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40 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9534 8221
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (39 reviews)
“snapper” (10 reviews)
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Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
40 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is at the fancier end of Australian restaurants, white table cloths but not super smart (eg Vue du Monde). As it’s by the beach it has a slightly more log cabin type feel! Food is good, pretty standard choices and service is attentive (perhaps...More

Thank sarah j
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My friend has a standing Saturday night table in the alcove & the attentive staff know him well. The food is exquisite & he enjoyed the oysters, then the amazing scallops & had his snapper ‘de boned’ at the table. I had the Barramundi with...More

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We managed to get a booking at 9.00 pm on New Year's Eve at short notice. What a pleasure! My husband ate fish and I had the prawns special. Lovely ambience. Prices not pushed up because of it being New Year's Eve. All in all...More

Thank SPWHarpsden
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

No doubt: after dining here for 25 years this is the best restaurant around Melbourne.Superb cuisine,nice ambiance,attentive service,easy parking.My favorite..

Thank ehud Y
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Booked this restaurant based on a recommendation. We were not disappointed food was delicious. I had the seafood linguine absolutely amazing and hubby had the fish and chips. We then had a couple of drinks outside and watched the beautiful sunset. Great start to our...More

Thank May C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good, unfussy food in a brilliant location. It was very busy so the service was a little pressured but as quick as they could be

Thank pat c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have enjoyed steak as my favourite restaurant food for 65 years and Donovan’s eye fillet was the best steak I have ever eaten! The waiter was an absolute delight and the whole experience was fantastic. I just wish I knew the waiters name so...More

Thank Cheri D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all great location and second of all perfect service. The waitress, knowledgeable and professional and also didn't hurt that she was hot. Food and pacing was great. We had assorted dishes including entree and desserts to share. Entrees were mussels and scallops perfectly...More

Thank Drew F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For entree we had oysters (9/10) and the pork croquet (10/10) followed by the moreton bay bug pasta (9/10). Overall it was some of the best food we have had for what it was. Service was excellent and they open up the windows close to...More

Thank Stonkz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to take the hubby somewhere special for his birthday as this is where he chose. From the moment we arrived it was fab. We were greeted and seated immediately by friendly staff and the service delighted all evening. The food was superb in...More

Thank Naomi K
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29 October 2017|
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Response from MikeFB | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn’t honestly recommend it with problematic kids. It would be a waste of a great restaurant. It isn’t cheap and there are better places to take wild kids. But, if you want to visit, they do accomodate well behaved... More
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9534 8221
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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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