From seaside fine diners to rapid-fire burger joints.
Enjoy a coffee by the sea.
Drinks by the sea?
In St Kilda you’ll find fashion, music, books, jewellery, tattooing, gelato and design storefronts. With its own, beachy, loungy, south-side quirk, shopping in St Kilda is a different experience. Check out a few of our favourites.
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Mediterranean-skewed dining and a space full of modern flourishes.
Seafood and stunning ocean views – it's no surprise this is such an institution.
The word institution gets thrown around a lot, but Ronnie di Stasio's elegant Italian diner has well and truly earned the accolade.
Fresh and varied fare to rival that of any Southeast Asian island.
The casual downstairs restaurant of the rebuilt Stokehouse.
Gluten-free naan? Indian nachos? You can find them here.
All-day dining backed by two decades of cooking experience.
The cool younger sibling to chef Andrew McConnell’s CBD restaurant. Make the trip out for the share-friendly pan-Asian dishes, stick around for the Japanese desserts.
This personable institution has been around since 1995 and retains a huge base of regular customers who love its classic, consistent menu.
Californian flavours are the focus at this gastropub in St Kilda.
There’s only one rule at this Spanish eatery: no cutting corners.
A heaving two-storey pub and nightclub from the duo behind Saigon Sally, Tokyo Tina and Hanoi Hannah.
Meaning ‘community’ in Japanese, Machi is inspired by its St Kilda location and eclectic culture.
A stylish Indian diner from the family behind the acclaimed Bombay by Night.
High quality, home-style Cantonese food.
Izakaya-style dining with views of Port Philip Bay.
Fast food without the mystery-meat aspect on Barkly Street.
This striking, forest-themed dining room has been a destination for pizza and other Italian classics since 2004.
This Cantonese resturant up the stairs at Melbourne’s iconic Esplanade Hotel has incredible views and Chinese cuisine classics.
Traditional Sri Lankan cuisine married with modern techniques.
Authentic, no-fuss Italian since 1993.
Stay up late with pintxos and wine.
This pizza place is quick, cheap and tasty.
Artisanal 12-inch pizza bliss south of the Yarra.
Forty-nine varieties of tequila and Latin American fare to match.
The name says it all.
A fromagerie in St Kilda and Carlton with a selection of cheeses to rival all others – and a late night licence that sets it apart.
Head beachside for magnificent views and swanky potato cakes.
The duo behind Fitzroy’s The Catfish takes those hoagie rolls south.
Mexican with a San Francisco flavour.
One of Melbourne’s original Mexican restaurants, and still one of the best.