Stokehouse St Kilda Beach

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$101 and over
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Australian

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.

What 868 People Are Saying
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4.4
Food
4.5
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4.4
Ambience
3.8
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Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

5 stars for location , no really wow factor to the food severed at fine dining prices . Service was poor. limited options available if you are pregnant.

NM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always amazing, I’ve never been disappointed here. Yes, it’s expensive, but worth every cent.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Melbourne cup recovery lunch. Beautiful food and stunning location.

ES
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, wait staff were eager to help and the overall ambiance was magnificent!

KH
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous day, the menu and drinks list was fantastic as was the food and service.
The atmosphere was wonderful.

b
Melbourne / VIC
17 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A lovely lunch, beautifully prepared and presented by friendly professional staff

O
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Booked dinner for a romantic catch up. A bit too noisy for an old man! Food and service faultless, wine list very expensive!

NM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

We went for a dinner for our wedding anniversary. The meal very small and overpriced.

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

The food and ambience were great! The only thing that we felt was not up to standard was the service. We had different wait staff constantly ask us if we wanted to order and there appeared to be a strong emphasis on up-selling which was a bit much for us. What did really annoy us was that my 10 year old son was asked if he wanted more soft drinks- I suggest to ask the parent not the child.

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome wine list

C
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience2

The food was good (not amazing just good) and our waitress was was fabulous but the atmosphere is not great. The noise and acoustics are just terrible and they create a level of stress that no one needs when going out to dinner. To add to this feeling of stress, the maitre d was not calm and was impacted by the busyness of the place. It is very expensive for what you get - ie good food but bad atmosphere and I was overall disappointed.

N
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience1

Despite it being a splendid sunny day, our lunchtime table was in front of windows so dirty we could barely see out. Disgusting.

The service staff women were very nice though it was hard to hear some of them over the girly warbly music playing. Bizarre audio tape, varying from nice cool jazz to insistent shouty vocals and some doof doof.

The service staff males were oddly “forthright”, bordering on officious. Not nasty, just completely cold. Definitely could use a bit of true hospitality training.

The food was fair; the battered whiting rather oily and the lamb rather tough (and served without a meat knife) though its accompanying sauce quite delicious. Sides were fine though $12 for a small dish of three lettuce leaves, however artfully arranged, is a bit much. Food delivery was quite slow despite it not being that busy upstairs.

Wine by the glass was ok. The Riesling was good though the red nothing to write home about, especially at $16 a glass.

Glad to have been to the rebuilt Stokehouse, but it’ll be quite some time before we venture back, if at all.

JK
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The seafood mains were not value for money. The oysters were great though..something in there have us the gift of not so gentle stomaches the next day..

JG
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome time with my daughter who they made feel very special

DL
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

love visiting Stokehouse in St kilda.. the oysters were a standout dish.. as well as the risotto!! yum yum and yum! Service was great as well.. pity there was no room at the bar for a drink after our meal..however our waitress did try and accomodate us.

AA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, attentive service, fabulous view - all the right ingredients for a birthday celebration. Well worth the visit.

W
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good food and view but noise bounces around, no character / ambience and over priced relative to the great options in the area.

K
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Didn’t know what ro expect but the food was really good.

J
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience5

Can't go past the view, lovely atmosphere but food not worth the $$$

NG
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Our waitress Julia (21st of October) was extremely knowledgeable, canny, kind and attentive. The food was great and the view magnificent.

DC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We will definitely be back for more and share with friends.

t
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Went there 8 years ago (before it burnt down) and found it positively charming. Unfortunately it is not just another expensive restaurant.

MP
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The service and food was first rate. Went for a special occasion and felt like the occasion was respected by what we had.

