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10 Of The Best Vegan Friendly Date Night Restaurants

OOOH we hear you got a date night coming up and need some help… we got you! Forget worrying about booking the right restaurant because we know there are other bigger things to worry about like what to wear etc 

Let us ease your mind and swipe up to choose from some of our favourite cute date night spots in Melbourne. Good luck and remember to just have fun! 

Lona Misa 

South Yarra 

Where do we even begin… enter a timeless space with lively latin music, fun but moody and romantic  atmosphere with of course some seriously delicious latin food. From small plates to big salads and dessert there’s something for all appetites. Think traditional dishes with a slight twist for that extra wow factor. And what better way than to finish the night off with one of their rotating seasonal dessert options – YUM!

What to eat 

Entree: Roasted Pardon & Manchego Croquette, Aioli 

Main: Chile Relleno 

 

Maha East

Windsor

Expect an experience full of flavours and textures at this Middle Easten Restaurant.  An exquisite space to enjoy food in the heart of trendy and kind of funky Windsor. Definitely the perfect date night spot! You’ll be glad to hear you can impress your date further with one of their dreamy dessert options. Think creamy ‘Yogurt panna cotta with strawberry & arak jelly, sumac & strawberry granita.

What to eat

Entree: Roasted bull horn peppers, garlic, verjuice, hamz

Main: Overnight roasted harissa butternut pumpkin, hazelnut, pomegranate & smoked pepper
 

Bio by Doc 

Carlton 

When it comes to romantics, Italians know best. There’s a reason the cuisine is a popolare (popular) when it comes to date night. Imagine a stunning space with beautiful terrazzo tiled floors matched with greenery in a brightly lit space. The stunning atmosphere comes with some stunning menu options. Expect an array of pasta, risottos, gnocchis as well as some perfectly flavoured appetizers for those after something smaller. End the date on a sweet note with one of their ‘Dolci’ (dessert) options, we suggest the classic ‘Tiramisu’ *chef’s kisses. 

What to eat

Entree: Broccolini Scottati 

Main: Gnocchi Di Spinaci 

 

Shu Restaurant 

Collingwood 

Really want to impress a date with something super unique, innovative and kind of funky? Shu Restaurant should be on the list. Offering China’s south east sichuan inspired food and flavours they make life so much easier with their 10 course degustation menu so you don’t have to do the guessing when it comes to choosing dishes because let’s be real, that’s one of the most nerve racking parts right? Let them do all the work so you can get back to well.. Flirting *insert winky face 

 

Ms Sue 

Footscray 

Let’s head to the inner-west! A stunning and charming restaurant that will definitely sweep your date away with all the exotic and adventurous spices and flavours. Alternatively, you can go for their ‘Feed Me Menu’ if you really want to save some effort with the option to let the chef pick some items for you. So pretty much all you gotta do is enjoy some food and well.. Charm your date! 

What to eat

Entree: Green Mango Salad

Main: Tom Yum Fried Rice 

 

Vamos 

Fitzroy 

Break the awkward silence and bring your sombreros for a night full of amazing live music and tasty Mexican food in a rustic but chic space. First date in particular can be nerve wracking and awkward at times so being in a fun and energetic space is the way to go! Experience nothing but tasty latin food with a slight Melbourne twist. 

What to eat

Entree: Rajas & Celeriac Tacos 

Main: Stuffed Chillies 

 

Daughter in Law 

CBD

Surround yourself in a vibrant space with rose colored walls, plush and peacock feather blue couches whilst devouring some ‘unauthentic Indian food’ from street food style options. Located in the heart of CBD, tucked away in Melbourne’s most iconic laneway. You’ll find their flavour packed menu is just as vibrant as they look!

What to eat

Entree: Masala Eggplant

Main: Vegan Yellow Dahl

 

Transformer 

Fitzroy 

One of the Fitzroy’s most sophisticated restaurants in Fitzroy and one many of you may have heard of is also quite a spot for first dates. In a moody lit space you and your date can spend the night relishing in their ‘Feed Me Menu’ where you, wait for me- don’t have to lift a finger well… when it comes to food at least… Expect dishes like ‘Eggplant katsu with yuzu kosho mayonnaise & fermented plum’ and “Beer-raised red cabbage with hazelnuts, morel & chanterelle mushrooms, white onion, puree & bay oil’ And if you or your date are gluten intolerant you’ll be glad to hear their food is all gluten free! 
 

Gong De Lin 

CBD 

Located in the heart of the CBD so easy to get to via public transport, this restaurant specialises in chinese food to ensure no one misses out on all the classic chinese dishes from steam buns and wontons to classic dishes like san choi bao, sweet and sour pork and peking duck as well as many different noodle and rice dishes. It’s pretty much an abundance of yummy chinese food! 

What to eat

Entree: Pan-Fried Vegetable Dumplings 

Main:  Curry Potato in Claypot 

 

Funghi e Tartufo 

CBD 

A new vegan Italian restaurant in the Hardware Lane dining district. Grab a table on the street outside or head inside to dine in the converted 19th-century warehouse. Named after their signature dish, Funghi e Tartufo, means Mushrooms and Truffle. If that whets your appetite you are in for a treat.

What to eat

Entree: Arancine funghi e tartufo, mushroom and truffles arancine

Main:  Pesce spada alla siciliana, Breadcrumb grilled swordfish with Evo oil, lemon and mint Sicilian dressing served with grilled vegetables 

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