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“Outstanding Experience but........”
Review of Stokehouse

Stokehouse
Ranked #49 of 291 Restaurants in St Kilda
Price range: US$13 - US$44
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Mona Vale
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Outstanding Experience but........”
Reviewed 15 January 2014

I had read many of the positive previous reviews and can say that the Stokehouse lived up to its reputation. Wonderful location. Exquisit food. Outstanding service. The only but relates to the lack of views available in the early evening. Nature and the setting sun put on an amazing display around from around 7:30pm result in the curtains needing to be drawn until close to the finale.

  • Visited January 2014
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Brecon, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
386 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Location”
Reviewed 15 January 2014 via mobile

Dined here just after Christmas, beautiful setting and sunset views. Our food was well presented and well cooked, and served efficiently. Wine possibly a tad expensive, but when next in st Kilda we will put this high on out list.

Visited December 2013
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Thank MrMrsW50
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Melbourne
Level 6 Contributor
281 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Lovely long lunch with amazing views!”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Booked a table for three for a Tuesday lunch. Perfect table overlooking the water. The service cannot be faulted, attentive without being intrusive. Our food waiter was helpful with our appetiser choices. The zucchini flowers were cooked to perfection and probably the best we have ever had.
The scallops although small were tasty and seared correctly.
The only small complaint was the four corner lamb was underdone, not pink but rare, however once we brought that to the attention of our waiter, the dish was taken away and cooked to pink.
Every dish was tasty and we would certainly order the same again. The wine was chilled to our liking. Ambience is second to none with Amazing views over the water, we were not rushed in any way. It is a little pricey but a perfect way to enjoy a long leisurely lunch on special occasions.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank LengraMelbourne
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Boca Raton, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
508 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“Good food, great location”
Reviewed 28 December 2013

There is little doubt that the Stokehouse is a "happening'" place. The downstairs bar is lively and packed, and the upstairs dining room with its beautiful picture windows opening on to the beach can be noisy. But if you can manage to dine either before or after the crush (or at lunch), the Stokehouse delivers quite good food in beautiful surroundings. The oysters were marvelous, as were several of the fish dishes we tried, particularly the fish and chips. Also don't miss their classic dessert, "the bomb," which is a variation on baked Alaska. Prices are steep, but overall worth it, both for the cuisine and the experience.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank johncgore
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Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great sea views”
Reviewed 28 December 2013

We went to the upstairs section of this restaurant on the strength of a review we read in the Virgin inflight magazine. It was described as being in a boat, and Mediterranean inspired. We were a bit early, so had drinks in the down stairs bistro section, which was sun filled and had a great, relaxed atmosphere. The upstairs section was more formal, and whilst it was nothing like being a boat, had a relaxed classy feel. The wine selection was extensive, and the food was, on the whole, prepared with care, fresh and flavorsome . The wait staff were attentive and very helpful. On the negative side, the mains was too salty, the portions very small and prices are expensive for what you get.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Jazzyjy
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