Group Dining Experience
Multiple dates availableGroups 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 $25
Multiple dates availableWelcome 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 Select
Multiple dates availableBookings 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
- 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
Cavolo nero, duck leg confit, pepperonata, fermented chilli
Provolone, spring onion, avruga caviar
Whole Roasted Duck Crown
Preserved fig, beetroot, mustard leaf, orange
BRILLIANT SERVICE AND DELISH FOOD
Food is always amazing and if you haven’t attended the Wednesday Gnocchi night, you’re missing out!
Went to the $25 gnocchi wine deal. Meatball gnocchi was delicious! Great value and good vibe.
A little overpriced, limited menu, slow service. Staff weren't enthusiastic at all.
Loved the ambience of the restaurant and the service was quick, friendly and helpful. The menu was a bit fancy, so for me there wasn’t a lot I’d choose but what we ate was delicious.
Best dinner on chapel street ! And super friendly service
Best gnocchi I’ve ever had, killer cocktails and cosy inviting vibe and atmosphere - a perfect date night spot!
Amazing venue, great service, spectacular food, fabulous vibe, delicious cocktails. A definite must go!!
Amazing food and service. They went above and beyond to cater for allergies as well. The gnocchi is probably the closest to god that I’ll ever get.
As ever Lover was superbn.
Took a mate and new guests for a birthday and everyone really enjoyed the food, service and drinks.We'll be back, again!
Always a bit loud for us buit not as bad as most venues.
Lover never disappoints. Every meal from starter to main was heaven. Service was super friendly and unbelievably quick. 5 stars ✨
Great service! Staff were super helpful and recommended delicious food and drinks
The staff were lovely and the food was sumptuous however be warned, there are too many delicious cocktails to try in one sitting!
We were very well looked after, food was fast, on point, and extremely delicious. Not kidding...possibly my best Bar/Restaurant experience in a long, long time. Cocktails were top shelf...the crew behind the bar know their stuff, which complemented the night. Normally one part lets the others down slightly..but not at Lover. FOH, Kitchen & Bar were all a 10/10 for me.
Delicious food, friendly staff, prompt seating and excellent value! Easily my favourite place to dine
Unbelievable. Would highly recommend for their unbelievable gnocchi and cocktails
Best gnocchi out there, amazing staff and a great vibe
Went for the Gnocchi and wine night ($25) four types of Gnocchi dishes and either a glass of red or white. Honestly great value, the gnocchi was great and the wine was nice. Staff were friendly and would keep an eye on you quite regularly which was great!
Delicious food and cocktails, already booked my return
Great food, amazing wines, great service! I recommend it.
Great food, amazing drinks. Awesome place for my birthday dinner
Extremely good service and food!
The vegan gnocchi and wine for $25 was fantastic value for money.
The cocktails are delicious too and the place has a great vibe and friendly, knowledgable staff.
I didn’t eat any food but from what I saw it looked great. Attentive and friendly staff and the drinks and cocktail menu is awesome!! We were seated outside so I know there’s not much that can be done but the atmosphere inside seemed much more enjoyable.
Great meal! Would have liked a longer sitting as we were kicked out at 8pm but still lovely !
Great food and cocktails. Will definitely be back!
Delicious as always. Best gnocchi probably in the world
The food and atmosphere was amazing. Will continue to come here and bring my friends to experience it too! 😉
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 offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9510 6655.
LOVER is rated 4.7 stars by 148 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.