Valentine’s Day in Melbourne
Melbourne, a city where our love language is undoubtedly food. On Valentine’s Day, our metropolis transforms into a romantic playground for foodies. Whether it’s toasting with French champagne under the stars, crunching on a nori taco in a chic Japanese hideaway or sharing a gelato down our iconic laneways. Melbourne’s eclectic dining scene offers a smorgasbord of amorous adventures. Here’s our Eat Drink Play guide to the best spots for a romantic rendezvous this Valentine’s Day.
Nomad, Melbourne CBD
A Mediterranean Odyssey in the Heart of Melbourne
Nomad’s Valentine’s offering, at $185 per person, is a Mediterranean escapade wrapped in a shared set menu. A glass of Michel Gonet ‘6g’ Blanc de Noirs champagne greets you, setting the stage for a night of shared plates and laughter.
Parisian Chic in Prahran
Whisk your partner away to Paris without leaving Prahran. Entrecôte serves up a delectable Valentine’s menu at $199.9 per person. A dreamy canapé, tres chic entrée and mains finishing off with a shared dessert that whispers sweet nothings, accompanied by the option of a curated wine pairing for an extra $84.9 per person. C’est magnifique!
Reine & La Rue, Melbourne CBD
Opulent Indulgence at Reine & La Rue
For $280 per person, Reine & La Rue elevates dining to an art form. The experience starts with a glass of Ruinart and unfolds into a symphony of shared starters, individual mains, and desserts that celebrate both company and cuisine.
Mr. Miyagi, Windsor
Playful Romance at Mr. Miyagi
Mr. Miyagi offers a seven-course Valentine’s Day FEED ME Menu for $110pp, featuring new dishes like Spicy Tuna Toast and a bespoke Valrhona chocolate mousse dessert. A Frosé welcomes guests upon arrival, setting the stage for an evening of innovative dining.
Bookings: Mr. Miyagi Valentine’s Day
Langlands, Hyatt Centric Melbourne
Unconventional Dining at Langlands
Celebrate with a six-course Valentine’s Day Sharing Menu for $200 per couple at Langlands. The menu, enjoyed with hands only, includes Wagonga Oysters, Yellowfin Tuna, and more, starting with a glass of sparkling wine.
Bookings: Langlands Valentine’s Day
Purple Pit, Melbourne CBD
Candlelit Elegance at Purple Pit
Purple Pit presents a four-course set menu with drink pairings for $75pp in a romantic, candle-lit setting. The menu features Appellation oysters, whipped cod roe, Pizzetta, and a chocolate mousse finale, all set to a post-punk soundtrack.
Society Dining Room, Melbourne CBD
European Flavours with a Twist
Society Dining Room’s $245 per person Chef’s Menu is a love letter to European gastronomy. Dive into a world of exquisite tastes, including a dessert trolley that’s nothing short of a culinary cupid’s arrow.
Melbourne icons are making Valentine’s Day sweeter with two $28 add-on specials, including a Birichino cocktail and a classic Pesche Piemontese dessert, providing an elevated dining experience in both grand and casual settings.
Lillian Brasserie, Melbourne CBD
A European Journey at Lillian Brasserie
Set in the heart of the CBD, Lillian Brasserie’s $165 tasting menu is a rendezvous with European classics. It’s a space where shared dishes become shared memories.
Grill Americano, Melbourne CBD
Italian Romance in an Opulent Setting
Grill Americano offers a special Chef’s Selection menu for $245 per person. Savour the essence of Italy in a bustling atmosphere that’s both luxurious and heartwarming.
Kisumé, Melbourne CBD
Japanese Elegance on a Plate
Kisumé crafts a unique $245 per person Chef’s Tasting menu or an exclusive $330 Chef’s Table experience. A great place for Valentine’s Day in Melbourne.
Yakimono, Melbourne CBD
A Fiery Twist on Romance
Yakimono turns up the heat with a Setto menu for $110 per person, including a playful cocktail. Their pop-up florist adds a touch of floral magic to the fiery feast for Valentine’s Day.
Chin Chin, Melbourne CBD
An Eclectic Asian Fusion Affair
Chin Chin offers two Feed Me feasts at $110 and $130 per person. It’s a place where bold flavours and vibrant vibes create an unforgettable Valentine’s night.
Dolly, Melbourne CBD
Elegant Valentine’s at Dolly
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Dolly for $120 per person, where Executive Chef Hervé Borghini introduces a three-course European menu with a complimentary pour of Whispering Angel Rosé. Enjoy a selection of indulgent dishes in a glamorous 1930s-inspired setting, complemented by signature cocktails.
Baby Pizza, Richmond
For the Love of Pizza and Pasta
At $88 per person, Baby Pizza in Richmond is a testament to the timeless love affair with pizza and pasta. It’s a charming spot for those who find romance in Italian staples.
Hawker Hall, Windsor
Asian Street Food with a Romantic Twist
Hawker Hall presents an $88 Valentine’s Day Banquet Menu. Dive into an array of Asian favourites and special dishes in an ambiance that’s as lively as it is intimate.
