Spring Fling: Date Night at The Strand
Need some fun date night ideas to make the most of the new season? As the weather warms up, The Strand is the place to be after dark, with restaurants, bars and entertainment all under one roof.
Whether you’re on a first date, celebrating an anniversary or simply hitting the town, The Strand at Coolangatta has got all bases covered with our top date night ideas.
Dinner for Two
When it comes to The Strand, the perfect date night meal is not hard to come by. Italian is arguably the most romantic cuisine, and Delizioso brings the flavours of Italy to the Southern Gold Coast. With more than 300 wines to perfectly complement your meal, this is trattoria dining at its best.
From dumplings and bao to Vietnamese pho and banh mi, Thanh Binh Bamboo on Level 1 has the best of Vietnamese and Asian cuisine on the menu. Their neon-lit bar is also the perfect date night backdrop.
If casual dining is more your style, grab some restaurant quality fish and chips from Selfish or treat yourself to their famous Seafood Platter for two – accompanied by a bottle of Veuve Clicquot, no less.
Sugar and Spice
Dessert at The Strand is destined to make date night that extra bit more special. Of course, you can’t go past the ultimate date destination – Gelato Messina. Voted the Best Gelato in Australia, these guys know a thing or two about making people happy. With over 40 flavours to choose from including Apple Pie and Milk Chocolate with Choc Peanut Fudge, it would be wrong to skip dessert.
Enjoyed from their upstairs balcony on Level 1 overlooking Coolangatta Beach, Max Brenner Chocolate Bar’s fondue for two takes strawberries dipped in chocolate to the next level. You can also indulge in a Hug Mug hot chocolate or coffee for the perfect end to your date, with Max Brenner open until 9pm every night, and 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
Flicks and Fun
It’s the ultimate date night idea that never gets old – a trip to the flicks! Head to BCC Cinemas Coolangatta on Level 2 to catch the latest releases on the big screen over a tub of popcorn, or watch an acclaimed Critics Choice film with a new selection of alternative titles each month.
If you’ve found yourselves stuck in adult mode, but there is nothing better than unleashing your inner child for a night of arcade fun at Timezone Coolangatta. Head to the licenced bowling lanes, ride the dodgems or challenge yourselves to Laser Skirmish for a date night you’ll never forget.
Or if you are heading for a night on the town, enjoy a brew with a view at The Coolangatta Hotel, a top spot to hit the dance floor and see your favourite acts with regular live gigs – check their Facebook page for details.
Fancy Dinner & a Movie? BiN 72 have teamed up with BCC Cinemas Coolangatta to offer you the perfect date night package! For just $60, receive 2 movie vouchers and 3 small plates of your choice at BiN 72. Just let them know that you would like the Dinner & a Movie promotion and they will give you your movie vouchers after the