Valentine's Day 2025 In Cardiff

Is there a day that reduces people to cold sweats faster than the 14th of February? Get the plans right and you'll be sailing pretty, but get it wrong and, well... we'll leave that to your imagination. Fortunately, this loved-up city has an amazing selection of gourmet dinner dates, quirky events and slinky cocktail bars. Check out our guide for things to do on Valentine's Day in Cardiff here. 

Last edited by Kiera Chapman

Last updated on 15th February 2024

NQ64 Cardiff

As arguably Cardiff's favourite retro arcade bar, NQ64 is a must-visit for competitive couples. Explore all the old-school games on offer from Dance Stage to Street Fighter, alongside consoles from PlayStations to Super Nintendo. There's lots of exciting themed cocktails to guzzle while you wait for your turn like the tropical fruit punch and a cherry whisky blend. 

Flight Club Cardiff

Afternoon Fizz

Lovebirds who fancy something a little different this Valentine's Day can shimmy on over to Flight Club Cardiff. The quirky venue, which takes inspiration from old school fairgrounds, whips up killer cocktails and tasty pizza paddles to enjoy while you play a few rounds of fun-filled social darts. They're also throwing a Galentine's Day brunch with a bottle of prosecco each and bottomless paddle pizzas to share for £30. 

Gaucho Cardiff

Splurge on the ultimate dinner date at Argentinian steakhouse Gaucho. Not only are they serving an exclusive cherry cocktail for the occasion, but they're also giving you the chance to book a premium booth with chocolate truffles and a bottle of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Brut Rosé included. The indulgent menu features a wagyu burger, truffle mac 'n' cheese, a chateaubriand to share and speciality cuts of prime meat. 

The Alchemist Cardiff

Home to some of the city's most innovative cocktails, The Alchemist is sure to impress your date, whether you've been together a day, a year or a lifetime. Get stuck into unusual drinks and international plates at this fantastic restaurant bar in the city centre. And for something a little different? For £15 each you can join your own mini masterclass behind the bar, which will see you whipping up a theatrical sip of your choice from the menu.  

Alcotraz Cardiff: Cell Block Nine-One

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Cardiff on Various dates from Thursday 22nd February 2024

Make like a criminal and smuggle alcohol into a prison cell with this uk-famous immersive experience. Tickets to Alcotraz start from £36.50, and include four personalised cocktails made from your own liquor and whipped up by your fellow inmates. Prepare to encounter interesting characters and wear an orange jumpsuit for the duration of your sentence. 

Cardiff City Centre: Walking Adventure & Interactive Treasure Hunt

@ National Museum Cardiff on Various dates from Thursday 22nd February 2024

Go Quest Adventure's interactive treasure hunt is the perfect way to bond this Valentine's Day – and see how well you work as a team. Explore the city centre while unveiling clues, solving puzzles and completing challenges in an attempt to earn points and top the leaderboard. All you need is an app to complete the self-guided mission – with this entire day of fun costing just £29.  


Looking for Valentine's Day restaurants in Cardiff? What better place to romance that special someone than with a trip to an intimate Italian joint. When you're not staring into each other's eyes, devour pretty pasta and pizza plates, with an indulgent tiramisu to finish.

The Cosy Club Cardiff

Head to a bar that really does live up to its name, The Cosy Club. You'll be able to snuggle up together in some seriously comfortable chairs surrounded by gorgeous decor, all while chowing down on an exclusive Valentine's Day three-course meal for £30 each. Food options include duck leg, mushroom risotto and a limited edition salted caramel and chocolate cheesecake – plus a special raspberry cocktail.