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nostalgia meets semi-fine diner. - Love Letter, Richmond, AU-VIC

Love Letter

4.9
4.9
21 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
At Love Letter we are a semi-fine diner restaurant with a seasonal chaos menu, modern-Australian, French influence and a nostalgic lean towards the food that we grew up eating in Aussie, Jewish and Italian households.
Think old school French bistro classics with modern Australian flair, rotating snacks and specials.


Set in the heart of bridge road, we are a short walk to the MCG and Melbourne's entertainment precinct.
We have a thoughtful wine list, full cocktail menu, and frosty beers on tap.

Intimate enough for date night, big enough for a function.

From love letter, with love.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Wine Bar, Dining Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm
  • Phone number
    0492 123 625
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

Experiences

  • Spritz & Snacks

    $89.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Lets get Snacky & Spritzy - 90 minutes :) When? Saturdays and Sundays from 1130am - 3pm What? Bottomless Spritz - bunch of fun ones to choose from. 6 of our best snacks and small plates! We'll be posting a menu weekly of what's included! How? Book in online, turn up, eat and drink for 90 minutes, pay at the venue, have a nice time, Why? I dunno cos it's fun? you get to try all our best snacks, we get to feed and drink you :)

What 21 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Melbourne

    Best Overall

  • Melbourne

    Best Food

  • Melbourne

    Best Service

  • Melbourne

    Best Ambience

  • Melbourne

    Best Value

  • Melbourne

    Romantic

  • Melbourne

    Modern Australian

  • Inner City East

    Best Overall

  • Inner City East

    Best Food

  • Inner City East

    Best Service

  • Inner City East

    Best Ambience

  • Inner City East

    Best Value

  • Inner City East

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Inner City East

    Hot spot

  • Inner City East

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Inner City East

    Lively

21 Reviews
  1. ashleyp

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always such a great time here. delicious cocktails and food. Food always so superb

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our dinner at Love Letter! Everything we ordered was delicious and very appropriate for the price. The service was friendly and our food arrived very quickly! Our highlights were the market fish and the hanger steak, both were beautiful and perfectly cooked. The only downside was our tiramisu cocktails, unfortunately they were quite watery and tasteless, but the food was so good that we would still come back in a heart beat!

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  3. AlexP

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic cocktails with amazing service. The small plates that we shared were super tasty! Will definitely be back to try more of the menu

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been coming up on my social for a while, really great catch up space or easy midweek date. Definitely worth a check out.

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  5. ThisCityBoii

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    saw some social media posts that were hype'ing the food as wow the reality was pretty average food. nothing bad, but certainly nothing wow. the service was good overall.

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  6. MelDP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend this awesome restaurant! Everything we had on the menu was delicious, staff are super friendly and accomodating, and the place just has a lovely chill, relaxed vibe :)

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  7. PipR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love just over the road from Love Letter and had been very keen to try it out. The food was so yummy especially the squid and prawn beignets. The $2 oyster special was great too. Really vibey inside and hope more people give it a go. We’ll definitely be back!

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  8. ElisaM

    Melbourne

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    it’s always the tucked away places, the modest, unassuming, dimly lit places that blow you away the most. love letter did exactly that. being richmond locals we’d been eyeing this place off for ages and thought valentine’s would be the perfect place to FINALLY visit. and boyyy was it worth the wait. the food is so much fun here - thoughtful touches that make it stand out from similar wine bars. smoked mozzarella cheesy arancini. pickled mussels served on cashew cream. charred cabbage doused in lemon curry butter and tahini. steak tartare but it’s actually not raw it’s charred and called “steak chartare.” kellogg’s crunchy nut creamed and served as a mille fuille….yes please. my trout was a winner, cooked til slightly raw in the centre and served on hearty cauliflower mash and wilted greens. the steak looked sexy and was done well, so generous with the chimichurri to. everything on the menu was fun, funky, and so delicious. the service topped off our night too. very kind staff who made us feel extra welcome - from the friendly conversations to the little love lollies we received as we entered, so sweet! with their daytime coffee/sandwich menu, thursday night test kitchen and $2 oyster sundays, we are bound to be back. again and again! I can see this place blowing up, it is one of the inner city suburbs (newest) and best kept secrets. please do yourself and your tummy a favour and pay a visit, asap!!!

