St Kilda Beach’s Pontoon Deck to reopen Monday, 2 November

Soak up the sunshine and bay views whilst enjoying delicious snacks and cocktails.

Following the easing of restrictions, Stokehouse Precinct’s Pontoon Deck returns on Monday, 2 November bringing all the good vibes of St Kilda Beach. The perfect spot to dine outdoors with fresh sea air, soak up the sunshine whilst watching the incredible sunsets and take in all the energy of those passing by on the beach boardwalk.

Stokehouse Precinct’s Executive Chef Jason Staudt is back with a menu inspired by Australian beach barbeques. Start with oysters or a bucket of prawns, sample a skewer, swordfish burger or hanger steak straight from the grill or gravitate to the classics like the salt and pepper chicken, fried calamari or potato salad.

Group Pastry Chef Lauren Eldridge has created a dessert menu of classic summer sunshine flavours. Try her take on a favourite childhood ice-cream the ‘Splice’ with a pine-lime granita and fresh pineapple or a coconut panna cotta with watermelon jelly, rum and mint.

The drinks list has also had a makeover, ready for your staycation. Cocktails include a coconut margarita and a fruity tiki-inspired number called Feeling Nautical, alongside the classic Aperol spritz, icy cold beers and wines.

The Pontoon Deck spaciously seats 50 guests with a new table layout in place and will be open all day long from 12pm through until sunset Monday to Sunday kicking off from Monday, 2 November. A minimum spend of $40 per person will be in place along with a Melbourne Cup public holiday surcharge. Bookings are recommended and will be available online via the Pontoon website through until the end of November.

Indoor bookings will be reserved for groups looking to celebrate – whether birthdays, engagements, anniversaries or just being free! Email to grab your spot indoors. Further details regarding December bookings to come once updates regarding restrictions are available.

Stokehouse is available at home via Providoor with bookings also opening shortly, and the fish and chip kiosk Paper Fish is now open Thursday to Sunday for those looking for a quick bite to take away.

Follow @pontoonstkildabeach or sign up to the Stokehouse Precinct newsletter online via the Pontoon website to keep updated.

Pontoon is now recruiting for chefs, bar and floor team members to work by the beach this summer. Email

Stokehouse Precinct, 30 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda VIC 3182
03 9525 5445
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Images: Parker Blain

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