Lona Misa, South Yarra
A Week-Long Celebration of Love
From 12th to 17th February, Lona Misa offers a five-course set menu at $120 per person. The menu, a love note to stone fruits, pairs perfectly with a glass of Taittinger Rose Champagne.
Amphlett House, Melbourne CBD
Steak and Sparkles at Amphlett House
Simple yet elegant, Amphlett House offers a $79 steak for two. It’s a toast to love’s simple pleasures, complemented by a glass of house sparkling.
Studio Amaro, Windsor
A Love-Infused Italian Feast
Studio Amaro’s special set menus, starting at $75 per person, are a tribute to Italian finesse. The interactive love letters and experimental wines add a touch of whimsy to the evening.
Cupid’s Arrow Strikes at Moonhouse
Moonhouse’s special menus start at $75 per person. It’s a culinary cupid’s playground, blending traditional flavours with modern twists. Perfect for Valentine’s Day in Melbourne.
Tokyo Tina, Windsor
Japanese Flavours at Tokyo Tina
Tokyo Tina in Windsor offers a unique Valentine’s Day experience with set menus starting at $75 per person. Enjoy Japanese flavours paired with exceptional wines for a memorable evening.
New Quarter, Richmond
Neo-Vietnamese Delights at New Quarter
New Quarter in Richmond serves up a neo-Vietnamese set menu starting at $75 per person. The restaurant’s modern take on traditional dishes provides a unique dining experience.
Stokehouse, St Kilda
Romantic Seafood and Views
Celebrate at Valentine’s Day in Melbourne overlooking the beach at Stokehouse. With a $200pp four-course menu by Executive Chef Jason Staudt, featuring Australia’s finest seafood and seasonal produce. Optional Victorian Lobster with chilli butter and sides for an extra $190, perfect for a luxurious romantic evening.
Stokehouse Pasta & Bar
Mediterranean Feast by the Beach
Downstairs, for $120pp, enjoy a four-course Mediterranean menu and a glass of King Valley Rosé Prosecco. Choose from a variety of antipasti, mains like club steak or John Dory, and end with a Ferrero Rocher and red velvet cake parfait. Double daters receive a complimentary bottle of bubbles.
A Fiery Romance at Firebird
Firebird in Windsor offers a Valentine’s Day menu starting at $75 per person. Enjoy a selection of dishes that blend heat and flavour for a passionate dining experience.
Ronnie’s, Melbourne CBD
A Spicy Love Affair at Ronnie’s
Ronnie’s in the CBD presents a limited-edition chilli menu, with prices varying. The partnership with Bippi Italian chilli brand adds an extra kick to your Valentine’s celebration.
Luci, Melbourne CBD
An Enchanting Evening at Luci
Luci in the CBD provides a romantic setting for a 4-course dinner priced at $150 per person. The evening is enhanced by live jazz music, creating an enchanting atmosphere.
Neighbourhood Wine, Fitzroy North
Intimate Wine and Dine at Neighbourhood Wine
Neighbourhood Wine in Fitzroy North offers a seasonal sharing menu for $95 per person. The intimate setting is perfect for those looking to enjoy fine wines and shareable plates.
Old Palm Liquor, Brunswick East
Cosy Romance at Old Palm Liquor
Old Palm Liquor in Brunswick East offers a 4-course seasonal feast for $95 per person. It’s an ideal spot for a cosy, intimate evening with your loved one.
Pipis Kiosk, Albert Park
Seaside Romance at Pipis Kiosk
Dine by the seaside at Pipis Kiosk in Albert Park. For $165 per person, enjoy a luxurious 4-course menu with a focus on seafood, complemented by a romantic seaside setting.
Officina Gastronomica Italiana, Prahran
Italian Charm at Officina Gastronomica Italiana
Officina Gastronomica Italiana in Prahran offers a special 3-course set menu for $79 per person. Experience the charm of Italian cuisine in a romantic setting.
Akaiito, Melbourne CBD
Japanese Elegance at Akaiito
Akaiito in the CBD offers a unique dining experience with two degustation menus starting at $178 per person. Enjoy high-end Japanese cuisine in an intimate setting, perfect for a special evening.
Pictured: Entrecôte, Prahran
Melbourne Valentine’s Day
Melbourne offers a plethora of choices for those looking to impress their lover this Valentine’s Day. The city’s restaurants, ranging from the intimate settings of Entrecôte to the energetic vibe of Chin Chin, cater to every taste and style. These are just some of the great places where love can bloom over delightful meals.
But remember, everyone’s idea of a perfect date is different. If the bustling restaurants are fully booked or you’re seeking something more low-key – consider takeaway from your favourite eatery enjoyed in one of the city’s picturesque parks, or create a special meal at home. Sometimes, a simple ‘Netflix and chill’ evening can be just as memorable. 😉
Valentine’s Day in Melbourne is about celebrating love in all its forms, whether it’s through a lavish dinner at Akaiito or a cosy night in with dips from the Prahran Market and homemade pasta. Choose what resonates with you and your partner, and make this day uniquely yours.