It’s that time of year when the capital’s streets start filling up with vendors flogging over-sized teddy bears and heart-shaped balloons. Welcome to Valentine’s Day in Phnom Penh. We’ve hand selected some spots in the capital and beyond to treat that someone special in your life.
Valentine’s Day in Phnom Penh
Get on a high and head to Hyatt Regency’s rooftop restaurant and bar, FiveFive. Soak up views of the city twinkling below from the 14th floor eatery while devouring a romantic dinner to the sounds of a DJ. Alternatively, Metropole Underground is hosting a three-course set menu and a welcome drink. Entertainment comes in the form of Vitality band, a DJ and violinist.
$198 per couple at FiveFive/ $128 per couple at Metropole Underground.
French chef Nicolas Malherbe has designed a delectable four-course menu to impress this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a romantic poolside dinner and toast with free-flow Prosecco to the backdrop of Rhythm and Soul band. Dishes include tuna tartar with ponzu pearl, avocado with wasabi and sesame seed, and wild grilled salmon with lemon butter sauce, spinach and steamed potato.
$40 for four-course set dinner/ $60 for free-flow Prosecco.
Raffles Hotel le Royal
Enjoy cinema under the stars and a romantic dinner for two at Raffles. It’s hosting a special screening of romantic fantasy film, Ghost, poolside, under the stars at the hotel’s Cinema Paradiso. Food and drinks are served throughout. For something more traditional, the Valentine’s Day Surf & Turf at Le Phnom 1929 will feature a seafood tower, Taijma wagyu tomahawk and Saint Honoré cake.
$30 for cinema/ $88 for food, with additions of $38 for unlimited wine and cocktails, and a bottle of Champagne from $98 at Le Phnom 1929
Rosewood Phnom Penh
Rosewood’s three eateries have conjured up delightful spreads to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day in Phnom Penh. For divine French dining, head to Brasserie Louis for a five-course menu that takes in lobster bouillabaisse soup and slow-cooked beef tenderloin. Cuts’ five-course menu includes black Angus beef tenderloin, king crab truffle-creamed spinach, crispy shallots and Kampot pepper. While Iza’s Japanese menu includes caviar uni otoro and ebi yuzu.
$128 at Brasserie Louis/ $420 for two and $570 including wine pairing for two at Cuts/ $148 at Iza
Seekers is keeping the romance flowing beyond Valentine’s Day. On February 17, its Seekers Cinema Screening embarks on a trip to the iconic passenger liner, Titanic. It is hosting a screening of Jack and Rose’s fatal love story at Legend Cinema Diamond Class. Guests are encouraged to wear cocktail attire. Tickets include pre-screening drink receptions, food and an after-party.
Enjoy an elevated Valentine’s Day in Phnom Penh at Topaz. The restaurant’s top team of chefs have been hard at work to handcraft a menu that takes in divine French-inspired dishes. The restaurants soft lighting and subtle décor make the perfect romantic setting.
Valentine’s Day Outside Phnom Penh
Knai Bang Chatt, Kep
Check-in at Knai Bang Chatt for a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway. The boutique seaside resort is offering one night accommodation and a romantic dinner for two at The Strand for $290. If you’re already in Kep, then The Strand is serving a romantic set menu. Or enjoy a sunset cruise at Kep Sailing Club, with wine and snacks served.
$55 at The Strand/ $88 for the cruise.
Malis Siem Reap
If you’re in Siem Reap, then enjoy an unforgettable Valentine’s Day dinner under the stars with a five-course gourmet feast at Malis Siem Reap. Its Love is Your Nature dinner can be savoured in the intimate tropical garden or cosy indoor dining area.
$65, including a welcome drink.
Park Hyatt Siem Reap
For some pampering this Valentine’s Day, head to Park Hyatt Siem Reap’s The Spa. Throughout February, you can spoil your loved one to an indulgent day, with a selection of luxuriating sessions for two, including a bottle of sparkling wine.
From $299 to $419 per couple.