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  9. EimearB

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely restaurant! Food was great, staff were warm and welcoming. Couldn’t recommend enough 🥰

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  10. Julia

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, excellence atmosphere, outstanding service. Perfect for a treat yourself date night or more catch up drinks with friends.

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  11. Becalmbekind

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everytime we eat at Love Letter it has been great. But clearly these guys are really 'finding their feet' and Matt & Tegan and their team have undoubtedly taken things up a notch. The aged steak was cooked to perfection, likewise the kingfish was excellent. The range of smalls, snacks and side plates had us spoilt for choice with new twists on the familiar - the Tuna Crudo and Beignet were delicious. Cherry Tart for dessert finished a big meal perfectly, washed down with a couple of generous cocktails - the stand out drink for me was the Love Letter reinvention of the 'Sling'. The constantly expanding gallery of interesting pieces from independent artists is also a great element of this place. The service was also first rate - attentive, friendly and almost 'invisible' (in the best of ways). These guys are doing all the good things - go here.

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  12. MichaelD

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An unexpected pleasure to find somewhere like this. The food was amazing, the service friendly yet understated, the ambience was cheerful yet charming and overall a wonderful experience.

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  13. DavidH

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and friendly people. A cool atmosphere and buzzy ambiance.

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  14. stefaniep

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great find! The food was fabulous and service great.

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  15. Allie

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely evening in Love Letter. The food was delicious, service was impeccable, overall ambiance was fantastic. Thank you to all the staff, will be coming back!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant place. Wonderful food. Lovely friendly staff and delicious mocktails too!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Incredible food and very friendly service.. the tuna and beef were killer

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  18. RebeccaR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, incredible service and a great atmosphere!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful staff, cute location, and the dishes were insane 🤌

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  20. ShaneD

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oh, let me paint you a picture of a culinary paradise that goes by the name of Love Letter! From the moment we stepped through the charming entrance, this little restaurant cast a spell on us that lingers in our memories like the sweetest melody. For our appetizers, we indulged in a symphony of flavors with Love Letter's Arcancini balls, a culinary masterpiece made from olives, stracciatella, and mayo. Each bite was a harmonious blend of textures and tastes, leaving us craving for more. The toast with blue cheese, honey-poached pear, and walnuts was a poetry of contrasts, a dance of sweet and savory that left our taste buds in awe. As we ventured into the main course, Love Letter continued to weave its magic. The porterhouse steak, adorned with a rich sauce au poivre, was nothing short of a culinary revelation. Cooked to perfection, each succulent bite was a testament to the chef's mastery in the art of grilling. The accompanying fries were a crispy companion that elevated the entire experience to new heights. And then came the grand finale, a sweet symphony to conclude our culinary journey. The cannoli mille-feuille, crafted with crunchy nut cream, lemon sugar, and honey, was a masterpiece that left us speechless. Layers of indulgence unfolded with every forkful, creating a dessert symphony that echoed the culinary excellence Love Letter effortlessly delivered. Not only did the food at Love Letter leave us enchanted, but the service was equally enchanting. The staff, attentive and welcoming, added an extra layer of warmth to the entire dining experience. From the moment we sat down to the final farewell, we felt like cherished guests in a friend's home. In conclusion, Love Letter is not just a restaurant; it's a love story told through delectable dishes and impeccable service.

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  21. SamuelG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, cocktails and service were all outstanding. Loved the decor, will be back during the day to try the sandwiches as they looked great too!
    Love LetterResponded on 24 November 2023
    Thank you for stopping by, we can't wait to have you back again! x

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FAQs

Love Letter is rated 4.9 stars by 21 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Love Letter

144 Bridge Rd, Richmond, AU-VIC 3121

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Richmond
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Wine Bar, Dining Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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