TN
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience3

One of the worse "fine dining" experience I have ever had. I've made a booking online for 4. A stuff calls me the day before and asks me to confirm a booking for 2. I said it's for 4 and ask for the time to change to 7 pm. She went away and came back to me and said that it's all fine. So I turn up 6.55 and they said we only have your booking at 6 and want the table back at 8. By the time we're sited we had 45 mins to eat. They rush us through our meals and as soon as we finished our main we were told to leave. The food was ok nothing great. I will not recommend to anyone and won't be coming back. Very bad experience for my sister's birthday.

AA
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue, lovely food and service. The nettle risotto was fabulous. have never had anything like it before. Will definitely be back.

EA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were made feel welcome and enjoyed well made cocktail pre lunch whilst taking in the view. The food was delicious beautifully presented and all the staff were courteous with friendly personality to their roles. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and would definitely recommend the Stokehouse for a lovely meal in beautiful surroundings

TH
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent service, fantastic food. Just a bit high noise level. We will be back surely.

RD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Noise levels are still too high and loud. The owners really need to consider lowering the noise

MC
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and good service. Just a little noisy.

JS
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Saturday lunch for a significant birthday. We opted for the 5 Course plus matching wines.
Seared tuna, wasabi cream, sesame, soy: Awesome
King prawn taco, avocado, kale: Awesome
Nettle risotto, spanner crab, stracciatella, brassica flowers: Awesome
Daily fish (Snapper), carrot noisette sauce, ginger, witlof jam: Double Awesome
Grilled cauliflower, white bean puree, chilli, crispy saltbush: Awesome
‘Neapolitan’ - vanilla semifreddo, Davidson plum sorbet, dark chocolate mousse: Double Awesome
Very professional and attentive service with a lovely ambience. Beautiful food, so excellent value for money.

DR
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wasn’t expecting such good food. Definitely worth it, great location also.

LC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was delicious. Overall a very lovely experience and great seaside views. Only downfalls were all our wine glasses had lipstick stains (even my replacement one!) and also the lights above our table were strobing weird colours. Eventually they were turned off. Most of the staff were great. For the price of the meals I think they could up their game a bit with care of the glasses and service.
Would recommend for a nice semi formal lunch.

PV
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great please, excellent food, nice viwes, great service. We had the Set Menu, so we got a great variety of food. Do recommend it to anyone for a special dinner

CH
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We found Stokehouse beyond amazing. It has been many years since we had a perfect dinning experience. We found each dish was perfectly executed. Service was frequent without being overbearing or intrusive. We highly recommend visiting and suggest you get there early for a delicious cocktail whilst taking in the beautiful view of St Kilda.

JB
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

Service was good and great location but food wasnt great and certainly overpriced for what you get. Seriously 44 dollars for 2 bite size pieces of lamb in a main course. A bit rich!!!

SG
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a really great experience and surpassed our expectations! The ratings were not that high but we thought the food was incredible. The market fresh ceviche was incredible as was the kingfish. The snacks we had were also very tasty and a little outside of the norm in terms of quality. Would definitely recommend and go again.

M
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our waitress was outstanding and made the night! She was funny, outgoing and extremely helpful

LL
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

The waitress was impatient. When I asked her what's good, the Asian woman said: I'd come back in a few minutes :( We ordered oysters which were small. The main courses were not impressive: snapper not fresh, lamb not well prepared and the steak over cooked. Two vegetables dishes were over cooked too: black and burned. Overall very unpleasant experience.

J
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

Had such high hopes for a birthday meal with my partner. Whilst food and sommelier were good the overall service was average.
Extremely noisy and given the feeling that we were just filling a table as opposed to being happy to serve us and and a request to add a Birthday message/candle to desert was completely forgotten by the waiter.

AM
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

I tiik my daughter for a birthday dinner before the ballet. The service was excellent as was the venue itself. The food however was very average. Especially the main meals. Entrees were scallops and a ravioli style dish - well presented but nothing special. We both ordered different fish dishes for the main . Mine was very salty and rubbery. My daughters was also rubbery and tasteless. She only ate half of it. The side of Brussel sprouts was tasty but overly salty too. Servings are small and it’s expensive for the quality. The sorbets for dessert were light and fresh however.