• Book Now

Romantic Restaurants in Melbourne: Enjoy a Culinary Experience at Yugo

Romantic Restaurants in Melbourne: Enjoy a Culinary Experience at Yugo

From its bustling laneway eateries to its world-class restaurants, Melbourne is a food lover’s paradise. Perfect for a spot of romantic dining or a night out with that special someone, Melbourne caters to a wide range of tastes with culinary experiences to be found at every turn.

When it comes to upping the ante for a truly romantic experience, Yugo at Crowne Plaza Melbourne is the ultimate choice. With its warm and inviting atmosphere, sleek interior, delectable food, and attentive service, it is the ideal place for an indulgent meal for two.

If you're planning on treating your special someone to a romantic meal they won't soon forget, here's everything you need to know about the culinary masterpiece in the heart of Melbourne that is Yugo.

Romantic Dining, Reimagined

Experience the romance of dining at one of the most romantic restaurants in Melbourne, Yugo, where traditional dishes have been reimagined for a modern age. Enjoy a tantalising menu of traditional favourites with a global twist, crafted with the freshest local produce and served in a relaxed yet intimate atmosphere.

Savour the delicate flavours of the signature dishes, from succulent salmon sashimi to melt-in-the-mouth lamb ribs with an Asian marinade. From perfectly proportioned entrees to full-on feasts, let the warm and inviting ambience of Yugo envelop you. With its unique and modern take on traditional Japanese cuisine and fine dining flair, Yugo Restaurant is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner for two.

three plated meals on dinner table at yugo restaurant

What’s on the Menu?

Indulge in the ultimate flavour experience with favourites like our crayfish & picked crab croquettes, slow-cooked lamb ribs, chilli garlic prawns, braised wagyu short ribs, chocolate fondant, butternut pumpkin doughnuts, and a beautiful selection of seasonal sides.

When dining at Yugo, why not drop into Dive Bar for pre and post-cocktails? Whether you’re looking to make a night of it or simply want to head straight to dinner, here are just some of the most popular dishes on the menu of one of the most romantic restaurants in Melbourne.

Must-try Entrees

Be sure to order the crayfish & picked crab croquettes, where juicy and succulent crayfish and crab meat are perfectly combined and enveloped in a crisp, golden brown crust, served with a rich, buttery black garlic aioli.

If seafood isn’t your forte, then the succulent, slow-cooked lamb ribs coated in a mouth-watering honey soy glaze are a must. Cooked to absolute perfection and served with a side of pickled radish, tender meat falls right off the bone, making each bite a heavenly experience.

For vegetarian guests, why not indulge in the delicious and crunchy sensation of our vegetarian spring rolls? Made with the freshest vegetables, and bursting with flavour they come served with a mouthwatering Japanese BBQ sauce that elevates the flavour profile to new heights.

plated main course at yugo

Mouthwatering Mains

The Yugo Cheeseburger is an absolute feast for the senses. Bite into a juicy, 200g wagyu patty that's been perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection. The rich, savoury flavour of the patty is elevated by the addition of smoky relish, which adds a tantalising depth of flavour to every bite. And of course, no burger would be complete without a side serving of crispy, golden fries.

Another favourite with couples is the pan-roasted barramundi. The succulent, white flesh of the Barramundi is perfectly seared to create a crispy golden exterior that gives way to a juicy, flavorful interior. The rich, savoury flavours of the peperonata, made with slow-cooked bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes, complement the delicate taste of the fish beautifully.

If you’re looking for a vegetarian main, you’ll fall in love with the roasted cauliflower. Carefully roasted to a golden brown, giving it a nutty and crunchy texture and paired with the tender sesame cabbage. The dish is then topped with a sweet and savoury Japanese BBQ sauce that will tantalise your taste bud from the very first mouthful.

chef plating up a meal at yugo

Delectable Desserts

Indulge in the ultimate treat of decadence with a rich and creamy Chocolate Fondant. Spoon into a warm, gooey chocolate cake that’s a dessert lover's dream come true. As you cut into the soft, velvety exterior, a cascade of warm, melted chocolate spills out, revealing a rich and indulgent centre. The perfect complement to this decadent delight is a scoop of smooth and creamy ice cream, adding a touch of cool refreshment to balance out the richness of the chocolate.

For something a little more shareable, why not try the sweet, warm and comforting goodness of Yugo’s butternut pumpkin doughnuts with cinnamon sugar and ice cream? This decadent dessert combines the rich and velvety flavour of butternut pumpkin, with the crisp and sugary crunch of cinnamon sugar. Baked to perfection, these doughnuts are then topped with a generous scoop of creamy, smooth and delicious ice cream.

Host an Anniversary Dinner In Melbourne

If you're planning a truly memorable evening to celebrate a milestone date with a lavish anniversary dinner in Melbourne, The Cube inside Yugo is the perfect place to make your special occasion truly unforgettable.  Set in the middle of the restaurant, the private glass walled cube provides an intimate space within a bustling restaurant atmosphere.

Frost the windows for privacy with the tap of a button and get down to celebrating in style. Enjoy a luxurious set menu featuring contemporary cuisine, with a menu that changes seasonally to ensure the freshest ingredients. Advance booking of The Cube of a minimum of 24 hours is required.

interior view of yugo restaurant including the cube dining room

Pair an Indulgent Dinner with a Romantic Night in the City

If you're looking for somewhere to enjoy a truly unforgettable dining experience, look no further than Yugo. Whether you're planning a special proposal, an anniversary dinner in Melbourne, or simply want to enjoy a night out with that special someone, this romantic dining destination is one to add to your list.

Complete the evening and check into Crowne Plaza Melbourne for an extra-special stay in the city! Choose from 432 stylishly comfortable rooms complete with premium amenities, luxurious bedding and access to a suite of lifestyle facilities including a heated outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness centre, and breakfast in bed the next day.

Book a stay and discover one of the best romantic restaurants in Melbourne.

You may also like...


Sign up to our newsletter to receive our latest offers, competitions, destination tips and more.