Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day is on its way and we know that it can be tricky to plan the perfect day to celebrate that special someone. Be it a new flame, a long-time love or your best friends, we’ve compiled some romantic ideas of how to spend Valentine’s Day right here in Surrey, BC.

Romantic Dinner

Surrey’s restaurants have got you covered for a romantic dinner out. The Old Surrey Restaurant is an institution and has been Surrey’s go-to upscale dining experience for over 40 years. You can’t go wrong with their indulgent Valentine’s Weekend Special menu.  South Surrey’s Tap Restaurant marries downtown class with neighbourhood comfort. The French-inspired West Coast cuisine served at this cozy and inviting establishment does not disappoint!  A great love story deserves a great dinner, and the dining experience at Clove – The Art of Dining will not let you down. This February 14 they’re offering an exquisitely plated vegetarian Valentine platter and a melt in your mouth red velvet cheesecake. Be sure to pair your meal with one of their creative cocktails. The Restaurant at Morgan Creek is going all out for Valentine’s day with a special 5-course dinner menu featuring lobster bisque and cocoa crusted beef tenderloin followed by a mango raspberry opera cake. And S+L Kitchen and Bar is kicking Valentine’s off on February 11 with a romantic dining experience complete with live music, amuse and mignardise. And to top off the night they’re offering complimentary nitro ice cream and tableside cocktail service. Le Jardin is an Ocean Park gem serving coursed chefs’ menus that change weekly to take advantage of fresh, local ingredients. This Valentine’s Day they are offering a choice of a 6-course or 10-course menu including dishes like artic char wellington, smoked beet risotto, venison carpaccio, his & hers steaks and chocolate fondue. And for dinner with a killer view, be sure to book at Cotto al Mare. They’re offering a special 4-course prix fixe Valentine’s dinner featuring polpette lasagna soup, smoked salmon & tiger prawn arancini, grilled chicken wrapped in pancetta and tiramisu for dessert.

Light the candles, cosy up close, and celebrate an intimate date-night in Surrey City Centre, and to get things going, the team at Dominion Bar + Kitchen have created some drool-worthy dishes for dine-in. Featured on the Valentine’s menu is wild BC salmon or a certified Angus sirloin steak. Finish your dinner with their dark chocolate mousse topped with honeycomb toffee and toasted marshmallows. And if you’d prefer to stay overnight, book a premium room at the Civic Hotel and enjoy a special package including breakfast, self-parking and late checkout.

Date Night (or Day) Ideas

Treat your Valentine to a special date night dinner at home (or in your hotel room) with a gourmet Valentine’s Dinner Hamper from MIXT Lobby Lounge at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel. This decadent treat includes short ribs, seared Qualicum scallop & snow crab claws, Pomme Dauphinoise, mushroom and asparagus pot pie and milk chocolate decadent cake, plus chocolate-dipped strawberries and macarons. The hampers are available from February 11 to 14.   Take your hamper home, or make a night of it and book a romantic stay at the Sheraton Guildford and enjoy your Valentines feast in your room.

Bring your partner to Cavallo Winery for an experience you both will not soon forget. Sign up for a Valentine’s Day Blending Experience and receive a blending lesson from one of Cavallo’s gifted sommeliers. Use Cavallo’s barrel blending equipment and recreate one of the wineries most popular blends. Enjoy a charcuterie platter for two. Tickets are $100 for 2 people. Call 778-294-2858.

Why not take a walk on the wild side this Valentine’s Day and try axe throwing at Bad Axe Throwing in Newton. It’s exactly what it sounds like, throwing axes (with instruction, of course) at targets. And it sounds a lot easier than it really is, but you never know, you may just hit a bulls-eye with your date.

Book a couples spa treatment at one of Surrey’s day spas. Whether it’s a romantic afternoon with your partner, a date with a friend or a day out with mom, start or end your Valentine’s day with some much-deserved pampering. Surrey’s spas offer treatments like couples massages, mani/pedis and float or salt therapy.

Is there anything more romantic than a walk at sunset? Surrey has some amazing places to go for a stroll with your love and watch the sun dip down below the horizon. Head to Crescent Beach with a blanket, some sweet treats and hot chocolate, find a bench or a log and snuggle up as you watch the sunset.