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40 Jacka Bvd | Victoria, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9534 8221
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
40 Jacka Bvd | Victoria, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited for lunch recently as part of a celebration. What more could you ask for? The food never disappoints, the staff sensational and that view is out of control No matter if its a great day outside or not, the restaurant is so cosy..either way...More

Thank doreen w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time on Thursday 14 Sept 2017, at Donovan's enjoying dinner with family and friends. We had a pre booked appointment at 1830 and the reception was very good led by Bob and the team. We had an excellent choice of wines...More

Thank Kalinga P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was obvious to us on our first recent visit (confirmed by so many people living in Melbourne) that Donavan's is a Dining Institution which has maintained its quality on every front for decades. Firstly, location is superb right on the beach and the building...More

Thank Terry F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Donovan's is definitely worth a visit ! Very good service, a good and varied menu and an excellent wine list. I've been to Donovan's a few times over the years and if nothing else they are consistently good!

Thank bruce a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the service was excellent,the meals incredible and the Bombe Alaska exquisite.Will most definitely be back. Their eye for detail and their "nothing is too much trouble" is commendable

Thank annreg5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Donavans is one of my favourite places to eat (in Australia). The atmosphere is elegant yet relaxed, the view fantastic, and the food always good. Obviously, for the average punter, the prices are more in the 'special occasion' field, but definitely a place to go.

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had what might have been the best meal ever at Donovans. It was also a birthday celebration, and they added to the occasion with a special "Happy Birthday" on the dessert. Food was excellent, service was good. A special evening to remember.

Thank Laurie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first time I visited Donovan's was 1997. And 20 years later all the great memories and dining experiences at Donovan's ensures I return on every visit to Melbourne. This time twice (ie two dinners) over a nine night visit to the City. The menu...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has two sittings which I am not a big fan of, but having said that Donovans is worth the wait. The later sitting is best if you want to spent time with friends. The view of the bay is second to none, and...More

Thank 655Denis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have tried seafood linguine everywhere and they do not come close to Donovans. I have ordered this dish elsewhere and always end up disappointed. So now I have stopped doing that. Whenever I am craving seafood linguine, I just come to Donovans and of...More

Thank NelYp
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Jessica P
1 May 2017|
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Response from Donovansstkilda | Property representative |
Yes! We love to welcome children. Just request a highchair at the time of your booking.
31 October 2016|
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Response from Donovansstkilda | Property representative |
Yes we are open all public holidays however all food and beverage does incur a 10% surcharge on the day.
25 September 2016|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
Unsure about whether open Christmas Day suggest you check the web site, prices are at high end however it is fine dining and you should expect to pay extra for that.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 64
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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18:00 - 21:00
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18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
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18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Jacka Bvd | Victoria, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9534 8221
  • E-mail
Welcome to Donovans - our ‘house on the beach’ and home we love to share.
Donovans is located on the St.Kilda beach front offering guests a memorable dining experience in Melbourne. With a bay side view, beautiful mediterranean inspired food and the special relaxed atmosphere of the restaurant, Donovans is where you will feel at home.
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