Melbourne: 2024 Valentine’s Day Dining Guide

Drink, Eat, Melbourne, Play / 19 January 2024

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.

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Entrecôte, Prahran

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!

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Reine & La Rue by NOMAD Group

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.

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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.

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Grossi Florentino, Grossi Grill, Cellar Bar & Ombra

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Moonhouse, Balaclava

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Firebird, Windsor

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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400 Gradi

World’s Best Pizza for a Unique V-Day

Discover if they’re ‘the one’ with a 3-course Italian feast at 400 Gradi, home to the World’s Best Pizza. Enjoy romantic dishes like Burrata with Proscuitto Di Parma, a selection of pastas and pizzas including Pappardelle Al Ragu Di Funghi with truffle cream, and desserts like Tiramisu Tart or Strawberries & Cream.

Pricing: $60 pp at Brunswick, Essendon, Eastland, Mornington & Mildura; $85 pp at Crown Melbourne.

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Frozen Yogurt Fun and Sweet Messages

Yo-Chi, a top date spot for frozen yogurt lovers, offers a sweet V-Day twist. On Valentine’s Day 14th February, enjoy chocolate-dipped strawberries as a topping for your frozen yogurt. Plus, engage in a bit of romance with V-Day love letters at all venues, where you can leave messages for your special someone. An affordable, fun, and interactive option for Valentine’s Day.

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.