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Where to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Rosebank

Where to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Rosebank

If you are looking for a romantic treat in Rosebank on February 14 you are spoiled for choice with tons of compelling Valentine’s lunches, dinners and stayover packages to choose from.

Here are some ideas for how to celebrate the occasion in Rosebank this year.

Valentine’s lunch at Rosebank Sunday Market

This year Rosebank Sunday Market is offering a fun, quirky and super affordable Valentine’s lunch at just R200 per couple. You get a choice of main meal from any of your favourite stalls, plus a drink and for dessert irresistible sweet treats from Fifteen85 Brownies. After lunch there’s plenty to browse at the market and an opportunity to treat your beau to a Valentine’s gift from one of the stalls. The lunch is available from 10:00 if you’d like to make this a Valentine’s brunch instead. To purchase a voucher email with the subject line ‘Valentines Day Lunch’. Find out more here.

Dinner on The Firs piazza at the new look Doppio Zero Rosebank

Decadent desserts at Doppio Zero

The newly refurbished Doppio Zero at The Firs has officially reopened and is looking spectacular! Perfectly timed for Valentine’s, new features include a dedicated chocolate bar. The newly expanded Doppio Zero terrace on The Firs piazza is a great place for a romantic meal with that somebody special or a casual dinner with friends and in addition to new interiors, the menu has also been updated. Call +27 11 447 9584 to book a table.

Dinner and music at The Grillhouse Rosebank

Luscious steaks at the famous Grillhouse in The Firs

The Grillhouse in The Firs is one of Joburg’s finest grillhouses, offering impeccable service and flawless steaks for 24 years. Book for one of the discreet and secluded booth tables for two and settle in for a relaxed evening of delicious food and top-notch wine followed by live music next door at the Katzy’s jazz bar. Space is limited, to book call +27 11 880 3945. Note the kitchen closes at 21:00, Katzy’s bar closes at 22:00.

Valentine’s High Tea at L’Atelier Bakery

Beautiful cakes at L’Atelier Bakery at Keyes Art Mile

One of the prettiest French patisseries in Rosebank, L’Atelier Bakery at Keyes Art Mile hosts a series of special Valentine’s themed High Teas this month on Saturday Feburary 6, 13, 20 and 27. In addition to the High Tea you can also arrange for a home delivery of a beautiful celebratory cake or drop by to choose a box of cupcakes, decadent macarons and biscuits to take home. Contact Ray on +27 82 320 6778 to make a High Tea booking.

Clico Boutique Hotel Valentine’s stayover package

Poolside reflections at Clico Boutique Hotel

Book a romantic stayover at one of Rosebank’s most intimate and tranquil boutique hotels, Clico Boutique Hotel (located at the corner of Sturdee and Jellicoe Avenues). The romantic stayover package includes a romantic rose petal turndown service in your bedroom overlooking the delightful Clico gardens, breakfast for two, a 60-minute massage and a gourmet romantic Valentine’s dinner with wine pairing at the hotel’s acclaimed fine dining restaurant. The Valentine’s staycation package costs from R4,100 per couple, use the promo code WINNER for a 10% discount. Call +27 11 252 3300 to make a booking.

Valentine’s special at The Jack Rose Inn Hotel

If you want to make the most of your Valentine’s evening in Rosebank and stayover, The Jack Rose Inn apartment hotel on Tyrwhitt Avenue (two blocks from Rosebank Mall) is offering major discounts on weekend stays during the Valentine’s weekend. The Valentine’s stayover package in a superior room includes breakfast and a romantic room arrival with wine, chocolates and rose petals and costs R1,120 per couple. Contact +27 10 824 0876 or for bookings.

Valentine’s gift shopping in Rosebank

Ice-cream and chocolate ‘geo hearts’ from Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream

If you are planning to surprise your loved one with some special gifts this Valentine’s Day, here are some ideas.

First off, you can never go wrong with flowers. Pick up a special bouquet or go traditional with a dozen red roses at Rosebank’s newest flower shop Frequent Flowers at The Zone Rosebank (opposite Motherland Coffee Company).

If your love has a sweet tooth throw in some luxurious Swiss praline chocolates from the Lindt store in Rosebank Mall or pick up something pretty and sweet from the counter at Joburg’s finest slice of Paris, The Patisserie at The Zone Rosebank. The special edition ‘geo hearts’ (heart-shaped ice-cream bites encased in Belgian chocolate) from Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream will also really make an impression.

Finally of course you will need a card where you can put pen to paper and express your love. For cards, balloons, giant teddy bears and other classic Valentine’s gestures you can never go wrong with Cardies at Rosebank Mall.

NB. We urge all stakeholders, residents and visitors to observe all Covid-19 regulations when enjoying themselves in Rosebank. Please wear your mask, sanitise regularly and practice social distancing.

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