Saturday, 4 February 2012

Donovans - Melbourne - 40 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda

Have not been here for about 10 years.

In terms of fit out, I love this place. A colourful, warm, beachy feel with the best toilets in town.

I was there for a work function in a brilliant wooden private room which steps onto a balcony right in front of St Kilda beach. This is definitely a place to bring foreigners, to people watch and to reminisce about those endless Uni days spent rollerblading and walking aimlessly.

The food is simple Italian. We started with chicken wrapped in pancetta which was lovely. Following that was squid which was overcooked, dry and over-battered. Italian sausage pasta lacked texture and flavour.

Main was swordfish with a tomato sauce and a nice touch of rosemary which breaks down the meatiness of the fish - cooked well.

Dessert was home made chocolate ice cream and meringue with orgasmic cream (as one of the diners commented).

This place was an institution but not anymore - for me anyway.

I can't help but wonder, have my tastes changed or is the food just not as good?

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