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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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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 yesterday

If you want the best food, service, ambience and dining atmosphere (lunch or dinner) in Melbourne you cannot beat the Iconic Donovans. Now in its 21st year, it never ceases to amaze and spoil you. Every visitor - be it their 1st or 100th visit...More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lunch for 2 was a memorable experience. My scollops were tender and juicy, lots of flavour as an entree and my snapper over the charcoal was cooked to perfection, portion perfect. My husbands Salmon entree was a little expensive for what it was yet still...More

Thank Lushuslea
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food very average considering how expensive Donovan’s is. My pasta and the pasta ordered by my friend were quite small main meal serves. Another member of our group ordered fish and chips which were very expensive and quite ordinary. Very disappointing experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we first discovered Donovan’s we didn’t realize it was newly opened. But we loved it so we spent 3 years going there for all our special occasions, until we moved out of town. 16 years later we moved back into town and refound an...More

Thank Tonkinnz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful service, fabulous food and wines. The wait person assigned to us was just the best! We had our own room overlooking the beach and it was a perfect lazy lunch afternoon for my cousin who was turning 70.

Thank Annette O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our favorite restaurant for a special celebration; great food and wines, attentive and friendly staff, cosy on a cold winter's night, but with a great view over the bay. We will be back. Recommended.

Thank 773EJB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us went for dinner and it was perfect. Our server was great (Italian girl), the food was exceptional, great wine selection and even the dessert was all great. The ambiance is comfortable and cozy, and right on the water. The bill added up...More

Thank EatDrinknbMarried
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

$12.60 to park. Great ambience and waiters were wonderful. Food very average and way too pricey. $58 for “fish and chips”. Seafood risotto too sweet. Bombe Alaska without the flames. Disappointing. $45 for 2 people. Actually big enough for 4. $20 plus for desserts. Wouldn’t...More

1  Thank shell70s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food, view and service was lovely but I felt it didn’t justify the money!! My partner and I had a two course meal with two glasses of wine each and shared a desert. The bill came to $289. Eye fillet 250g was nearly $70 so...More

Thank Christine K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a fantastic meal and lovely homely atmosphere. Main of seafood pasta that was slightly altered as requested. As for the desert OMG WOW Sheep's Milk Panna cotta with citrus salad....I'm salivating thinking about it while writing this........The wine we had was also great...More

Thank Simon T
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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!
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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
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Average prices
US$18 - US$50
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
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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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