Stokehouse St Kilda Beach

4.3
668 reviews
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Top tags:
  • 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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EL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

The food was disappointing especially the snacks.
Great setting and our server was very good.

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JR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Beautiful outlook and great food but was a bit noisy for Sunday lunch

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CM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is only the second time we've been to Stokehouse since the rebuild, the last time was in June 2018, and the experience then was exceptional, making it my equal first favourite restaurant in Melbourne for a special occasion. Experience No. 2 did not disappoint. When we arrived, they acknowledged us by 'Welcome back'. I made a special mention of the waiter who served us on the last visit as being one of the key elements of our great experience over and above the exceptional food, service and ambience. This waiter, although he didn't serve us this time, made a point of coming over and engaging with us - he was so charming but genuine. This second visit has just cemented this iconic restaurant as one of the best in Melbourne. If you haven't experienced it, make sure you do. If visitors to Melbourne ask you where they can have an exceptional and authentic Melbourne experience that showcases our City - Stokehouse has to be the answer

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C
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Special of the day 1 Moreton Bay Bug $48...nothing else on the plate and poorly explained by staff. And a rather lean bug at that.
Dessert Coconut Rice Pudding not bad.

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SH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

No sign out front. Hard to locate and meet taxi. Great sunset.

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c
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, service and an impossibly incredible view!!!

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PO
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing and the location was brilliant. Great special occasion restaurant

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KD
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We enjoyed the well presented meal, the fish and chips were superb particularly the chips, the oyster were great. Thank you for a great experience.

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NH
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, service and location. Menu is brilliant. Wine list is superb. However, it is quite expensive - expect to be around $100 per person or more if you have drink or two. Value is subjective - but I've been there twice since the fire and will go again.

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e
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fantastic food service was good perfect to celebrate a special occasion

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BN
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Service and food all very good.
Ambience and views were excellent.
Dutch visitors accompanying at lunch described restaurant as world class.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Excellent food, standard drinks a bit expensive though.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great atmosphere. Excellent tastes - particularly the ‘raw’ seafood.

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IS
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Great location perfect for drinks and watching the sun set. I would not recommend going for dinner before 7.30pm as staff will rush you to get you out within two hours. Dishes were variable with some lacking seasoning. Presentation of King fish ceviche was terrible albeit delicious, and the bombe alaska was not flamming!!!!

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SP
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding menu and exceptional service , thanks to all at the Stonehouse.

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DL
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

The food was delicious and the service polished, but despite having one of the best sunset views in Melbourne there was no warmth in the ambiance. The restaurant was also extremely noisy, making conversation difficult to hear.

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J
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

it just worked sò well......from beginning to end, no mistakes. Delicious food and great service and a stunning sunset!

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GR
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great fan of this restaurant having been a customer since 1980's. Only negative was fighting through smokers at the front door. Maybe need a dedicated smoking area.

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NK
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent menu, fresh vibrant flavours, exceptional service and comprehensive wine list. perfect for a long lunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food in a wonderful location

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NP
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service great food very attentive staff and very knowledgeable about there menu couldn’t fault the place except for the parking which was not enough I’ll definitely be back again N. Perry

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JC
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We had a delicious lunch here with friends recently. The menu was creative and the wine list was extensive. The staff were attentive and well educated in terms of the food and beverages on offer. The only negative aspect was, was that it was noisy but we knew the restaurant would be like this before we went and it didn't spoil our lunch, we were after all a party of six so I guess we added to the noise level. I'd definitely return.

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RB
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Setting was gorgeous and wine/cocktails were great!
Food was average & portion sizes weren't great (gnocchi in particular & side dishes) & value for money was poor. Definitely need to step up your game with the sides, none of which were good unfortunately. And we ordered them all. Desserts were all tasty!
Our waitress was not at all friendly or personable - a smile wouldn't have gone a stray. Unfortunately, wouldn't recommend Stokehouse for these reasons.

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PV
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb food, matched with wonderful french wines - a real treat !

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RR
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

All the staff but particularly Will was great. Good advice on wine choice, food was fantastic.

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J
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Ordered the shell fish dish. $48 for one medium sized bug. Cooked perfectly but poor value and just lumped on plate. $45 for two small flat head tails. Well cooked, just poor value.

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TM
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Value for money it was not worth it ($253.00).
The fish and chips were poor. The batter was sweet and doughy and very poor quality fish. For $39 it was very disappointing. The flathead fillets were OK but not very sweet. The eel toasty was too salty which overpowered any taste of eel. The crab and the prawn were Ok but again the sauce overpowered the natural flavours. The highlight of the evening was the bomb for dessert. The wine was good but you expect that for $18 per glass.
For my wife’s birthday I was disappointed that such a landmark restaurant fell so short of expectations.

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A
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our super special Christmas/New Year's Eve treat and it lived up to expectations. Best oysters ever. Fabulous belly pork ... as soft as butter but wonderfully sticky. Would we go again on NYE? Probably not because it was, for us, stupendously expensive, but for a once off treat it hit every button. Great staff that worked their socks off all night. For us this is super special occasion restaurant. We've been twice and twice it has been exactly that: super special.

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MA
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always love coming here. I’ve never had a bad experience. The staff are top notch and the food brilliant. Thankyou all for working New Year’s Eve.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner at Stokehouse - the attentive staff were amazing, the fresh food was delicious, and the wine list was spectacular!

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CA
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambience. Food selection ticked all the boxes. Awesome wine varieties and especially impressed with the availability of local produce. Service was outstanding on all levels. Sommelier was exceptional as were the wait staff. Definitely be back!

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KV
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 1

Fabulous food but way too noisy and service was inconsistent - couldn’t get attention at one point but later the table was “de-crumbed” twice! Wine was also amazing and sommelier very helpful. Main drawback was that our table of four found it difficult to hold a conversation. Given the cost and the fact that we chose the Stokehouse to showcase Melbourne to European visitors, this was disappointing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing table with breath taking views
Food was great and service prompt .

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SM
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great food and wine although the service, while friendly, waqs a little hit-and-miss

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P
5 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great experience. The staff were great and food fantastic. Topped off with a great view.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Back in Melbourne

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JT
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Christmas lunch

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MF
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Lovely food, the food cane a bit to quickly felt a bit rushed and very loud in there. Food was amazing though!

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WW
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb experience! Amazing venue, great food and Gavin's wine selection made the night.

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PW
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

My wife & I dined twice in December 2018, once at lunch which was very noisy, we found it hard to converse with each other at the table and was not a great experience for us. However the second time was tea, which was not as noisy, we chatted and enjoyed ourselves - both occasions the food was great.

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