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Acland Street in St Kilda

Rated by 129 voters :

Spend a warm day or evening on Acland Street in St Kilda. 7 Apples Gelato, Luna Park and the beach are all at your disposal.

A:Acland Street , St Kilda | Web | C: Fun

Shanghai Dumplings in China Town

Rated by 112 voters :

Shanghai Village Restaurant in China Town – amazing dumplings, and you will eat like kings for your $30 budget! 112-114 Little Bourke Street, CBD.

A:112 Little Bourke Street , Melbourne | P:03 9663 1878 | C: Foodie

$4 Pizzas at Lucky Coq or Bimbo Deluxe

Rated by 194 voters :

$4 Pizzas at Lucky Coq or Bimbo Deluxe from 7pm 11pm, Monday to Thursday, 7-9pm Friday & Saturday or All Day Sunday. Leaves plenty of budget for a few quiet drinks in either of these cosy bar establishments (ooh! And Chocolate pizza is on the menu!!)

A:376 Brunswick Street , Fitzroy | Web | P:03 9419 8600 | C: Foodie

Apartment bar $8 cocktails

Rated by 134 voters :

Thursday nights at the chic apartment bar lounge is where you can get cocktails for $8 each and sip them on the couches in the Audrey Hepburn room.

A:401 Little Bourke Street , Melbourne | Web | P:03 9670 4020 | C: Fun

Lush Cosmetics

Rated by 101 voters :

Head to Lush Cosmetics to pick up some supplies for a great night in. These fresh handmade products are delicious! Our top picks include the massage bars, the Bubble Bar Slices or Bath Ballistics – the Tisty Tosty will fizzle away to reveal beautiful fragrant rose petals floating in your bath made for two…

A:Melbourne Central, 211 La Trobe Street , Melbourne | Web | P:03 9654 3477 | C: Foodie

Breakfast The European or Cumulus Inc.

Rated by 95 voters :

Breakfast is the perfect way to experience some of Melbourne’s most talked-about restaurants on your $30 budget. Try The European or Cumulus Inc. in the CBD for eggs served with homemade preserves or fresh fetta cheese… and the coffee! Oh my god, the coffee…

A:161 Spring Street/45 Flinders Lane , Melbourne | Web | P:03 9654 0811/03 9650 1445 | C: Foodie

Maha Bar and Grill

Rated by 97 voters :

Head to the bar at Maha Bar and Grill, on Bond Street in the CBD and sit in the front window, all harem cushions and glass… very cosy and romantic. The bar menu has great food at great prices.

A:21 Bond Street , Melbourne | Web | P:03 9629 5900 | C: Foodie

Kikki.K stationery

Rated by 117 voters :

Kikki.K stationery has invented Love Conversation Starters. Sit over a wine, coffee or picnic with your lover and go through the questions one by one for a revealing afternoon of Q and A.

A:318-322 Little Collins Street , Melbourne | Web | P:03 8616 0518 | C: Fun

Koko Black

Rated by 116 voters :

The divine handmade chocolates of Koko Black are best enjoyed in-house. Sit down in one of their stores and drool over the menu. Hot chocolate, chocolate icecream, chocolate tart, chocolate mousse… OMG!

A:Shop 4 Royal Arcade, 335 Bourke Street , Melbourne | Web | P:03 9639 8911 | C: Foodie, Fun,

Sheila Baxter Beauty

Rated by 99 voters :

Sheila Baxter Beauty Training College is the perfect place for a ‘his and hers’ manicure… tell your man not to worry, they won’t put nail polish on him!

A:100 Flinders Street , Melbourne | P:03 9650 0369 | C: Fun

Roulette tables at Crown Casino

Rated by 131 voters :

Go and find the $2.50 roulette tables at Crown Casino. Stick to betting on red or black, odds or evens until you build your stash up. $30 limit!

A:8 Whiteman Street , Southbank | Web | P:03 9292 8888 | C: Fun

Moonlight Cinema

Rated by 129 voters :

From November, the Botanical Gardens are home to the Bailey’s Moonlight Cinema. Pack a picnic and snuggle with your sweetie under the stars while you watch a cult classic or old romantic movie.

