Head to The River For One of Melbourne’s Most Romantic Date Night Ideas

Looking for a dine night idea that’ll blow your partner away? Look no further than The Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurant, operated by Melbourne River Cruises.

Spirit Of Melbourne
Spirit Of Melbourne


Welcome to Melbourne River Cruises

Operating for over 30 years, Melbourne River Cruisesis the premier option for exploring the city of Melbourne from a unique perspective. Local and visitors alike can take in the city’s famous sites via one of Melbourne River Cruise’s engaging and informative toursalong the Yarra River, which showcase what one of the world’s most liveable cities has to offer. River tours aside, Melbourne River Cruises also hire out their vessels for functions, celebrations and special events.

Perhaps the most stunning tour offered by Melbourne River Cruises is their Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurant,which combines fine dining with spectacular skyline views to provide an unforgettable experience. For $145 per person, you can enjoy a delicious 4-course meal while sailing the Yarra River and immersing yourself in a unique view of Melbourne.

The Cruising Restaurant uncovered

If you are after a unique but unforgettable venue to visit with your special someone, look no further than the Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurantoperated by Melbourne River Cruises. It is the ideal option for anniversary dinners, romantic date nights or celebrations of special occasions.

There’s few settings more romantic than a night time river cruise along the Yarra, taking in landmarks such as Flinders Street Station and the vibrant Southbank promenade while you and your loved one indulge in some truly fine dining. Viewing the illuminated city skyline from the river allows you to see Melbourne from a different angle, and provides some stunning photo opportunities in the process. If you have visitors in town, The Cruising Restaurant is a fantastic way to commemorate and celebrate their trip to Melbourne.


Spirit Of Melbourne
Spirit Of Melbourne

The Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurant operates on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 7:30pm onwards, giving you three hours to experience one of the city’s most unique dining experiences. Indulge in the 4-course menu, with includes unlimited beverages and a complimentary cheese tasting platter. Entrée kicks off with your choice of a creamy seafood cocktail, Mediterranean-inspired lamb kofta or a ratatouille-filled filo parcel. You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to dinner, with options ranging from chargrilled chicken breast in a creamy mushroom sauce, crispy skinned Moroccan salmon and medium beef eye fillet to Portuguese lamb shank and quinoa and vegie-stuffed baby pumpkin. Remember to save room for dessert to round out this sublime dining experience – you can choose between sticky date pudding laden with butterscotch sauce or a jubilee apple crumble served with ice cream.

Melbourne River Cruises has plenty more to offer

While The Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurantoffers a spectacular evening experience, you can explore the city by day with a sightseeing tour from Melbourne River Cruises. These interesting and informative cruises include a down river tour of the Docklands area, which showcases the city’s rich maritime history, and a down river option that passes by Melbourne’s picturesque parklands and famous sporting sites. Other cruises include an up and down river spectacular, and a summertime twilight tour.

Book your fine dining experience today

If you’re after a stellar first date idea or need inspiration for a special celebration, The Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurantis the perfect venue. There’s really nothing like traversing Melbourne’s most significant river and experiencing fine dining under city lights for the ultimate romantic occasion.

If you’d like to experience The Cruising Restaurant for yourself, you can book via the Melbourne River Cruises website. Alternatively, you can email info@melbcruises.com.auor call 03 8610 2600 to book your next dinner date.