Valentine's Day and Spring Festival fall very close together this year, which could either be an excuse to not do anything (lots will be closed anyway) or extra pressure to make a big splash depending on how you look at it. Whatever the case, you'll want to get your reservations in early at Beijing's more popular romantic venues. We'll be updating this blog when we find out about events, otherwise you can stay up to date with all the latest love-laden listings on our Valentine's Day events page.
 

DINNERS

Bistrot B, Rosewood Beijing
This Valentine’s Day, wow your amour with a divine six-course dinner made with gourmet ingredients such as Gillardeau oysters, foie gras, and black truffle, and a heaping spoonful of love at modern restaurant Bistrot B. A surprise Valentine’s Day gift will complete the perfect Valentine’s dinner à deux. RMB 1,280 per person. 11.30am-10.30pm. Bistrot B

Brasserie 1893, Waldorf Astoria Beijing
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic menu, specially prepared for you and your loved one by Chef Addison Liew at the 1893 Bistro in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The five-course meal includes Australian Beef, Japanese snapper, and dark chocolate; add wine pairings for just 520RMB per person. RMB 1,999 per couple. 7pm onwards. Brasserie 1893

China Grill, Park Hyatt
The staff at this towering CBD hotel restaurant encourage you to "Pamper your treasured one this Valentine's Day with a memorable dinner experience at China Grill that boasts sweeping views of the city from level 66." They go on to say that their Chef de Cuisine, Federico Carsili, will present "a set course dinner with signatures including Flambéed French oysters, Russian 'emperor' crab emulsion, and grilled chocolate wagyu beef – paired with a glass of rose champagne."  From RMB 1,799 net per person. China Grill

Feast, EAST Beijing
This year lovers get two bites at the apple, with special dinners prepared just for them both on Feb 7 and Feb 14. Indulge in luxurious entrees for two, a succulent chateaubriand or a massive grilled Australian tomahawk ribeye. Treat your special someone to endless tastes of the sea with fresh crab legs, prawns, and shellfish. RMB 388 per person, including free-flow soft drinks, beer, and wine. 5.30-9pm, Feb 7 and 14. Feast

George's Bar
Love is tender, love is kind … love is tasty? Well, that will be the case this Valentine’s Day at George’s Bar in the Hotel Eclat. Treat that special someone to a delicious five-course, candlelit dinner prepared with the chef’s handpicked seasonal ingredients. RMB 1,376 per couple. 7pm onwards. Couples that book dinner will also get 20 percent off the best available rate on a terrace room at Hotel Eclat. George's Bar

Greenfish, Ritz Carlton Beijing Financial Street
Let the creative chefs of Greenfish enchant you with a menu that is sure to inspire true love. At Greenfish dinner buffet, embrace this magical season with sumptuous cuisines from all over the world, suitable for both lovers and families. RMB 688 per person. 5.30-10pm. Ritz Carlton Beijing Financial Street

Hagaki, EAST Beijing
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a romantic Valentine’s Day in Hagaki. The chefs at this well regarded Japanese restaurant have crafted a special Valentine’s Day menu for two featuring their signature rolls, the freshest sashimi and delicious grilled entrées – light and delicious – it’s the perfect way to show your love! RMB 688 per couple. 5.30-10pm, Feb 7 and 14. Hagaki

Kerry's Kitchen, Kerry Hotel Beijing
Kerry’s Kitchen has got you and your loved ones covered this Valentine’s Day. Couples can dine to their heart’s delight at their love-filled buffet dinner while being serenaded by melodious saxophone music. Or you can opt for an intimate four-course candlelit set dinner that comes with a bottle of rosé sparkling wine. Buffet RMB 338 per person, set menu RMB 1,588 per couple. 5.30-10pm. Kerry's Kitchen

Migas Mercado
Migas Mercado offers you a chance to impress your special someone with a six-course menu of modern Spanish dishes, including beetroot and mushroom rice with grilled pigeon and lamb roll with romesco sauce, accompanied by great views of the CCTV Tower. Available for lunch and dinner. RMB 898 per couple. 11.30am-10pm. Migas Mercado

Mosto
Mosto offers a romantic, candlelit setting for you to celebrate the 14th February the right way. Feast on their five-course Valentine menu, listen to their funky Latin playlist and treat your palate to something fine chosen from their handpicked wine list. RMB 488 per person. 6pm onwards. Mosto 