A:Birdwood Avenue , South Yarra | Web | P:03 9869 8222 | C: Fun

Healesville Hedge Maze

Rated by 187 voters :

Get frisky in a Hedge Maze... check out Hedgend Maze in Healesville. $15 each gets you a maze and mini golf... Don´t get caught!

A:165 Albert Road , Healesville | Web | P:03 5962 3636 | C: Fun

Studley Park Row Boat

Rated by 120 voters :

Hire a row boat... Studley park boat house.I highly recommend this, a little bit of manual labour, but worth it on a nice day. Pack some nibbles and drinks!

A:1 Boathouse Road , Kew | Web | P:03 9853 1828 | C: Fun

Max Brenner

Rated by 83 voters :

Max Brenners in Melbourne Central offers authentic hot chocolate and chocolate truffles, cake, icecream, and everything else chocolate for less than $ 10... mmm....

A:25-27 Red Cape La Level 2/QV , Melbourne | Web | P:03 9663 6000 | C: Foodie

Roof-top Cinema

Rated by 124 voters :

Roof-top Cinema... ok, so the total is going to cost you a fraction over $30, but its worth it! Located in the heart of the city, above Cookie on Swanston Street. Open from 4pm for drinks, and later in the night it becomes a 185 seat outdoor cinema. Book early, this place gets packed out on warm nights!

A:252 Swanston Street , Melbourne | Web | P:03 9663 3596 | C: Fun

Little Creatures Dining Hall

Rated by 103 voters :

Little Creatures Dining Hall on Brunswick Street offers FREE community bikes for you to ride around! Take your credit card and driver´s licence, pick up a couple of bikes (complete with helmets, lights, etc) and ride around until sunset! When you arrive back, the Dining Hall is the perfect place for a refreshing beverage or bite to eat!

A:222 Brunswick Street , Fitzroy | Web | P:03 9417 5500 | C: Fun

Suzuki Night Market

Rated by 86 voters :

From late November every year through to the end of summer, the Suzuki Night Market runs every Wednesday at the Queen Vic Markets. Take your sweetie to enjoy great ethnic food, music and handmade treats from stallholders. A beautiful way to spend a warm summer evening!

A:53 Elizabeth Street , Melbourne | C: Fun

Moroccan Soup Bar

Rated by 106 voters :

The Moroccan Soup Bar is an experience all of its own! Tiny, colourful and full of mean, shouty staff... take your sense of humour with you and go along with the ride! Three course banquet could cost you anything from $13-$17 per head, all the food is vegetarian and it is AMAZING food. A great way to have dinner out without the threat of boredom!

A:183 St Georges Road , Fitroy North | P:03 9482 4240 | C: Foodie

Mojos Weird Pizza

Rated by 107 voters :

Mojo´s Weird Pizza is a Melbourne-based chain serving some straaange stuff. Great date night for dining with a difference. Personal recommendations include the Gringo, which features Nachos for topping (tastes better than it sounds!) and the Upstream with smoked salmon, capers and sour cream... yummm

A:308 Bridge Road , Richmond | Web | P:03 9429 5535 | C: Foodie

Melbourne City Alleys

Rated by 90 voters :

Spend a day winding through the city´s alleyways. Start at Degraves Street and work your way across the city to Lonsdale, ducking down as many different alleys as you can! Stop for lunch at the soup kitchen in Centre Way, window shop at all the little boutiques and make sure to have a chocolate treat at Koko Black in Block Place!

Madame Brussels

Rated by 114 voters :

While away the hours in the faux-garden that is Madame Brussels with a pitcher of Pimms or, my personal favourite, French Martini by the jug!

A:59 Bourke Street , Melbourne | Web | P:03 9662 2775 | C: Fun

Italian Waiters Club

Rated by 123 voters :

The iconic Italian Waiters Club is fun to find and offers amazing pasta and wine in tumblers at formica tables under fluroscent lights... a wonderful experience and dinner for two will just scrape in at your $30 budget!

