GRAM loves Melbourne | Where to Spend Valentine’s Day
Roasts are red, cocktails are blue, if you’re in Melbourne on Valentine’s, here’s all the food.
Wondering where to spend Valentine’s Day in Melbourne? Are there any loved up events in this romantic city? You betcha, so pucker up…for a feast! From desirable degustations to foxy festivals, here’s our line up of Melbourne Valentine’s Day events. Be still my tummy.
Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu at Estelle
ESP in Northcote has got you all set up for a romantic dinner, with a seven-course tasting menu for $180 per person. Enjoy tastes such as beetroot and black truffle, or a sweet raspberry and rose dessert. Guests will be greeted with a complimentary glass of Champagne before they indulge in an intimate degustation dining experience.
For a slightly more casual but still high-class feel, pop next door to Estelle Bistro. They will be serving up a tantalising five-course tasting menu at $130pp, featuring an aphrodisiac rich menu. Cool off in the airy courtyard, or enjoy being hot and your tastebuds far from bothered.
Take your date to new heights with Eureka 89’s Valentine’s Day lunch or dinner offering. On the top floor of the Eureka tower in Southbank, the stunning views of Melbourne will take your significant other’s (or soon to be) breath away. Stare at the metropolitan magnificence, or the beauty right in front of you (wink wink) while sipping on a signature cocktail and dining on a delightful degustation with matched wines. Lunch bookings are three courses for $180, with dinner at five courses for $240.
While not Val day themed, The Lunar Markets are a great place to take your date and explore some of Melbourne’s best food vendors! From Everybody Loves Ramen to Wonderbao, join in the Chinese New Year celebration with scrumptious street-food dishes galore. Live entertainment and stunning installations round out the evening, so for your last chance to see this vibrant festival, head down to the Harbour Esplanade in Docklands between 4pm and 9pm on Sunday!
Valentine’s Day coincides with festival day this year, so be prepared to immerse yourself in a huge set up of Live N Local entertainment. But what we’re really excited about is the food. Get ready, set, and mouths watering for treats from Lona, Fitzrovia, Republica, Big Mouth, Laika, Bay City Burrito, and more! Peruse the market stalls of even head for a swim. Join the epic crowd that hits St Kilda on festival day, and if you’re not taking a plus one, maybe you’ll meet one there!
Seasonal produce reigns king at The Grand, served up with Italian flair and lots and lots of love. With three courses for $75, and four for $88, choose from a selection of options such as Natural Pacific oysters (hint), or pepper crusted venison carpaccio. Dinner sittings are booking out fast, so make your reservation stat to enjoy a romantic rendezvous at this Chef’s Hat kitchen.
Admittedly, the much successful and highly anticipated Sister’s Market is the day BEFORE Val Day, but what better way to sneak in some last minute shopping for that special someone (or self)? Visit Brunswick Town Hall from 10am to 4pm on Saturday the 13th to peruse a range of artisan goods and creations. Impala and Peacock will showcase their unique blends of tea—they may even have something to put you in the mood! We’re pretty excited for Madame Sugar’s macarons and Emelia Jackson’s captivating cakes, too. If you’re dating a sweet-tooth, snag yourself one of these sweet-treats for your sweetheart.