Melbourne - Restaurants and Romantic Things to do
Melbourne is home to some of the best romantic activities just waiting to be discovered. It offers couples the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with each other while building memories that will last a lifetime.
Whether you are staying for a long weekend or a few days, Melbourne offers lovers the opportunity to explore the outstanding natural beauty, impressive architecture, natural wonders, world-class cuisines, and everything else in between.
To make your romantic Melbourne getaway all the more special. As Melbourne's only absolute riverfront hotel, Crowne Plaza Melbourne has some of the most stunning river and cityscape views around. Or go that extra mile and indulge in a luxury suite that will truly set the tone for your trip.
Here are seven of the best things for lovers to do in Melbourne
Catch a View of Melbourne from Naked in the Sky
If you have seen the city from the ground, then why not explore its beauty from above? Melbourne boasts a range of rooftop restaurants and bars that offer stunning views that will take your date to new heights.
Naked in the Sky is one of the best rooftop restaurant/bars around and provides some great views of Melbourne’s skyline. Take in the sights and sounds of Melbourne from above with a glass of bubbles for 2 as the sun sets and the city lights start to twinkle into action.
Located in Fitzroy, it has a 20-page drinks menu, a mouthwatering selection of tapas and exquisite Australian dishes. Warm wooden detailing, colourful steel chairs, bare brick walls, and a vibrant atmosphere make it a romantic place for a subdued date with a difference.
Watch the Sunset over St. Kilda
Located in close proximity to Acland Street, St. Kilda has the most romantic beach in Melbourne. It is an oasis that offers everything you could want for a fantastic beachside date. You can stroll along the breakwater at sunset, soak up Melbourne’s gleaming skyline and enjoy a romantic seafood dinner with your partner.
Once the sun goes down, enjoy a lively dance or grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants located in the suburb. If you are in a mood to put on your dancing shoes and hit the dance floor, St. Kilda’s nightlife goes on till late at night with live music, DJ’s and musical acts perfect for all music tastes.
From pretty bay views, romantic restaurants, hip bars, and fun activities St. Kilda is an absolute must for your Melbourne romantic things to do list.
Melbourne Riverside Dining
If you’re staying at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne, why not head to the Lobby Bar and sip on a cocktail or two before heading out into the city.
If you fancy staying in bed, but still want to enjoy some delicious fine food and a bottle of bubbles, then why not take advantage of in-room dining. No matter the venue, you can enjoy a meal for two your way. Dress up or don’t get dressed at all, either way, you can treat your taste buds in absolute comfort and style.
Enjoy an Exceptional Dining Experience at Vue de Monde
Taking fine dining to the next level, star chef Shannon Bennett’s Vue de Monde is the most romantic restaurant in Melbourne. Located on the 55th floor of Melbourne’s famous Rialto Towers, it offers awesome 360⁰ views of the city. The city lights sparkling far below and theatrical tasting menu will have you lost in a world of food, fanfare and fun.
Every dish served is thoughtfully explained by one of the insightful chefs, making it an experience that is more than just a meal. Vue de Monde lets you indulge your taste buds with delicious food while spending time with your loved one in a truly romantic setting.
The overall experience it offers is guaranteed to make your romantic dinner date one filled with delight and new experiences.
Take Your Relationship to New Heights at Melbourne Star
As one of the world’s biggest observation wheels, the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel towers 120m into the sky and has 21 air-conditioned glass cabins that offer up unparalleled views of Melbourne city and beyond.
Thinking about popping that all-important question? Why not hire a private cabin and ask it against a backdrop of twinkling city lights to make it a magical and extra special moment.
Then sit back and relax while enjoying a glass of bubbles and striking views of the city while wrapped in each other’s arms. From the Melbourne Star, you’ll see the city in a whole new light while taking your relationship to a whole new height.
Date Night in Chinatown
Start your date night off with a visit to the Chinese Museum. Let your imagination run wild in a world full of fantasy, history and mystery. Explore an entire floor dedicated to the famous Chinese dragons. Discover the life of early Chinese migrants to Australia. And dig deeper into the majestic cultural beliefs of the world most populated country.
Then spend an evening sampling exotic delights from the far east, including Shanghai, Szechuan, Cantonese, and Hong Kong style delicacies. Sink your teeth into pan fried dumplings. Savour the flavour of tender and moist peking duck. And treat yourselves to an extra special serving of delicate yet flavoursome snow crab.
Finish your evening off with some live entertainment at Her Majesties Theatre. With an entertainment legacy dating back 133 years, there is always something fun to enjoy. Chinatown is the perfect place for an intimate night out without needing to spend hours on a longhaul flight. Perfect!
Fly over Melbourne with Your Partner
Feel the magic of soaring above beautiful landscapes suspended in a basket with a Hot Air Balloon ride over Melbourne. It truly is one of the most breathtaking ways to see the city together.
Gently drift over the city skyline, view the picturesque Shrine of Remembrance, Yarra River, and inner suburbs from above, and then watch the sunrise over the ocean.
After landing, enjoy a traditional breakfast and then head out into Melbourne to explore the local markets, large, green parks and plethora of other romantic things to see and do.