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“Exceptional!”
Review of Stokehouse

Stokehouse
Ranked #37 of 301 Restaurants in St Kilda
Price range: $13 - $41
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Fantastic experience from start to finish. Greeted by professional front of house staff on arrival and the service standard was continued through to our departure. Nice touch to have professional staff without the pomposity that so many fine restaurants seem to allow their staff to bestow upon themselves... Was particularly impressed by the way our wait staff competently handled my daughters nut allergy, rarely do wait staff understand the importance of anaphlyaxis shock and/or relay this information to the kitchen. We enjoyed entree's of beef tartare, swordfish carpaccio and grilled scallops. The tartare was as good as any i've eaten in France, but the scallops were the clear winner, just perfect! Mains we're steak, whole baked flounder, duck breast and my kids (9 &14) had fish and chips. No complaints here, all perfect. Dessert vanilla panacotta and a bombe alaska, all pretty full by this stage.... the bombe was exceptional, exquisite layers of perfection. All up $540, 3 adults, 2 kids, 1 half bottle $45, 1 full bottle, $110 and drinks by the glass on arrival and soft drinks for the kids. Kids don't really get much discount here, but reasonable to assume that the Stokehouse don't actively target this market, that said my kids loved the glamour and experience of this venue. Hard to tip, as we were attentively hosted by 3 staff, all true professionals at their trade. Easy to be critical at these prices, but i feel no weakness was exposed and will happily return.

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Thank Gus M
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

There is nothing like being upstairs at Stokehouse watching the sun set across Port Phillip Bay.

We enjoyed another great meal with friends at Stokehouse this past week and the usual great service, interesting menu and guidence from expereicned waiting staff regarding both dinner courses and wine made this a specail dinner.

One of Melbourne's best

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Thank PeterR931
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

Food is always of a high standard and view is great. We felt a little rushed though. Having the balcony to go out onto on a warm day is a bonus.

Thank Westyone2
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

The Stokehouse has a very special location on beachfront at St Kilda. The staff were welcoming, friendly and attentive without being intrusive.The atmosphere was relaxed. Anna is to be commended on her exceptional hospitality and provided great service. We enjoyed champagne and oysters on the balcony while watching the sunset, before heading inside to enjoy a memorable fine dining experience, beautifully presented tasty food of a high standard. Compliments to Chef and his Team. Highly recommend a visit.

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Thank JH99_10
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

The location and deco of the restaurant gives you that beach house feel. Views across the bay set the mood although a word of caution if you arrive late afternoon make sure your back is to the window since the table we where sat at did not have any blinds which was not pleasant for some of our party especially during sunset. Still with this being said the Menu had a great selection and the service was very good. Overall experience great !

$$$ can be expensive night out, so be warned.

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Thank Kevin B
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