Best Valentine's Day Restaurants In Melbourne

This isn't just any date night - it's the 14th of February, so it's time to pull your socks up and find a swoon-worthy dining destination. But don't worry, we're here to be your ultimate wingman, having compiled a gorgeous list of romantic places to eat. From low-lit, intimate dens slinging out upmarket fare to pretty Italian hotspots bringing a chilled-out vibe, here are the best Melbourne restaurants for Valentine's Day.

Last updated on 20th January 2023

Looking for somewhere to enjoy a Valentine's dinner in Melbourne? Treat your beau to a delightful dinner over at Hardimans Hotel. Settle into the bright and airy dining room or sprawling alfresco terrace to chomp on succulent steaks, wood-roasted confit duck and ricotta gnocchi.

Thanks to the warm summer weather, Royal Saxon's atmospheric garden will be in full swing. Escort your better half to the magical outdoor space, where you can devour its special Valentine's Day menu, which includes king fish oysters, ceviche and mains, such as prawn ravioli.

Fronting a slick, shabby-chic aesthetic, with stripped-back walls and swinging pendant lights, Oster is set to be a real winner this Valentine's Day. The Italian restaurant knows a thing or two about romancing, slinging out handmade pasta plates and indulgent mains.

Smith St Bistrot is at the top of the ladder when it comes to the best Valentine's restaurants in Melbourne. On the 14th of February, this Fitzroy favourite will be dishing up a special menu that features plates like ballotine of chicken accompanied by foie gras and truffle sauce.

For those of you seeking out restaurants for Valentine's Day in Melbourne, The Epsy is a lovely location to get your munch on. Cosy up on one of the gold, velvet booths and, when you're not staring into each other's eyes, tuck into slow-roasted lamb shoulder or coal-grilled eggplant.

Impressive dining destinations in our city aren't hard to come by - but Restaurant Navi? Well, it just tops the list. It's the perfect place for an intimate dinner for two, made up of sultry lighting and moody hues. Head over for five or eight divine courses created with foraged ingredients.

Inspired by Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul, Supernormal whips up a mouthwatering menu of pan-Asian delights. That, paired with the warm, inviting ambience and the atmospheric glow of the entrance's neon lights, makes for one of the best Valentine's Day restaurants Melbourne has to offer.

Longrain is keeping things amorous this Valentine's Day, rustling up special banquets for two over in Fitzroy. While in snug surrounds, chow down on Wagyu beef tartare, tiger prawn curry and trout betel leaf. Date night? Completed it, mate

If you're on the hunt for Valentine's Day ideas in Melbourne's CBD, this opulent eatery is a fabulous choice. The basement restaurant showcases plush banquet seating and low lighting - a seriously romantic backdrop for feasting on upmarket Middle Eastern cuisine.