Best Romantic Restaurants In Melbourne

First date? Anniversary? Looking to pop the question? Whatever the occasion, you're gonna need one beaut setting to impress the pants off them (not literally), as well as a menu that'll score you mega brownie points. From seriously slinky Japanese joints in the CBD to stylish Italian hotspots in Richmond, here are Melbourne's best romantic restaurants that are sure to put you in the good books.

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Last updated on 18th March 2024

Hardimans Hotel

Need a date idea to impress your other half? We've got you set at Melbourne's Hardimans Hotel. Chow down on steak or seafood while sipping on a cracking cocktail. Plus, the venues hosts killer comedy events so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for that.


Adding a little bit of Thai flavour to your special evening, Longrain is the Fitzroy hideout that's primed for wining and dining. Book yourself a table to enjoy a cosy ambience alongside beautiful Bangkok-inspired plates and boozy bevs.


This list wouldn't be complete without an Italian romantic restaurants in Melbourne, would it? For intimate vibes in a super trendy setting, Oster ticks all the boxes. Expect beautifully executed plates of delicious grub, as well as a never-ending list of wine at this Richmond favourite.

Restaurant Navi

A romantic dinner for two in Melbourne? We know just the place; Restaurant Navi. Found in Yarraville, this dimly lit, stylish joint is as alluring as they come, and it features a mouthwatering menu of delights that's sure to impress your date.