LOVER

4.7
52 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Australian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Bar Seating
Late night kitchen and bar. ''Lover is one of those bars that hits the right note and then holds it perfectly. The corner site is gorgeous, the cocktails are on point, and there’s a surprisingly robust food menu. It’s a sort of restaurant-bar hybrid really. The classic double threat.'' Urban List 2018. Kitchen open late on Friday and Saturday nights!
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1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bloody good. Def recommend the gnocchi, fig, & octopus dishes. Also - the bread was delicious (lol I know, but trust). Cute lil place with a cool, energetic vibe. Staff were very helpful.

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J
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Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic staff, fantastic food and fantastic value ! LOVE this place just what chapel street needs

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B
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Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Can not fault lover! Delicious food, impeccable service, the interior is cool and the music sets the tone. Such a vibe. And they serve yummy and aesthetically pleasing cocktails. 11/10 will defs be returning.

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m
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely loved Lover!! My friend & I had the best time the food was delicious & the cocktails were so delicious 😍 the service was nice and quick. Definitely recommend this resturant to anyone that wants delicious food/drinks fun atmosphere.

One of my favorite resturants to date xx

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PG
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyable mellow vibe with pops of vibrancy. Staff were excellent...genuinely attentive and food thoroughly enjoyable. It was quiet for a Thursday night. But not a bad thing. Recommended for groups or a couple.

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C
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went on a double date with a few friends. Had already tried the restaurant before and remember it having fantastic food and a great cocktail selection.
Had the Feed me menu for $60/head, everything was amazing. Honestly, one of the greatest dining experiences ive ever had and the food was far superior to the price.

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GS
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely food. Very good service.
Too loud, like eveywhere
Great cocktails. Ee are regulars and eill be back.
Just don't know why it has to be hard to have a conversation.

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J
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved our meal ...loved the place...such friendly good table service.....and super yummy Gnocchi deal on Wed nights!!! Will def be heading back soon!!! Still dreaming about that gnocchi!!!

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R
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had my birthday dinner for 5 people. Enjoyed the $49 feed me menu and a couple of gorgeous cocktails each and a bottle of Pinot. Approx $95 each person. Allocated special table too. Staff were very helpful and welcoming. The food was delicious. Next time I’ll def try the $60 menu. Really cool spot in Windsor

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RB
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

That gnocchi was legitimately life changing!!!!!!!

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C
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Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of our favourite places for a drink and meal, gnocchi is unbelievable along with the cocktails. Get your lover down here

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L
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Wednesday night deal of gnocchi & a glass of wine never disappoints! This is quick becoming my go to!

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T
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We had the Gnocchi special which was $25 with a glass of wine. The food was delicious and just the right amount. They were super busy on the night and even though we had a booking had to wait about 10 minutes for a table. The staff made up for it though and overall was a very pleasant dining experience in a venue which has a unique and interesting vibe to it.

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SH
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Awesome food & cool venue! We went in expecting to pay a lot so weren’t worried about a big bill, but to be honest the meals really were quite small for how much they were (I know you get that at nice restaurants but it was still a shock - they were QUITE small). Otherwise a really good place.

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L
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was fantastic the Best Gnocchi Mushroom I have ever had!

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JW
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The Wednesday $25 gnocchi special was perfect with a glass of wine and the croquettes were delish! Service appeared to be good and friendly if you knew the staff but a bit lack lustre if you didn’t. It’s your “typical” Chapel Street crowd - young and trendy - with the requisite furnishings. Would go back for the food.

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PT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great little intimate spot. Perfect place for a mid week rendezvous. Gnocchi is made fresh on the premises and you can definitely taste the difference . Alternating weekly flavours , just to mix it up , combined with a good selection of Vino and tempting cocktails all served with a smile. I will be back .... more than once

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AL
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was outstanding, wasn’t too loud which meant you could have conversation! Would recommend and will definitely go back (just for more of those croquettes)

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DS
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was exquisite!!! Go and try the ceviche and gnocchi!

