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February 9th, 2018
Valentine’s Day in Melbourne: Date Ideas Set to Impress

Love is in the air and if you’re looking for the perfect spot to take that special someone in your life on the big Feb one four, or if you just want to feel the romance in the air, then check out our list of the most romantic date venues in Melbourne and start planning for your Valentine’s Day canoodling.

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QT Melbourne

QT’s signature restaurants will set the scene for spontaneity, adventure and romance, with all diners given the option to order the $400 ‘Room for Dessert’ directly from the menu between 12-18 February 2018. Once ordered, guests will be presented with a beautiful sweet treat with a twist, a room key, and are automatically checked in for the night, complete with a half bottle of Mumm NV Champagne waiting on ice.

Where? 133 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Piccolina Gelateria

What says romance more than a limited edition ice gelato cake dubbed ‘Valentina’? Sweet-toothed lovers can get their sugar fix at Piccolinia Gelateria where a raspberry swirl gelato cake with a layer of chocolate fudge brownie and fresh raspberries, coated in white chocolate and freeze-dried raspberries is on the V-Day menu.

Where? 802 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122

Yagiz

The Turkish know how to do romance and Yagiz is leading the pack this Valentine’s Day. For those looking to impress their loved one, Yagiz is offering a six-course Turkish degustation crafted by head chef Murat Ovaz. Matched with a tightly curated wine list highlighting boutique Turkish varietals, the evening offers a unique sensory experience.

Where? 22 Toorak Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141

Uncle

Uncle will be serving a Vietnamese feast to lovers looking for fresh flavours and a hint of spice. Head Chef and Co-Owner, Dai Dong, has created a decadent dessert to finish the evening on a sweet note. Who can resist the Monkey banana split, with peanut praline, coconut foam, tapioca and popping candy, and the Spiced chocolate mousse, ice cream, crispy pearls, dried raspberries and snap?

Where? Uncle St Kilda, 188 Carlisle Street St Kilda or Uncle Collins Street, 15 Collins Street Melbourne

Tokyo Tina

Tokyo Tina is doing things in two this Valentine’s Day with bookings available for pairs and sharing plates designed for couples on the menu. The lively restaurant is ideal for a fun date, offering Japanese street eats with hit dishes including ramen and the famous DIY beef rib bao.

Where? 66A Chapel St, Windsor

Neptune

If you need a bit of Dutch courage and are looking to impress, the wine and cocktail list at Neptune will be your best friend for the night. This trendy eatery serves a Mediterranean-inspired menu with shared starters, larger mains such as house-made pasta, scotch fillet and porchetta, and delightful desserts like tiramisu.

Where? 212 High St, Windsor

Grosvenor Hotel

After a cheap date? The Grosvenor Hotel is taking bookings for a FREE Valentine’s Day-themed trivia night kicking off at 8pm on the big day.  Think romantic movies, love songs and all things Tinder! The team will also be mixing up the special ‘Friends with Benefits’ cocktail or the ‘Friends without Benefits’ mocktail.

Where? 10 Brighton Rd, St Kilda East

Bar Carolina

Romance is definitely on the menu at Bar Carolina. Perfect for couples, or couples to be, this chic restaurant is serving a three-course menu with a glass of prosecco and a red rose on arrival. Cute.

Where? 44 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Wine 1160

Perfect for an intimate and charming date, comfortable neighbourhood hideaway Wine 1160 is offering lovebirds a delectable wine and cheese pairing on the most romantic day of the year.

Where? 1160 High St, Armadale

Bacash

Treat your loved one to a special four-course set menu at Bacash designed especially for Valentine’s Day. Indulge in Melbourne’s finest seafood, spectacular wine and unrivalled service where the best of the sea meets the lush green of Melbourne’s botanical gardens. Bacash offers guests warmth and intimacy, an impeccable wine selection and expertly cooked fresh produce.

Where? 175 Domain Road, South Yarra

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