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) #1 of 214 Restaurants in St Kilda $$$$ , , Vegetarian Friendly
40 Jacka Bvd | Victoria, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9534 8221
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
40 Jacka Bvd | Victoria, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a large group of friends together for dinner. Great waiting area with leather couches and an open fire. Staff were attentive and knowledgable. Atmosphere was casual and welcoming and decor was eclectic and attractive. Food has been described to us as glorified expensive fish...More

Thank Lisa and Ken M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This continues to be a gem. We eat here several times a year and have been doing so since it's inception 20 years ago. The food isn't the 'nitrogen fuelled, uber trendy' but rather is just excellent raw materials cooked very, very well. Old favourites...More

Thank MikeFB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cost us quite some bit, but great view of the ocean, great food and nice service, very friendly staff. Good choice when at St Kilda.

Thank teoweme
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Donovans for my sisters 50th and was hoping for something a little bit special and it well and truly delivered above expectations. The food was fantastic but a great eperience is not just about the food. It must include the look and...More

Thank bgessey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Donovan's is an institution for a reason. Everything about this place is excellent. The food and service is impeccable. Highly recommend.

Thank simone6789
Reviewed 1 week ago

Donovan food, service, views & best champagne availability are excellent! However prices are above average but you do get what you pay for & it is worth it. Saying this prices are not over the top but is a nice place to go to on...More

Thank iris887
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Donovans is reliably cosy friendly and familiar . You feel like you are having dinner at your friends beach house . The food is delicious and the service is always friendly and good I highly recommend the bomb Alaska I always love having dinner here

Thank Feral23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful restaurant situated by the beautiful beach with relax atmosphere. Warmy welcome with all friendly staffs. All food we ordered are delicious with high quality. Price is fine dining but worth to experienced. The wow menu is the dessert call alaska bomb, it is amazing.

Thank Nararat B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant presents itself with a beautiful homey atmosphere, retaining simple but well laid out furniture and great taste for decor. The staff is stellar, very friendly, quick and helpful. Food was very tasty, well executed with lots of flavors, I had farro penne with...More

Thank 7September
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a pleasant evening at Donovans but we were both disappointed with the food. Especially given the prices. I had the most expensive fish on the menu, which i though would be served filleted, and it was in pieces in a fricassee style of preparation....More

Thank stuart b
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Questions & Answers
Jessica P
1 May 2017|
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Response from Donovansstkilda | Property representative |
Yes! We love to welcome children. Just request a highchair at the time of your booking.
31 October 2016|
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Response from Donovansstkilda | Property representative |
Yes we are open all public holidays however all food and beverage does incur a 10% surcharge on the day.
26 September 2016|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
Unsure about whether open Christmas Day suggest you check the web site, prices are at high end however it is fine dining and you should expect to pay extra for that.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$20 - US$63
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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18:00 - 21:30
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18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Jacka Bvd | Victoria, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9534 8221
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Welcome to Donovans - our ‘house on the beach’ and home we love to share.
Donovans is located on the St.Kilda beach front offering guests a memorable dining experience in Melbourne. With a bay side view, beautiful mediterranean inspired food and the special relaxed atmosphere of the restaurant, Donovans is where you will feel at home.
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