- 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
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Featured special offers
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. xx
$69 Set menu
A$69.00 per order
Groups of 7 or more guests are required to dine on our $69pp set menu. The set menu will comprise of our greatest hits selected by our kitchen. So sit back and enjoy the ride.
***Please note that all dietary requirements must be listed in the booking notes. We are a small kitchen running a freshly prepared menu. With this in mind, we may not be able to cater to dietary requirements without notice.
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
Yummy food but non-main portions are very small.
Cocktail called 'Hey Girl' was delicious!
The amazing food and cocktails stand in stark contrast to the super unwelcoming wait staff. Definitely wouldn’t go back in a big hurry. A nice reminder to the people running the show that Chapel Street boasts hundreds of lovely spots with lovely food and friendly people to make for a beautiful dining experience. People will always remember how you made them feel.
First shift and the best waitress in 3181
Worst service I’ve had in a long time. Attitude plus plus on all the male staff, more interested in socialising than service. Blonde female waitress was good. Not Covid safe. Food was good.
Absolutely loved our experience here, from the moment we walked in the staff were attentive and friendly. The food was amazing - we did the feed me menu. And the cocktails and ambience was lovely.
Can’t wait to go back.
Service was exceptional. Food was fantastic. Gluten free gnocchi was a highlight!
Food’s too salty but vibe is great!
One of the best venues in Melbourne right now. Amazing food and spectacular cocktails.
Loved it, great vibe and quality food and service!
They cancelled my booking which i came to know after reaching the venue and did not get a formal message or anything as such. I did receive a phone call but i was at work where my phone cannot be reached.
Fantastic service, food was delicious and venue was stunning
Very funky vibe but service was genuine- not pretentious. Loved the food too. Will be back.
LOVER was amazing. We had a cute little booth at the back - really great atmosphere. The gnocchi was incredibly soft and delicious! Definitely planning on coming back.
Best in Melbourne! Food is great and reasonable price.
Not the same menu anymore, only 3/4 mains and everything else was starters. I wouldn’t go back for dinner there, it’s more like a bar now.
Food and cocktails were amazing. Fantastic date night destination for my girlfriends birthday
Love this place. Great food, good ambience and pretty reasonable prices.
Incredible! I don’t usually write reviews, but when I receive amazing service it’s worth noting down! I’ve been to a couple of places since Metro Melbourne has been out of lockdown and I’m forgotten about.
These guys have consistently given amazing service, the food is divine and comes out so quickly! Will continue to be a regular customer, other restaurants don’t compare. If you want yummy food and cocktails this is the place to be!
Thank you for being patient ❤️
Such amazing workers there who made the experience so much fun. Gnocchi and cocktail drinks were incredible too will be coming back again
This place is the best place to eat , drink and have fun in Melbourne.
This is a must have on your dinner list weather you are wanting a fun night out or a beautiful romantic place for a date night.
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 :)
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 4.7 stars by 120 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.