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40 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9534 8221
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“chicken pie” (22 reviews)
“oysters” (45 reviews)
“snapper” (10 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
40 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a lovely fine dining restaurant. I visited with my partner and daughter for an intimate winter's evening meal and we were not disappointed. The ambience was warm and inviting, the service was flawless and the food excellent, as we expected.

Thank Dimos K
Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate here with our daughter and her boyfriend. We loved the decor, very Hamptons. Food was superb with plenty of choice. Wine was superb. The service was great and I wish we click go back but, living in Scotland, that is very unlikely.

Thank EileenStewart
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couldn’t fault an amazing lunch, hand rolled agnolotti, linguine w seafood and a delicious croquette starter see photos. Yum but $$$$ especially drinks.

Thank dodgr1057
Reviewed 1 week ago

Exceptional food and fantastic service. We had some sort of a feast menu. Everything on the menu was served. Almost all the dishes served was good. I cannot comment on the price. I didnt pay. It could be skyhigh but as far as the food...More

Thank MikeCMelbourne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our friend has booked this place for us to catch up on our weekend visit to Melbourne. Beautiful space, fantastic view! Food was delicious, even the kids' meal looked amazing. The French rose we had matched our food perfectly. Service was attentive but will be...More

Thank no O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a couple we met in Sydney and they were right, it’s delicious. We arrived early for our reservation time and we were seated right away. The host was excellent, he remembered our names just from the booking we did earlier...More

Thank Derrick1230
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great oyster entree. Perfect steaks. Good wine selection. The atmosphere is really good too and makes for a great night out.

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent, great venue, view and atmosphere. Started with the scallops which were perfectly cooked, followed by the duck to share for two which was more than enough for 3 if not 4 people. Great wines to match. Will return.

Thank collaroy1182
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Looking for lunch on our last day in Melbourne, popped into Donovan’s, we were not disappointed. OK it is on the pricey side but the food and service were outstanding. I had the minestrone soup followed by chicken pie while my husband had minestrone soup...More

Thank Judith P
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

View was great. Food underwhelming for a quality restaurant. Mains arrived without accompaniments, which showed up 10mins later. Most of the mains were served luke warm. Order of service needs some improvement. Front of house staff were great - meal staff poor communication -

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Response from Naomi K | Reviewed this property |
Smart Definitely not shorts or thongs 😊
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Response from Kate M | Reviewed this property |
Tom yes it’s fabulous for Valentine’s Day dinner. Great food & wine & the staff are outstanding!
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$49
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, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
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18:00 - 21:30
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
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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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