Donovan’s is a wonderful restaurant either for lunch or dinner. It is like visiting a beautiful home, next to the sea with an open fire.
Outstanding experience of eating out in Melbourne.
Donovans is our go to restaurant for special occasions such as, birthdays, anniversaries and other major family celebrations.
The staff are always friendly and welcoming and the ambience of the restaurant is very calming.
We find the food to be excellent and the servings to be reasonably generous.
Overall, the cost of a night out at Donovans is not cheap, but you pay for what you get, which is a great experience.
Consistently excellent. We love the homely atmosphere too and staff are outstanding.
always great service, attention to details. beautiful food.
Very happy like always, very nice atmosphere, nice and good quality food, very good service.We happy to come back and recommend friends
Relaxed, yet classy interior decor and a prime location right on the beach makes for a lovely vibe, and perfect for a romantic winter night's dining. And, with the excellent service from the moment you're greeted at the door, along with the scrumptious meals on offer, the dining experience at Donovans is most certainly a memorable one.
We enjoyed our evening as an excellent Dining experience
Drinks a bit overpriced
Staff were excellent and appropriately attentive
Food, presentation, and the setting was magical.
The noise level was unpleasant as there was a large party,very close to us. We made the move to the fireplace / sitting room to enjoy a way more pleasant atmosphere, with our dessert and coffee.
Great food, excellent service, fantastic location.
What a fantastic restaurant. The best food, service, and good value
I have been dinning at Donovans for many years, it has always been a favourite and a place to celebrate special occasions. Thank you Kevin, Gail and the amazing staff always a pleasure to dine at your restaurant.
Always excellent food service and venue
The shared roast shoulder of lamb was to die for: unctuous, tender, delicate. Eighteen hours to cook and we are still savouring it in our minds days later. Try it.
Staff were excellent. Venue is gorgeous.
Food: We were all a little disappointed in our meals. The meals were small and the salmon was cooked a little too long.
Waitress was very unfriendly and seemed irritated when we asked about our main course. Not a pleasant experience.
Service was appalling, wait time was too long abs did not know how to make cocktails.
My favourite restaurant was its usual fabulous self. Food outstanding service too wonderful just love it.
Always love returning to this restaurant which is one of our long-standing favourites.
Oysters very small. Beef cheeks seemed dry. Bomba Alaska too rich; a little disappointing. I would dine again but choose dishes more carefully. It is a lovely place and I'm glad for the experience.
We have a wonderful lunch - everything was perfect, can't wait to come back again.
Louise Scott & the Ingram family
Great venue, and restaurant fit out warming.Keep this one for special occasions.......
Always a great place to go for Dinner or Lunch. Have never been disappointed.
Donovan’s is always a treat and never disappoints. Beautiful setting, attentive and friendly (definitely NOT stuffy) staff, fabulous food. Absolutely every dish we had was delicious - impossible to pick a favourite. We’ll be back again soon!
Overall we were pleased with our visit but at every meal we had to wait for our drinks. We were seated at the couches for predinner drinks, no one attended us for over 10mins and then we were told our table was ready, so we ordered pre dinner drinks at the table. we ordered a bottle of wine to have with dinner, our dinner arrived and it was nearly 10mins until our wine arrived, which was spilt twice of the table. Then we ordered port and we were left for 15mins with our dessert in front of us and no port. We decided to get the bill and leave.
Just wished we had more time as we were off to a concert
So definitely will be back
A beautiful meal, overlooking the bay. Fantastic service which is consistently great, every time we dine there.
Stunning food and setting with an effortless but engaging style of service.
The food was wonderfully presented, the service was friendly and the ambience was very warm
Pretty expensive, but you pay for what you get and the food, service and ambience of the place is great, so it was money well spent 👍
Amazing Birthday dinner. Staff were amazing and we received a personal welcome from Mr Donovan himself.
Could not of asked for anything better.
Regards Deane Job
We ordered the prawns, no price on the menu. We were very surprised how much they were. My fault for not asking furst
Is always a delicious meal with attentive service in a warm and comfortable setting. Can’t wait to go back!
It’s our favourite restaurant in the whole wide world.
The service is always warm and friendly and so professional.
The food, is delicious!!
We just love it there.
Highly recommend to everyone.
Thank you again x
Friendly, attentive and most accommodating for our family including a newborn and toddler. Food was delish! We'll be back
Donovans is such an amazing venue with the food and service both being out of this world. Such a wonderful restaurant.
Great place to bring your family for a special dinner.
Great restaurant, nice view and food. I like their T Bone steak and the dessert
We had a very good evening with very sympathetic wait staff and excellent sommelier
Beautiful setting by the beach. Great service from the moment you arrive. Food was sensational. Will be going back.
Beautiful place, ambience and service. Feel special being right there at the beach. However, food is good but not exceptional and completely overpriced for what it is. $48 for a baby chicken then more if you want to add sides! At least the bread is free and delicious. Also not a lot of choice, especially if you can’t eat shellfish. Brings the whole experience down to average. Paying for name and location and more staff than they need for the night we went. Served by at least 5 waiting staff over the course of the night.