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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 1 week ago

Love this place, excellent service, the food is impeccable. I would recommend it to everyone The furnishings are just excellent it's like your in your own sea side home

Thank DoubleC2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Melbourne for the Grand Final and pre booked a late lunch after the GF parade. The reviews were spot on, this is an A grade restaurant, with a fantastic wine list and excellent menu choices. I had the steak (500gms !) as...More

Thank Sean P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Setting for a restaurant does not get much better. Set right on the beach, with stunning views, this restaurant is relaxed dining at its best. Staff are friendly and welcoming. Atmosphere is excellent. Menu is extensive, pricey but good quality. We enjoyed the linguine with...More

Thank Virginia J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to love this place. Sadly now it has reopened it seems to have lost its way. The menu is full of old favourites but without any new, interesting options. I struggled to find an entree. My companion chose the crab ravioli which was...More

Thank LilibetMelbourne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fourteen years ago we took a Vietnamese government delegation to dinner in the private room. It was memorable Last weekend our gracious hosts tried to celebrate a birthday. The set dinner came late,as stale prepped salads ,mingy portions of baked salmon and reheated baked potatoes...More

Thank Eva D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding! Greta atmosphere with friendly and welcoming staff. The mussels from the starters menu are to die for and we can’t thank the waiter enough for recommending the bombe Alaska for dessert! Can’t wait to visit again next time in Melbourne

Thank Christine2901
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is always good and a little different without being too way out. Service great too and the location by the beach is fantastic if that is what you want. The only thing to be aware of is it isn't cheap, but if that...More

Thank andrewR6478TS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

of its reputation. Great location on the beach. Food, service, wine list all top notch. Very professional. Not cheap, but worth the money, which so many aren’t. M

Thank michael f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch with friends at Donovan's is usually special and something to look forward to and enjoy a fabulous meal. However, for the first time in many years of patronage, I was very disappointed. Decided to have their traditional fish and chips. Unfortunately the fish was...More

Thank Bella F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for lunch recently as part of a celebration. What more could you ask for? The food never disappoints, the staff sensational and that view is out of control No matter if its a great day outside or not, the restaurant is so cosy..either way...More

1  Thank doreen w
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Questions & Answers
Jessica P
30 April 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.
25 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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  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
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
  • 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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