With 2 unique and mouth-watering restaurants plus our Espy Main Bar for casual bites and pub classics, the Espy is your ultimate dining destination.
Please make all bookings of 10 or under via the ‘Book Now’ buttons below. For groups of 11 or more, please submit a ‘Group Booking Enquiry’.
Our Main Bar serves up your favourite pub classics, stone-baked pizzas, burgers and a collection of seaside snacks.
Monday-Friday | 12pm-3pm & 5pm-9:30pm
Saturday & Sunday | 12pm-9:30pm
(Pizzas only from 3pm-5pm, Monday-Friday and 9:30pm-10:30pm, Friday-Saturday)
The Ghost is our world class cocktail bar on our secret top floor that pays homage to The Espy’s most notable resident, Alfred Felton.
Drinks | Thursday-Sunday from 4pm-late
Please complete the below form for all bookings of 10+ and our reservations team will be in touch. For all bookings of 10 or under, book via the buttons above.
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:
Featuring a bustling yet intimate atmosphere, the Espy Kitchen is our main eatery. Our seasonal menu features a diverse range of the highest quality local produce, designed to be shared. Perfectly paired with an extensive wine and cocktail list, join us at the Espy Kitchen for a truly memorable dining experience.
Our bustling menu boasts a varied and wide-ranging array of traditional Cantonese dishes including 5-spiced chicken ribs, raw kingfish, spicy pork chilli wontons and crispy pork belly. 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!