A:20 Meyers Place , Melbourne | P:03 9650 1508 | C: Foodie

Olympic Ice Skating Centre

Rated by 109 voters :

Play on the ice at Olympic Ice Skating Centre: Friday and Saturday nights is Disco. www.icerink.com.au

A:1080 Center Road , Oakleigh | Web | P:03 9579 3755 | C: Fun

Science Works

Rated by 87 voters :

Science Works - Spotswood. Check it out for themed exhibitions and interactive scientific displays, also the Melbourne Planetarium and Lightning room. www.museumvictoria.com.au/scienceworks

A:2 Booker Street , Spotswood | Web | P:03 9392 4800 | C: Creative, Fun,

Street Performers

Rated by 270 voters :

Take a walk around the downtown/shopping district of a coastal city. See the sites and street performers. Buy sandwiches, or what you fancy, and have dinner on the beach while watching the sunset.

Comics Lounge

Rated by 100 voters :

Get the endorphines going at The Comic´s Lounge - Laugh yourselves silly for under $30 - Every Wednesday is a showcase night so you get a whole line up of hilarious comedians! www.thecomicslounge.com.au

A:26 Errol Street , North Melbourne | Web | P:03 9348 9488 | C: Fun

Deck of Secrets

Rated by 126 voters :

Pick up a Deck of Secrets bar guide tour to give you the inside information on Melbourne´s hottest bar´s. Then take your sweetie out on your own personal tour through the lanes and alley ways of Melbourne.

Theatre Show - half price

Rated by 112 voters :

Get tickets to a theatre show! You can usually pick them up at half-price the day of the show, if not sold out. See organisations such as Half-tix.

Hire a Metal Detector

Rated by 110 voters :

Hire a metal detector and dig up lost treasure and trinkets! Hire is around $30. Try your backyard as practice, then find a nearby historical area, beach, school yard or playground... all great places to strike gold!

Eureka Sky Deck

Rated by 102 voters :

Take your date up to the Eureka Sky Deck to see the sights! Best at nighttime, the tickets will cost you just over the $30 mark, but it is by far the best view in the city!

A:7 Riverside Quay , Southbank | Web | P:03 9693 8888 | C: Fun, Romantic,

Melbourne Planetarium

Rated by 113 voters :

$16 per head will get you into the Melbourne Planetarium at Scienceworks - and also get you general entry into the museum itself! Bargain! Go and be swept up in a starry sky before attacking all the interactive displays at Scienceworks... you'll be amazed at what you learn!

A:2 Booker Street , Spotswood | Web | P:03 9392 4800 | C: Creative, Fun,

Immigration Museum

Rated by 88 voters :

The Immigration Museum on Flinders Street is a great place to learn the fascinating stories behind multicultural Australia - everyone in this country has some sort of foreign background... and at only $10 per head, you'll have enough left over for coffee and cake afterwards!

A:400 Flinders Street , Melbourne | Web | P:03 9927 2700 | C: Fun

Jewish Holocaust Centre

Rated by 118 voters :

The Jewish Holocaust Centre in Elsternwick is an eye-opening place to learn about one of the world´s darkest times. Admission is by donation, and chances are that your tour guide will have first hand stories to pass on... it´s an emotional place to visit, but well worth it.

A:15 Selwyn Street , Victoria | Web | P:03 9528 1985 | C: Fun

Melbourne Museum

Rated by 99 voters :

Go and see the dinosaurs, fossils, bugs and Phar Lap at the Melbourne Museum. The history and education is fascinating, you´ll spend the whole day gaping at the exhibitions before grabbing gelato on Lygon Street!

A:11 Nicholson Street , Carlton | Web | P:03 0013 0152 | C: Fun

Croatian Cuisine

Rated by 92 voters :

Sample a heaped plate of traditional Croatian cuisine at the Hrvatski Dom in Footscray - there´s not many places left where you can get a meal for two under $30, but the Croats have done it! Tip: even if you order the entree size, you will leave as full as a ´Punjena Paprika´!

A:72 Whitehall Street , Footscray | P:03 9689 5866 | C: Foodie

Alexandra Skate Park

Rated by 105 voters :

Grab your rollerblades or skateboards and head to Alexandra Skate Park to carve it up. Situated by the picturesque Yarra River, you can have a picnic in the park afterwards. Take knee pads! Not for everyone...

A:51 Downey Street , Alexandra | C: Fun

MorningtonHot Springs

Rated by 106 voters :

Take advantage of the twilight package at the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs - if you go after 7pm on a Tue-Thu night, you'll only pay $20 for public pool access, or early morning at 7.30am for $15 per head! That gives you three hours of soothing mineral hot springs... best done in winter for a thrill!

