Melbourne is getting into the Valentine's Day spirit with a swag of dinners designed for the romantically inclined
Here at Time Out we are big fans of showing affection through meat, be that slow cooked lamb rump, confit duck leg, fish of the day, or a 450g dry aged rib eye. Still with us? Then you best book a table this Valentine's Day at Meat Market. South Wharf.
Hammer and Tong's Executive Chef Simon Ward will be serving up a romance-friendly three-course meal of Coffin Bay oysters, kingfish ceviche and wagyu beef and a Cherry Ripe lamington for dessert. Fitzroy.
Everything is better, and more romantic under the sea, which is why you should book a place amongst the penguins, a spot under the starfish or a seat near the sharks this Valentine's Day. You'll get a four-course dinner in your aquatic location of choice, plus free flowing wine and beer. Melbourne.
Circa, the Prince is taking the elbow grease out of treating your main squeeze on Valentine's Day with a three-course dinner featuring a cocktail on arrival, Oscietra caviar followed by a Sher wagyu rump with blackened onion, mustard and onion juice, and a chocolate mousse with meringue, strawberry and cookies for dessert. St Kilda.
This year the Bohemian is offering up a set sharing menu on V Day that starts off with a glass of sparkling, before oysters, salmon and steak hit the table and then it all rounds out with chocolate fondant. South Wharf.
Michael Hartnell's Valentine's Day menu begins with canapés and cocktails on arrival, followed by four-courses and matched wines while the floor-to-ceiling windows from the 89th floor allow you to court your partner at great heights. Southbank.
If Feb 14 makes you feel like splashing out on some old fashioned dusky romance book an early table at the Point (they suggest 5.45pm) to see the sun set over Albert Park Lake while you feed your love with seared foie gras, yabbies, quail, wagyu scotch fillet, Balmain bug, chocolate fondant and a glass of Champagne. Albert Park.
For Valentine's Day Felt are serving up five-courses beginning with a glass of prosecco, and slowly moving through a menu of grilled peaches, oysters, chicken and wrapping up with a chocolate truffle tart and petit fours. Melbourne.
If you are single on Valentine's Day then don't go all Bridget Jones on a bottle of vodka and Celine Dion when you could be eating your share of a big, communal Middle Eastern feast for singles at Rumi instead. Brunswick East.
Head to the Yarra Valley in mid-February for a three day festival of wine, food, ciders and locally brewed beers. You can get a weekend pass to the Grape Grazing Festival or buy single tickets to the individual events. There will be Valentine's Day dinners on offer at local venues, open-air movie screenings, a Main Street big breakfast, and a small producers' exhibition where 19 of the regional winemakers will be hosting tasting sessions. There is also the annual sauce bottling, opera concerts and picnics. Yarra Valley.