In the age of Tinder, Bumble and Grindr it has never been easier to pick up a date! But that’s not to say dating itself has gotten any easier – it still comes with all of the pre-date nerves, the sweaty palms and the sometimes awkward ‘getting to know you’ small talk for the fresher couples. Not to mention the crucial decision of the Date Night Restaurant which can make or break the success of an evening. A series of variables come into play when selecting a perfectly romantic venue: access to a superb selection of beers, wines & (strong) cocktails to help get the conversation flowing, a delicious dinner with share-friendly options, helpful & friendly staff, beautiful surrounds to set the mood and a good vibe.
An excellent district to find a good date spot is on the southern end of Chapel Street in the Prahran/Windsor area. When the now established venues such as Hanoi Hannah, Mr Miyagi and Hawker Hall opened, they paved the way for many other eateries, and this made the entire district into the ‘foodie destination’ that it is today. That being said, a loud & pumping, street-food oriented, Asian fusion style venue may not necessarily have the romantic finesse that you seek for your special rendezvous. And even though these venues are wildly popular, it can be difficult for couples to get bookings as many of them tend only to allow for large group bookings, inevitably leaving couples to wait until a table frees up.
Thankfully, Angus & Bon has you covered. Whether you’re in the northern, eastern, southern or western suburbs, Angus & Bon’s central Prahran based location makes it easily accessible by train, tram, bus and Uber from all areas of the city. This is a super important point because their extensive drinks menu will be far too easy to dive into head first, so driving yourself to dinner might be counterproductive (besides, who doesn’t love the opportunity for a cuddle in the back of the Uber?). With an impressive range of local & international beers, a stunning collection of hand-selected wines and expertly crafted cocktails, your biggest obstacle will be choosing which to order (the staff are bursting with knowledge on their products, so don’t be shy to ask!).