Stokehouse St Kilda Beach

4.4
750 reviews
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Australian
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions

Beautiful views, excellent food and an elegant environment embody what you'll find at Stokehouse Restaurant. The restaurant's position on the sea makes it a wonderful haven for fresh seafood. Enjoy sand crab, squid, oysters and a variety of fish dishes with flavorful sauces.

The menu at Stokehouse Restaurant includes local fare such as chicken and grilled beef, with sides that place an emphasis on fresh. Indulge in some pickled beetroot, char-grilled kale or Jap pumpkin as a complement to your meal. Desserts at Stokehouse Restaurant are also worth ordering and you can choose among cheese, chocolate custard, summer berries and other sweets. Pair your meal and dessert with one of several tasty cocktails prepared by skilled bartenders.

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ST
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food, service and view! Can't ask for more!

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AJ
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Cookie cutter experience with average food. Service was good. Wine selection ok.

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KC
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous shaped table to fit 7 of us.
Wonderful food, wine and service. We were there celebrating 2 birthdays which was well done without being a fanfare.

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RH
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A great experience at an old favourite... the seafood was sensational and the staff exceptional with great service knowledge and personality to boot.
The wine list was also outstanding as well as the sommelier.
Perfect place to go before the Palais

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JC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Service was very poor compared to other visits. Maybe due to not enough staff. Drinks waiter was good.

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AJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was exceptional, great ambiance and perfect for a special occasion. Main menu lovely but a little limited.

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SL
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Food very salty & expensive for the quality. Dessert also very disappointing with the balance completely out of proportion. In summary over prices and over rated- would definitely not go back

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RM
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot and service, and good menu. But the food was so salty I couldn't finish it.

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MH
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

It was my first time at the new Stokehouse and we thought it was so well done without being a replica of the past. Great location, venue and experience. Definitely a special occasion restaurant.

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LF
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service at this iconic Melbourne venue. Stunning day!

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L
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely staff from the moment we stepped through the door. Our waitress had an excellent knowledge of the menu which helped my partner choose his meal easily, as he has some specific dietary requirements. The food and wine were excellent. We had fish entree and main meals, all beautifully cooked (where appropriate) and presented. Desserts were completely at the top of the yummy scale! Its not a cheap place to eat by any means, but great for a special occasion. We were heading off to a concert at the Palais after our meal, so the 6 o'clock sitting was ideal. Would definitely go back.

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great long lunch overlooking the bay. Exceptional food. Particularly like that each entree and main dish could be split and staggered so that both people dining could try each one. Special thanks to our lovely waiter Nino and Somm Gavin for the interesting and different wine pairings for each dish.

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TH
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

The food was average. We did expect a lot after reading the reviews. We were very underwhelmed. Great view tho.

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G
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A guaranteed perfect day out that always seems to turn into night.

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TW
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Food portions small. But lovely overall. Staff a little stiff.

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k
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We love this place so much! I would love to see more shellfish on the menu though....such as fresh crayfish, bugs and scallops.. It's already delicious and I'm just wishful thinking..

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MW
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Great food but unfortunately the staff seemed dis-interested on a quiet Monday afternoon.

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AT
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Given the price you pay at Stokehouse there is a reasonable expectation of good service. Unfortunately we waited ages to be seated, despite having a booking and being told the table would be ready in two minutes. We had to ask for menus, bread - pretty much everything. The food was pretty flavourless and was a massive disappointment for the price.

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KR
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Only if you had never been before, once is enough. It has lost something in the re build

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LC
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to The Stokehouse to celebrate my birthday. All staff were professional and polite and kind given I had no voice.
The food was lovely and the only reason we did not have dessert was because we were all full.
The day was sunny and beautiful, so a walk along the market afterwards to help with digestion was perfect.

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V
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely meal and ambience

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n
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Service by our waiter was terrible - we waited half an hour for menu's after asking twice. Food was nice but not brilliant. Overrated

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PJ
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Staff attentive and ambiance lovely. Don't mind paying for great food - however, food lacked that wow factor, and thus, over-priced. If this is the 'Stokehouse' experience, been there, done that won't be back!

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JH
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing! The only downside would be the amount of time it took for the staff to give and collect the check

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J
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and amazing service. Would recommend the Stokehouse for a special occasion! We loved all the dishes so much that we joked about licking the plate (we would have if it was socially acceptable). The lamb was melt in your mouth, do yourself a favour! We will be back.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

It was previously advised before booking of vegetarian and gluten free requirement, but the offerings were sadly lacking. For a main I had to order several accompaniment dishes, which were not special. And the dessert was inferior to a supermarket gelato.

The gluten free bread offered was clearly bought elsewhere and of supermarket standard, when other fine dining venues bake their own.

The cocktails were hit and miss, with one very good and the other overpriced and uninspiring.

The food is greatly overpriced in general. However the service was polite.

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and food simply outstanding! Ambience was just lovely and views amazing.

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A
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Lamb was tepid at best. We were never asked how our meal was by any staff member. Mineral water was continually poured despite never having the opportunity to request a stop. Clearly a request from management. Dodgy and unethical. Maître d was initially rude and we were told to hurry up as our booking was only until 8.30pm. Pretty poor given we spent $1000 for 5 covers, two of whom were children. Sommelier was exceptional and did his best to make amends.

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AA
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food was good but not exceptional. Very expensive. Pay for view & location.

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CS
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Great view and feel. Waiter relocated us from a positio with too much sun which we appreciated. Raw bar choices were delicious. As I require lactose free food I went through the menu with the waiter. He suggested the linguini vongole . I think it may have had butter in the sauce as I had a severe reaction which spoilt the night.

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PH
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good food and great service, perhaps a bit too noisy for my liking.

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P
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We had a delightful evening, at the Stockhouse. The menu offered a great selection of varied dishes, with an emphasis on seafood. We particularily enjoyed the raw seaford starters. I would highly recommend it for a special occasion, or visitors to Melbourne - excellent wine selection, fabulous food and a beautiful setting overlooking Port Phillip bay.

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MP
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant for lunch and if you can go with four people so that you can share that would be even better.

Very laid back and great view overlooking the beach sipping wine with great sea food.

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AR
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and food and setting were outstanding on Friday, a 38 degree day, over lunch - we really enjoyed our lunch visit. Thanks to Hugh and the team, it really was perfect and we can't wait to visit again.

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LR
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our Wedding Anniversary Dinner was all Divine Food, Wine, Service & Great View 🌄The Sparkling Water Kept Flowing as did the Red Wine.

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M
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My partner and I celebrate a special anniversary each year. The last 2 years we have chosen Stokehouse and will continue because Stokehouse is just perfect.
We are never disappointed, in fact we could not fault any part of our celebration.
Congratulations for making our night so memorable.

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C
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambiance. Excellent quality food and service.

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LS
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food, service and view are perfect. Fantastic wine list. Will definitely dine there again.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A day out with the girls, we enjoyed a gorgeous lunch, spectacular views and a wonderful atmosphere. We will definitely be back!

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AW
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Good ambience and location on a beautiful evening.

Food a little disappointing. Butterfly king prawns over cooked which spoilt my overall evening.

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