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$$ - $$$
Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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30 The Esplanade, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9534 3800
07:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:30
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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very easy to get to as the tram stops directly in front of the restaurant, Luna Park Stop. Restaurant staff members were very attentive and the food was great.

Thank steven t
Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome place to relax with a good selection of wine, plenty of choices for food, live music, and attentive and friendly staff.

Thank Matt S
Gold Coast, Australia
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I haven't had breakfast here for a while and the standard has not dropped at all. A fresh apple and watermelon juice and latte to start followed by the fritters with poached eggs with just the right amount of rocket and tomato. Love the relaxed vibe and great service.

Thank jimmyhendriks
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

After having enjoyed previous dining experiences at Phamish last Sunday night was very poor. We specifically booked in for a 6pm dinner as we were attending a show at the Palais over the road at 7:30pm. Service was slow to the point I had to ask for the dessert menu and then when ordered it was another 20 minutes arriving... More 

1 Thank Naomi58
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179 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We'd been to Phamish a couple of yours ago and really enjoyed and food but this week were really disappointed. The special of the day - the Beef Cheek, just really lacked in flavor. Cooked well just bland. As my wife said "tasted more like a casserole" than a restaurant meal! Tis nice and handy for a pre theatre show... More 

1 Thank Mark-Kristie
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103 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We dined here on a very busy "Palais Theatre night" and the staff were pretty flat chat but still managed to provide excellent service. One of our meals was terribly boring - I like to eat out and have food that's better than I can cook - and they happily exchanged it for another meal which was absolutely 5 star.... More 

Thank Kanga-roo11
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We booked an early dinner here before going to a show at the Palais on a Saturday night. All of the diners at our table ordered the pork belly which was delicious. Our waiting staff were very helpful and attentive. Great buzzy atmosphere. I would recommend booking on a Saturday night especially if there is a show on at the... More 

Thank Wayne M
Bendigo, Australia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Great location if going to Palais Theatre for dinner before show. Lovely food. Staff very helpful and attentive, thoroughly recommend.

Thank DFO52
Bendigo, Australia
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Booked early sitting for dinner, for show last night at Palais. Great location, yummy food and great service, staff smiled and friendly, (which is sometimes unusual these days)and nothing too much trouble. Will certainly return in the future.

Thank Lyne Y
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed an early dinner before a show at The Palais. Location is directly opposite the theatre so you can relax and enjoy right up to 10 minutes before the show. Friendly staff and great service.

Thank Keentotravel43

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 The Esplanade, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9534 3800

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