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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Service was excellent. Food was reasonable for the price.
We enjoyed a magnificent seafood platter, our waitress Frankie was amazing. Everything was wonderful, we could have done with a larger table for the size of the platter but couldn’t be helped as the restaurant was busy. Will definitely go again.
Great place to take overseas visitors: outdoor table overlooks the river and even if it's cool weather, they have outdoor heating in place that makes the place cosy.
My Husband and I had lunch on a sunny Sunday afternoon could not fault the food & service both excellent. Will defiantly be going back thanks to all the Waterfront staff :)
Fantastic venue and even better seafood. Had a long lunch on weekend with a friend, entree’s of oysters and sashimi, mains of southern rock lobster (1/2) and barramundi with sides of rocquette, beetroot and walnut salad washed down with a bottle of reisling from the Tamar Valley and a Chardonnay from Margaret River. It was all delicious, couldn’t fault any part of our experience. Highly recommend Waterfront for a lazy afternoon weekend lunch or dinner.
Favourite place for delicious food and outstanding service, and they charged my phone. Thank you!
Food was sensational - service was wonderful
Ambiance was perfect - a truly beautiful place to dine
We had a lovely long leisurely lunch. The shift changed and we were still there. They were happy for us to stay until we were ready to leave. Food was awesome.
only criticism was that the first 4 wines we selected were not available. Apart excellent arena in trying weather conditions and the food was excellent.
Very nice. Food was very good, though waiter seemed to have little knowledge of the different oysters on offer. Ordered Blackman’s Bay Tassie but got Coffin Bay.
Good location and food
Fantastic location and atmosphere. The food was amazing although my main meal went missing for 10 minutes which was a little frustrating.
My Husband and I went there for our 30th Wedding Anniversary and my Husband’s Birthday we chose to sit outside and even though the evening was cool we were not cold at all, We were served by Bethany who was really lovely, we shared an entree of Calamari and we both had a Steak 🥩 which was cooked perfectly, I had a couple of Cocktails which went down rather well. We enjoyed our night and will return.
Attended on a busy Saturday night with friends visiting from USA. Great evening with outdoor seating enjoying excellent seafood and wine together with attentive service.
Outstanding food in pleasant surroundings. Not too noisy. The only down side was that we had to wait quite some time for the menus and finally had to ask for the menus. We would definitely dine at the Waterfront again, other family with us said the same.
Just go there people...do it! You won't be disappointed.
Service and food were impeccable. They were also really great and accommodating of our children which I didn’t expect. They provided a high chair for my daughters stuffed toy which gave us all a good laugh and engaged with the children really well. Kids menu was wonderful and all food was great quality and very tasty. Will definitely return.
Good table was secured. Thank you very much!
Did not feel welcome. I guess they must cater to a certain age group and we did not fit the mold. Would not return.
Our server went above and beyond normal in Taking care of us. This was an amazing and memorable experience.
Very good service, wonderful waiters very attentive
Waiter was excellent, Food was lovely and we had very enjoyable night.
The Waterfront at Southgate was beautiful. The food was beautiful presented and tasted amazing. All our meals were delicious. Faultless in all aspects. Service was impeccable.
We had booked several months ahead as we missed out the previous year. We were not disappointed. We were shown to a riverfront corner bench seat that was perfect. The service waiter did a fabulous job of taking our orders and checking in on us without being overbearing. The food was delightful, fresh and tasty. The seafood linguine was packed full of seafood and my husband had snapper pie. Served at the table, deconstructed and then presented on the plate. A wonderful experience.
Good service, great meal.
Great food but the real thing that let us down was the poor service with a touch of attitude. We were given no warning that the kitchen was closing and when we asked for something else to eat the server just said the kitchen was closed. We asked why we had not been told and she just said, "I didn't think you wanted anything else". No apologies. We loved the food but the service was lacking on this night.
Magnificent food, service and ambiance.
We were celebrating our anniversary but we will definitely be back.
Paella and the seafood were quite overcooked. Dessert was great. Soft shell crab entree was also undercooked. Service was good but we did get overlooked a few times (ie finished with meals and waiting for a while our water glasses empty for a while).
Beautiful spot and nice food some waiters need training
My partner has lots of allergies to food (genuine allergies) and no one was helpful at all.
Fresh seafood & excellent cuisine. Highly recommended.
Service is a bit of hit and miss depending on the wait staff. Sometimes I have been there service has been faultless. This time very disappointing. A bit on the pricey side for what you get.
We have been before and loved the whole experience, we did go this time on Sunday at 1:30 pm and it was busy but not heaving our waiter was excellent, food was excellent
Requested no mussels in my chowder and had mussels after the waiter wrote it down especially
This is our favourite restaurant in Melbourne!
Seafood Chowder is beautiful, steak & seafood delicious!
Staff & management always welcoming!
Well worth the price..
Haven't been here in years, glad we went back! Our waitress was lovely and helped our family celebrate my son's 18th Birthday. Everyone loved their meals, especially dessert
Really like the staff
And lovely place
But I asked some arrangements to do when I was booking the table because it was our anniversary.
But nothing happened special
Quite and beautiful environment , nice place for date