This year Valentine’s day falls on a Saturday and that means you can spoil your Valentine for the whole day! To help you planning the perfect day, we’ve put together a list of restaurants that might be the perfect place to take your Valentine.


RuYi Szechuan eggplant friesIf you’re a fan of Asian then you can’t go past Ruyi on Liverpool street in Melbourne’s CBD, specialising in modern Chinese cuisine. The unique offering is inspired by the restauranteur’s family heritage and love of Chinese cooking with a modern twist. Dishes are exciting and innovative, including Peking duck cones, Szechuan eggplant fries and fried silken tofu with Szechuan mayo. You can enjoy inspired dishes within a contemporary setting, and if you’re in the mood for drinks, then try some distinctive cocktails with an Asian twist from their drinks list. Perfect for lunch or dinner with your special one.

Ruyi 16 Liverpool Street Melbourne VIC 3000 (03) 9090 7778

The Railway Hotel

chocolateThe Railway Hotel’s prestigious Highline restaurant is taking on a more traditional approach to Valentine’s Day. With a delicious bespoke set menu designed by renowned Young Chef Simon Tarlington, featuring produce sourced from the restaurants very own farm, Oak Valley, in the Strathbogie region, dinner is a delectable adventure for you and your Valentine. The menu features a glass of Sparkling Rose on arrival and a delectable range of six beautiful dishes including Crispy Oysters Kilpatrick, a variety of summer tomatoes with fresh curd and olive, and Chocolate strawberry obsession.

Cost $65 per person with Bookings essential.

The Railway Hotel 29 Chapel Street, Windsor VIC 3181 (03) 9510 4050.

Jimmi Jamz East Brunswick
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If you are looking for delicious food and a relaxed vibe, complimented by a beautiful setting, then Jimmi Jamz is the perfect Valentine’s Day hot spot for you. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Jimmi Jamz is a foodie’s dream. Its extensive menu ranges from must try sliders, mouth watering salads, tasty pizzas and the most amazing fresh pastas. It also offers a wide variety of alcoholic options to accompany your meal.
175-177 Lygon Street, Brunswick East, 3057, (03) 9388 0146
Hammer & Tong
Perennial Melbourne favourite, Hammer & Tong is the perfect place to take your special one for a brilliant breakfast or brunch, or for a special Valentines Dinner. Hammer & Tong are serving up a lovingly designed 4-course dinner complemented by matching wines and bubbles on arrival.
Cost $120 per person with bookings essential.
Hammer & Tong 412 Brunswick Street Fitzroy VIC 3065 (03) 9041 6033.
il fornaio
Celebrate Valentines day with a decadent breakfast at il fornaio. Specialising in all things wholesome and spreading the “eat well” message, il fornaio will provide the perfect start to the special day with menu items to suit the health-conscious and those who fancy something a little more indulgent. Take a romantic walk along St Kilda beach after breakfast to make it even more special.
il fornaio 2C Acland Street St Kilda, VIC (03) 9534 2922
Feast of Merit
Spoil your Valentine with beautiful food at breakfast, lunch or dinner at Feast of Merit, and enjoy the Middle Eastern inspired menu. Dishes feature subtle spices and herbs cooked with the freshest produce, an ode to the farm-to-table philosophy. What’s even better about dining at Feast of Merit, is that all the profits go to help make the world a better place via YGAP’s initiatives to help those who are disadvantaged.
Feast of Merit 117 Swan Street, Richmond 3121 VIC (03) 9428 8480

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Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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