UPDATE: The Stokehouse is now fully booked until end of March 2017. Bookings will re-open for April onwards.

The Stokehouse is now taking bookings for summer.

The St Kilda institution’s upstairs fine-dining restaurant will be open for its first full day of service on Friday December 9, and is taking bookings for that date until the end of March next year – except for Christmas Day.

With floor-to-ceiling windows all the way around, the restaurant has panoramic beach views and room for 130 diners. Unlike its previous incarnation, it also takes walk-ins at the huge new bar – a 12-and-a-half-metre oval that straddles the restaurant space and an indoor terrace with an open roof.

The Stokehouse's new fish-and-chip kiosk, Paperfish, and casual sand-level restaurant, Pontoon, have already opened.

30 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda
(03) 9525 5555

Daily 12pm–3pm, 6pm–late