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The Dava Hotel, Mount Martha, AU-VIC

The Dava Hotel

4.3
4.3
300 Reviews
$40 and under
Australian
The newly refurbished Dava Hotel is located on the picturesque Mornington Peninsula and on the esplanade of Mount Martha, featuring spectacular views of Port Philip Bay. The Dava Hotel is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner and boasts a vibrant family friendly bistro restaurant with modern décor, a sports bar, and a rooftop deck with breath-taking bay views. Our Head chef and his creative team design delicious seasonal menus using local and fresh produce from the Mornington Peninsula that are beautifully paired with Australian wines. We pride ourselves on our friendly and casual atmosphere - ideal for families and friends getting together to enjoy local produce that is transformed into great meals and paired with exceptional wines or craft beers from the Peninsula. ​ Make The Dava Hotel your next destination!

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Australian
  • Hours of Operation
    Sat, Sun 11:30 am–8:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 5975 1555
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Richard Keane
  • Area
    Mount Martha
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wine

Experiences

  • Tuesday Trivia by QuizzaMe

    Multiple dates available
    Family friendly and free to play every Tuesday at the Dava Hotel! Registrations open at 6.30pm, Trivia starts at 7pm. No pencils, no paper; wireless buzzers for quick and easy multiple choice play. Great prizes to be won: First place: $50 Venue voucher Second place: $25 Venue voucher Plus drink vouchers to be won throughout the night, and special $18 pizzas for trivia players only! Bookings highly recommended - see you on Tuesday!

What 300 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Child-friendly

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Child-friendly

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Good for groups

300 Reviews
  1. LindsayD

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We dine on a weekly basis at the bistro. last Sunday evening my Dad and myself were a disapointed in regard to the value. The Fettuccini Marina at $37 with only 1 prawn is pretty rich. I dined at a local restaurant last week and for the same meal lost count of how many large prawns for $29. The Green Thai Curry tasted very nice with toasted roti bread. However it needs rice to soak up the sauce. at $30 it is not really that good value, considering mussels are very cheap. Just a thought.

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  2. IANC

    Victoria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We have had many a lunch/dinner at your hotel,but after the meal quality service provided will most probably be our last. Complaints, Lack of oysters,not onlly the 3 out of 12 i had ordered tasted and looked as if they had been under the grille for much longer than required. My daughters meal a simple roast had been forgotten,as a result after my asking,it finally arrived well after the rest of us had eaten. . The the poorly presented 3 oysters i received,,the bacon was bearly edable,and the size was no where up to your usual size. Overall probably the worst me my family ever received.

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  3. Robbo

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were a party of 10. All the food we ordered came out together and was delicious. I especially enjoyed the vegetarian tacos. Very flavoursome.

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  4. Bill

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointing experience. Normally the food here is quite good. Unfortunately, my Parma was over cooked and burnt around the edges. Instead of tossing the salad in the dressing, it was just plonked on top. Chips also disappointing.

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  5. ChrisC

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food portions are definitely smaller especially on the Seniors menu. The chicken salad consisted of lots of lettuce leaves and far less other ingredients. Very tasty. Steak and chips ok but not many chips compared to previous visits. Staff were very obliging and helpful.

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  6. NicoleB

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time going and we thought it was great. Food and service fantastic

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  7. Shaneo

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Asking top dollar for steak but can’t cook it properly. Medium rare came out med-well done. Couldn’t be bothered whinging just won’t return for a steak. Very basic salad. Cob bread was delicious. Parma was ok and calamari was good.

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  8. RobertE

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food very friendly service with very good variety of dishes on the menu. Table service quick and very efficient with very amiable staff. We will be recommending it to our friends

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  9. Britt

    New York City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Unfortunately my 4 year olds fish came out raw inside. The staff replaced with another meal but my son wouldn't eat it. Rest of our meals were average at best.

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  10. GraemeT

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We often enjoy a three course Senior’s meal. Good and service are excellent.

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  11. LesleyH

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent menu, seniors meal was quite large and very tasty(grilled fish)

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  12. PeterW

    Victoria

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly staff, meals offer good value, comfortable environment

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  13. PaulH

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We are regulars and the food is consistently good. The manager Darren has made a very welcoming and happy venue

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  14. RichardG

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very pleasant meal for both of us . Some might say a bit noisy but it was Saturday night and everybody was well behaved . Staff very helpful .

