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Donovan's

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40 Jacka Blvd., St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
03-9534-8221
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12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 162
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Romantic but overrated

Food was average ,great atmosphere ,great staff great place for a date.The deco is to over the top.... could me more cool ,has too much information ... not my cup of tea. the bathroom look like Kardashian ...style ,despiste the lack of taste ,this place is very romantic and serves... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
Hameranta
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Gold Coast, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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295 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Gold Coast, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Food was average ,great atmosphere ,great staff great place for a date.The deco is to over the top.... could me more cool ,has too much information ... not my cup of tea. the bathroom look like Kardashian ...style ,despiste the lack of taste ,this place is very romantic and serves great food ..

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St Kilda, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Early last year I took some relatives from England to Donovan's for lunch. It was one of the finest dining experiences I've had, and my relatives enjoyed every minute. The staff couldn't've been more helpful, and the food was excellent. The location on St Kilda Beach is perfect, and the weather on the day was superb. It is such a... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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207 reviews 207 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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168 reviews 168 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
282 helpful votes 282 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 Jacka Blvd., St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: 03-9534-8221

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian, Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?