Republica St Kilda Beach

4.2
88 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Republica is a place “for the people”, Melbourne’s restaurant and bar directly overlooking St Kilda Beach. Republica is the St Kilda way to spend time relaxing with uninterrupted views whilst you dine, or simply lounging about sipping cocktails. This unique setting of beach culture invites you to soak up the vibes in the grassy courtyard and enjoy live tunes on the weekends.

Republica's unique and versatile space has been designed to cater for a variety of events from birthday celebrations, corporate functions and more intimate dining experiences. Get in contact with their events team today to make your next event one to remember.

*Please note they do not take bookings for outside tables*

Private Dining

Make every occasion special with Republica. Our multi-purpose venue has a range of spaces and options to suit your needs.

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What 88 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.1
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LS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

While the food is delicious, the portion sizes were tiny. Half hour wait for coffee that was only average and came well after food did. Service was not very friendly or attentive at all.

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Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pizzas awesome as usual, setting perfect.

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Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s very convenient to book on ONETABLE!
This is our first meal in Melbourne and it’s very nice.
Service is so good.
I like the deserts very much!!!

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AW
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Really tasty lunch. Very busy place, awesome location

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Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Everything about Republica was brilliant: service, food, fun summer atmosphere. But inevitably when it came to pay at the end the horrendous and out-dated ‘no bill splitting’ policy reared its ugly head.

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IC
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Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

A nice restaurant, very central in St Kilda. Good food, nice for familys

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G
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Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

I returned with some family as a first visit a couple of years ago was lovely but this time our meals were tiny for what you pay and our calamari was very greasy and tough, almost inedable.

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Y
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Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great Place, but definitely not the scene if you want a romantic outing as it is VERY loud and noisy when it is busy.

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AR
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Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Republica has such a great vibe and the location is fabulous. The menu was varied with lots of choices. We really enjoyed the food that we had ordered and chose to eat inside for our main and then moved outside to enjoy more drinks, the ocean view and relaxed in a swinging cocoon chair. We will definitely be back again soon.

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VP
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Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The main was fine, nothing special, but too small for the price (I ordered a salad with tuna). Than, I ordered a Calamari since I was still hungry and the calamari was extremely salty (I had eaten there before and this was not normal). I was charged for it anyways.

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CM
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Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Best seafood pasta ever !! Pancetta pizza was also very tasty with a bit of a kick. Could make better use of the outdoor area and integrate it into the inside area. Toilets not becoming of the restaurant.

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KB
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Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Friendly service with a great beach atmosphere and live music

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KO
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Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 4Food 1Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere. Food wasn’t good at all. Calamari was awful, chips coldish and soggy. Pizza was great

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SM
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Great location, good upscale pub grub, very slow and disinterested service.

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JB
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Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

very limited menu
i wanted chicken added to my rocket salad - i have a keto diet and nothing was suitable
the waiter was like OK but came back and said i needed to order 2 dishes and take the chicken off a $30+ dish and add to salad . not really a viable option.
the eggplant dip should be renamed garlic on a plate. it was left mostly untouched and even tho the diner mentioned to the waitress it was inedible there was no response and no refund
great location - which is all this place has going for it
with so many options along this strip i wont be returning

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LO
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Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good quality food, coffee not hot nor available in larger quantity - inside a bit noisy

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ML
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Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sensational day out with friends, friendly venue, great cocktails! Good vibe

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Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved our meal last night. Fantastic venue. Will be visiting again

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Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Lovely staff who are always accommodating (when we asked for the outside door facing the beach to be closed because we were sitting in a draft from it, immediately a sign was on the door and it was closed) and attentive; consistently good food; warm on cold days and cool on hot days; just a great place to take family and visiting friends.

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OT
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Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had great staff and awesome service

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Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We love Republica. The outside area is lovelier (especially the hanging chairs) but it was cold and wet so we were inside. Nice decor and great food

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Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

I found Republica a little disappointing. I am sure it is a lovely place on a summer's day but it was a little cold last night.
The service was excellent and the Cabernet Sauvignon from the Barossa was delicious.
I had the Pappardelle pasta, rich slow cooked beef, orange and salted ricotta which was rich but it was not hot enough.

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Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food we ordered from the available menu was nice. It was overpriced for the actual food but considering the restaurant's location it was expected.I wished there were more menu options or variety as it was quite limited.

The waiting staff was very attentive but it was a quiet winter night so I wonder what it would be like in summer.

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Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

You enjoy good food on a great sunny day with the best, refreshing views.

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LR
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Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Great food, staff rude to each other in earshot of customers however lovely to customers.

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Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Fast easy meal before a show at the Palais Theatre

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Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

was not expecting the venue to be so packed, there was a huge line for the bar and was hard to walk around but once we were seated at our table it was a lot less stressful. the food was amazing and so was the service. very trendy with a lot of younger well dressed people. I would recommend this place only if you don't mind crowds and a lot of noise.

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Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were from interstate and booked the restaurant as it had good reviews and sea views.
we were a group of 11 and from the moment we arrived the service was fantastic. We had our meals before most restaurants would have been taking drinks orders.It had a wide choice of food and winelist.
The food was excellent and we were only metres from the beach.
I couldn`t fault it in any way and will return.

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Dined on 26 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

This was our first time at Republica so I was a bit nervous to try a new place. I was pleasantly surprised.
This is a great place with a good vibe for a Monday night. The food was really good and it was great to look over the bay and watch the sun go down.
Will definitely be back, maybe for breakfast next time...

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Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Very busy place as the weather was perfect .had a pizza and my friend had chicken.both meals were well presented.the menu could have more range.noisy though

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Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was delivered quickly and was delicious. Service was excellent. Courteous and friendly waiters. Tasty cocktails great atmosphere with a spectacular view. Highly recommended.

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Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Service was adequate, staff seemed somewhat disinterested probably too busy to allow any time for patron interaction.Reached across patrons to serve food, not good. Food choices very limited particularly if vegetarian. What we had was very tasty.

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Dined on 2 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Relaxed surroundings, nice wine list, delicious food. Perfect on a summer day

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Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food with wonderful sea view and sunset view.

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Dined on 26 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food in a great location!

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Dined on 5 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It was an unexpectedly excellent meal. When we walked in it was a bit of a loud pub scene but the food was as good as any top restaurant. The only thing that let it down for me was the Shiraz we bought, we only selected because it said it was from Heathcote, and it wasn't, and it was not a good wine.

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Dined on 19 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent venue.
Food, service and view was great.
Highly recommended.

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AK
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Dined on 12 November 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Republica is such a chilled out place to be! The food and drinks are reasonably priced for it's quality.

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Dined on 9 November 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Best gnocchi we’ve ever had. Worth the slightly exorbitant price tag.

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Dined on 23 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff are the food awesome at good price we are there everyday and night must be good

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