Espy Main Bar is open for Lunch Monday to Sunday serving our full menu between 12 – 3pm. Between 3pm & 5pm we serve our Pizza menu only. Full menu starts again at 5pm until 9pm.
Espy Kitchen trades Wednesday – Sunday evenings over Summer, dinner is served from 6pm. Open for lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Please note that all bookings for 10 people or less MUST be made online via links below. If there is no availability showing for your date and time, we are booked out. For groups of more than 10, please submit an enquiry here.
View our booking policy here.
Hotel Esplanade is home to not one but two of the best restaurants in St Kilda. No matter what flavour you fancy, whether dining for two or in a large group, Hotel Esplanade is your St Kilda dining mecca.
As one of the most iconic venues in St Kilda, we’re well known for our 12 bars over 5 levels and our consistent program of gigs, live music and comprehensive art program. However, perhaps what we are most well celebrated for of all is our food. Five days a week, you can drop by and enjoy a tasty lunch or dinner in our St Kilda restaurants.
We offer two excellent yet very different dining options for you to choose from:
Our main eatery is Espy Kitchen. With a menu offering a diverse range of foods using Australia’s best seasonal produce. We dish up the best pizzas, rotisserie meats and pub classic dishes day in day out. Seafood is a specialty offering too – we are located by the seaside after all! Our Espy Kitchen provides a dedicated seafood bar serving up platters of delicious oysters and calamari.
Our bustling menu boasts a varied and wide-ranging array of traditional Cantonese dishes including cumin lamb spring rolls, raw kingfish, bao and dumpling menu, pork and chilli wontons, har siu pork baom, XO pippies, steamed fish with ginger, soy and shallots; crispy pork noodles; and even a whole roast duck dish. Is your mouth watering yet?
It gets better – even our wine list is built around the flavours of Cantonese cooking! Complementing our Cantonese dishes are a range of great signature cocktails too.
Fine food and drinks aside, Hotel Esplanade still has lots more to offer. We’re also the go-to venue for gigs and shows in St Kilda, with a consistent programme of live music, comedy gigs in the Gershwin Room along with free local and upcoming bands in The Basement. There is also our Arts Program to consider, with historical tours, art displays and much more making up our weekly programme of entertainment.
Come on down to one of the best St Kilda bars and restaurants for your best dining and entertainment experience. The Hotel Esplanade awaits you!