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The Great Provider

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian
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42A Marine Parade, Melbourne, Victoria 3184, Australia
+61 3 9525 5855
07:00 - 16:00
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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Nice cafe with everything on offer. Right on st kinda marina,good location. Can sit inside or out. Great if you are doing sky diving which is nex door.

Thank 400manda
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169 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

After a long walk we were ready to eat and decided to try The Great Provider rather than going back to the busyness of Acland. The food was a bit dearer than others around St Kilda but it was tasty and it was a comfortable place to watch the comings and goings around the marina. I enjoyed my avocado smash... More 

Thank Pacificwoman59
1 review
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We held a function out on the decking area of the Great Provider after being double booked elsewhere. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise as Rollo and his team pulled together our function in a matter of days. The function space overlooks the Marina with open glass windows creating a relaxed but classy space. We went with... More 

Thank Torren W
Greater Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Yesterday my dear friend and I decided on a lunch meal somewhere close to the water. This restaurant used to be an old time favourite before moving interstate. We arrived around 12:30ish expecting a full house to find only one other diner that should have been a warning. In times past this place used to rock and always be full.... More 

Thank Geoffrey M
Berwick, Australia
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Stopped in here for a quick bite and was very happy to have done that. Staff were friendly, the food was good, the drinks were cold and the bill was very reasonable. Good view as well.

Thank Bruce D
Hampton, Australia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We've been going to the TGP for many years and always found the food excellent and the staff obliging. Has there been a change of management, as these 2 ingredients of the cafe have disappeared. When we arrived we were told to order at the bar, to which we pointed out that we've never had to do this and asked... More 

Thank Brushy53
Warsaw, Poland
Level Contributor
75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Surprisingly the perfect location of the venue does not go in pair of the offering of this cafe. The only eggs option offered is very poor - just a toast, bacon and relish. Where is salmon, spinach, tomato option ? The quality was just ok, nothing special. In few words, the place needs to try harder, do not recommend to... More 

Thank KrystianoM
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Went for Saturday morning breakfast at 0800 to find an open, empty restaurant. In spite of extensive breakfast menu, staff told us that only coffee and cake was being served!

Thank Rob M
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Really poor, the only thing saving it was its location. We've driven past here many times and we're looking forward to going. The best part about the place was the walk along the beach to it. My wife had the fritters, probably the worst she's had in 12 years of living in Melbourne. My daughter had the burger, and it... More 

Thank Jahunga
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Chicken sandwich came with only chicken and 1 piece of lettuce. Bruschetta was dry with no butter or oil used, very chunky onion. Service ordinary. Great location. If your just going for coffee this place is fine.

Thank Bomber262686

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42A Marine Parade, Melbourne, Victoria 3184, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9525 5855
The Great Provider is on Marine Parade, at the St Kilda Marina. It is a great place to enjoy a meal with friends, family or colleagues. Situated only meters from the water's edge, you can relax and enjoy your meal while taking in the view of the sea, and the boats coming and going from the marina. We offer a wide-ranging menu, with something for everyone. There is ample parking adjacent to the Cafe, and you can drop in or make a booking.

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