Opera Bombana
Opera Bombana puts a fresh twist on romantic dining this Valentine’s Day, with his and hers degustation menus, both featuring Perigord Black Truffles and Oscietra Caviar. Every couple receives an Opera Bombana Valentine’s gift bag to take home. RMB 1,888 per person. 7pm onwards. Opera Bombana

Red Bowl, Rosewood Beijing
Turn up the heat on your romance with a sizzling hot pot dinner that’s filled with premium ingredients and perfect for sharing at dynamic dining spot Red Bowl. Kick off with a spread of appetizers, followed by free-flow seafood, premium meats from Australia and New Zealand, and unlimed fresh vegetables. RMB 688 per person. 5.30-10.30pm. Red Bowl

Sureño
Unwind and celebrate Valentine’s Day at Sureno with a special menu created by chef Talib Hudda for two that’s sure to impress. Enjoy bubbles and bites followed by three more delicious courses prepared with care and luxurious ingredients, including a special Valentine’s Day dessert. RMB 888. 7pm onwards. Sureño

Zijin Mansion, Waldorf Astoria Beijing
Enjoy the romance of the East at the Zijing Mansion in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Chef Wang prepares a special menu of Chinese classics, made with fresh seafood and seasonal ingredients. You and that special someone can share a romantic evening with beautiful roses and Waldorf chocolate. RMB 1,888. 7pm onwards. Zijin Mansion
 

PARTIES/NIGHTLIFE

Valentine's Party at Zarah
If the thought of sitting around listening to dreary love songs makes you shudder then head over to Zarah where they will be playing upbeat tunes, accompanied by an all-night happy hour including RMB 30 glasses of wine. They will also be serving a three-course dinner open to both singles and couples from 6-10pm. Free, dinner RMB 178 per person, RMB 358 per couple. 6pm onwards. Zarah
 

OTHER EVENTS

Valentine's Acroyoga
Open up to love with partners, lovers or friends at this special workshop in the practice of acroyoga. All levels of yoga experience welcome. RMB 200 per couple. 7-8pm. B Active Dongzhimen

Valentine's Summer Palace Tour
Do something a little different this Valentine's Day and shower your loved one in the knowledge of history. Newman Tours is offering a special one-ticket per couple price for a guided tour of one of Beijing's most romantic, and tragic, historical sights. This Summer Palace tour will detail of the tragic love lives of the Chinese rulers that commissioned the palace, the identities of Empress Dowager Cixi's secret lovers, and much more. RMB 290 per couple. 1.30-3.30pm. Summer Palace

Acoustic Valentine's Day with Pu Han and Rudra's Sage
Folk artists Pu Han and Rudra’s Sage play an unplugged set at Mogu Space this Valentine’s Day. Join 60’s rock-inspired Pu and sitar and folk artist Rudra’s Sage and do something different for Valentine’s Day this year! RMB 60, RMB 50 (advance). 8.30-10pm. Mogu Space

Valentine's Day Couples Spa Treatments, Waldorf Astoria
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in a different way this year, and treat yourself and your special someone to the ultimate in physical and mental relaxation at the Waldorf Astoria Spa. Enjoy a 90-minute Hydration treatment with your lover, plus a relaxing head massage. RMB 1,888 per couple. 10am-8pm, Feb 10-17. Waldorf Astoria Beijing
 

HOTEL STAYS

Valentine's Day Mountain Escape at The Brickyard
The Brickyard is offering a special rate that includes private transfers from/to Beijing for two people, a superior queen Great Wall view room, a complimentary bottle of imported sparkling wine, breakfast for two, and RMB 588 of credit towards food and beverage in their cozy Lodge restaurant. As a guest, you’ll have full privileges to soak in the Great Wall view jacuzzi, as well as enjoy the Garden and Health Center. RMB 2,188. More info and booking here.

Luxury Staycation at China World Summit Wing
If you're looking for a luxuriously romantic staycation experience try China World Summit Wing's romantic package. For RMB 6,776 net per couple, you'll be treated to a gourmet Valentine's day dinner at Grill 79 (including lobster and wagyu beef) and a night's stay in Beijing's highest hotel. RMB 6,776. China World Summit Wing

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