Encore is the sister venue to Republica, St Kilda Beach - an iconic venue on the waterfront, delivering unmatched food, wine and service in the unique location affronting St Kilda Beach in St Kilda Sea Baths.
The Doolan family owns both venues, with a string of successful hospitality businesses across multiple states. Their vision is to offer Melbourne a function centre like no other. Steering away from what people have come to expect from reception venues, Encore has been created with the look and feel of an iconic beachside restaurant. Encore is designed to have personality, natural light and amazing views.
Designed by Dana Hutchins, Encore is pure of intent, unique, familiar and relaxed. The design is inspired by the natural beauty and sun kissed cultures of the southern hemisphere. Style is easily said and not often delivered. Encore does by simple and minimalistic touches that compliment the environment, delivering an event space that will make your function remarkable. Encore is a playful art driven space which delivers a fresh approach in an outstanding location.
In the Spring of 2011, Encore St Kilda Beach became the pinnacle of function and event venues in Melbourne.
With dedicated client service managers, the Encore team is structured to deliver on the promise of making your event outstanding. Encore staff have heritage from all corners of the globe and the team operates on mutual respect to deliver our single mission of standout events for clients and guests.
We invite you to spend time with our vivacious team to experience the passion that Encore is known for.
The Executive Chef
Matthew Dawson developed his passion for fine food in the north east wine region of Victoria. Matthew has worked at some of Victoria’s leading restaurants and is now focused on creating great food on St Kilda Beach for all to enjoy. Matt is constantly inspired by his travels and the people he meets both locally and abroad, this heavily influences his culinary style. His dishes always deliver excitement and surprise to the palate.
Miranda Skoczek was commissioned to deliver the outstanding artwork that enhances Encores' uniqueness.
Miranda has delivered art for Encore that is loaded with positivity and engages the viewer on many levels. The built up layers afford her canvasses with a sense of history, constant in a process of hiding and revealing.