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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
Cavolo nero, duck leg confit, pepperonata, fermented chilli
Smoked butter, grains, honey
Pepperonata, puffed tapioca, chilli
Featured special offers
GNOCCHI + WINE NIGHT
A$25.00 per order
Welcome are excited to welcome you back to Gnocchi + Wine night. Choose one of our four flavours of gnocchi and a glass of LOVER 'Good Times' Wine for $25. Vegan and gluten-free are available with 24 hours notice. Please let us know in the notes when you make your reservation if you have any dietary requirements.
Bookings have a duration of 1.5 hours. xx
A$25.00 per order
Bookings made inside are required to spend a minimum of $25 on food.
Bookings made in our outdoor area are not subject to a minimum spend. Please note that we offer a reduced menu in the outdoor area xx
$69 Set Menu
A$69.00 per order
Groups of 7 or more guests dining inside the venue are required to dine on our $69pp set menu. The set menu will comprise of 4 sharing style courses. Please inform the venue of any dietaries within your group prior to the booking.
This was seriously the best dinner I’ve had in years. The gnocchi was insane, the croquettes were amazing and the service was awesome. I loved having dinner here and I cannot wait for lockdown to be over so I can make this a regular spot 🧡
So lovely. Food was outstanding, service fantastic. I’m so glad I had this experience before the second lockdown.
If you're looking for a good time and a good feed, lover is the place to go! Thanks for a great night guys!
Great bops. Tracks were on point and it was the best night of my life.
Highly rate this restaurant. Delicious food, great ambience and the owner who served us was amazing.
I love Lover, if you haven’t eaten here you’re missing out. The staff are great, and the food is outstanding.
only thing is i wanted more options on the menu because i am pregnant. apart from that was epic!
The ambience and atmosphere is so lovely it feels like hours are only minutes. The food was beyond expectations and the chef was so generous, creative and accommodating with my dietary requirements with the feed me deluxe menu that we ordered (highly recommend the duck). The Lover cocktails were beautiful I recommend The valentine for something rich and boozy. Staff were extremely helpful and vibrant. All n all a great night, I will definitely be back and will bring all my friends!
Very nice Ambiance! A great Food and loved the service.
Outstanding food and service! Incredible cocktails!
great service, awesome vibe would recommend for cocktails or dinner
My partner and I really enjoyed our food when we went and can’t wait to come back again for a gnocchi night.
Beautiful experience. Wonderful waiters, delicious food & cocktails.
Ambience - tick, tick, tick.
Can’t wait to return.
The gnocchi is always a standout! The staff are always friendly and we could tell that the staff cared about us having a good experience, and had good drink recommendations. My friends and I are needy af for service, we go to places for not only good drinks and food, but for the hospitality! We could've done with a bit more attention for drinks, but it wasn't too much of an issue. This is my 4th or 5th visit here over the course of a few years, and the food has always been consistently fantastic, but I do think service could be slightly improved.
Wednesday gnocchi night is amazing value! Large portions of delicious gnocchi paired with a glass of wine, what more could you want!
My partner is lactose sensitive and there wasn’t a whole lot we could do for her in the set menu.
DELICIOUS food and drinks! Will definitely be back!
Food is delicious... Gnocchi are to die for!
If you love Gnocchi then put Lover on your list. You won't be dissapointed :)
Great local will be back for sue !
Amazing food, great atmosphere. Will definitely be coming back!
Loved Lover, had the 6 course chefs menu and all of it was great. Also the staff make it really enjoyable. Really great place for dinner, particularly if you want to impress.
Good food good service
Recommendations given were not really what was explained by waiter
Some prices a bit high for what you get
After giving some feedback waiter became very defensive instead of taking the feedback on board ..
Wonderful staff, impressive menu from the chef & a beautiful overall atmosphere. Lover quickly became our weekly date destination.
Great fitout, service was perfect with charming staff, food and wine was all amazing.
Perfect date spot!
Great food, cocktails and service. Good music but you can actually have conversations without having to shout.
Everything was amazing!
Thanks for a great night with awesome food and cocktails.
You guys rock!
Great food, great music, very friendly and attentive staff, love!
Amazing place for a catch up, group dinner or date night. Food is unbelievable!
Fantastic food with great service. The gnocchi is a must!
Honestly, why are you so amazing. I would eat here everyday if I could.
Yum yum yum ... gnocci wednesday ... recommend to all, best gnocchi you will ever have
Lover was Devine. The staff, super friendly, fun and attentive. The cocktails are delicious and full of Flavour. The oysters fresh and go down a treat. The bread is some of the best bread I’ve ever eaten. With the smoked butter what a combo! The gnocchi is cooked perfectly and leaves you satisfied and full but in a comfortable way. I cannot wait to go back ❤️
Booked a booth for a special occasion. Got there to be tood booths were taken because “it was friday night”. Whats the point if pre booking then? Tried to seat us in a little pocket near the shopfront like we were some dogs on display in a petshop.
Friday night dinner was very enjoyable from greeting to the ambience to the food. Gin Fizz cocktail was refreshing and small plates food very more-ish. Will return
The best gnocchi every single time. It is my favorite restaurant at the moment!
We ordered 2 gluten free serves and they stuffed up the order, not telling us until afterwards
To get service we had to continually wave at the staff. It took about 30-45mins before I waved to get our order taken because no one asked us if we were still looking or ready. Then when I asked for the bill the staff forgot and was doing other things - wasn’t until about 20-30mins after I asked for the bill that she came back and said “oops I forgot your bill”
The food was lovely but we were pretty disappointed with the service when the venue wasn’t really busy while we were there during our booking.
Had the gnocchi & wine deal for Wednesdays.
Such great value & food was delicious. Also love the vibe.
We also got the fresh bread which was amazing recommend
We had to sit at the bar as when I booked there were no tables. The bar stools are incredibly uncomfortable. If that was the only dining option available when booking I would go somewhere else. As it happens we invited to transfer to a table about 1.5 hours in and that made a difference (although those chairs are not super comfy either). The food was fab, loved it! And the special with the gnocchi and glass of wine perfect. The staff were friendly and helpful when asked. They could have checked in to see how we were going or whether we wanted more wine - we had to ask a couple of times for service.
LOVER does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. LOVER also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9510 6655.
LOVER is rated 4.8 stars by 98 OpenTable diners.
LOVER does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://lover-3181.myshopify.com/products/gift-card.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.