Date night ideas for Valentine’s Day

Local Favourites

Date night ideas for Valentine’s Day

Local Favourites

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and although it’s only one day amongst a whole month – it gives us an excuse to highlight some of the lovely Darwin City retailers and hospitality venues!

Whether your Valentine’s Day involves dinner with someone, drinks with friend or some well-deserved ‘you’ time – Darwin City has you covered.

Dinner for two:

Darwin City, home to some of the most delicious restaurants in town, here are only some of our top pics this V-Day: 


Looking to wow someone? You can’t get much better than the famous Hanuman.
Chef Jimmy Shu is a local legend, and so is their butter chicken. With dark moody lighting, delicious food, extensive wine list and friendly staff – this is a top pick to wow something special this Valentine’s Day! Better yet, they’re offering a special 3 course dinner for the occasion. Book here. 

The Last Supper 

Love heart shaped pizza, need we say more?
The Last Supper is funky, bright and has some of the most delicious pizzas in the city. If you’re looking for a casual, but fun, place to take someone, then this would be our choice. Snag yourself a booth, cuddle up close and prepare your taste-buds to feel like they’re in Italy. Book here.  

Fun with friends:

Formal sit-down dinner not your style? Don’t skip on these options too! 

Bar Kokomo

Can we still call them the new kids on the block? Relatively fresh to the scene, Bar Kokomo have certainly cemented their place in locals hearts.
With an extensive cocktail menu, and super knowledgeable staff and cocktail mixologists to match – let Bar Kokomo transport you to island life! Known as a great place for a drink, our tip is to sink your teeth into some of their smaller plates – absolutely divine! Check them out here.

Hanky Panky 

Known for their dark, mysterious and moody vibes – Hanky Panky is the ultimate place for a cocktail, or two, with friends. 
This hidden gem is a favourite amongst locals, who will often tell tourists looking for it to ‘find the birds’ – a reference to the beautiful street art of birds that the bar hides behind.  If you find yourself there, make sure to ask for the ‘drink with the bubble’ or the ‘croissant’ for a sweet surprise. Check them out here


Show yourself some love with these special offers: 


BAM Party and Events, just off Harriet Place, have everything you need to make yourself feel loved this V-Day.
Buying yourself flowers? Overrated. Buying yourself huge heart shaped balloons that make you smile? Absolutely! The store is beautifully stocked, and always aesthetically pleasing to walk into. Mel, the owner, will make you feel welcomed as soon as you walk in. Check them out here. 

Miilan Hair

What’s better than a head massage from a hairdresser? Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
Make yourself feel, and look, fabulous this Valentine’s Day with 20% off hair styles thanks to Miilan. Situated on Knuckey street, these iconic hairdressers have been making Territorians look their best for years! Check them out here.

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