In case Valentine's day has snuck up on you this year, we’ve rounded up plenty of fantastic Valentine’s Day dining offers at a whole swag of Melbourne restaurants. Whatever your budget, vibe or preferred cuisine, you’re sure to find a sweet spot to celebrate the day made for lovers.
Image: Red Spice Road, Melbourne CBD
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Cru - Kew
At Cru, you and your lover can indulge in a 3-course set menu for $68 per person. Starting with oysters for entree, paired with a strawberry and champagne vinaigrette, your taste buds and date will be delighted with the fresh flavours and cozy vibe. 6pm bookings are two-hour sittings, perfect if you’ve got plans for later, while 7pm bookings will be seated in the courtyard.
RST (Formerly Richmond Seafood Tavern) - Fitzroy North
If you and your date love fresh seafood, RST won’t disappoint. In an intimate restaurant setting, complete with a chic bar and garden area, you and your special someone will enjoy a 7-course degustation, complete with a glass of sparkling on arrival for $100 per person.
The Smith - Prahran
Local Prahran favourite The Smith is offering lovers a delicious 3-course set Valentine’s Day menu for $65 per person, with a glass of sparkling on arrival. You and your date will be guaranteed a lively atmosphere and great food celebrating fresh, local produce.
Messer - Fitzroy
Just the ticket for romance, Messer has a $90 per person 3-course choice 'Liebes' - lovers - menu. It includes a glass of wine or beer and a two-hour restaurant sitting. You’ll be sure to impress your date in this beautiful Gertrude St space, which serves innovative modern European flavours. Delish!
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Lola - Ballarat
Looking for the best way to say I love you? Here’s an idea. Dinner at the beautiful European inspired Lola restaurant. Enjoy a 3-course meal and a glass of bubbles on arrival for $89 per person. Think delicious meat and fish dishes, featuring great produce and served with love.
Paringa Estate - Red Hill South
For spectacular views of the vineyards, fine dining and brilliant wine, treat your love to dinner at Paringa Estate. The restaurant is offering a 6-course menu, including a glass of champagne for $145 per person.
Dinner with a View
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No. 35 - Melbourne
Head to No. 35 at the Sofitel Hotel for the stunning floor to ceiling views of the city and an exceptional dining experience. Select the Valentine’s Early Dinner, including a ‘Just Kiss Me’ Flower Wall complete with photographer, champagne on arrival and a 3-course set menu for $170 per person. Upgrade to the Late Dinner for cocktails on arrival and a 4-course menu with a luxury beverage package for $199 per person. Feeling all romantic? Add on a gift option from Fleur Du Luxe for your date.
Sake Restaurant & Bar Hamer Hall - Melbourne CBD
Spoil your special someone at Saké Restaurant & Bar Hamer Hall. You can enjoy dishes from the Japanese a la carte menu or select the Valentine’s Day menu, including a glass of Veuve Clicquot Rosé and predominantly seafood dishes for $125 per person. Choose from an early or late sitting, then relax and enjoy the views of the Yarra River or bustling open kitchen.
Berth - Docklands
Impress your Valentine this year with a romantic table by the water at Berth, with the gorgeous Melbourne skyline as your backdrop. Come for lunch or dinner and enjoy a menu designed to share, including entrée, main and dessert plus a 2-hour house beverage package for $120 per person.
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Matteo’s Melbourne - Fitzroy North
For elegance and old-school hospitality, treat your date to dinner at Matteo’s. Serving up contemporary Australian cuisine in a gorgeous Victorian terrace, for Valentine’s Day enjoy a 10-course tasting menu with matched wines for $250 per person. Or select an early or late sitting to enjoy a 4-course meal with a glass of Prosecco for $130 per person.
Ezard - Melbourne
Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to try somewhere special. For some of Melbourne’s best fine dining, enjoy Ezard’s 8-course Modern Australian tasting menu with paired beverages for $315 per person. You’ll be treated to spectacular service, moody lighting, and all the indulgence you could ask for.
