“Republica is a great place for afternoon drinks when it’s sunny”
Just set off St Kilda beach, Republica (click here) is a great destination to unwind and relax. The atmosphere was good, however it was a little quiet as it was a pretty miserable day weather wise.
The staff were tentative at times, however we waited for 20 minutes from the time we got our menus to ordering, then once we ordered the wait was over 40 minutes (with only 3 tables seated in the restaurant). The food overall was pretty good and the Bloody Mary was tasty.
What we ate:
GRILLED OCTOPUS – warm flat bread
FRIED CHICKEN PIECES – jalapeno and lime mayonnaise
PULLED PORK RAGU – with kale
WAGYU BEEF RUMP CAP – mashed potato, dijon mustard, grilled leek and pickled onions (gf)
GREEN BEANS – with mustard
SALTED CARAMEL PARFAIT – with peanut sauce and buttered popcorn ice cream (gf)
A big thumbs up to the fried chicken, it was great, it was crisp and seasoned well and the jalapeno & lime mayo was a great addition. The caramel parfait was simply delicious. However a big thumbs down to the green beans, they were quite possibly the worst green beans I have ever eaten, they were soggy and dull with a horrid texture and taste.
The experience at Republica was decent but could have been better. The staff were a little to slow but very polite and the food was good but the green beans were a massive disappointment. Everything else was quite enjoyable. The décor and setting is very relaxing and the location is great. It definitely would be better on a beautiful sunny day overlooking the beach.
10/18 Jacka Blvd,
St Kilda VIC 3182
(03) 8598 9055