Looking for a special spot to pop the big question?

There aren’t many moments in life more unforgettable than the one where you propose. To make it perfect, you’ve got to pick the right time… and the right place. For the latter, we’ve got you sorted. Check out the list of our favourite proposal-worthy restaurants in Melbourne below…


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cuisinesFrench, Modern Australian, Fine dining
locationMarker25 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Image credit No35

Nothing says “I love you” like dinner at a luxury hotel restaurant overlooking breathtaking sunset views. If this is definitely the vibe you’re after, then Sofitel’s classy No35 restaurant is worth a look.

The night will be marked with upscale dishes, French and Aussie wines, and a guaranteed seat by the impressive ceiling-high windows. The towering restaurant is known for its masterfully prepared local produce and impeccable table service.

Sofitel’s ambience combined with the kitchen’s high attention to detail, will ensure your proposal at No35 pans out beautifully.

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Fairfield Boathouse
cuisinesHigh tea, Cafe
locationMarkerFairfield Park Dr, Fairfield VIC 3078
Image credit Fairfield Boathouse

Quaint and historic, the Fairfield Boathouse is a much-loved destination for couples’ special moments – from wedding photography shoots by the river to intimate proposals in boats.

Take advantage of the heritage building’s stunning gardens and boat hire, before finding a table on the terrace to enjoy an indulgent high tea of the Boathouse’s famous Devonshire scones, savories and cakes. The old-world vibes and waterside views will create a charming atmosphere for your proposal, and there’s plenty of tasty old-school eats on the menu for a laidback lunch.

Don’t despair if the unpredictable Melbourne chill sets in – the Boathouse has shoulder throws and gas heaters to keep your partner cosy and perfectly primed for that special romantic moment.


Gimlet at Cavendish House
cuisinesFine dining, French
locationMarker33 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Image credit Gimlet at Cavendish House

Nestled inside a 1920s building on lush Russell St, Gimlet at Cavendish House is the romantic venue on every foodie’s lips. Escort your partner into the glamorous cocktail bar and dining room for a night with all the charm of an old-world European movie.

Intimate booths and seating under chandeliers make the restaurant a prime space for proposals (and post-proposal canoodling), but the star of the show at Gimlet is most definitely the food. Gorge on oysters, wood-fired meats and world-class wines and cocktails. There’s even a caviar service for that extra notch of luxury.
Bathed in the nostalgic atmosphere of Cavendish House’s heritage architecture, your partner is sure to be romanced into saying a big fat “yes”.

Stokehouse St Kilda
cuisinesSeafood, Fine dining
locationMarker30 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda VIC 3182
Image credit Stokehouse St Kilda

If your partner’s a sucker for seafood and romantic ocean views, a proposal at Stokehouse is your winner. Perched on St Kilda’s seaside boulevard, the dining institution channels Aussie beach luxe with generous service.

Pop the question over a premium seafood platter or after a glass of wine, overlooking the water. Custom mirrors ensure that wherever you sit, you’ll get views of the glimmering blue, while the sleek decor and upscale dishes add extra magic to the night. Try a ‘Stokehouse Experience’ menu for five artfully arranged dishes, or choose from the a la carte at your leisure.

Vue de Monde
cuisinesFine dining, Modern Australian
locationMarker55 Rialto Towers, 525 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Image credit Vue de Monde

If extravagance is the key to your lover’s heart, nothing beats fine dining in the sky.

Vue de Monde is renowned as one of Melbourne’s best skyscraper restaurants, and as such is a popular choice for high-stakes conversations around romance.

Make a booking long in advance and you’ll have plenty of time to prepare. On the big night, opt for the chef’s signature tasting menu, and watch your partner’s eyes glow with delight anew at each delicately prepared degustation course.

Pop the question over dessert and clink champagne flutes to celebrate. Just make sure you ask for a window seat at time of booking.

The views over Melbourne from the top of the Rialto building are stunning, an extra sprinkle of magic to the moment.

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