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What’s On This Valentine’s Day In Melbourne

By Ben Tyers
11th Feb 2019


Valentines Day. The day of love, the day of expensive flowers and the day of desperate, last-minute dinner reservations. As much as some of don’t want to admit it, we all love the idea of a romantic dinner, mid-week bubbles and being spoilt like a rock star. 

For those hopeless romantics with no idea where to even begin wooing your Valentine, check out this list of what’s on in Melbourne this Valentines Day.

  • Mr Miyagi, as you can imagine, is taking Valentine's Day up a notch. For $1,500 per person you can buy yourself an OTT Valentine's Day experience in the level one Private Dining Room. The salmon taco will be replaced with a Hokkaido crab taco served with caviar and black truffles, the Miyagi fried chicken becomes a Miyagi fried lobster, and you'll also tuck into bottomless Dom Perignon 2009. It all sounds very bloody good. Only two sittings are available, email love@mrmiyagi.com.au to reserve a table.

  • If you're going to go fancy this Valentine's Day, why not head to Dinner By Heston? Grab yourself their special Valentine's Day cocktail flight, which includes three cocktails (Mint Ricky no 1, Miny Rickey no 2, Nelson's Blood), three snacks (duck and beetroot crackets, scotch egg, chocolate tart), all for just $80. 

  • Serotonin Eatery is hosting a Valentine's Day picnic. Bookings run for two hours and will set you up with two main meals, two drinks, and two desserts of your choice, with a basket and picnic rug included. It'll set you back $89. More info here.

  • Get you and your Valentine's Day partner/ring in a bespoke four-course high tea degustation at Intercontinental Melbourne The Rialto. Following this, you'll be able to tuck into the Rialto Precinct Dessert Trolley which is absolutely stacked with cakes from Vue de Monde, La Petit Gateau, and Merchant. You'll also get a glass of Perrier-Jouet Champagne for your troubles or a deconstructed Champagne cocktail. More info here.

  • Barefoot Cinema is putting Pretty Woman on the big screen at Ripponlea Estate. VIP packages are all sold out, but you can still pick up GA tickets for the session. More info here.

  • Feel like a feed under the sea? Hit up Sea Life Melbourne for a four-course meal with unlimited drinks. It will only set you back $149 per person, to book head here.

  • If you venture down to Sagra this Valentine's Day you'll be treated with a special 6-course menu for just $79. If you're keen on getting a bit boozy as well you can pay $105 that will set you up with matching wines as well. Book here.

  • Hunted+Gathered has just released a special edition Valentine's Day block. The Hazelnut + Cherry flavour is $7.50 per block, you can order one here.

  • If you're single and you've got a dog, you'll love the Lovers & Leashes event at The Great Northern this Valentine's Day. You can read all about it here.

  • Natural History Public Bar will be running love song dedications from their resident piano man Matt Ganim. Bookings are essential, it will set you back $55 per person and includes a set menu with a glass of sparkling. Book here.

  • Fargo & Co and hosting a Singles Supper Club hosted by Love Island's Teddy Briggs. Your ticket will include a 'magic mike-style show' topless waiters, a spritz on arrival, snacks, bottomless Prosecco on tap as well as house wine, and beer. More info here.

  • Another dog-friendly event is happening at St Kilda's Newmarket Hotel. All good boys and girls are welcome in the Newmarket courtyard where there will be free dog snacks, as well as 2 for 1 small bites and pizzas, along with $20 spritz jugs for the humans, of course.

  • The Smith in Prahran is putting on a Valentine's Day special with three-courses and a glass of sparkling for $65 per person. The menu features a canapé platter with oysters, squid ink gougeres, anchovy toast, smoked mussels, salt cod, and potato fritters, your choice of confit duck leg with apricot and thyme jus, snapper and clam en papillote or sprouted lentils with broccoli and apple soup for main. There's plenty more, check this link for all the details.

  • Get down to Saké on Flinders Lane or Hamer Hall for their special Valentine's Day dinner. In addition to the usual a-la-carte menu, there will be a seven-course with a selection of contemporary Japanese dishes. It will set you back $125 per person and you'll get a glass of Veuve Clicquot rosé on arrival. Bookings here.

For everything else happening in Melbourne right now, head to our Things To Do Section.

Image credit: Natural History Public Bar

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