Melbourne, VIC

Circa, the Prince is one of Melbourne's leading drinking and dining destinations. Owners John and Lisa van Haandel have created a new sense of laid-back luxury, where a convivial aesthetic interplays with a versatile use of space. A passion for exotic ingredients and artisan produce, along with organic and heirloom herbs and vegetables from Circa's own kitchen garden, brings a purity of flavour to the table.
Opening Times

2 Acland Street
St Kilda
Tel: +61 3 9536 1122
French, Mediterranean, Modern Australian, Share plates
Price Range:
$$$$ ~ $$$$
Fully Licensed (no BYO)
Circa, the Prince, which has featured on the Melbourne fine dining scene for years, has a new lease of life after refurbishment completed in early 2012. This St Kilda restaurant has been transformed to a darker, more mature version of is former self. Here nature and industry collide, combining iron roof structures with foliage both in and outside, amongst a muted colour palate. The new brass bar and cocktail lounge is retro, in a modern way, and a great place to unwind in a high-backed loveseat while waiting for your table. You'll need to resist the urge to spend half of dinner poring over the 57 page wine list, with a world of choice at your fingertips, it's a good excuse to change tack from the usual suspects.

The menu by Head Chef Jake Nicolson is equally inspiring – departing from the tradition of entrée, main and dessert selection to a menu of small sharing plates. His cuisine reflects refined French and slow-food techniques, often with a salute to East Asian Street food, Japanese cuisine and the Mediterranean. A passion for the best seasonal produce, including exotic ingredients and artisanal produce, along with organic and heirloom herbs and vegetables from Circa's own kitchen garden, brings a purity of flavour to the table.
Dessert should not be missed, a fusion of cultures and ingredients, it's bound to steal the show, must like the theatrical spot lights positioned above each table.
Aphrodite Vlahos
Accommodation available
Award Winning / Hatted
Bar / Wine Bar
Function for 50-100
In a 4 or 5 Star Hotel
Private Dining Room
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Weddings
The Age Good Food Guide Awards - 2014
One Chef Hat
2 Acland Street
St Kilda VIC 3004
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