Best Valentine’s Day Spots in Melbourne
Ready to treat your loved ones this Valentine’s Day February 14th? From fancy rooftop bars where you can soak up those summer rays, to relaxing day spas where you can both unwind from the stresses of big city life to laid back, casual eateries where you can pass time over intimate conversation, True Local have put together the following list of a few of Melbourne’s top valentine’s day spots.
23-25 Hardware Lane, Melbourne VIC
A local institution of sorts, nestled on one of Melbourne’s famed laneways, Campari House is a multi-purpose venue home to a laid back cocktail lounge, a function room seating up to 80 guests, a modern Italian restaurant and arguably its best feature – a vibrant rooftop bar offering a relaxed retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle. For the romantically-inclined, the cocktail bar in particular features plush booths complete with ambient mood lighting and plush upholstery, giving you a welcome nook for an intimate chat away from the maddening crowd. For a Valentine’s feed, popular item menus include Pan Fried Gnocchi ($27), 3 Cheese Margherita ($20) and Classic Cocktails from $15.
“Always good fun, nice bar, the rooftop is great! The service is always nice too. I really like this venue” – Lauren_l
7 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC
For the finest Valentine’s Day view in town, head to Eureka 89 with your loved one on February 14th for a dinner for two 89 floors above the hustle and bustle of Melbourne CBD. Be sure to book well in advance, as this venue is very popular (especially on special occasions) for a very good reason – with its interior featuring a plush sofa running the length of one window, group tables and also more intimate tables for two. Best to arrive for dinner where you can watch the sunset over Port Phillip Bay whilst enjoying a 7 Course Degustation Menu for two ($230 per person with food & matching wines)!
“Amazing service from the moment you walk through the read carpet on the ground floor all the way to when you leave. By having a dinner reservation, you’re entitled to visit the skydeck before dinner. In the restaurant, there’s a really nice romantic ambience. Most tables are window tables so you can enjoy the view. The restaurant is lit with just the right amount of lighting so you can enjoy the view without reflection glares” – looknow
798 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn VIC
Located in the heart of bustling Glenferrie Road in upmarket Hawthorn, Lulo is a Spanish-inspired bar and casual restaurant that offers a laid back place to take your loved one this Valentine’s Day. Colourful Spanish cuisine aside, Lulo also offers a selection of fine dishes from South America and plenty of space for intimate dinners or private functions. Not sure what to order? Try their excellent value Chef’s Tasting Menu for $50 per person or the $65 per person option which includes a few more dishes.
“Fantastic restaurant! I was thoroughly impressed with the atmosphere when I walked in… the staff were very attentive and friendly, as well as knowledgeable. After following the recommendations of the staff as to what to order, I finished my meal satisfied and extremely impressed. Presentation was, as previously described by another reviewer, stunning!” – bellamyn
1309 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen VIC
Ready to pamper your loved one (and yourself) this Valentine’s Day? Nestled deep within the Yarra Valley approximately 1 hour’s drive North East of Melbourne CBD is the Natskin Day Spa Retreat, next door to the Balgownie Estate Vineyard. Offering luxurious treatments for one person and couples, these treatments include facials and skin therapies, massage, body treatments, pedicures, manicures and other options designed to have your skin looking and feeling better than ever!
“One of the best place to relax from a stressful day! I’d experienced the body massage and facial treatment and ohhhhhhhhh! It was awesome! I was satisfied! thank you so much Natskin!” – katefarleigh
Crown Complex, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank VIC
Flash your cash this Valentine’s Day and treat your loved one to an upscale dining experience at one of Melbourne’s most elegant and sophisticated restaurants – Rosetta. With views across Yarra Promenade and the Yarra River that sits just beyond, Rosetta offers its guests and extraordinary dining experience, including an outdoor seating area perfect for a balmy summer evening dinner for two. As for the menu itself, top choices include House Made Ricotta with Wagyu Bresaola ($27), Risotto with Zucchini ($29), Osso Buco ($39) and Classic Cocktails from $12.
“The best risotto I have ever ever had dining out. The staff were just awesome, overservising our every dining desire. Will be coming back here for sure” – Alwaysroomfordessert