Whoever you choo-choo-choose this balmy Melbourne Valentine’s Day, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got somewhere nice to take them. These hot little spots should do the trick!
A proper South-East Asian hawker experience, Chin Chin is an awesome choice if you like your romantic meals a little on the livelier side. Head in, stick your name down for a table and scuttle off to the charming GoGo Bar downstairs, where you can wait for the call over a winning cocktail or two. The venue is funky and tastefully mood lit, and the food itself is absolutely divine.
“Oh wow. What awesome food. We were very impressed with the excellent service. As weary visitors to this city, we rolled out of there full and happy.” – The healers
Suave design, moody lighting and top-notch service make Ezard a highly desirable eatery, and it’s perfect for couples seeking a bite to remember. This expansive basement space features a varied array of gourmet tasting menus, with everything from twice-cooked pork belly to the yummiest melt-in-your-mouth king salmon you’ve ever tasted. It’s a winner, no doubt.
“The venue and staff are fabulous, the service was exceptional. The food is the hero at Ezard and never disappoints. The service is attentive and the staff are friendly. May well be one of my favourite restaurants after all these years. The swordfish was divine and the duck was cooked to perfection. Would highly recommend a visit to this esteemed establishment.” – svchu1
If you’re the kind of duo that’s lost without a good wine list, Epocha should definitely be on your radar. This restaurant combines sumptuous European share plates with an extensive array of wines from all around the world, all in the kind of rustic, intimate setting that’s bound to capture your heart. It’s right near Carlton Gardens too, so great views and after-dinner strolls are on the agenda.
“They have a Victorian terrace setting which gave a warm European feeling. We ordered their long shared plates which was a pricey but it tasted wholesome. Customer service was great from the moment we walked into the restaurant.” – Oreo88
Filed firmly away in the ‘hidden gems’ department, Kaprica is a cosy joint where you can get close and share a delectable pizza (we recommend the Mr John with tomato, mozzarella, pesto and salami). It’s a converted garage on a quiet street, with comfy seating, wonderful staff and a refreshingly laid-back atmosphere. The décor is eclectic, mixing antique kitchen implements with polished wood, stylish brick, and shelves stuffed with interesting old knickknacks.
To call The Point “impressive” hardly does it justice, but it really is quite something. It’s a huge, art deco-looking complex of a building, perched right on the shores of Albert Park Lake. It’s also one of the country’s greatest steak restaurants, but that’s just the start of the gorgeous Aussie cuisine that awaits your taste buds within. When it comes to fancy fine dining, this one’s up there with the best.
“I had dinner here last week with three friends. The food and service was amazing! The eye fillet is to die for….This is my third visit and I will be back again. Awesome place if you want to impress someone.” – damian6m