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$$$$Seafood, ,
40 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9534 8221
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
40 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We managed to squeeze ourselves in last minute on Grand Prix weekend! A fantastic restaurant with a really great team. Restaurant was full and buzzing with fabulous sunset views if you were lucky enough to have a table overlooking the sea. We ordered the fish...More

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our first trip to Melbourne, friends took us to this high end restaurant located in St. Kilda--ocean front views. The view alone is worth the trip, but the food and service are still spectacular! It is fine dining, so expect to spend money, but...More

Thank darlene s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the best pasta dishes we’ve tasted, served by friendly and knowledgeable staff. Had a nice table looking out over the bay. Easy parking. Dined here before going to a concert at the Palais which made the whole night both enjoyable and easy.

Thank jameso12016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hadn't planned to have lunch at Donovans but it had been recommended to me and it seemed a good idea to obey my doctor's orders when we were in St Kilda! (Though I suspect it has been rebuilt since he had last eaten there!). We'd...More

Thank famwhite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This upper end restaurant provides a spectacular view over St Kilda beach to enjoy whilst eating a delicious meal. Despite being slightly expensive it is well worth it as this restaurant specialises in seafood!

Thank Isabella N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was awesome as was the service.The setting Idyllic, especially as it starts to get darker around sunset time. Had fish which was superb. If I am ever in this area and have more time will book to come through earlier-also possibly on a...More

Thank Robin F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Donovan’s has never disappointed. It is very classy, warm and inviting. From the welcome at the door to the final farewell we were cared for, nurtured, nourished and engaged in the entire meal. The meals were perfect - portions, flavours and plate presentation - in...More

Thank Mebntoring
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends who lived in Melbourne booked this restaurant when we were on a recent visit. The view from our window table was pleasant but the food was well below what we would have expected from the prices charged. The menu was very limited, very '70's...More

Thank 6031Marion
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked down to St Kildas beach for evening sunset . Wonderful dinner at Donovan’s . Can’t fault the impeccable and friendly service. Lovely to sit on terrace to watch sunset and after dinner .

Thank Mong L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Look expensive but service and food top class menu is expansive plenty of choice and size probably wines are a little bit over the top

Thank magicbola
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March 8, 2018|
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Response from Naomi K | Reviewed this property |
Smart Definitely not shorts or thongs 😊
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January 23, 2018|
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Response from Cheri D | Reviewed this property |
Can’t think of anywhere better, food sensational, view over the beach and the best wait staff ever! Enjoy if you can get a booking! Good luck
October 29, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$19 - $62
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
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Jacka Boulevard, 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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