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Republica Bar and Restaurant

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by Madhumita Thakur (subscribe)
Freelance writer & journalist in the fields of lifestyle, technology and entertainment.
Published August 7th 2011

Nothing is more romantic than a beach side view to enjoy some drinks and sumptuous meal. Republica at St. Kilda beach is one the finest bars and restaurants in Melbourne which fits just right into this category with elegance and zest. The breezy ambience and the sight of the blue sea only help in making your tryst with Republica more refreshing. Although the famous Melbourne winter can dip this enthusiasm at times once you are here your mood would be uplifted by the magic of this place.

With smart casual dressing you will find yourself in sync with Republica and its mood. You can unwind in the serenity of this place with your friends and colleagues over the weekends and also stop by for a quick bite or beer during weekdays. Apart from this Republica is also an excellent venue for hosting various social and corporate functions and events like anniversaries, product launch, parties, presentations, birthdays and much more. It has spacious look and feel with distinct areas for bar, function area and dining area.

Take a walk on the beach side after enjoying some drinks and finger food and let all your tensions get washed away with the waves. On bright and sunny days you can even soak some sun in your skin and take a quick dip in the sea before you head towards the bar. Republica also has a rooftop area which overlooks the sea and presents a breathtaking view during sunset and night.

It has wide range of choices in the drinks and food menu sections. Right from sparkling wine to champagne, beer, cocktails, fruit juices, hot beverages and smoothies you can satiate your palette with the kind of drink you would like to sip each time you come here. In the food section you can rely upon the culinary skills of the chef Matthew Dawson who is an expert in preparing lip smacking dishes for a-la-carte menu.

You can also soak the magnificence of nature with sun just above the horizon of sea with a hearty breakfast here. Republica serves the famous Australian breakfast on weekends from 9am till midday every week. It also stays open till late on weekends beginning with Friday. Its operating hours are: Mon - Friday 11.30am - Late, Sat - Sun 9am - Late. The food and drinks are priced decently which would add great value to your experience.

Since this place generally gets crowded over the weekends it is best to make a booking especially if you are planning to host a function or event here. You can fill up an online form, send an email or make a phone call (03 8598 9055) to make bookings. While bookings and reservations are done for the indoor seatings the outdoor seatings are filled by first come first served basis.

Republica is situated at a location which is not only picturesque but also convenient to access through trams, taxis and personal cars. You can take tram numbers 16 or 96 to reach here or alternatively if you are coming by a car then you can avail the paid parking area of Sea Baths Complex. The parking charges are $4 per hour or $10 for a whole day parking.

Create some wonderful memories at Republica with your friends and family and experience the true meaning of its name "For the people".
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Why? To have beach fun
When: Mon - Friday 11.30am - Late, Sat - Sun 9am - Late
Where: 1A-1D 10-18 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda Sea Baths, St Kilda VIC 3182
Cost: Depends upon what you order
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