Save VS Splurge: Date Night Edition

Date night is an absolute must if you’re looking to keep the spark alive with your SO! But sometimes, we just don’t have the budget for it. So, whether you need a few ideas or are in search of something that’s cool but won’t bust your budget, check out our Save VS Splurge: Date Night Edition. 

Save VS Splurge: Date Night


Price Point: R500 and less for two

Night Out For 2

Ever so often, Montecasino offers an extremely popular date night deal that you just cannot refuse! When this deal is on circuit, you certainly don’t want to miss out. The most recent one has just come to an end (damn), but keep your eyes peeled on their site for the next Night Out For 2 season. This was the last deal’s information so you can get the just of how affordable and awesome this package is: pay R380 for the package and you’ll get R800 worth of entertainment, which includes a two-course meal, movie tickets and drinks for two. Now that’s how you rock date night and save at the same time. We’ll definitely be keeping our feelers out for the next one.

Epic Times 

Since we missed the above, we have found a couple’s date night deal that is still running! Epic Times For Two is taking place at Emperors Palace until 31 May 2018, so make sure you get you hands on a booklet now before the offer ends. This date night deal gets you and your sweetheart dinner, movies and drinks for two as well as a discount shopping voucher and R100 FreePlay, all for just R299. That much for an entire night’s entertainment? That’s a bargain. Date night sorted.

Save VS Splurge: Date Night

Time Out Tuesday

Even Silverstar is getting in on the date night deal game with their Time Out Tuesday. Here, you only pay R250 for meals, entertainment and drinks for two, saving you over R200 on date night. Just remember that it’s only valid on Tuesdays! This deal started back in February 2018 and we haven’t seen any end date as of yet, but just phone ahead to make sure that this offer is still available. You can purchase your Tuesday Time Out voucher at Silverstar Box Office.

Sushi Date

We know, going out for sushi on date night can be pretty expensive, but we know just the spot where you can enjoy a platter for two under R200! You’re probably thinking that with a price like that, the sushi isn’t great. But we assure you, it is! We’ve tried it ourselves. But back to date night. So, you head to Rainbow Sushi & Chinese Food on Grant Avenue in Norwood (a tiny restaurant but rather cosy) and order the eight piece Salmon Fashion Sandwich, six piece assorted Maki, six piece assorted Nigiri and two hand roll sushi combo for R169.50* to share (price was correct at the time of writing and is subject to change – April 2018). It’s delicious! Just make sure your date isn’t allergic to shellfish first (if this is a first date).

Details: 011 728 9298 | Opening times: Monday – Sunday: 10:30 – 22:00 | 53 Grant Avenue and Algenon Road, Norwood, Johannesburg

Save VS Splurge: Date Night

Rooftop Cocktails

Thinking of a romantic date night complete with cocktails, stunning views of the Jozi skyline by night and titillating conversation? Well, then why not head to The Living Room in the heart of the city, Maboneng. The setting is very trendy, fresh and green – there are plants absolutely everywhere – perched on the fifth floor of the Main Change Building. They have an awesome drinks menu filled mocktails for those of you who don’t drink, old favourite and speciality cocktails, as well as delicious tapas boards, salad bowls, sweet desserts perfect for sharing. And as for the view, need we say more. Twinkling city lights, dazzling stars and our beautiful skyline… just beautiful. This inner city spot is quite popular so make sure you book ASAP.

Details: | 084 529 9006 | | 5th Floor, Main Change Building, 20 Kruger Street, Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg

Date Night At Home

Yes, we ARE mentioning date night at home (as boring as it sounds), but we have found an interesting and exciting twist to make the evening extra special, even if it’s in your very own living room. DateFactory brings you something new and ‘out-of-the-box’, quite literally! Every month, you’ll get a unique date night in a box delivered right to your door. Now, the price is just over the price point we laid out, but we’re only mention it here because it includes the whole shebang AND delivery. So, we think it’s worth the extra few pennies. They have a range of boxes available, as well as subscriptions at a discounted price. This way you save money and date night is sorted every month! Click here to check out all their different types of date night boxes, which includes monthlies, speciality, discount, once-off theme and even some sexy Date Box options. Best of all, everything is ordered and arrange online.

Details: | 084 637 2519 |

Save VS Splurge: Date Night


Price Point: R500 and more for two

Couple’s Paint Night

Now this is something fun and different – Couple’s Paint Night at Lillian Gray Fine Artist & Art School. This is the perfect date night if you’re looking to get creative and do something out-of-the-ordinary together. You’ll get to enjoy an evening painting and wining with your favourite person. It’s R900 per couple* (price is subject to change and was correct at time of writing – April 2018) and includes wine, cheese platters and all the art supplies you need to create your masterpieces. And don’t worry, no painting experience is required. Visit their website or Facebook page to see when their next Couple’s Paint Night takes place.

Details: | 076 828 2448 | | 82 Kessel Street, Fairland, Johannesburg

Cooking Classes

Learning somethings new is always a fun experience when you’re doing it with your special someone. So, instead of heading to your usual restaurant and eating out, why not join a Couple’s Cooking Class at Taste-Buds to prepare and enjoy a delicious dinner made by you and your sweetheart? Sounds like fun! Not only will you be learning how to cook new tasty dishes but you’ll also get to spend some quality time with your partner. If this sounds like the perfect way to spend date night, then check out which dates they have available for 2018 and book now.

Details: |  072 846 7959 | | corner Aries and Saturnus Avenue, Sundowner (near Northgate), Johannesburg

Save VS Splurge: Date Night

Fine Dining

Feel like treating your partner to a fine dining experience? Think wine, amazing cuisine, candlelight and some smooth jazz floating through the air. Yes? Then why don’t your try out LBV in Bryanston? We’ve recently visited and we must say, it was amazing! The menu is rather small, but you’ll definitely feel spoilt for choice as everything sounds divine. A dish we highly recommend is the Pork Belly main – pork cooked to perfection, mustard mash unlike anything you’ve ever tasted, the sweet yet savoury flavour of the bacon brandy jam, and the crispiest crackling you’ve ever crunched on! As for dessert, you definitely need to try the Crème Brûlée. We’ll leave that one as a surprise!

Details: | 072 600 3261 or 011 706 7662 | | 277 Main Road, Bryanston, Johannesburg.

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