Judging by the number of anti-Valentine's events this year, Cupid's been doing a shoddy job at not making people fall in love. For those of you looking to make some plans, whether you are happily in love or heartbroken and bitter or still haven't met someone to mingle with, there are a whole heap of things you can do this Valentine's. If you still have absolutely no idea about what to do, check out our Date Night Index.
Here are a couple of places and events around town to do on your ownsome as well as with your significant other.
The Mount Lavinia Hotel has a host of events lined up for your significant other and you. Check out their romantic dates, they've thought up just for you this Valentine's. Mount Lavinia Hotel No 100 Hotel Road, Mount Lavinia. Go here for full events.
Valentine’s Day is around the corner and we are being told we need to treat our special someone to chocolates, dinners or jewelry to show them how much we love them. The UNFPA starts up with a competition about What Love Is Not. Educate yourself about what is right and what is wrong by joining in on the competition. Join the competition today.
The Kingsbury has a Valentine spread for those who are celebrating, on both February 13 and 14. Check out the link for all the information. The Kingsbury, 48, Janadhipathi Mawatha Colombo.
Did you know the word charity is the same as love? And since love is round the corner, how about sharing some of that charity by helping to build homes this Valentine's Day. The English Cake Company, 2A, Sulaiman Terrace, Jawatte Road, Colombo 5.
Tired of all the Valentine's specials for couples only? Clique's got all you singles sorted. Cupid’s celebrating single’s night with exotic Tiki cocktails and fresh Oyster with Nimjim dressing. Join him at Clique Cuisine on February 13 for an amusing night where anything could happen. Clique Cuisine, 505 Union Place, Colombo 7. Entrance is strictly by invite only. Fee: Rs.5000
On February 13 romance is in the air at the Asylum. If you are a single, this news might just drive you around the bend. But there is an alternative. Don't be put off by the oh-so-sickening romance that suffocates our city on Valentine's Day. Asylum Restaurant & Lounge Bar, 30, Arcade Independence Square, Colombo 07. Fee: Rs.4000
This Saturday, UBER is bringing you some good ‘ol romance on-demand with UberSURPRISE. Uber's teamed up with a few super special, top-secret partners to bring you a one-of-a-kind, luxury experience that will have you and a loved one swooning for more. Colombo 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8.
Desperate and dateless are the keywords you need to be to drop in at Clique's Valentine's event on February 13. This weekend CLIQUE is toasting to single life with Lonely Hearts Club. While there is no pressure to turn up with chocolates and flowers, there is pressure to buy some shots and get your dance on. Clique, Dr.Colvin R De Silva Mawatha, Colombo 7.
Let's wear black and shoot the Cupid. If you are a single this Valentine's day and all this commotion is just not your cuppa tea and you still wouldn't mind a great party, drop in at the Zaza Bar February 13, 8 PM onwards. Casa Colombo, Zaza Bar, 231, Galle Road Colombo 04.
In time for Valentine's the Cioconat is having their high tea on February 13. Get your friends or family together and head over for a fabulous spread. Cioconat Lounge, 107 Barnes Place – Kynsey Road, Colombo 7. Fee: Rs. 1250.
This Valentine's Day, treat your significant other to a very rare and exclusive dinner at rare. Indulge in a romantic and truly rare 6-course feast exclusively prepared for you by Chef Holger Joost. Rare At Residence, No 20 , Park Street. Colombo 2. Fee: Rs. 6500.
Head down to the Il Ponte on February 13 when they celebrate Valentines Day. May it be your better half, husband, wife or even a family member like your mom or dad or a close friend. Fee: Rs, 10,000 & Rs. 20,000
Celebrate Valentines on February 14 in a cosy and romantic location up in the hills, far, far away from the chaos and the bustle of everyday life. Theva Residencies, 11/B5/10-1, 6th Lane, Off Upper Tank Road, Off Circular Road 2, Hantana. Fee: Rs 4000.
How about taking your significant other to the most panoramic destination in Colombo to spend Valentine's Day? Pick the most romantic rooftop for woo-ing your significant other, on the 14th floor of OZO Colombo. Fee: Rs. 1000
Here' something nice to do on Valentine's for your Valentine. Take her/him to Kandy. Or if you are already in Kandy this Valentine's take your Valentine on a special date to the Mahaweli Reach when they celebrate Valentine's Night on February 14. Mahaweli Reach, 35 P B A Weerakoon Mawatha. Fee: Rs. 6000 & Rs. 2250.
This Valentine's Day, February 14, if you are either looking for the perfect party to take your date to or forget that its Valentines, and party, Square One is the solution you seek. Addara Beach Club, Mount Lavinia 43/4 Beach Road, Mount Lavinia. Fee: 1500 & 1000
Treat your Valentine to a specially designed dinner. Coi by Vichalya has a special menu just for your significant other. Feel free to contact 770 122 222 further clarification Coi By Vichalya, 4th Floor, Clique, 505, Union Place, Colombo 2 Fee: Rs. 7000 & Rs. 6000
On February 14 if you have a sweet tooth, you just might enjoy yourself thoroughly at the Tea Avenue.Challenge yourself to finishing their signature Ferrero Lavish with one other partner and you could just walk away really full of sugary delight and more prizes. Tea Avenue, 55, Barnes Place, Colombo 7.
Drop in on the Harpos's cafes and restaurants on February 13 & 14. Enjoy a choice of romantic settings for dinner at The Bayleaf set in a grand 100-year old Colonial Mansion to casual relaxation at your cosy hangout at Commons Coffee House, chill out atmosphere at Park Street Mews restaurant and Curve – Tapas Bar & restaurant and the cool ambiance at the heritage setting at Colombo Fort cafe and Harpo’s Pizza parlor. The weekend offers an exceptional range of special menus and deals giving you all the options to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style.