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.
been a few times but it seems food quality has come down a notch and i was disappointed.
Not all the food came out at same time and that was not good either
Absolutely fabulous! It’s been 16 years since I last dined at Donovan’s..I live interstate..and I was thrilled to find the excellent service, wonderfully friendly and helpful staff, ambiance and of course superb food were still the hallmark of this fabulous family run establishment. I was able to introduce my partner to the culinary and other delights of Donovan’s and he was extremely impressed. Well done to all the hard working staff and special thanks to Andy and David who truly made my return visit such a special one. Donovan’s is my absolute favourite restaurant in Melbourne! I can’t wait to go back!
I highly recommend Donovan’s to anyone wanting a fine dining experience.
Superb restaurant great service great food great view amazing wine list just wonderful
From the moment we were warmly greeted at the front door, Donovans feels special. Especially as we were then ushered to a window table overlooking the St Kilda foreshore. The service is warm, friendly, efficient without feeling rushed. The menu, while constantly reflecting seasonal ingredients, feels familiar and isn't too fussy (although there were far too much truffle oil in my opinion!)
We were there for lunch and hoovered the bread with fave bean dip, chicken liver parfait to share for entree, then salmon for my mother and rigatoni with wagyu ragu for myself. The food is lovely and you can tell the chefs care about what they serve.
The wine list is extensive and prices are typical of a high end establishment.
I won't pretend Donovans is a value choice - entrees are typically $25-$30 and mains range from $30 up to $60. But I'm constantly surprised by the total bill (for some reason I always expect it to be higher).
It really was a lovely meal.
Never had a bad meal here, the menu is fairly static, but they do it so well. We only are there two days ago and I'm already dreaming of getting back there for more pie. Excellent staff, extensive wine list, with something for everyone's taste or budget. Just lovely.
Great restaurant and absolutely lovely food and view! On the pricey side however highly recommend for a special occasion.