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“Possibly the best in Melbourne”
Review of Donovans

Donovans
Ranked #1 of 299 Restaurants in St Kilda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $60
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed March 23, 2013

These guys got it just right. Wonderful setting, unpretentious honest food, engaging waiters and a dining room that has the right buzz and level of energy . It's a little out of the city center but the taxi ride is worth it.nice oysters, wish and chips and a wonderful selection of Italian inspired comfort food. A very decent experience.

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Reviewed March 21, 2013

We went here for dinner. When we got to the restaurant, we requested a table that was either outside or by the window. While they were looking for a suitable table, we walked outside along the boardwalk. It was a beautiful night and definitely put us in a great mood before dinner!

Unfortunately it turned out that they had no tables available outside or by the window, so we sat in the middle of the restaurant. This wasn't a problem however since the restaurant was small enough that no matter where you sat, you still had a great view of the beach and boardwalk.

The staff were very courteous, helpful and friendly. Not at all snobbish.

There were four of us for dinner. We ordered the Risotto with Spanner Crab, T-Bone Steak, and a dish (I think it was pasta) with Moreton Bay Bugs and a last dish which I can't recall.

All were excellently cooked to perfection! All of us were extremely happy with what we ordered as well as what we sampled from each others plates.

This is definitely a place I will be returning to in the near future.

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Reviewed March 7, 2013

We had a set lunch (highly recommended) in the private dining room for a group of 16.
Lovely atmosphere, great staff, divine food.
Can't wait to return.

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Reviewed March 4, 2013

The food, service and atmosphere were all wonderful. There is nothing pretentious about this place, unlike places like Stokehouse etc. The food was cooked to perfection and the service could not have been better. This is a great place for a special occasion. They even brought me a complimentary birthday dessert! I would definitely go here again and recommend it to anyone.

1  Thank BalouAliceSprings
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Wonderful food and drinks, of course. Special local selection and Michelin level preparation. Service restrained yet constant. Location location, where one does not usually find fine food, except for here. We have a local friend who recommended that we must go there, thank you.

Mr Donovan is a treasure, I have never felt more welcomed upon entering a restaurant in my life. Too bad it's a long taxi ride from California. First class in the old sense of the word. Worth the effort and money.

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2  Thank Lacostaridge
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