Best Date Places in Melbourne
So you’ve swiped right and got a match. Or perhaps you're in a long-term situation and need to dial up the romance. Now comes the tricky part – finding a place that suits the vibe of wherever the relationship is at.
Whether you’re after somewhere fun and energetic for a first encounter, or a fine diner with impressive food and knee-dropping views to match, this list of essential Melbourne date spots has you covered in a pinch. Good luck to you both.
First dates require a particular kind of venue. We're not into quiet, romantic spots – not early on, anyway. At these fun, energetic restaurants and bars there's rarely a chance for an awkward silence.
These casual restaurants and bars all have excellent food and drinks, but it's the atmosphere and service that really shine – letting you focus all your energy on having a great night out with your partner. The tempos are a bit more relaxed, the music is softer and there's more of an emphasis on food.
If you're celebrating a milestone, one of these restaurants will do the trick. The staff at these restaurants are happy to accommodate special requests – from something as simple as arranging an off-menu birthday cake to helping you orchestrate a perfect proposal.