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Circa, The Prince

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Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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2 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9536 1122
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07:00 - 01:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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664 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

A group of friends went for breakfast and what a bad decision that was ! A far cry for the halcyon days when it opened.... Menu selection POOR. Orange juice tasteless. Eggs dry. Croque Monsieur no flavour (except butter). Staff average. Coffee awful. Expensive. If I was a guest at the hotel I'd be really p#$%%d at the offerings. GO... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Circas kitchen is alive with flavour texture and presentation all in perfect balance, The meal was nothing short of stunning, as a largely retired chef of 30+ years, I could of stood and applauded the food, the service was seamless and a great compliment to the food

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Thank sunnski22
Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Put simply Christmas lunch was superb! The staff were wonderful and the culinary creations coming out of the kitchen were just exquisite! There was no rushing or pushing us along we were given time to soak it all up - our sincere thanks to all those who worked so hard to provide us with a wonderful Christmas experience.

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Thank Kris M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and service is attentive Nothing is too much trouble Comfortable seating and lovely ambience

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Singapore, Singapore
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208 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The dishes were so impressive. We were told the menu change quite often depending on the seasons and produce available. Nice oyster selection served with a very refreshing cucumber gazpacho; mussels were good too. We had artichokes all the time but never thought they could be so deliciously baked! For mains, the roast pork here was unforgettable. The whiting and... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Step in and you are welcomed and looked after from that moment on. Drinks on the deck then tasty canapés lead us to a long lunch of top class food, service and wines. Unobtrusive but consistent staff look after you well. This was a large business lunch function but previous visits small and social, they do it all well !

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Thank Tony L
Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Saturday night we dined here for the first time with friends who have been quite a few times before. Good service although they muddled our order a little - lovely decor and the place just oozes pizazz! And there is space so you are not squished in. A little hard to hear however that's going on everywhere so all good.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

From the moment you enter Circa you know you are in a top class venue. It's ambience is crafted for indulgence and the food delivers. A lovely bar area if you are partial to a few drinks to start and a level of discrete and attentive service you expect of this standard venue. So, why didn't I give it 5/5?... More 

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New Zealand
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198 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

From the moment we stepped in the door of the hotel the service was impecable, but relaxed and discreet. Many of the tables are long oval shapes for two, giving lots of space for diners both on the table and between tables. The room has a lovely vibe but got very noisy later in the evening when full. The food... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Booked dinner here during my stay in St Kilda. Thought it would be a hard act to follow after lunch @ Saint Crispin. The decor and setting was nice. You had enough privacy between tables that it was an ideal setting for an intimate dinner or a business meeting. The waitstaff was attentive without being intrusive. Although the menu was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$37
Cuisine
Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 01:00
Monday
07:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 01:00
Thursday
07:00 - 01:00
Friday
07:00 - 01:00
Saturday
07:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9536 1122
Description
The highly awarded Circa Private Dining + Events sets a benchmark for innovative food, a well-travelled wine list and impeccable service. The renowned kitchen has produced some of the country's most exciting talents, including Andrew McConnell, Philippa Sibley, David Moyle, Ben Shewry, and most recently, Rhys Blackley, who took Circa from one to two hats (2016 + 2017). Both food and wine menus are individually curated based on the occasion, with a focus on contemporary seasonal eating, eclectic and rare wines, as well as a range of other premium beverage offerings. The iconic spaces, including the atrium bar, private dining room, and balcony room are exclusively available for dinners, private parties, weddings and corporate events. By pre-arranged appointment only.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?