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Circa, The Prince

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Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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2 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9536 1122
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07:00 - 01:00
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181 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

From the moment we stepped in the door of the hotel the service was impecable, but relaxed and discreet. Many of the tables are long oval shapes for two, giving lots of space for diners both on the table and between tables. The room has a lovely vibe but got very noisy later in the evening when full. The food... More 

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Thank Judith042
Sydney, Australia
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked dinner here during my stay in St Kilda. Thought it would be a hard act to follow after lunch @ Saint Crispin. The decor and setting was nice. You had enough privacy between tables that it was an ideal setting for an intimate dinner or a business meeting. The waitstaff was attentive without being intrusive. Although the menu was... More 

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Thank Avidtravelfoodie
Melbourne
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Circa has been around for for most of my adult life and I've loved visiting every year or too. Last week, every course of the degustation menu was memorable and the matched wines were a delight.. Venturing to many new and interesting wine regions from Aus and around the world that I'd never know to choose myself. As for the... More 

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Thank EddieB99
Melbourne, Australia
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149 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We loved our lunch here yesterday - we chose the $40 option, 2 courses plus a glass of wine. Service was very friendly and attentive, the food was amazing - attention to detail fabulous! We loved our sashimi of prawn and fish for entree, plus confit duck for main - so delicious! We shared the hassleback potatoes and broccolini which... More 

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Thank sandrapeter63
Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner here, all 6 of us really enjoyed the food. Huge wine list from all over the world, and a good list of cocktails. Excellent spacing between table, and the meal arrived at a good cadence. Fist time we had been for a couple of years, but it was as good as we remembered.

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Thank Barry M
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113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We met friends here for dinner. Fantastic atmosphere and very edgy. The wine list is too big and comprehensive, takes a while to get though it - tasting menu would have been great. The menu is great and the service is good. The quality of food is just great.

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Thank worldtravellerplus77
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We loved our night at Circa and chose the eight course degustation. The food was excellent and we could actually tell what it was, it wasn't a series of science experiments on a plate. Real food, really good. Circa has an imposing wine list but with help from the staff we were recommended some excellent wines that didn't break the... More 

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Thank Mark K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Some really creative and tasty food! Had the 3 course with wine for lunch only $45! Beetroots were fab, pork belly absolutely amazing and apple and fennel donut didh perfectly balanced sweet and sour! Spot on. Great ambience also! Will be back!

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Thank Ainsley J
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I hadn't been to Circa for 4 years...the quality of food and service is just how I remembered it...fantastic.

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Thank Wol C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Our wine and food group held a dinner here and were not blown away by the service or quality of food. In fact our steaks were do tough the management offered us a $10 rebate per head. Never again

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$37
Cuisine
Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 01:00
Monday
07:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 01:00
Thursday
07:00 - 01:00
Friday
07:00 - 01:00
Saturday
07:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Acland St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9536 1122
Description
Melbourne's storied CIRCA has a strong focus on food, wine, design and art. Food comes first at Circa. Together, Head Chef Ashly Hicks and Melbourne Pub Group Executive Chef Stephen Burke create a visionary menu; season eating with a spirit of fun and exploration, unstructured and eclectic. Then, curated by the discerning palate of Melbourne Pub Group Sommelier Laurent Rospars, a well travelled wine list is matched to Circa's contemporary menu. With our restaurant, private dining room, bar and, of course, The Deck at Circa, there is a space for every occasion.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?