Sure, Valentine’s Day is a big day dedicated to unbridled love and the lovers who want to celebrate it. But we can also celebrate those in our lives who we hold dear and special. In Melbourne, you can do this easily as a vegan.
In 2023, there are a several spots around town offering special vegan Valentine’s Day menus. Why not treat someone you love and hold dear with any one of these five vegan Valentine’s Day dinner ideas?
Dine on food for lovers at Ballard’s
If you know very well, this is the cosy and intimate all-vegan spot in Thornbury where bookings are a must. Let me repeat that…Bookings are a must!
The emphasis on booking in advance means that this place has incredible vegan food. And what better way to swoon your vegan lover than with a booth and bevvy here. There’s a four-course set menu for $80.00 per person which you can view on their Instagram page. Hop to it! Book by calling (+61) 0406 095 604. No walk-ups allowed.
Ballard’s, 915 High Street Thornbury Victoria Australia 3071.
Cosy up to your vegan valentine at Vegie Tribe
Yes, Vegie Tribe are hosting Valentine’s Day this year with a seven-course degustation. Plus, it’ll be a little bit different to their usual buffet service. There will be service to your table. Not only will you dine on seven courses including dessert, but you’ll receive a bottle of Prosecco.
Vegie Tribe, 34-36 Little La Trobe Street Melbourne Victoria Australia 3000.
A four-course spread at Smith & Daughters
Add a little black to your red-tinted evening with a four-course meal at Smith & Daughters.
For a full list of what’s on offer, head to the booking page and make your move. You’ll need to book via Seven Rooms.
For enquiries contact Smith & Daughters directly via email [email protected] or phone (+61) 03 9123 1712.
Smith & Daughters, 107 Cambridge Street Collingwood Victoria Australia 3066.
A very vegan Valentine’s Day at Henry and the Fox
Head to the heart of Melbourne’s CBD for a very vegan Valentine’s Day dinner at Henry and the Fox. This is a restaurant, bar and café that has a strong European thread to its menus.
Valentine’s Day dinner consists of six courses plus a drink on arrival and a pre-dessert pallet cleanser for $75.00 per person. Dedicate three hours to this experience, which starts at 6pm. Choose to dine either indoors in the restaurant or out on the terrace.
Henry and the Fox is not exclusively vegan, but it’s promising to see a restaurant like this host a full vegan offering on a special occasion. For a full list of courses and to book, visit Eventbrite.
Henry and the Fox, 525 Little Collins Street Melbourne Victoria Australia 3000.
Set yourself up for a vegan night out at Holy Basil Thai
Holy Basil Thai is a unique dining experience in Melbourne’s outer east. Here at their Croydon restaurant, Holy Basil Thai serves a contemporary flair to authentic Thai flavours with a modern twist.
While Holy Basil Thai is not an all-vegan restaurant, head chef Duncan and his team are hosting two sets on Valentine’s Day evening. One is all vegan!
For $70 per person, you and your special someone with a vegan set menu of six courses plus a glass of bubbles or mocktail on arrival and yummy chocolates to finish the evening after dessert.
For all full list of the courses, check out the Holy Basil Thai’s Instagram page and their Valentine’s Day post. Spaces are limited so book early! Call to make a booking on (+61) 03 9725 7771.
Holy Basil, 1/66 Maroondah Highway Croydon Victoria Australia 3136.