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$$$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
40 Jacka Bvd | Victoria, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9534 8221
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“chicken pie” (20 reviews)
“oysters” (37 reviews)
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6:00 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
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 yesterday via mobile

Split the roast duck and pork rack with the accompanying sides between 4 and were all very happy with what landed on the table. The sides were a great addition to the well cooked meats, which were presented in full prior to being cut up...More

Thank The-Walking-e_D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best restaurants in Melbourne I’ve been to. Nice environment and I was seated at one of those window side tables where you could enjoy the view of the St Kilda Beach. The staff were friendly and attentive. Originally wanted to order a...More

Thank mai_w_www
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a Birthday lunch for 4 people online and arrived on time at 12.15pm. We then got rushed by the waitress through appetiser, entree, main course, desert and a bottle of wine. At 2.15pm we got told that we needed to move to the...More

3  Thank Melbourne504
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for a birthday celebration. The food was superb, the decor - with views out over the bay lovely, the service outstanding, the wine list extensive and the kids menu very good. I probably would not come here on a regular basis but...More

Thank Rochelle A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Anyone visiting St Kilda should definitely visit this restaurant as it is excellent. The food is superb and the service received from the staff is second to none. We were a family of four and as it was a Friday night it was very busy....More

Thank Alisond977
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Could not fault the service, food amazing, waiting staff very professional and attentive to all our needs, would highly recommend going there

Thank Geminijenny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful atmosphere, sunsets , food & attention to detail. Always lovely to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy the beautiful surrounds watching the world go by with a glass of bubbles.

Thank Miranda A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s always a treat to have dinner at Donovan’s. Add to that a beautiful sunset, great company, lovely food and wine...... life doesn’t get much better than that! It’s just after the Melbourne Cup, and we were in a room full of beautiful people; the...More

Thank ZLKing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful venue has it all. The location and aspect and the gorgeous fit out. I loved that it all still felt private and special. Given so many venues are so noisy now and no thought given to acoustics. The designers have done an absolutely...More

Thank GinaDonazzan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, wine, and service. The atmosphere is terrific with bay side views. Service was exceptional , attentive and informative. The food was very well presented and without exception, tasted great. You've got to try the Bombe Alaska.

Thank PQeverywhere
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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.
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$61
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
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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 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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