Top Date ideas in Takapuna this Valentine’s Day

Top Date ideas in Takapuna this Valentine’s Day


Whether you’re wanting to make a good first impression, or just simply want to treat your other half this Valentine’s Day – Takapuna has you covered!

From romantic dinners, to dessert treats, to adventure activities, you can find your perfect date right here in Takapuna.



The classic – Romantic Dinner for two 

Takapuna has the best of the best when it comes to cuisine and dining.

First off the rank – the wonderful Regatta Bar and Eatery, with sea views and delicious meals.

For something slightly more relaxed, but as equally delicious, there’s The Elephant Wrestler, Franc’s Bar & Diner or Catnapper Arms.

Or why not try a new cuisine, at Nanam, Tok Tok, Thai Takapuna, or Tokyo Bay.


Entertainer’s Treat – Movie date

Relax and indulge with Monterey Lounge Cinema! With their newly renovated cinemas that now boast comfy, luxurious sofa’s and their new, delicious menu including pizzas, burgers, platters and Little ‘Lato icecream – as well as an indulgent range of cocktails and other beverages – romantic movie dates are now a breeze!

Monterey will be screening a special movie for the weekend as well – check out more information about their screenings of Love, Weddings and Other Disasters on their website here.


Dessert Date for those with a wicked sweet tooth

House of Chocolate is an institution in Takapuna – and the perfect location for a late night coffee and dessert date, or to simply pick up a delicious box of gourmet, handcrafted chocolates!

Their cafe menu features everything from decadent hot chocolates, coffees, iced drinks, waffles, desserts and other very sweet (and some savoury!) options, and is a definite winner for any sweet-toothed Valentine.


Valentine’s Adventure Date

Want to test your teamwork and listening skills as a couple? Treat your Valentine to an Escape HQ date!

Escape HQ are making it super easy to impress your Valentine this year with an escape room, hidden gift and drinks package all in one. Get locked up with your Valentine in our of their top-rated escape rooms, your valentine will find a hidden gift of handmade chocolates, balloons and a personalised message from you… plus you can both celebrate your escape with a glass of beer, wine, bubbles, or a finery cocktail and relax in the spacious lounge after. This 2+ hours experience is just $96 per couple (valued at $116)! Or book for 2 couples and it’s just $86 per couple!!

Limited spaces available on 12th, 13th and 14th Feb only – find out more and book here!


Indulge Overnight with a Stay-cation

The gem of Takapuna accommodation, The Spencer on Byron have everything you need for a perfect Valentine’s Day overnight treat!

Relax and unwind in their premium rooms or a suite, dine at their in-house restaurant Smokepit & Buoy with a specialty low and slow BBQ style menu. Then kick back and soak in their newly upgraded pool and spa, before enjoying your night at your new favourite home-away-from-home.


The ULTIMATE Relaxation date

If your Valentine needs some “me” time, to de-stress or if they simply deserve a relaxing treat – look no further than the wonderful Ikoi Spa.

Ikoi Spa is a hidden sanctuary and features their Signature Enzyme Spa, hot stone massage, shiatsu massage, facial treatments and more – all designed to leave you energised and with a newfound sense of utmost wellbeing.


Next-level Valentines Brunch date

If you’re Valentine is a morning person – take them out and treat them to a delicious brunch in Takapuna, followed by a morning stroll along the beach – or follow the coastal ‘Lava’ trail to Milford Beach and back.

Brunch options start with a must-visit: the Takapuna Beach Cafe features a fine dining and delectable all-day menu, as well as many cabinet options or delicious gelato and sorbet. Other must-tries include Zomer Cafe with the best coffee and seasonal menu and cabinet treats, it’s where passion meets food! Jam Organic Cafe also boast scrumptious coffee and their menu and cabinet contain options for all allergy-friendly, healthy (but so tasty it feels naughty!) requirements. Street Organics also boast a complete allergy, keto, paleo, organic, plant-based, low FODMAP and devine tasting all day menu, as well as their own Kombucha!

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