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.
Great, attentive service. Good beer and seafood that was superb. Get the Blue Eye fillet.
Our waitress was very polite and accommodating. The chef did a great job, especially with the dessert. The seating of choice was great. The only negative was a large crowd who came in after us who were noisier than we desired and certain members of that party kept looking over at us. Although there was a mistake with the bill, it was quickly and easily rectified.
As always, awesome food. This is where hubby and i go for our monthly “date night” and never disappoints 👌🏼
As always, good food with great service. Not once did we need to ask for our wine glass to be filled. Food came out promptly and was delicious as well. A very nice experience overall.
The Waterfront advertises as ‘vegetarian friendly’ and gluten free options... yet the menu listings aren’t labelled GF (or V or Ve or DF for that matter) and there were NO vegetarian main course menu options!
The (very professional) waiter, when asked for the vegetarian menu, said oh we can simply do a vegetarian risotto or vegetarian pasta. Awkward having chosen the restaurant as one of our party is Vegetarian and one Gluten free
Amazing food, service & location. We had been to Waterfront Restaurant twice now & both visits have been fantastic. I would highly recommend this restaurant!
Crabs sucked; frozen way too long and all mushy as a result. Chilled seafood platter wimpy for the price. Example of another well located restaurant NOT needing to try very hard to be good. There must be far better seafood than this overpriced assembly line.
Over priced! Hardly anyone in the restaurant but they seat a table of four on top of us.
Main meal dry and when questioned I get told it’s my fault because that’s how I ordered my meal. Super disappointed as this has previously been a favourite when we visit Melbourne. Will now be on the lookout for a fresher seafood restaurant
Outstanding as per usual! I always leave these wonderful place with a full tummy and a smile on my face.
FanTastic night Alfred looked after us brilliantly☺️
Returning to Melbourne to celebrate our 20 year anniversary and we chose to dine at Waterfront Southgate. We really enjoyed the raw menu in particular the beetroot cured salmon which was outstanding, we also had the Singapore Chili Crab which was prepare and cooked beautifully. We had very good table service from the staff and Michael who indulged our request to purchase a restaurant apron as a memento for the occasion. It was a fantastic way celebrate our night.
A must visit to Melbourne. I don't think our trip would have been complete without a visit to Waterfront Southgate. That being said, the server we had was somewhat snarky to my father. Luckily for him, her rudeness was over his head with her French heritage. He saw someone glamorous, we saw smirks and ambivalence to being there. Hope others have better servers, but otherwise could not recommend the experience more.
Easily accessible for parking and walking, food was good wine was good
We thoroughly enjoyed our night at the Waterfront, we felt like we had the best table there, the waiters were friendly and helpful, the food was fresh and delicious, nice flavours and presentation, great range on the menu, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to our friends and yes we will going there next time we are in Melbourne.
Food was absolutely amazing, could not fault it or the service
An absolutely amazing night. Sensational food, brilliant table service and terrific vibe within. We'll be back.
The food & service was outanding - it was a cold day but the heaters were on and we were very cosy sitting outside- thank you to all for a wonderful dinner
Great overall experience! So happy we dined here!
Outstanding from start to finish - kudos to all who assisted with our dining experience
Rushed all the way
Not what we wanted
Get them in and get them out
The view and ambience was good. We were late, and they still keep our reservation. The food was good as well although did not reach our expectations. Basically it was an amazing place for friends gatjering.
This was our second visit and it was even better than the first. Cannot give this restaurant enough stars to justify quality, service and overall experience. We will be back again, each time we visit Melbourne. Thank you!
food was amazing! Service was very helpful. The seedfood platters are outstanding in the world.
Located on esplanade overlooking Yarra and back to CBD. Great to watch the world go buy. Thursday lunchtime. We were seated outside. Service was attentive. Food was excellent. We will be back.
This was a fantastic dining experience, we had a lovely Greek waiter who was very friendly and accommodating. The food was better than expected and we had our 5 year old with us so it was also kid friendly. Prices were very reasonable for the quality of food and location of restaurant, we will definitely be back in our next trip to Melbourne.
Was very impressed with the service and the food. We were seated at one of the best view points to watch the events on Southbank. We both had fish dishes which were cooked to perfection and the wine was reasonably priced. Would definitely come back with friends.
We had a nice family lunch with river views, friendly staff, lovely food. It was a special occasion, value for money.
Been twice in 2 weeks. Delicious food and surroundings. Definitely will be back
Great dinner at water front. Everything tasted and was presented perfectly, service was a little slow at times but overall was a great experience and will be back.
Oyster Kilpatrick , very poor value . Needed glasses to find any bacon.
Small and overpriced . Everything else good
Made reservations... took a $20 cab ride to get there... got there and they said, “Sorry we’re closing” I asked “then why do we have reservations?” .... sorry we’re closing... and rather rudely.... didn’t eat there.. and one thing is for sure, I never will!!
Service was quite good and we had an excellent table out the front overlooking the river. We had the clam chowder for entree which was pretty good but a bit small for the price tag. Or should be lower priced. Moreton bay bugs steamed in garlic butter was really fantastic. $65 price tag justified. We shared the seafood paella for main. This was disappointing. Rice was gluggy, no crisp base as a good paella should have, quite pedestrian really. Regretted ordering this.
Beautifuy prepared delicious meals... Wonderful ambience and service
I can honestly say that my Waterfront experience was fantastic & the best I have had! The food was amazing , interior decor was lovely and we received five star table service (a little slow at first) from the very pleasant waiter. Our new favourite restaurant around Southgate!
Had a great night the service was awesome meal was lovely only thing I thought my salmon was a bit over cooked but otherwise everything else was great
When you decide to experience a night out at an establishment like Waterfront, you obviously are guided by quality service and food. You know before you arrive that your wallet needs to be fairly large.
I happily emptied my wallet for a dinner for two, a special occasion. Great wine, exquisite seafood and service reflective of the prices.
Excellent in every way.
Very nice atmosphere very well trained staff, food was amazing would definitely recommend
Amazing food and great service. My wife and I dine here regularly and will continue to for many years to come
Excellent food quality, service, and location. A must visit restaurant in Melbourne
Food was ok not great. Don’t expect cooperation if you are on business and need separate checks. Over priced for what you get. Would probably not go there again there are many other restaurants along the water that are better.