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Donovan's

40 Jacka Blvd., St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
03-9534-8221
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Ranked #5 of 174 Restaurants in St Kilda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We were a bunch of 15. We had enjoyed one of the best meals not only in Melbourne but even in any other place in the world. The beef was Halal, the food was delicious, the atmosphere is enjoyable and the scenes are GREAT. Above all, service is outstanding. One of us had some sauce staining his Jacket by one... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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174 reviews 174 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

When you go to Donavan's you are made to feel a bit special & very welcome. It is pricy & definitely for a special occasion or you are hungry as there is plenty on offer!!

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Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had dinner here a few weeks ago. It's hard to go past the chicken pie so I didn't and it was delicious! My husband had the wagyu and it was equally as good. The serves are large so if you want dessert, then contemplate skipping the entree or at least avoid the bread! This is hard too as even... More

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Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely afternoon sitting in front of an open fire watching a cold overcasting day sweep over the bay. Donovan is close to all public transport and parking so if you are in Melbourne and you want to stop & relax for awhile then this si the spot. Lovely staff, great food, great wine list, just a great... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Attending a concert in Melbourne next week and was planning dinner/supper at Donovans after. Emailed the Restaurant about bookings and dining options and received an almost immediate response...very unusual in the Melbourne restaurants scene...unfortunately unable to secure a reservation to suit..but..if the service from Donovans in relation to making a reservation is any indication we have a dining experience to... More

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Brighton, Australia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Had dinner with 4 friends a few nights ago. They all had fish of various sorts; I had the gnocchi. It was sensational, the best I've ever had. Desserts were also great. Would have liked more variety on the menu that didn't involve fish or poultry but will be going again soon for that gnocchi. Also wider dessert menu would... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We walked in off the very wet sea front with 2 young people on a budget, all hungry and looked at the menu while we dripped. We decided a bit pricey but in view of the rain we would stay and so glad we did. We scrapped the budget (we paid) and all had stunning food and wine. Our wet... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We were taken here for a business dinner and it was amazing. Although it was too dark to see the water, I could see the waves breaking on the shore line. The food and service were great, our friend ordered the duck and it was cooked to perfection. The deserts were lovely although a little rich. Definitely going back the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

What a wonderful fine dining experience in a warm and cosy dining room. The service was exceptional - Silver service, great menu recommendations, full wine glass at all times. And then the food! Amazing!!! Do yourself a favour, try the oysters. Then try the barbacued prawns. And then fill up whatever room you have left with the amazing beyond words... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

What can I say that hasn't already been said about this fabulous restaurant? There is a very good reason why on one of the coldest evenings of the year in the middle of the week Donovan's is packed and pumping. The squid looked prettier than a squid deserves to look and every morsel was delicious - the penne with duck... More

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