In light of recent events, travel sanctions and health warnings from medical professionals we have temporarily closed both Mya Tiger and the Espy Kitchen until further notice.
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The Espy Kitchen embodies a cellar door inspired hustle and flow with a focus on local seafood, pub classics, rotisserie meats, stone-baked pizzas.
Larger groups of 10 or more guests will enjoy our ‘Share with me’ menu which includes a selection of seasonal hero dishes served to the centre of the table.
Fast-paced, flavour-filled Cantonese restaurant serving up inspired cocktails, dumplings, Peking Duck and epic sunsets.
Larger groups of 7 or more guests will enjoy our shared ‘Banquet Menu’ which includes selection of signature dishes served to the centre of the table.
No reservations and no worries – there are plenty of seats available!
Pull up a stool or settle into a booth, as you work your way through pub classics, stone-baked pizza, fresh salads and a collection seaside snacks.
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 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. 7 days a week, 365 days a year you can drop by and enjoy a tasty lunch or dinner in our restaurants. While reservations are recommended, we always keep space aside each day for walk-ins.
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 speciality 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.
Dining with a group? Larger groups of 10 or more guests can indulge in our ‘share with me’ menu which sees a selection of our seasonal hero dishes served to the centre of your table.
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 while larger groups of 7 or more guests can enjoy our shared ‘Banquet Menu’ with a selection of signature dishes served to your table.
Once you’re done dining in one of our St Kilda esplanade restaurants, you might fancy an after dinner drink. Hotel Esplanade has 12 bars across 5 floors to choose from. Whatever your favourite tipple is – you’ll find something you to suit your tastes.
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!