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Waterfront Southgate - Waterfront Southgate, Southbank, AU-VIC

Waterfront Southgate

4.6
4.6
1466 Reviews
$41 to $100
Seafood
Melbourne’s most iconic seafood bar and grill.

A true Melbourne experience with expansive views of the Yarra river and mesmerizing city lights.

Take in the stunning Melbourne sky line whilst enjoying our finest seafood and oysters expertly sourced directly from some of Australia’s best producers.

We are dedicated to the “sea to plate”, with daily visits to the market, selecting the very best oysters, pristine shellfish and the freshest local seafood.
Our “paddock to table” philosophy ensures we only source the highest quality of meats, bred from local Victorian farmers.

With over 100 years in hospitality, the Zampelis family welcomes you to enjoy a unique dining experience.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Oyster Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9686 9766
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Georgia K.
  • Catering
    a sit down Dinner with 3 courses style
  • Private party facilities
    Private Function area available for large group over 40 - 50 people. Outdoor area can be booked for private function over 100 people.
  • Area
    Southbank
  • Cross Street
    Southgate Promenade, on ground level facing the Yarra River
  • Parking Details
    Secure Parking at Southgate Complex, Secure Parking at the Art Centre Car Park
  • Public Transit
    St Kilda Rd Trams, Flinders Street Station, Taxi rank at Eureka Tower
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,466 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • City Centre

    Great for outdoor dining

  • City Centre

    Great for scenic views

1,466 Reviews
  1. GeoffK

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and wine, friendly and efficient service. We have booked for a second visit.

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  2. HeatherG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, excellent experience all round

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  3. MarcM

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No Moretti on tap. Bummer zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  4. AlisaW

    Stuttgart

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice place next to the Yarra River. Food was amazing and super fresh.

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  5. RogerW

    New York City

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent range of seafood dishes, rather than just Salmon and Barramundi, the Rock Flathead was first class.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was average we had the lobster Bisque Linguini tasteless and the Muscles sicillian style they were awful

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  7. Hoda

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always amazing and the staff are great. Very friendly and helpful.

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  8. MELISSAJ

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant restaurant. Sherry is the most incredible waitress. Will be back again soon. Xx

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dishes. Very good quality and taste. The service was really good. I highly recommend this restaurant

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  10. BruceM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff and service were excellent. I really enjoyed the Calamari entree, however the main course (salmon) was overcooked, tough and did not taste like salmon. I spent a lot of money on a night that started well but ended in disappointment. My partner also enjoyed the entree but very dissatisfied with the main meal. My advice would be to go for two entrees rather than main and share.

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  11. DavidM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent table service , perfect sun coverage for out side dining . Not being hassled at all . Food arrived at the perfect interval . Seats & tables are far away enough from other patrons. Relaxing , easy , beautiful. Left happy & relaxed

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  12. simonr

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food great service great wine would recommend

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  13. LouisB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and excellent service. The table on the terrace was perfect for a warm evening. We had a little wait for the food to come - the restaurant seemed fully booked, (which for a Monday night was surprising), but the wait was worth it.

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  14. JaneJL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good view and location. Steaks are awesome. Unfortunately, you don't have today's special (sell out).

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  15. SheereeL

    New South Wales

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, friendly atmosphere, good food but a little pricey

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  16. TonyH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only problem that I had was with my main meal where I had the 400g Moreton Bay bags and they were completely tasteless. Yes they had been frozen but that should not be the complete reason to be tasteless. It was the same last time I had the bug risotto. Managers you need to taste test them yourself? Otherwise everything was perfect

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  17. PayelD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I had lunch at the Waterfront Southgate last weekend. The food was delicious!! The service was prompt and there were no delays with the food being brought out. Very impressed with the restaurant.

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  18. RodR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night Waiter dropped knife on girlfriends hand. Otherwise ok Little disappointed with minimum prawn cocktail Good wine

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  19. SandraM

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the crispy battered fish but 3 pieces of which 2 were inedible due to being brown/fish not white fillet. Just not edible as it has all the brown veins and slimy bits of fish. Chips was lovely thin homemade and the clam chowder & Sashimi was amazing. We visit Waterfront everytime we come to Melbourne. Just could have had better fillet portions for my battered fish. (really tiny pieces so for $29.99 could be better fillets.

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  20. DanvilleDuo

    Denver

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an enjoyable dinner at the Waterfront. Oysters were very fresh and delicious. Scallops appetizer was also very good. We shared a seafood linguine that had a nice spicy sauce and good quantities of shellfish.

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  21. DanS

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have eaten at Watergate many times and have never been disappointed. It isn't inexpensive, but you get what you pay for everytime.

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  22. AnthonyD

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect for any occasion with wide variety of choices on both the Food & Drink menus

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  23. MonikaP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Comfortable seating, very helpful staff, great view next to Yarra River. Elegant and not very noisy (outside seating). One thing I would definitely change is toilet. Very small toilet (2 cabins) for such a big restaurant it's not a deal.

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  24. MareeH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time at this venue, and all was good. The coffee not so.

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  25. PaulB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were first class. My wife and I were celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary and Waterfront Southgate was the perfect spot. Best seafood we've had in years!

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  26. SteveL

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food average and unremarkable. Wine selection good. Service good. Value for money low.

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  27. JenniV

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had our usual catch up for hubby’s birthday with our dear friends, once again the team at the waterfront Southbank were so attentive as always and the food was delicious

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  28. KathrynU

    Denver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    A costly and disappointing meal. Our waitress was excellent however the manager at front of house quite abrupt. Overall, an overpriced experience.

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  29. ThomasD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Experience here was absolutely amazing, both the environment and food were stunning! Coming back here for sure.

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  30. PETERA

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great selection of good quality seafood available. Good setting with attentive helpfull staff. Eat here often and will return once again.

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  31. KellyH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a great place to eat. It’s one of our favorites

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  32. AndrewL

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the Waterfront in Southgate always my first pick.

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  33. JasonD

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was ok think it could have been fresher. The value for money is not worth it could have gone to better places on Southbank for same money. Service was good.

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  34. Masterchef

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely location, great service and delicious food, will definitely be back 😊

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  35. Bruce

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great for omnivores. No choices for the vegan in our group which is unusual for Melbourne.

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  36. Kelkni

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambience, great quality food and good service. Sat outside undercover, lovely spot in front of Yarra River. Love the booths with oval tables.

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  37. YohS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice Food, Nice atmosphere. Nice service. Hope to come again.

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  38. CatherineS

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fantastic food and service , staff gonabobe and beyond and desserts are to die for

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  39. RosalindO

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We often eat at Waterfront Southgate and it doesn't disappoint. Top notch food and service. We usually can't go past the fish but one of our party had the lamb which was excellent.

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  40. nomester

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A favourite restaurant and the food was exceptional.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

Waterfront Southgate is rated 4.6 stars by 1466 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 30 times today
Google Map for Waterfront Southgate

3 Southgate Avenue, Shop 20, Southbank, AU-VIC 3006

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Southgate Promenade, on ground level facing the Yarra River
  • Area
    Southbank
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Oyster Bar
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Secure Parking at Southgate Complex, Secure Parking at the Art Centre Car Park
  • Public Transit
    St Kilda Rd Trams, Flinders Street Station, Taxi rank at Eureka Tower
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Georgia K.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9686 9766
  • Catering
    a sit down Dinner with 3 courses style
  • Private party facilities
    Private Function area available for large group over 40 - 50 people. Outdoor area can be booked for private function over 100 people.
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