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$$$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
40 Jacka Bvd | Victoria, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9534 8221
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chicken pie” (20 reviews)
“oysters” (38 reviews)
“meringue” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 3:00 PMAll hours
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 yesterday

I went here with my wife and daughter for my 40th birthday and it was a great place. The location on the beachfront is stunning and we had a great table by the window. Food was very good (I had eye fillet, my wife had...More

Thank MakingPastry
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A fantastic location for dinner. We began with cocktails on the private patio watching the sun go down over Port Philip Bay. We were then shown to our table which also had views over the Bay. The restaurant unashamedly and righty, in my view, relies...More

Thank Dean H
Reviewed 4 days ago

We (4) turned up on a busy Friday lunchtime without reservation. No raised eyebrows, seating - no problem, food excellent, wine good, service friendly and informed. Back again next time we're in Melbourne.

Thank buderimross
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just can’t rave enough about this restaurant- the food the service the atmosphere the location - this was one of our most Memorable evenings THANK YOU DONOVANS - perfection !!!

Thank Annie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined with friends on a Very Wet Melbourne Friday night. Donovans was a pleasure. The food was excellent and the menu was varied enough to suit each of our tastes. The service was very good, I would dine again in a heartbeat.

Thank roccop772
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been coming here annually for about 10 years for our Christmas function. We had the Private dining room as you walk in .the food was good as always , the scallop entree a highlight. I had Linguine for Min but entree size and...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hubby and I visited this Melbourne Institution to celebrate our birthdays. This restaurant is in the perfect location and the decor and setting is second to none. On the positive side, we were given a fantastic table that had brilliant views over the Bay which...More

Thank ElizabethDonn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time here! The pre-dinner drinks overlooking the beach were wonderful. Whilst I was initially disappointed that our table was not by the window, I soon realized that we had a great table out of glare of sunshine and still had a...More

Thank caro60277
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a Melbourne institution in food and it is a restaurant that provides consistently great food in a restaurant that is homely and warm. Service and food will always delight you, we love this restaurant and the sunset is beautiful. Ask for a window...More

Thank Karina G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came without booking and were seated directly at the window with a view on the beach and the St Kilda pier. The food was excellent, all the products super fresh, tasty, creative, the portions very generous and the service impeccable. We would come here...More

Thank HolaSanJos_
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Questions & Answers
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
Jessica P
1 May 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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$60
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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
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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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