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40 Jacka Blvd., St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
03-9534-8221
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Ranked #5 of 178 Restaurants in St Kilda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
St Kilda, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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192 reviews 192 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 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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Additional Information about Donovan's

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

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