This city is undoubtedly a place of romance, and choosing the most romantic restaurants in Melbourne is an easy task with many options. Although touristy, the top pick must go to The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, especially at night, as diners slowly rattle their way past the romantic delights of Melbourne in a refined setting. We also rate the private room at Collins Kitchen, which adds to the fantastic open kitchen area, where diners can see and talk to the chefs as the food is being prepared.
We also think that romantic restaurants in Melbourne are those hard to find nooks that not many people know about, or are incredibly hard to find. That's why we included the cavernous Izakaya Den with its modern take on Japanese cuisine and the delightfully wacky Handsome Steve's located in old convent now used as an artist commune.
The charming and very much in love owners of Sonido bring a taste of Colombia to Fitzroy and is a good choice for a bit of fun, while at Mamasita the traditional sharing of authentic Mexican cuisine lends itself to bouts of romance.
The riverside setting of Byblos and its Lebanese food is a winner for any date, as is the cozy outside deck of Easy Tiger and its delightful Thai fusions. The Court House is great for those cold winter nights by the fire, and the many of the indigenous tastes of Charcoal Lane are said to be an aphrodisiac.
WTC Wharf, 18-38 Siddeley Street
69 Gertrude Street
1 St Helier St, Abbotsford