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30 The Esplanade, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9534 3800
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good47%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, Australian, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
30 The Esplanade, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We attending a show at the Palais Theatre and Phamish was over the road. We had the Pork spare ribs from the specials board. Whoa they were fantastic, they were to die for. .Smart interior with tables inside & out. Our waiter was a lot...More

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Used a living social voucher-$59 for 2 x 3 courses plus glass of wine-amazing value. A la carte menu looked fantastic also. Food delicious and had ample options unlike most vouchers at other establishments. Wait staff incredibly attentive, water topped up regularly, had a sensationally...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I used a Livingsocial voucher to enjoy a three course dinner last night. The set menu provided a good example of what is on offer, particular highlights were the cauliflower arancini, pork belly and middle eastern mess. We started with a fabulous...More

Thank dcfitzy001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice quiet place to have breakfast. Food was nice and priced reasonably. Staff were absolutely lovely especially Reece.

Thank Teegan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in after looking at the markets, the staff were very helpful offering their advise on a nice Pinot Noir, while we had people watch as we over the road from Luna Park.

Thank fremantle32
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for lunch with colleagues and while they all went for sandwiches that did look amazing, I struck out on my own and had the beef cheeks.....they were stunning. Full of flavour and beyond tender. Perfect and served quickly by pleasant staff. Thanks very...More

Thank jimmyhendriks
Reviewed 7 September 2017

First Time here have heard about it before and decided to go for Dinner. Great Experience Music Fantastic , Service above your St Kilda Standard ,Staff Great, Food a little more on the plate would be good otherwise no issues Why only Jazz on Thursdays...More

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We went here for dinner and were treated to live music as well. It made for a brilliant night. We had risotto which was delicious. The staff were very friendly and attentive without being intrusive and made us feel really welcome. I will be back...More

Thank Rom55
Management response:Responded 29 August 2017

Always good to hear these positive reviews Thanks a lot

Reviewed 18 August 2017

We went for breakfast as this restaurant was right next to our rental apartment. Friendly and attentive staff, full breakfast menu with some interesting inclusions, and great coffee. It is situated right opposite Luna Park and the tram stop. As another reviewer said, it doesn't...More

Thank pakabay
Management response:Responded 29 August 2017

Glad you enjoyed your experience thanks for the positive review

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Talk about satisfied! What a great place to eat. My partner & I decided to have a couple of nights in Melbourne prior to heading overseas. We were staying at the Novotel & went for a wander to find somewhere for brekkie. We didn't need...More

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Questions & Answers
Wella T
12 July 2016|
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Response from Nicole S | Property representative |
Our pre theatre menu is simply an offering when guests come in to dine we inform them, it does change regularly and it didn get taken off the site as the palais was under a change of management
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Australian, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:30 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:30 PM
7:00 AM - 11:30 PM
7:00 AM - 11:30 PM
7:00 AM - 11:30 PM
7:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 The Esplanade, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9534 3800
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Phamish offers an all day breakfast, lunch & dinner with an iconic view overlooking the palais theatre and Luna park We are modern Australian with a touch of middle eastern cuisine introducing some traditional dishes such as slow braised beef cheek We have an acclaimed and extensive wine list and a fabulous cocktail list also if your in the mood
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