St Kilda | BBQ Review

St Kilda, VIC

We ventured to St Kilda to suss out the best (and worst) spots for a BBQ.

The Ultimate Guide to Public BBQ Spots in St Kilda

Hello, BBQ enthusiasts! We at are taking you on a culinary journey to the heart of St Kilda, Melbourne.

Catani Gardens

Our first stop is Catani Gardens, a unique park with an enormous grass area and stunning landscape. It's a great place for a leisurely stroll or a picnic. The park is dog-friendly, but remember to keep your furry friends on a leash. There's a cool playground right next to the BBQ area, which consists of two sets of two barbies with large working spaces. However, there's no undercover seating area, so be prepared for Melbourne's unpredictable weather.

Unfortunately, we had some trouble getting the hot plates hot enough for our BBQ. After some trial and error, we discovered that the hot plates do heat up, but they take a really long time. Considering this, we give these BBQs a snag rating of 1 out of 10.

St Kilda Foreshore and Rotary Park

Next, we ventured to St Kilda Foreshore and Rotary Park. The foreshore offers plenty of benches and water fountains, and if you're lucky, you might even spot some penguins at the end of the pier. Near Luna Park, there's a neat and simple BBQ spot at Rotary Park, complete with a cool playground.

Marina Reserve

Our favourite spot, however, is Marina Reserve. This park offers plenty of parking (though it's ticketed), bins, a toilet block near the BBQ area, and a fantastic playground that kids will love. Skaters and scooter enthusiasts will be thrilled with the skate park, and there's even a dog beach for your four-legged friends.

The BBQ area at Marina Reserve is partially covered, providing some sunshade, but it won't protect you from the rain. The grassy area is perfect for kids and dogs to run around, and the BBQs here are top-notch. We give this BBQ a snag rating of 8 out of 10.

Discover More in St Kilda

St Kilda truly has a lot to offer, and its public BBQ spots are no exception. Whether you're a local or a tourist, these BBQ spots provide a unique way to enjoy the outdoors and cook up a delicious meal.

In addition to the BBQ spots, St Kilda is known for its vibrant arts scene, with live music performances, vibrant festivals, and bustling night markets. The suburb is also home to the iconic Luna Park, a historic amusement park that has been delighting visitors since 1912.

Weekend Fun at St Kilda

If you're in St Kilda over the weekend, make sure to visit the St Kilda Esplanade Market, where you can browse a wide range of arts, crafts, and food stalls. St Kilda is more than just its BBQ spots. It's a vibrant, cultural hub that offers a unique blend of natural beauty, entertainment, and culinary delights.

Plan Your Next BBQ Adventure

So why not plan your next BBQ adventure in St Kilda and experience all that this fantastic suburb has to offer? We hope you found this guide helpful. Don'tforget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more BBQ adventures and tips.

From all the crew at Meat in a Park, we hope you enjoy your BBQ experience in St Kilda, and we'll see you at the next hotplate!

Please note: Always check the local council regulations regarding public BBQ usage and ensure you leave the BBQs clean for the next users. Happy grilling!

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