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“Great views, great food, amazing deserts”

Stokehouse - Upstairs
Ranked #54 of 289 Restaurants in St Kilda
Price range: US$13 - US$43
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
San Jose, California
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great views, great food, amazing deserts”
Reviewed 18 January 2014

We were recommended to go to the Stokehouse by an Aussi we ran into in New Zealand - we are very happy we took his advice.

First, make sure you book a table *upstairs*, not downstairs in the cafe.

Second, the food was the best we had in Melbourne. Don't miss the lemon ricotti stuffed zuchinee blossom appetizer or the roasted corn and kale salad (and I hate kale). My wife had the duck (4 stars) while I had the veal (5 stars). For desert we had the white peach souffle - amazing.

The restaurant is right on St. Kilda beach so you get to see all the beach action during your meal (or sunsets, etc). Restaurant is not noisy though (there is a deck out front with sliding glass doors between you and the beach action).

Service was great - fast, friendly and full of recommendations. Dress was casual (shorts and a casual collared shirt).

Reservations recommended. As is getting a seat by the window.

  • Visited January 2014
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Tewantin, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed 16 January 2014 via mobile

Amazing waitress who was so friendly and helpful. Every member of staff there was extremely attentive. The food was to die for!!! Spanner crab salad an absolute delight. The raspberry soufflé was delicious. The view and atmosphere makes the whole package an absolute treat. A lovely special evening out with my mum.

  • Visited January 2014
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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
354 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 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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Melbourne
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272 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 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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