glow lasts even beyond the day itself, Spring Spa has created a variety of lush beauty treatment specials.

Mad about U 
Repair and replenish with the exclusive U Beauty resurfacing facial, the ultimate hydration boost for a plump and radiant complexion. Paired with a mini manicure, this treatment will have you feeling the love.
$155 for 75 minutes

Mesmerise Me
A decadent warm milk, orange and bergamot pedicure, this divine foot treatment includes a soak, massage and full polish.
$80 for 60 minutes

It Takes Two
Grab your chosen massage buddy and unwind side-by-side with Spring’s signature massage to soothe away aches and pains.
$220 for 60 minutes

Click here to book.


Book a table
These are the eateries going all-out with special Valentine’s Day menus.

Make it a date with Culprit’s exceptional set menu, comprising a selection of the delicious bites the Wyndham Street restaurant is known for. Feeling extra-celebratory? Upgrade to the Epic Valentine’s menu and your evening is sure to be unforgettable. $99 per person or $140 per person for Epic menu. Book here.

Azabu Mission Bay & Ponsonby
Created by executive chef Yukio Ozeki, Azabu’s Omakase set menu is a thing of beauty. Receive a complimentary drink on arrival — we’re talking Asahi beer, Roku Gin spritz or an Azabu yuzu sangria flask to share — and sit gazing into each other’s eyes as one after the other, four courses of exquisite dishes arrive. $95 per person, book here.

Experience a four course set menu of Ostro’s mouth-watering dishes, such as the crayfish toasty, octopus, beef scotch and salted caramel peanut slice, toasted with a flute of Veuve Clicquot Rose on arrival. 
$120 per person. Add a Seafood Platter to start for $35 per person or oysters for $21.50 per person. Book here.

If it’s sweet treats and Champagne you’re after, Ostro’s high tea is also available from midday until 5pm. 

Soak up the sunset while the harbour glitters before you, dining together on Euro’s thoughtful Valentine’s Day menu. A glass of Mumm Champagne and Te Matuku oysters to start, followed by yellowtail kingfish, grass-fed beef tartare and much more, will ensure it’s an unforgettable (and delicious) meal. $90 per person. Book here.

Lobster & Wagyu
This rooftop eatery is rising to the loved-up occasion with a shared tiered platter, featuring mini lobster rolls, wagyu katsu sandos and lobster croquettes, with mini chocolate cake, fresh strawberries and vanilla ice cream to finish. Wash down these delightful morsels with a mini Moët Rosé. $85 per person. Book here.

Treat your loved one to a tasting menu of the best of Ebisu, a flute of Veuve Clicquot, and a premium wine and sake match. Comprising a five course degustation of Ebisu’s unparalleled Japanese fare, there is also a vegan version available. $125 per person + $50 for sake match. Book here.

Non Solo Pizza
Wine and dine your loved one in the most romantic courtyard in town with a long Italian lunch or a set menu for dinner from 5pm. NSP’s famous aperitivo hour will also run from 4 – 6pm, serving freshly shucked oysters in the Osteria. Set menu $125 per person. Book here.

Tommy’s Champagne Parlour
For a truly glitzy affair, look no further than Tommy’s which is offering a five-course set menu including Ruinart Rosé on arrival. A particular highlight for seafood fans, expect lobster croquettes and Tommy’s premium catch platter featuring natural oysters, scallop crudo, poached banana prawns and scampi. $175 per person. Book here.

Onemata soil with soft chocolate, praline granola and cherry sorbet

Sumptuous Staycation
Park Hyatt Auckland’s Celebration package is perfect for those who want to extend those warm fuzzies to the whole weekend. Complimentary valet parking, sparkling wine and a celebration treat on arrival will have you in the mood as soon as you set foot through the doors, and both the hotel’s Living Room and Onemata restaurants have created bespoke Valentine’s Day menus.

The Living Room is offering its V’ Day meal both 13th and 14th of February, while Onemata’s is occurring on the special day itself — expect four delectable courses within each, and a glass of something good. When you’ve wrapped up your meal, what could be better than skipping up to your room for some beauty sleep, and a room service breakfast the next day?
To book the Celebration package, contact Aimee Tuck on 09 366 2500 or
Living Room Valentine’s Day dinner: 13th & 14th February $105 per person.
Onemata Valentine’s Day dinner: 14th February 5:30 — 9:30pm $150 per person.


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