If you’re coupled up, see our romantic restaurant suggestions below, if you’re single, there are parties galore to celebrate your singledom – or maybe put an end to it.

In the spirit of upcoming Mardi Gras, our party of choice is the Unicorns ‘Date with your dark fantasy’ party for the gay community.

Here they promise to greet you with roses before a bevy of babes smother you in body paint. Saucy. 8pm-3am  

The Red Rattler Theatre, NSW  facebook.com/unicornsparty


Captain Cook Cruises, Sydney

It may be a bit cheesy, but it’s hard not to get swept up by a boat trip around Sydney Harbour. You can enjoy a long lunch, a sunset dinner or a set Valentine’s dinner. Go for the Captain’s dinner if you want to finish your night with a live band and a dance.  captaincook.com.au/sydney-harbour-cruises/dinner-cruises/

Matilda Bay Restaurant, Perth

With a gorgeous setting looking out over Swan River (they mate for life y’know), sip on your welcome glass of champagne and dine on a three-course meal At Matilda’s. You can even take away a lasting memory of the evening by saying cheese and making goo-goo faces in the restaurant’s very own photo booth. matildabayrestaurant.com.au

Lake House, Victoria

The Lake House is a tranquil retreat in Victoria, perfect for a weekend getaway. Start the romance  on Friday with a drink at the exclusive Champagne Bar on the waterfront deck accompanied with a live jazz performance. Then relish in a special lunch and dinner at the award-winning Lake House restaurant on Valentine’s Day itself. lakehouse.com.au