A:Springs Lane , Rye | Web | P:03 5950 8777 | C: Fun

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Rated by 89 voters :

Picnic at Hanging Rock! $10 per car will leave you enough budget to pack a basket lunch and get lost (but not too lost) up there! There´s tons of walking trails and picnic areas to explore. Click here for details.

A:Hanging Rock Reserve, South Rock Road , Hanging Rock | C: Fun

Prahran Aquatic Centre

Rated by 112 voters :

Spend a sunny afternoon at the gorgeous Prahran Aquatic Centre. Relax with a magazine and an ipod, splash around in the water (waterslide!), grab an espresso from the cafe and, for the more risque among us, maybe even venture up to the topless sunbathing deck!

A:41 Essex Street , Prahran | Web | P:03 8290 7140 | C: Fun

Lebanese Cuisine - Sydney Road

Rated by 106 voters :

Wander down Sydney Road, Brunswick and discover a hive of activity - a mash of traditional Lebanese cuisine, indie boutiques, up and coming Melbourne designers and great delis makes for an eclectic day! Seek out the Meditteranean Wholesalers for great produce and then onto A1 Bakery for lunch and Balhas for great cakes!

A:434 Sydney Road , Coburg | P:03 9354 4678 | C: Foodie

Elwood RSL

Rated by 104 voters :

So... you´re too classy to eat at an RSL??? I don´t mind if you miss out, this place is soooo good that it should be kept a secret. Elwood RSL - great food at super cheap prices! Don´t mind the decor, it just adds to the charm of the place!

A:2 Pine Avenue , Elwood | P:03 9531 4894 | C: Fun

James Bond - Parkhour

Rated by 107 voters :

You know the opening scenes of Casino Royale, where James Bond is chasing the baddy through the city, scaling walls and leaping between buildings? Yeah. That’s called Parkour and you can learn how to master the art of it with your sweetie at Birrarung Mar. First class free! Get addicted.

A:Birrarung Marr , Melbourne | C: Fun

Vegie Bar

Rated by 83 voters :

Dinner at the Vegie Bar on Brunswick st is the best date. $10 for a fantastic pizza, and enough left over for a drink and a game of pool. The vibe is amazing, and the street music will keep you entertained!

A:380 Brunswick Street , Fitzroy | Web | P:03 9417 6935 | C: Foodie

Max Brenner Chocoalte Waffles

Rated by 79 voters :

Mid-afternoon chocolate waffles at Max Brenner is absolutely divine, and then there is still enough cash to walk down to the Ferris wheel by the Yarra after. Perfect!

A:300 La Trobe Street , Melbourne | Web | P:03 9662 4442 | C: Foodie

The Sunrise Date

Rated by 354 voters :

How often do you enjoy a sunrise together?! Wake your date up early and find a beautiful lookout to enjoy a sunrise. Stop by a bakery on the way home and pick up breakfast still warm from the oven!

Sloaney Pony

Rated by 100 voters :

Head to Sloaney Pony every Sunday for live music and $15 Sangria jugs in picturesque Port Melbourne. Then take a stroll down to the beach if it's a nice day and watch the cruise ships come in.

A:1 Crockford Street , Port Melbourne | Web | P:03 9645 2503 | C: Foodie,Fun

Melbourne Town Hall

Rated by 91 voters :

The Melbourne Town Hall runs free tours at 11am and 1pm Monday-Friday. Go and learn the history of one of the city´s oldest and most prestigious buildings.

A:Corner Swanston Street and Collins Street , Melbourne | Web | P:03 9658 9779 | C: Fun,Touristy

Life Drawing Classes

Rated by 109 voters :

You don’t have to be an artist to try your hand at a life drawing class! Monday nights seems to be the ticket at the Arthouse Hotel (www.arthousehotel.com.au $3pp) and the Friend in Hand Pub (www.friendinhand.com.au $10pp) for an art class over a beer or a glass of wine.