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SH
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Highly recommend the cocktails to start they were delicious and the feed me menu was dish after dish of beautifully cooked food. Definitely try their feed me menu as there are so many great dishes this is the best way to have a taste of some of the best and it’s great value for money.

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

The cocktails are really good, the croquettes were fantastic, but everything else lacked lustre.

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AA
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Unfortunately we didn’t love lover! The food was incredibly slow to come out and portions were not satisfying. A disappointing night that didn’t fill us with love

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GS
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fab food, great sevice, too loud, esp on Valentines day. Everyone seems to thing music should be at ear-bleeding levels and I have no idea why. over wasn't the worst, but it was hard to have a conversation.
We have been befor and will again, also don't like the first thing from our waiter is telling us when we have to leave as we are walking in the door. Not the time, mate.
One of the better decors, sevice and food.

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MH
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best gnocchi I've ever had!! Such a lovely atmosphere and staff are always friendly

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VD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

‘‘twas my birthday and they made it super special, I love how friendly and authentic the staff are. The new fitout is a win, it feels like home.

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s
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food at such an affordable price, we went there for my birthday and it was perfect. I tried lost of new things

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AW
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Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Gnocchi was good, flavour of sauce though was just okay. Have had the blue cheese one previously and that was amazing so maybe just an off night with flavour selctions.

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B
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food is great, cocktails are amazing! Favourite spot on Chapel St by far!!!!

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S
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Good music, good food. Great feel and ambience about the place. The boys have done well. Recommend the spring lamb!

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TP
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A friend and I ventured down to Lover for a catch-up meal. We were greeted with a smile and quickly lead to our seats. Our drinks order was promptly taken and they made not only recommendations but arrangements to cater for my friend's dietary requirements.

The service was great and entrees and mains were outstanding.

10/10 would return.

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CM
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Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is by far my fav in Windsor and the cocktails are the best in the whole of Melbourne!

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K
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Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

It was my first time and I had heard great things, boy Lover did not disappoint! The staff are so friendly and down for a laugh, they made our dinning experience one to remember just from the little things alone.
Worth every penny - actually not pricey at all and I'd gladly go again! Cocktails were so yum they went down like water.
My standouts were the Beef Tataki and Flathead Ceviche - they're seriously that good!
Can't wait to go back x

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EG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I eat here most weekends, the food is always delicous and the staff are friendly and welcoming.

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NH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved Lover!

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BV
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely love this place. Would recommend to anyone after some great vibes, amazing food and some tasty cocktails.

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SO
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Epic food! Great atmosphere and the most amazing cocktails.

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C
London
13 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

New hotspot in Windsor. Service was a bit all over the shop and cocktails were pretty ordinary. And took a looooong time to arrive.
Food was nice. More tapas than full meals.

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NH
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Second visit and wasn't disappointed. Gnocchi was as amazing as I'd read in the reviews - pillowy soft goodness with a beautiful smoky lamb ragu. Our guest from NYC said it was the best gnocchi he'd ever had! Not huge serves - these guys go for quality over quantity. Great value for money if you choose the Wednesday gnocchi special ($25 for gnocchi + glass of wine, we had a lovely Geelong Pinot Noir). Service a little slow at times, not quite as attentive as first visit. Ambience great - music playing, but not intrusive to conversation. Will definitely be back to try more of you. Thanks Lover!

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ST
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

The staff were exceptional and friendly. They were really busy on the night we were there and the bar was struggling with their cocktail orders. Some of the wine selections weren’t available and some of the share plates were undercooked. But overall we had a great time. Nice place to go, friendly staff, more a drinks and catch up venue than snacking place.

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D
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place, great service, great vibes. Had a wonderful time, will be coming back soon! Big thank you to the servers who were helpful with not only menu suggestions but helping us find my friends earring.

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