Good food and drink is easy to come by in Melbourne. But on date night, this lot of restaurants and bars are surefire ways to impress your partner through impeccable flavour, sultry ambience, and the feeling of intimacy.
It’s no secret that oysters are an infamous aphrodisiac. One of Melbourne’s best oyster bars, Oyster Bar & Grill, lies within The Atlantic. For mere dollars on the bite, your date will be full of loving energy - and great food - without busting purse strings.
Sharing is the foundation of a relationship, so why not share plates? MoVida, a dynamic restaurant tucked away on Hosier Lane, refined tapas are served to bring Spanish flavour and passion to share plates. Fan the flames of the night’s passion with wine and cocktails next door at Bar Tini, the sister of MoVida.
A guaranteed way to win the wow factor is to bring your partner to one of the world’s top 50 restaurants. Attica, with countless accolades to its name, is sure to impress. While their set menu is not shy of pricey, their atmosphere is relaxed, bringing ease and accessibility to truly best-of-the-best dishes. This would be a meal for memories.
In The Attic, the upstairs of renowned bar Black Pearl, an intimate setup invokes sultry romance. Book a table and rely on table service for small bites and carefully crafted cocktails from the weekly-updated menu. Since the bar stays open late, date night can go on as long as two can dream.
Of all the hidden bars in Melbourne, Above Board feels the most exclusive. This 12-seat bar will make your date feel like you’re in private with the added benefit of receiving exceptional service and some of the city’s best cocktails.