Collingwood Farmers Market

Rated by 93 voters :

Spend the morning at the Collingwood Farmers' Market, buying up yummy fresh produce and taste-testing everything you can get your hands on! Then go for a picnic and gorge yourselves! (Runs on 2nd Saturday of every month)

A:18 St Heliers Street , Abbotsford | Web | P:03 9417 5806 | C: Fun

Ethiopian Cuisine

Rated by 78 voters :

Sample some Ethiopian cuisine in Footscray - African Town or Lalibela are both awesome choices, where dishes only cost around $10.

The Burlesque Bar

Rated by 90 voters :

For something a little bit different the Burlesque Bar has bawdy, sexy teaser shows on Wednesdays and Sundays that both girls and guys will enjoy. Be warned! There's nudity. Entry is anything from free to $10 on these days, depending on what's going on.

A:42 Johnston Street , Fitroy | Web | P:03 9415 8088 | C: Fun

Miss Marples in Sassafrass

Rated by 87 voters :

Step back in time to Miss Marple's in Sassafrass. Chose some old fashioned sweets to share in this cute tea room. And to top it all off, take a wander through the forests. But be there early, this place gets packed!

A:382 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road , Sassafras | Web | P:03 9755 1610 | C: Fun

Melbourne Arts Festival

Rated by 74 voters :

The Melbourne International Arts Festival, each October, has 80 events, perfect for any date, and prices start from just $10 per show - with many events also FREE.

A:172 Flinders Street , Melbourne | P:03 9662 4242 | C: Fun

Degraves st and Flinders Lane

Rated by 106 voters :

Grab a camera and explore Melbourne's street art, walk. Check out places like Degraves st and Flinders Lane for great stencils and cute little cafe's to share snaps over coffee or gelato

A:Degraves Steet and Flinders Lane , Melbourne | C: Fun

Mezzo Bar

Rated by 74 voters :

The talented duo from Oyster Little Bourke have just launched the very chilled Mezzo Bar! The Mezzo Prezzo and have brought back their infamous Oyster Hour - half price oysters from 5-6pm daily. www.mezzobar.com.au

A:35 Little Bourke Street , Melbourne | Web | P:03 9650 0988 | C: Foodie

Tullamarine Airport Plane Spotting

Rated by 125 voters :

Go to the Tullamarine Airport and do plane spotting - they've got a dedicated plane lookout just past the airport. Follow the signs or the cars!

A:Airport Drive , Tullamarine | Web | P:03 9297 1379 | C: Fun

Melbourne Botanical Gardens Picnic

Rated by 94 voters :

Go for a picnic in the Melbourne Botanical gardens or St Kilda Botanical gardens or at Studley Park.

National Sports Museum MCG

Rated by 80 voters :

Go to the National Sports Museum at the MCG and go on an MCG tour

A:Jolimont Street , East Melbourne | Web | P:03 9657 8888 | C: Fun

Mornington Peninsula Wineries

Rated by 76 voters :

Drive down to the Mornington Peninsula to take a tour of the wineries. Take a side trip to the beach while you are there.

Pub Crawl in Fitzroy, St Kilda or CBD

Rated by 92 voters :

Go on a pub crawl in Fitzroy, St Kilda or the CBD. Depending on the day of the week and time of day different pubs are best, and cheapest.

Harold Holt Pool

Rated by 93 voters :

On a hot day, spend it at a public pool. Try Harold Holt pool in Malvern.

A:Corner High Street and Edgar Street , Glen Iris | Web | P:03 8290 1678 | C: Fun

Life Drawing at Burlesque Bar

Rated by 110 voters :

On Wednesday nights, go to life drawing classes for $15 a head at the Burlesque Bar in Johnston St, Fitzroy.

A:42 Johnston Street , Fitroy | Web | P:03 9415 8088 | C: Fun

Number 96 Tram Ride

Rated by 75 voters :

Take the number 96 tram from St Kilda to East Brunswick (50 minute trip). This is one of National Geographic's top 10 tram rides in the world. Hop on and off to see the sites as you please. Eat dinner at one end and dessert at the other.

A:Acland Street, Nicholson Street , East Brunswick, East Kilda Beach | Web | P:1800 800 007 | C: Fun

Carlton Hotel half price a la carte

Rated by 96 voters :

The tres trendy Carlton Hotel offers Melbourne's #1 chicken parma & a pot for $15 every Monday night. Dine among the taxidermy.

