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16 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
(03) 9525 5847
7:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 1:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of our first Melbourne dining experiences, was defiantly the best way to start. Everything ordered was better than expected. The service was fast and helpful, kitchen was nice and clean and quiet. Usually with an open kitchen there so loud. The only thing that was a shame was got a speeding fine on the way here....😂

Thank john s
Collingwood, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we so enjoyed our dinner of duck confit, meat balls in tomato sauce accompanied by generous slices of focacia. we finished the dinner with banofee pie of banana, toffee, cream and grated chocolate and espresso pannacotta sprinkled with dark milo nuggets - very tasty and very creative. we must go back and have another dinner if between 5-7pm daily is... More 

Thank 1mightymouse
St Kilda, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live round the corner from Pelican and have been patronising the place for years for breakfast and dinner - must have been there at least 50 times since 2004. I've never had a bad meal at Pelican and my friends who come to visit me in St Kilda all love the place. The wine list is good, the service... More 

Thank Stella W
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Quirky but food was great! Keep the slaw sliders on the menu! Worth a visit. Not pretentious just good honest food. Definitely a tapas place.

Thank Crust S
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Had a very 'creative', delicious jerked chicken dish, and the croquettes were delish. Good location for people-watching. Warm and cosy setting outside, which is nice on a chilly winter night. Only let down by the decor which is a bit tatty and tired.

Thank mikkieDee
St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Had the pleasure of dining at the Pelican in April. There were 5 for dinner and the chef prepared the most delicious sharing plates. To name a few of the dishes, we started with the hummus, delicious, and tried the duck, short ribs, pulled lamb, a variety of vegetables and more. The roasted mushrooms are exceptional as were all the... More 

Thank PWilliams905
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Just across from the hotel was this little saviour. Intriguing menu with great choices for sharing. I picked the potatoes and the Beetroot salad. Was delicious and the wine selections were great. Not extensive but good choices. Recommend searching this one out

Thank Diahann C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Really friendly staff, service was excellent. Lamb cutlets to die for, they're a must. Great little place at reasonable prices

1 Thank THIBlackburn
Henfield, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

We were meeting our son on our first night in St. Kilda, so decided on the Pelican as it was close to our hotel. Pleasantly surprised. The staff were very friendly and the food which was Tapas was of a good standard. Thank you.

Thank Andrew S
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Great food,wish I was staying in St Kilda longer so we could go back and explore more of that fantastic menu,the staff are professional,attentive,friendly.We had a lunch there and just sat back and the stress just melted away.

3 Thank Dave E E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mediterranean, Spanish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 1:00 am
7:30 am - 1:00 am
7:30 am - 1:00 am
7:30 am - 1:00 am
7:30 am - 1:00 am
7:30 am - 1:00 am
7:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: (03) 9525 5847

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