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  15. KristinaS

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a welcoming smile from all staff Never been disappointed with the food. Dava is the best place to bring family & friends😃😃

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  16. GayY

    Victoria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I had the best steak ever when I lunched there at the end of last year and my friend absolutely enjoyed her fettuccini, Carbonara. However, yesterday's steak was appalling. In hindsight, I should have returned it as it was like frozen steak that had been defrosted under running water, absolutely tasteless. My friend's Spanish chicken salad was equally uninspiring!! Very disappointed as I was so looking forward to the lunch when I had such a good experience prior to this.

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  17. AnthonyF

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice food. Excellent and attentive service. Good serving size. Will definitely be going there again.

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  18. PipM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was extremely overpriced for the small quantities we received.

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  19. Desiree

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked for 10 people. From the start to finish the service was fantastic, the food was cooked well and delicious. One of us had an issue and it was taken care of with care, the wines were good, they placed us in an area that I requested. All the staff where focussed on customer care. We all really enjoyed the evening thank you so much.

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  20. JeffD

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great local place to go, the staff are just fabulous they remember you and your always welcomed warmly, the food is always very good value, great menu selection and fresh.

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  21. TrishK

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great place for family dining. Good amount of kids meal options to choose from. My kids vote it the best for the free ice cream option with six flavours to choose from (a step up from the usual vanilla with topping they’re used to!) A few GF options for my coeliac husband, but more would be better (just change a few simple ingredients, eg. Use GF soy sauce) Overall we were happy with our dinner at the Dava and will return.

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  22. AnnC

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and staff. The meals were very tasty and nicely presented.

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  23. SheShe

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Helpful staff put us into a quieter room as there was a big birthday party in main room and it was very noisy. Food came fast, hot and tasty.

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  24. SophieL

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Our daughter chose to go to the Dava for her birthday. She likes the outdoor playground. I always regret coming here, the food is so so bad. So expensive and pre cooked gluggy messes. The place needs a really good clean. The staff don't want to be there (don't blame them). So many better places around

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  25. Heather

    Gold Coast

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a window table. Lovely outlook. Not too noisy for my elderly parents who are hard of hearing. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Seniors meals for my parents were plentiful & great value.

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  26. Birthday

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We all had different senior meals, 2 had soup they really enjoyed it. Food was great and Service was really good.We will defiantly be back.We would highly recommend The Dava.

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  27. MariaA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere and great food. Good value for money. Would definitely dine there again.

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  28. SharonW

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Hi, l had the fish and chips seniors meal, the only thing that wasn’t that good is the fish because it looked over cooked and it was to oily.

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  29. SandraB

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We were sat in an area when large gatherings of families were with badly behaved children not for from children’s playroom! Made the evening very unpleasant m! There were plenty of tables in other areas away from the noise??? Management needs to take notice of the extreme noise and relocate a couple to a quieter area!

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  30. DianneS

    Victoria

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Both our meals were a good size and the chips were hot! Fresh side salads were delicious.

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  31. PeterC

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our main course was brought to us before we had just started our entree.

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  32. GeorgeG

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Love the Dava, food and service all good, but the noise level is extreme.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place gets better and better! Fish was cooked beautifully.

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  34. AnneF

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good selection of food I had fish and chips which was very nice. Salad which came with it was ok but big amount of dressing which rather put me off. Also tomato looked a little past its best. Staff were very friendly and helpful and overall the lunch was very enjoyable. Very noisy large party in the room off the bistro and with the door left open it was very noticeable.

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  35. JacquelineT

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were welcoming, friendly and efficient. Food was really good.

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  36. FionaS

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tayha was our waitress and she is absolutely outstanding. Beautiful manner and very attentive especially when it was busy. You need to clone 100 of her Will definitely dine again

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  37. MelissaM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great laid back place to have a meal. It was very loud but was also busy so understandable. Meals were good portion sizes and very nice. Catered for two coeliacs. Overall a good night

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  38. JeffD

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s so good to have a great local pub, The Dava never fails, great new menu , outstanding staff and value for money .

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  39. SteveO

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I'll return. It's a good location for local catchup.

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  40. KerryG

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We all enjoyed our lunch delicious food and a great venue will be coming again 😊

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Dava Hotel is rated 4.3 stars by 300 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Dava Hotel

614 Esplanade, Mount Martha, AU-VIC 3934

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Mount Martha
  • Hours of Operation
    Sat, Sun 11:30 am–8:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Richard Keane
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wine
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