A:193 Bourke Street , Melbourne | Web | P:03 9663 3246 | C: Foodie

$14 steaks every Tuesday

Rated by 99 voters :

$14 will get you a 250g porterhouse steak with chips and salad every Tuesday at the awesome Carlton Hotel. Dine on the rooftop if it's a nice night and enjoy being in a tropical paradise among tall city skyscrapers. http://www.thecarlton.com.au/food/food.html

A:193 Bourke Street , Melbourne | Web | P:03 9663 3246 | C: Foodie

St Kilda Pier Kiosk Breakfast

Rated by 87 voters :

Have brekky at the kiosk on St Kilda Pier - it's been fully restored to its former glory and eating on the water is magical.

A:Pier Road , St Kilda | P:03 9525 5545 | C: Foodie

Yarra Valley Railway

Rated by 69 voters :

Head to Healesville on a Sunday morning, maybe even catch the 685 Bus rather than drive (You can both enjoy the breath taking scenery that way) and go for a ride on a plucky little railway trolley at the Yarra Valley Railway! $10 per adult with rides operating between 10 am & 4 pm on the hour. Puts a whole new spin on rail travel with the wind blowing through your hair and magnificent scenery.

Photography Night Walk

Rated by 96 voters :

Every Thursday and Sunday night, head out on the town with your camera for photography night walks. Each week, there are different locations mapped in the Melbourne CBD aiming to inspire and build a creative network for photography enthusiasts of all levels and experience. $30 for two people! Call 0407 555 168 or email photographynightwalks@gmail.com

Fashion Market

Rated by 69 voters :

Heading down to The Up

Up and Comers Fashion Market

Rated by 51 voters :

Heading down to The Up and Comers Fashion Market is a great way to spend a Saturday out with your sweetie. You can browse the stalls, listen to live music, and afterwards head next door to Belgian Beer Cafe for lunch. It's held on the second Saturday of each month from 12 - 6pm, inside Ormond Hall on St Kilda Road.

A:St Kilda Road , Victoria | Web | P:na | C: Fun

Coburg Drive In

Rated by 82 voters :

Put a modern twist on a 1950's themed night and go to the Drive in Movies in Coburg! Deck out the back of a friends combi or ute with blankets and cushions, pack a fantastic picnic and bottle of wine and enjoy!! (There's even a 1950's style diner if you can't be bothered with the picnic!)

A:Newlands Road , Victoria | Web | P:03 0086 6843 | C: Fun, Romantic,

Bluestone Downstairs

Rated by 64 voters :

Bluestone Downstairs - 349 Flinders Lane. Indulge in 3 tapas items and a jug of sangria for only $35 with free live JAZZ every Thursday night - bargain

A:349 Flinders Lane , Melbourne | Web | P:03 9620 4060 | C: Fun

le Petit Gateau

Rated by 41 voters :

Do yourself a favour and head to le Petit Gateau at 458 Little Collins Street for a Belgian hot chocolate (milk chocolate, vanilla and cardamon is my pick!) and the most delicious pastries in the city. It's only open weekdays 7am-5pm. Sneak away from the office for a rendezvous...

A:458 Little Collins Street , Melbourne | P:03 9944 8893 | C: Foodie

Collingwood Children's Farm

Rated by 7 voters :

Collingwood Childrens' Farm. Great fun for grown ups, not just kids! $8 entry for adults. Also contains a cafe that does great breakfast and coffee. Open every day 9-5.

Comedy At Spleen

Rated by 25 voters :

Catch live comedy every Monday night at Spleen Bar for free! Drinks are cheap, atmosphere is great and the comedians are fantastic. http://www.comedyatspleen.com/

A:41 Bourke Street , Melbourne | P:03 9650 2400 | C: Fun

Glow in the Dark Mini Golf

Rated by 84 voters :

Head down to Docklands on a Saturday night (or anytime!) to play glow in the dark mini golf at Black Light Mini Golf, only $13 per player and $1 soft drinks!

