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$$$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
40 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9534 8221
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chicken pie” (21 reviews)
“oysters” (40 reviews)
“snapper” (10 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PMAll hours
Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
40 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Simply cannot rate Donovan’s highly enough, easily one of the best restaurants throughout our trip to Australia. Yes it is on the pricier side but then you are paying for delicious food, impeccable service and beachfront views so it was worth every penny. I was...More

Thank Maria B
Reviewed yesterday

We visited here on our last night in Melbourne on the recommendation of a friend's Mum who lives nearby. So glad we went. Had a window seat with spectacular views, and spent a relaxing few hours here. The food was outstanding, as were our attendants....More

Thank Watko99
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to Donovan’s for dinner with my family for my 50th Birthday. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding and the view was just breathtaking. Beautiful place to visit for special occasions.

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Family lunch with ages 6-60 years. Lovely place with great service staff. Beautiful outlook to beach.

Thank fosterkay52
Reviewed 2 days ago

Gail Donovan runs a unique restaurant which has a great unequalled location on the St Kilda foreshore and provides one of Melbourne's great culinary experiences, This is topped off by a very extensive yet reasonable wine list. Congratulations Gail !

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is at the fancier end of Australian restaurants, white table cloths but not super smart (eg Vue du Monde). As it’s by the beach it has a slightly more log cabin type feel! Food is good, pretty standard choices and service is attentive (perhaps...More

Thank sarah j
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My friend has a standing Saturday night table in the alcove & the attentive staff know him well. The food is exquisite & he enjoyed the oysters, then the amazing scallops & had his snapper ‘de boned’ at the table. I had the Barramundi with...More

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We managed to get a booking at 9.00 pm on New Year's Eve at short notice. What a pleasure! My husband ate fish and I had the prawns special. Lovely ambience. Prices not pushed up because of it being New Year's Eve. All in all...More

1  Thank SPWHarpsden
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

No doubt: after dining here for 25 years this is the best restaurant around Melbourne.Superb cuisine,nice ambiance,attentive service,easy parking.My favorite..

Thank ehud Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked this restaurant based on a recommendation. We were not disappointed food was delicious. I had the seafood linguine absolutely amazing and hubby had the fish and chips. We then had a couple of drinks outside and watched the beautiful sunset. Great start to our...More

Thank May C
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Tom S
23 January 2018|
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Response from roccop772 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, This would be beautiful for dinner on Valentines Day - its very romantic.
29 October 2017|
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Response from MikeFB | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn’t honestly recommend it with problematic kids. It would be a waste of a great restaurant. It isn’t cheap and there are better places to take wild kids. But, if you want to visit, they do accomodate well behaved... More
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$64
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9534 8221
  • E-mail
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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