Couples, it’s time to dedicate some time to yourselves! Spoil your better half with a getaway they won’t forget in Melbourne where there is so much to eat, drink, see and do.
Relationships grow and deepen as you experience new things together, so whether you’ve just started dating or have been married for 40 years, take some time out and spend it together in Melbourne.
Dine on gastronomic delights
It might be obvious, but taking that someone special out to dinner is just lovely. Book in advance to try the renowned Vue De Monde which offers fine dining in the iconic Rialto building, with tasting menus and sweeping city views. Vue de monde is testament to the belief that dining can be a wondrous, unforgettable experience, and pays homage to classical fine dining in a modern context. A tasting menu is served for lunch and dinner, ranging in price from $230 to $275 per person.
Or just down the road on Bond St is Maha, a stylish and contemporary setting where you can enjoy creative Middle Eastern fine dining meals by chef Shane Delia. Enjoy a 2, 4, 5 or 6 course dinner starting from $60 per person.
If swanky restaurants aren’t your cup of tea, take your better half to Schmuks Bagels for some seriously good bagels in a super cool atmosphere. Or munch on the best burgers and milkshakes from Royal Stacks where their burgers have been carefully thought out and all of the ingredients work together in harmony to create a very satisfying burger experience.
Converse over a glass of wine
Head down to Transit Rooftop Bar for craft beers, cocktails and snacks in a wood-toned bar with a balcony and city views, plus live music. Or right beside the Crowne Plaza Melbourne is The Wharf Hotel that is a riverfront bar with a cosy fireplace to snuggle in front of. It even has trivia and sports on if the conversation happens to die down.
Explore a bookshop
Maybe it’s reminiscent of movies from long ago, but bookshops are notoriously romantic places. Metropolis Bookshop at Curtain House, just a couple of blocks from the hotel is an independent bookshop specialising in the best of graphic design, architecture, photography, popular culture, fashion, film, music, art books as well as a curated collection of fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, cooking and craft titles.
Spoil her with jewellery
Maybe she deserves an extravagant gift or it’s time to hunt for the perfect engagement ring, Melbourne is renowned for both high end jewellery stores and boutique laneway stalls. Take a short stroll across the river to the Crown Entertainment Complex where you’ll find Paspaley, Graff Diamonds, Bulgari and Rolex.
Just a stroll further afield find one of Melbourne’s best kept secrets Corky Saint Clare just underneath Flinders St Station. Her pieces are fun, not only in their cartoon-like imagery but also in their functional design. A lot of the pieces can be opened, spun around, and just generally played with.
Enjoy the best chocolates
Nothing says romance like chocolate and the Ganache Chocolate Lounge is simply to die for! Arno Backes has been passionate about chocolate all his life and with a keen eye for detail; he has devoted himself to creating superb chocolate creations that taste every bit as good as they look. Find them in the CBD on Collins St for an amazing range of chocolate, patisserie, desserts and gelato, delivered with impeccable service.
Taste the coolest desserts
With a name like DEX2ROSE you can expect something uber creative out of this little joint. Serving artisan-nitro desserts and drinks this cool spot will have your mouths watering before you even taste the creations. On Little Burke St this trendy local place creates made-to-order gelato using liquid nitrogen, plus they have a great cold brew coffee.
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