A:Harbortown Shopping Centre Level 1, Shop 35 Star Cres , Victoria | Web | P:03 942 5442 | C: Fun

Beer Burger Brew Dead Man Espresso

Rated by 15 voters :

Friday nights is Beer Burger Brew at Dead Man Espresso in South Melbourne. Four tasty burgers, all served on brioche buns and ranging from $10-$12 in price. Field mushroom with rooftop honey sounds divine, while the carnivores may enjoy the lamb burger with backykard fig relish and blue cheese. There's a classic beef burger also available. From 5pm Fridays.

Rooftop Bar Burgers

Rated by 14 voters :

Rooftop Burgers? Hells yes! The climb up the endless stairs to the roof means you don't even have to feel guilty about tucking into one of the Beatbox's famous burgers and a beer while gazing at the city skyline around you. Rooftop Bar, Curtain House, Swanston St, CBD

Taco Truck

Rated by 12 voters :

Chase the Taco Truck! Usually hanging around the Northern hipster hangouts like North Carlton and Northcote, this awesome little tasty truck will tweet to let you know where they'll be so you can take an impromptu trip for some dee-lish-us tacos at a tiny price. Eat them in neighbouring gardens for an al fresco date with a twist.

EARL Canteen Lunch Date

Rated by 6 voters :

Make a CBD lunch at EARL Canteen - the superstar of city sandwiches offers a mouth-watering selection of amazing tastes including crispy skin free range pork belly with apple and fennel coleslaw or roast field mushroom with goat's curd and chestnuts. Yu-um.

$6 Tacos and Paco's Tacos

Rated by 6 voters :

The team at MoVida brings you Paco's Tacos - all tacos $6, all the time. Open for lunch Mon-Fri and dinner Wed-Fri, these tasty little Mexican treats won't disappoint. Pulled pork, roasted duck, prawns... all soft shell, enjoyed on the open air deck in the CBD.

Breakfast @ Pearl Cafe

Rated by 7 voters :

Indulge in a two course breakfast at Pearl Cafe on Church Street Richmond (We recommend sharing the breakfast pizza and then the brioche chocolate french toast for an indulgent start to the day!) and then take some time to meander into all the high end designer stores and furnish your dream home, or get inspiration for your current one.

Funky Bunch Trivia

Rated by 8 voters :

The Station Hotel on Greville St Prahran hosts Funky Bunch Trivia every Tuesday night from 8pm. Free entry, $5 wines. Compete as a two or join forces with other daters for strength in numbers!

Oasis Bakery

Rated by 6 voters :

Oasis Bakery in Murrumbeena is a mecca of Middle Eastern food and pastries. They have a cafe as well as a massive store full of spices, pomegranate syrups, housemade sauces and more. Go for lunch, and stock up on supplies while you're there.

Laneway Learning

Rated by 8 voters :

Get a brain fix over a latte on Tuesday nights at The Little Mule Cafe with Laneway Learning. Classes range from the practical through to the esoteric - perhaps The History of Rollercoasters or Tarot 101 will tickle your fancy. LanewayLearning.com Tickets are $12 each.

Tight Ice Tuesdays @ Icehouse

Rated by 10 voters :

Take advantage of Tight Ice Tuesdays at the Medibank Icehouse at Docklands! Sessions run all night playing indie and electro to skate to. If you turn up at 7pm on the dot, there's a free 15 minute lesson for nuffy beginners. $14.50pp includes skate hire.

Somverville Thai Restaurant, Somerville

Rated by 7 voters :

Go to Somerville Thai Restaurant. The food and service is AH-MA-ZING!!! The place is a local hotspot so be prepared to book or expect to be disappointed no matter what night of the week! A main course cost around $16 and a large rice about $5 enough food for 2! Throw in a jug of softdrink and your under $30. Not so much a romantic night as it gets so busy it can get a little loud at times - but when its loud you can talk about what ever you like and no one can understand.......

The Merrywell

Rated by 0 voters :

It's Merryhour every night from 4-6 at The Merrywell - $15 for a burger and a pint overlooking the Yarra River.

A:8 Whiteman St , Southbank | Web | P:(03) 9292 7468 | C: Foodie

Mondays at Cinema Nova

Rated by 0 voters :

Mondays at Cinema Nova Lygon Street are cheap, cheap! $6 tickets before 4pm, $9 tickets after. Cash only, but plenty left in the budget for the candy bar!

A:380 Lygon St , Carlton | Web | P:(03) 9347 5331 | C: Fun