Stokehouse St Kilda Beach

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The Stokehouse building, located on St Kilda Beach, is on a World scale, unprecedented as the first as designed and as built 5 star green star restaurant. The first floor is home to Stokehouse – we think it’s one of the most stunning dining rooms, with unparalleled views. The menu created by Head Chef Ollie Hansford remains very much Stokehouse on the beach, with a focus on seafood, and an overarching philosophy of fresh, clean, zesty and light.
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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I loved the environment but was disappointed by the food and quality

S
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good high quality dishes, but overpriced compared to other similar restaurants. Staff were friendly and service was ok.
Probably won’t return.

TW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere and view were great. So was the service. However, the food wasn’t up to the standard we expected for the price.

JW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I took my partner here to celebrate his birthday. The view of the bay is nice but gets lost once the sun goes down. The food was good and the tasting menu made for good value. Great selection of wines. Staff were attentive but not always the most knowledgeable about the menu and the wines.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a beautiful girls lunch on Saturday! The weather was miserable, which made it even better being inside and cozy. My waitress was absolutely lovely and very attentive! Our food is delicious and the whole vibe was just fab. Will be back again soon!

a
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

great place for a romantic dinner, food excellent, great view

TK
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb location, views, informative and welcoming staff, and of course the food and wine divine!

LC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent although a bit overpriced. The service was excellent. The annoying thing was the noise level.

CH
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional service and delicious foods. Maybe one or other items on the menu for variety but would be nice but that's just nitpicking. Highly recommended.

TN
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The stokehouse was a great place for dinner. It is very professional and the workers and food were impeccable. I would highly recommend eating at this fine restaurant. It is a very good experience and worth the money,.

JK
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

I was quite disappointed with Stokehouse. This is the first opportunity i have had to come back since re-development.
I expected a fine dining experience, but the ambience was so casual - and NOISY. Could hardly hear my partner speak.
The waitress was distracted, and basically throwing plates on our table.
The food quality was great,.
I do not think i would come back.

b
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delightful lunch with girlfriends, a great choice of "raw" bar options and starters had us work our way through the list. Lovely imaginative combinations.

FH
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Yes, but only for drinks and snacks
Too expensive for portion size and we left out of pocket $450 and hungry. Not for teenages....
Beautiful atmosphere though

JM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Feels so special and the service is impeccable .

I was a little disappointed that the menu wasn’t more varied but we still had a delicious meal.

F
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Attentive staff, awesome ambience & food was great! Will be back in summer for sure.

CH
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining at this restaurant and I thought the food and service was absolutely fantastic! The stunning view over the bay on a beautiful sunny day made the experience even more special.

RS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, great view, great service. While it's pricey, you do get a fantastic meal for your bucks

RM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

There was an event on when we were there which was fine but our table was right beside the entrance of it. Felt like we were in the way a bit when people were taking photos..Food was nice, ordered the steak but it was over cooked which was disappointing but felt because there was such a big table with the event that was on that maybe that’s why our food suffered a little. Beautiful venue and would love to go back when it’s maybe just hosting lunch/dinner.

SS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My parents had their 60th Wedding Anniversary there and were beautifully looked after by the staff there especially Andy who bent over backwards to ensure their day was amazing. The are in their 80’s and travelled from Mt Martha. Thankyou for making their milestone memorable

M
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We had a lovely evening. The food was very nice... especially
the starters. All main dishes were delicious but we felt that the cauliflower was burnt We enjoyed the carrots.... Coffee was OK except one guest asked for a hot latte and it was really just warm..
The restaurant is beautiful but it was very full and the noise level quite high

LS
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Worth the trip from Perth
Will be back next time we are in Melbourne
Copy that 🤙👌

JP
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stokehouse is for serious foodies who know both their food and wine and the combination of both.

Knowledgeable staff and excellent customer service makes dining a pleasure and the destination worthwhile.

The ambience and views are faultless , making the restaurant perfect for any special occasion event.

We had an early sitting prior to a show at the Palais , so time was limited.

In saying that , we did not feel rushed , pressured to leave or a sense that we could not receive the full experience .

We started the evening with a couple of saltbush margaritas and the fresh oysters-amazing.

We then followed with the lamb and cavatelli and sides of triple cooked potatoes ( OMG !) and cress salad which all arrived simultaneously . Both the lamb and pasta cooked to perfection and immaculately presented.

We did not stop there and ordered a desert to share and we were recommended to try the Neapolitan.

This was such a good choice and refreshing way to end the meal.

The textures and natural flavours of the desert would have to be one of the best desserts I have ever had.

In summary , stokehouse is a good example of one of Melbourne's best restaurants.

Although pricey , once you have the full experience , it is clear that the ingredients , skill and innovation is what you are paying for and it is well worth it.

Great night out-well done to all

p
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ate late lunch on a Saturday afternoon watching the bay churned by winter storms. service was superb with great sommelier and friendly service. food and wine were great.

MP
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely 5-course lunch we had on Saturday. Matching wines were perfectly chosen for each course and both our waiter and the wine specialist made us feel very special. Worth every penny and will highly recommend to anyone.

D
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed 'Ollies 5 course' feast which was absolutely amazing. My lunch c companions and I were humming in enjoyment at the selection of seafood put before us. The food was amazing and the price very reasonable.

DL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, view, and atmosphere. Pork was slightly overcooked but the rest of the food was exceptional. The development was spectacular and the thought from an architectural perspective was superb!

FN
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

The venue is modern and the view of Melbourne bay is beautiful, however the service was very ordinary with the waitress showing little interest in her job.

DF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great position impeccable service and great food. A little pricey but that's what you pay for quality.

LR
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the stoke house been coming for many years miss the old stoke house but warming to the new

KG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great for special occasions, group of 7 friends had a lovely time. Food was delicious and great variety on menu.

MA
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED our lunch there ... We are from Tasmania and thought we'd treat ourselves to lunch the new Stoke House ... and weren't disappointed!

LR
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fav always 5 star yummy food beautiful classy restaurant

N
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Stokehouse Dining Room never disappoints. The food was exquisite and was matched by exceptional service. The occasion was my friend’s 50th birthday and she absolutely loved it - a really special experience. I couldn’t recommend more highly.

m
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect night for my daughter’s birthday and we’ve always love stokehouse . Well done to staff

CD
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great meal. Would have been better to have one wait person rather than 3 or 4 different ones. Also our table was wobbly which was disappointing.

RP
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to a restaurant in The Como Complex the next night. Twice as much food and half the price.
But........we both agreed, we enjoyed our dining experience better at the Stokehouse!

KS
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Stokehouse was outstanding...the food, the atmosphere, the service.
We would recommend this dining experience wholeheartedly.

SW
London
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very lovely dishes - all the sides are just as exciting as the larger dishes, so make sure you order them. Fun wine list

A
London
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was sensational at the Stokehouse! Could not have been better. The food was great! We ended up having the Stoked Lunch which we were not planning on. All in all, it was a lovely long lunch!

G
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Great ambience. Not very vegetarian friendly. The only vegetarian mains available in the menu was appallingly small portioned. Recommended fish and chips mains. Desserts were not hearty.

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