Australian Restaurant, Wine Bar, and Italian Restaurant$$$$
St Kilda
  • Paulina Z.
    "Alaska is the best desert"(3 Tips)
    Paul C.
    "Brilliant seaside views!"(3 Tips)
    "Good steaks and pasta, excellent seafood."(5 Tips)
    Emma D.
    "Most restaurants do a t-bone steak with chips and salad"(2 Tips)
19 Tips and reviews
  • alaska
  • scenic views
  • seafood
  • snapper
  • steak
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  • Qingxun
    QingxunAugust 30
    Good steaks and pasta, excellent seafood. Fresh oysters. Park your car in the parking lot across the road near the traffic lights
  • Paul C.
    Paul CanterburyFebruary 3, 2016
    Brilliant seaside views! Great food, great services. Do yourself a favour.
  • Nick B.
    Nick BurtoJanuary 13, 2016
    Great seafood place on the water. Fancier.
  • Steve G.
    Steve GrahamJanuary 12, 2016
    Dress up and eat well at Donovan's.
  • Traladadie
    TraladadieMay 15, 2014
    Bombe Alaska
  • Paulina Z.
    Paulina Z 🌅March 14, 2014
    This place is sensational! Beautiful food, great ambience, amazing beach view. Bomb Alaska is the best desert I've ever ever ever tried in my life!!! Definitely comin back for more 😋 😍
  • James R.
    James RidenourApril 29, 2012
    This Melboune institution has been at the top of the list for many years for a reason. A fresh seasonal menu served a a charming home style atmosphere is simply sublime. The beach locale is tops.
  • Alastair
    AlastairFebruary 20, 2012
    Very attentive service and a varied menu - go with the seasonal recommendations - unlikely to disappoint. Lovely mariner's theme to the waiting area.
  • The Presidents Cup
    The Presidents CupNovember 14, 2011
    Presidents Cup golfer (and Melbourne native) Geoff Ogilvy shares this tip: "Right on the water, Donovans a must-go when visiting Melbourne. I always order fish."
  • Emma D.
    Emma DilemmaMay 11, 2011
    Most restaurants do a t-bone steak with chips and salad, or linguini marinara. Very few do them this well. Donovan's walks the fine line between high-end and comfort food with delectably good taste.
  • Ben
    BenApril 13, 2011
    Get the Scary Mary bloody mary! Amazing, and only $14.50!
  • Sam L.
    Sam LawsonMarch 11, 2011
    How good is the line caught snapper!! Fantastic!!
  • Rhiannon T.
    Rhiannon TheunissenNovember 30, 2010
    Bomb Alaska! You will not regret it- just remember to share!
  • bushrangers
    bushrangersOctober 18, 2010
    If you're after a nice dinner then don't look past Donovans - a David Hussey favourite!
  • David S.
    David StoneJuly 15, 2010
    A must visit when in Melbourne. Great great food that isn't too pretentious. Nice beach house style
  • Deb S.
    Deb ScallyJuly 11, 2010
    Great lunch venue overlooking the bay. The "Four Tastes" entree was very yummy. A top notch restaurant without being stuffy!
  • Jaime C.
    Jaime C.February 28, 2010
    The roast duck for two is the most spectacular duck dish I've ever had...
  • Paul d.
    Paul de LongvilleDecember 26, 2009
    Chef: Robert CastellaniCuisine: ContemporaryRating: 17/20 (2 Chef's Hat)Typical Prices: E $21 M $40 D $19The view at night is to die for. Read more
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KingDecember 22, 2009
    Go to Donovans and have a T-bone with pepper sauce. Heavenly. great service, food, ambiance. Just great eating. Read more
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