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The Great Provider

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Bar, Pub
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42A Marine Parade, Melbourne, Victoria 3184, Australia
+61 3 9525 5855
07:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Berwick, Australia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in here for a quick bite and was very happy to have done that. Staff were friendly, the food was good, the drinks were cold and the bill was very reasonable. Good view as well.

Thank Bruce D
Hampton, Australia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We've been going to the TGP for many years and always found the food excellent and the staff obliging. Has there been a change of management, as these 2 ingredients of the cafe have disappeared. When we arrived we were told to order at the bar, to which we pointed out that we've never had to do this and asked... More 

Thank Brushy53
Warsaw, Poland
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67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Surprisingly the perfect location of the venue does not go in pair of the offering of this cafe. The only eggs option offered is very poor - just a toast, bacon and relish. Where is salmon, spinach, tomato option ? The quality was just ok, nothing special. In few words, the place needs to try harder, do not recommend to... More 

Thank KrystianoM
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Went for Saturday morning breakfast at 0800 to find an open, empty restaurant. In spite of extensive breakfast menu, staff told us that only coffee and cake was being served!

Thank Rob M
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Really poor, the only thing saving it was its location. We've driven past here many times and we're looking forward to going. The best part about the place was the walk along the beach to it. My wife had the fritters, probably the worst she's had in 12 years of living in Melbourne. My daughter had the burger, and it... More 

Thank Jahunga
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Chicken sandwich came with only chicken and 1 piece of lettuce. Bruschetta was dry with no butter or oil used, very chunky onion. Service ordinary. Great location. If your just going for coffee this place is fine.

Thank Bomber262686
Singapore, Singapore
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Spent an hour or two there for a big breakfast while my friend waited for skydiving. Staff was very friendly and the food was good too. Though it could get really windy outside.

Thank Vera W
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is the second time we have been here on an afternoon this year. The menu clearly says lunch is on until 3.30pm. We were there at 2.55pm today and were told that the kitchen was closing in 5 minutes. When the waitress checked she said they would not serve us. I told her about the menu times outside -... More 

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Westport, Ireland
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714 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

my wife and I were taken here for breakfast early one morning, its a great relaxing location by the yacht marina, the staff were very pleasant and the food was great

Thank mandr268
Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Enjoyed lunch menu on many occasions. Fish and chips, calamari, or dips and a cold drink. A Sunday special easy to park and a short walk to the restaurant past the yachts.

Thank romicast

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Cafe, Australian, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42A Marine Parade, Melbourne, Victoria 3184, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9525 5855
The Great Provider is on Marine Parade, at the St Kilda Marina. It is a great place to enjoy a meal with friends, family or colleagues. Situated only meters from the water's edge, you can relax and enjoy your meal while taking in the view of the sea, and the boats coming and going from the marina. We offer a wide-ranging menu, with something for everyone. There is ample parking adjacent to the Cafe, and you can drop in or make a booking.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?