Disguised as a secret garden, The Botanist is certainly saving you from having to splash out on flowers this year. It's also offering a Valentine's Day menu in Cardiff for £30 each, showcasing sharing kebabs, their famous cookie dough in four different flavours and a fruity mojito to start.
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.
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Last updated on 15th February 2024
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.
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.
Step up your cooking skills as a couple with YO! Sushi's masterclass. Tickets start from under £20 and include a soft drink, edamame and gyozas to share and a lesson in how to perfectly construct four plates including a crunchy California roll.
Ticking all of our boxes as the ultimate date night destination, The Dead Canary is one of the most romantic places in town. Inspired by Prohibition bars and mixing cocktails in completely new ways, booking is essential for this secret sultry spot.
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.
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.
A popular cocktail haunt in the centre of town, Pennyroyal is all about making your favourite spirits into creative concoctions. Head on over with your arm around your beau and treat them to a fabulous evening sipping intruiging mixes in an intimate setting.
For those of you seeking out the best restaurants in Cardiff for Valentine's Day, Culley's Kitchen & Bar oozes intimate date night vibes – and is serving a four-course meal this Feb for £45. The sexy, rustic-chic hangout will be dishing out plates from lamp rump to chocolate orange tart. Wine pairings are also available for a little extra.
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.
For the ultimate game night, it's gotta be Play At Pins. Expect AR bowling, escape rooms, interactive darts, karaoke, arcade games and shuffleboard for a date you won't want to end. Pair endless gaming with quirky cocktails and pig-out grub.
If you're on the hunt for Valentine's Day ideas in Cardiff, why not check out The Libertine? This slick, A-lister haunt provides a seriously sultry space for your romancing. Find a cosy nook among the vintage paintings and low lighting, then make your way through the extensive cocktail list.
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.
Located in an old bank vault, this quirky restaurant is the perfect place for an intimate date. Enjoy a feast of contemporary European dishes made with fresh, seasonal and expertly sourced produce, all while sipping on gorgeous gin concoctions at The Potted Pig.
Sat right next door to sister restaurant Heaney's, Uisce is a neighbourhood café and wine bar with a global identity. Turning some of the finest Welsh produce into intricate small plates, it's a charming spot for a Valentine's meal in Cardiff that mixes a little bustle with a lot of intimacy.
A bar and restaurant designed for date nights in Cardiff, The Ivy is ready to make your evening a magical one. While you sit among the stunning, foliage-adorned interiors, tuck into a moreish array of eats from its £75 Valentine's set menu, which features tempura prawns, lobster linguine and a chocolatey sharing dessert – served alongside a glass of prosecco.
Add a little Latin flair to your night with a trip to the city's favourite tapas joint, Curado. Bringing you a decadent selection of authentic Spanish cuisine, it promises pretty plates of food, an impressive gin list and exotic wines aplenty. This one's sure to make them swoon.
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.