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Donovans, St Kilda, AU-VIC

Donovans

4.7
4.7
1541 Reviews
$101 and over
Modern Australian
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.

Donovans’ exciting menu has been developed our intimate knowledge of modern Mediterranean cooking. The menu is extensive with a modern mix of favourite dishes emphasising the best local produce. Donovans also offers an extensive wine list of Australian and imported wines and an eclectic mix of cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $101 and over
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–2:45 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–11:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9534 8221
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    For all Private Dining Room enquiries and availability please contact our Function Coordinators at Donovans on (03) 9534 8221 or send an email to privatedining@donovans.com.au
  • Private party contact
    privatedining@donovans.com.au: (03) 9534 8221
  • Area
    St Kilda
  • Cross Street
    Shakespeare Grove
  • Parking Details
    Paid metered parking available opposite Donovans on Jacka Boulevard, adjacent to the Palais Theatre
  • Public Transit
    Tram No.16 and 96 Stop 138 (outside Luna Park)
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,541 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Great for scenic views

  • City Centre

    Great for scenic views

1,541 Reviews
  1. Bert

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Forgot cos lettuce with one of the main meals. Coffee only luke warm

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    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All in all, we had a great night. The food is good, especially the crab ravioli. Crispy skin barramundi is lack of seasoning, we can only taste the sourness. For entree, scallops and smoke salmon are really nice.

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  3. Pete

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was perfect but the service was outstanding. Great team of people. Couldn’t fault them on anything.

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    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great but something has changed re the service…felt very rushed.

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  5. MichelleW

    Melbourne

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a delicious lunch at Donovans. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, has a wonderful relaxed vibe and stunning water views. The staff were friendly and helpful, and there's a fantastic selection of wines. A great experience.

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    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had lunch on a Thursday at Donovans to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Got a table with the ocean view and the vibe was excellent since it was less crowded at that time. Food was really good, and the portion was more than enough for one person. Staff was friendly and accommodative. Real value for money. Highly recommended and will visit once again for sure.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Donovan’s is a fantastic restaurant located right on the foreshore at St Kilda beach. For a special occasion, It is hard to beat. The service is great with staff that have an instinct that you require service at the precise moment you do. The food was impeccable with each course presented perfectly. All this class comes at a price … but at no point did I begrudge paying. Places like this are rare and the entry fee was worth the experience.

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  8. Jphil

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant never disappoints. The staff are knowledgeable and attentive. Very natural and friendly. It has a very relaxed vibe until it gets to the food. Then it gets serious. An extensive wine list if you are wanting as well. Can hardly wait to return.

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  9. jeanj

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambience and location is perfect. The food however leaves a lot to be desired - I ordered the main size seafood linguini and after eating the seafood with linguini I had a whole pile of fairly tasteless and sauce-less pasta left on the plate. My husband's fillet steak was cooked to perfection but the so called chips tasted as if they were cooked yesterday. The green salad was flacid and rather unattractive.

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  10. kyngflame

    Victoria

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always feels special coming to Donovans. Great food and service, no rush.

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Donovans is rated 4.7 stars by 1541 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Donovans

40 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda, AU-VIC 3182

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Shakespeare Grove
  • Area
    St Kilda
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–2:45 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–11:45 pm
  • Price
    $101 and over
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Paid metered parking available opposite Donovans on Jacka Boulevard, adjacent to the Palais Theatre
  • Public Transit
    Tram No.16 and 96 Stop 138 (outside Luna Park)
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9534 8221
  • Private party facilities
    For all Private Dining Room enquiries and availability please contact our Function Coordinators at Donovans on (03) 9534 8221 or send an email to privatedining@donovans.com.au
  • Private party contact
    privatedining@donovans.com.au: (03) 9534 8221
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