Flower Drum - Melbourne CBD
Melbourne Classic Flower Drum has a 5-course set menu for $200 per person. You and your date will love the impeccable service, cozy dining room and delicate, fine dining Cantonese cuisine.
The Prince Dining Room - St Kilda
At this newly renovated slick but welcoming space, you’ll feel instantly relaxed even with a new date. You’ll be spoilt with a seasonally inspired Valentine’s Day menu rich in natural aphrodisiacs, like oysters and exotic spices for $75 per person. ‘Accidental’ hand grazing guaranteed as you share your meal.
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The Olive Tree - South Melbourne
Treat your date to dinner at The Olive Tree for Valentine’s Day. They are serving up a unique semi-set menu, with two courses for $67 or 3 courses for $77 per person. This South Melbourne institution has been charming patrons with simple, honest Italian food since 1971.
Vivace - Brighton
Spoil your date with a 3-course set menu, plus a peach Bellini on arrival for $95 per person at Vivace. Enjoy fine dining in an elegant, minimalistic atmosphere with lovingly made, simple Italian food.
Geppetto Trattoria - East Melbourne
Up the romance ante at Geppetto Trattoria, where you will receive a single rose and glass of Prosecco on arrival. You’ll be treated to antipasto, a second course of your choice (including vegetarian options, and sweet treats and a hot drink to finish. Cozy up at this Italian institution for a truly memorable night.
Pentolina - Melbourne
This Valentine's Day, fall in love over a shared bowl of pasta at Pentolina in Melbourne. You and your date can share a lavish five course menu featuring appetisers, entrées, fresh pasta, main course and dessert for $90 per person or splash out on matched wines for $140 per person.
Spice Up Your Night
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Partake - Ringwood
If you’re after an intimate, romantic evening, Partake has all your bases covered. Dim lighting - tick. Live acoustic guitar - tick. A Chandon cocktail, 3-course modern Asian menu and handmade chocolates - tick, tick, tick. And, to cap it off, red roses between 7-10pm. Located in the Sage Hotel Ringwood, Partake is the perfect relaxed spot for a meal with your loved one.
Red Spice Road - Melbourne CBD
If a group or double date is more your thing, or you’d like to celebrate Valentine’s with some friends, head to Red Spice Road. Share the $99 per person flavourful Asian tasting menu and good conversation with a group. Add a glass of House Prosecco to get the party started.
Gingerboy - Melbourne CBD
Join Gingerboy for your Valentine's experience with a $125 per person premium Asian-inspired banquet menu, with a glass of sparkling on arrival. You can choose to dine upstairs or downstairs, with downstairs a more intimate, private vibe and upstairs bar style and communal dining. In good news, Gingerboy are happy to cater to all dietary restrictions.
Image: Rare Uptown, Melbourne CBD
Visit any of these three bustling steakhouse locations on Valentine’s Day to enjoy a 3-course set menu for $85 per person. Think seafood entrees, then steak with sauces and sides, wrapping up with a dessert tasting plate. The white linen tablecloths and dim lighting will set the mood, so you can settle in for a relaxing meal with that someone special.
Meat & Wine Co - Hawthorn East, Southbank & South Yarra
Serving up a unique blend of African heritage and Australian influences, Meat & Wine Co steakhouses are offering a $126 per person Valentine’s special. You and your date can expect excellent service, quality meats and cutting-edge cuisine to make your night super special.
Hofbrauhaus - Melbourne CBD
Okay, so this might not be an obvious choice for a date night but hear us out. If you and your date love good beer and food, a Bavarian romantic dinner could be on the cards. You’ll be able to relax in the lively atmosphere, with a fun night out guaranteed.
If none of those take your fancy, click here to check out all of the Melbourne restaurants available to book on TheFork. From exclusive fine dining, casual cheap eats, to local hidden gems, you’ll be sure to find the right restaurant for your Valentine’s Day meal!