The Venue

This beachside restaurant in St Kilda is a smoke fusion eatery full of personality and greatness. St LuJa features a beautiful art deco interior, leather lounges and chandeliers that take you to another time.  Also awarded “Most Innovative Bar & Restaurant - City of Port Phillip” - St LuJa is a little bit eclectic, a little bit Gangsta, a little bit posh and a little bit grungy.  Think F. Scott Fitzgerald meets Dead Rabbit New York.  St LuJa doesn’t really fit into any specific mold as such but is happy to break them all. It is definitely interesting and wholeheartedly quirky and they wouldn’t have it any other way!

St LuJa is situated across the road from St Kilda beach – you get sunset views over the ocean while sipping on your favourite cocktail. Their music is from the old classics, some blues and Jazz, with live music once a week; then the DJ’s get the night going on Friday/Saturday till the early hours.

The Food

Allison Hartmire heads up the kitchen at St.LuJa.  Trained in the French style, Allison has worked for some of Melbourne's most celebrated chefs, such as George Colombaris and Shane Delia. As the previous head chef at State of Grace, Allison cemented her own name in the local food scene through her amazing food and degustation menus, and she brings this creativity & flair to the St.LuJa kitchen.  As well as offering limited degustations with paired drinks, she has also created an amazing a la carte and bar menu which will delight your senses and make your tastebuds dance in the best possible way. Their menu changes regularly with the seasonal produce so if you love something and want to see it again make sure you tell them!

The People

An awesome bunch of industry professionals comprising of some of the best bar and restaurateurs make up the team at St.LuJa.  Drawing on experience from State of Grace, World Bar, HopScotch and The Croft Institute, there is a wealth of experience here from a crew that love great food, great cocktails and the best service.  You having an awesome experience at St Luja is the number 1 priority for their staff.


St LuJa is available for private functions & venue hire
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