Whether you love or hate Valentine’s Day celebrations, or “propaganda” as some call it, we all enjoy an excuse to spoil or be spoilt.

Yes we will still love that special person as much the other 364 days of the year, but why not take this opportunity to feel extra special and bring back that giggling excitement we felt in our school years when that secret Valentine's card appeared on our desk.

Some prefer a quiet night in, or a romantic picnic somewhere idyllic , others will choose to do something a little more adventurous and out of the ordinary. Really, it’s just the time spent together without the rush of our day to day activities interrupting us. Time to remember the reason we fell in love the first place, time to remember what “we” were like before we got swept away by life and all its hurrying.

For those who are interested in dining out, we’ve put together a list of local restaurants you may wish to visit this Valentines Evening…..

Glencairn: Indie Folk band and Anti-love party at the Glencairn Hotel

To all you lovers out there, ex-lovers, would be lovers and lovers of being free and single we love you all. In celebration of Valentines Day the Hotel will be having local Indie Folk band Inner State playing some love songs on the deck. We have two wonderful specials running so be sure to book your table now. The pub will be having its annual anti-love party which happens to falls on Tequila Tuesday which means R11 Tequila and R15 Jagermiester.

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Kalk Bay: A night out at the Kalk Bay Theatre

Catch dinner and a show, its half price tuesday at the Kalk Bay Theatre meaning you get the two show tickets for the price of one. Grab a bite to eat in the restaurant before the show.

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Kalk Bay: A week of love at the Brass Bell

The Brass Bell will be running a Valentine's Special for the whole week, so if you would prefer to celebrate your loved one on a different day, come down to the Brass Bell to check out their week of love.

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Kommetjie: The Fisherman's Restaurant - Kommetjie

Enjoy a romantic meal under the stars in the relaxed garden setting. The Fisherman's will be giving away a free glass of bubbly for all diners sitting in their outdoor setting.

Tel: 021 783 1496

Muizenberg: What's love got to do with it @ the Masque Theatre

The Masque Theatre is once again celebrating the most romantic day of the year with music, dance and great food. On the 12th – 14th of February, audiences can delight in a host of brilliant musical theatre and classic love song numbers, along with a two-course meal prepared by the theatre’s resident caterer, Rochelle’s Kitchen.

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Noordhoek: Valentines Day with Ard Matthews @ Cafe Roux

Put together a table of your favourite people and come get loved up with us under the Bedouin tent. This will be a very chilled acoustic and relaxed outdoor music experience with one of our favourite artists Ard Matthews. Dinner will be served under the bedioun tent from 7pm and the show will start at 7.45 – 9pm.

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Scarborough: Whole Earth Cafe

Join the Whole Earth Cafe for an evening Celebration of Love. Enjoy a 3 course meal with a welcome bubbly cocktail on arrival while being serenaded by Alan Marriott.

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The other (very romantic) alternative we can offer you, is to dine IN and treat your loved one to a three course meal cooked by YOU after personal instruction from the very famed and accomplished chef, Franck Dangereux …..

Franck Dangereux cooking demonstration

Date: 8th February 2016 @ 6:00pm
Venue: The Foodbarn, Noordhoek Farm Villate
Cost: R550

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