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.
Waterfront deluxe seafood chowder
Waterfront Seafood paella for two
prawns, today's crab, mussels, clams, smoked pork sausage, paprika chicken, capsicum, smoked paprika, green peas, capsicum & chilli
Chilli salt calamari
Our night at the Waterfront was magical good service great food warmth and ambience.
Our waiter was great a breath of fresh air to be able to order with the waiter and not an APP.
Amazing food and quirky service made it a fun experience
The last two times we have been quite disappointed with the food. There may be a new chef? It is more quantity over quality now it seems. We both had the grilled barramundi. It seemed steamed rather than grilled as it was very wet and sloppy. Hardly any flavour but at least it wasn't fishy. The vegetables were not very nice and my wife did not eat the fish or the veggies and sent it back. For me it was OK but not something I would have again. The chicken I had several weeks earlier was at best OK too but it was enormous and nothing special. I had better at the local pub.
Waterfront has been our favourite restaurant for years for special occasions or for just a nice time. But for now it has lost its shine and we will start looking elsewhere unfortunately
Very nice lunch. Food was fantastic; service very good
Great spot . Beautiful food . Fantastic service .
Great service from our waiter. Food was of great quality.
Beautiful. place to celebrate any occasion , lovely delicious food
Very pleasant experience. The food was freah and tasted amazing. The staff were prompt with their attention and they were very helpful with our enquiries. Its a classy setting and and would highly recommend it to anyone.
Amazing service, coupled with very good food makes this one an easy review.
The service is highly attentive, whilst bringing personality to the experience.
The food is of a high quality, with a good variety on the menu to suit most tastes.
We were there last minute for a birthday lunch due to changed plans and they went to a great deal of effort to make the birthday boy feel special.
It was such a good experience. The food was amazing and it was sooo warm and the environment was just outstanding. Was even kid friendly. Which was amazing. The staff was brilliant they were on point with everything. So friendly and caring. Can’t wait for next time.
One of my top 5 restaurants food service excellent
Superb service Food is always divine Our fave restaurant
Amazing, great quality service and food, the staff was really nice and lovely
Great service and good as always! Luv waterfront
Great food, great service, warm and friendly ambience. Highly recommend.
As always food and service was amazing! Food was fresh and full of flavour.
Staff were fantastic! Had the seafood platter and it was amazing!
Amazing food, amazing service! Shout out to the restaurant manager Andrew! His hospitality was exceptional!
Waterfront always delivers. Their food is exemplary, service smart and surrounds by the Yarra exceptional. We go there often and recommend it to everyone as you know you will not be disappointed. It is the best restaurant in Southgate.
Daughters birthday dinner. Food was great and service was amazing. John-Pierre was attentive and lovely. Thank you
Always great food but service was excellent. The French waiter was fantastic and made the experience so much better.
Reliable great food, great service and great location in Melbourne CBD.
Love this place. Great service and excellent food.
Maybe next time we will try something new as we keep going back to the red snapper curry Mmmm.
Amazing food and even better service.
The best restaurant in Melbourne.
We always enjoy going. Noticed that the meals are now much bigger. That wasn't necessary.
FOOD WAS VERY GOOD AND THE SERVICE EXCELLENT. THEY RESPONDED TO OUR NEED TO BE SERVED EFFICIENTLY SO AS TO ENABLE US TO ATTAND OUR SHOW AT THE ART CENTRE
The food was great but we had to wait a very long time for it to arrive. Possibly the kitchen was under-staffed. On past experience, the overlong wait is most unusual.
Excellent service and great fresh food. The staff at this restaurant are very professional.
We will be back soon
Service excellent, food never disappoints, steak melt in the mouth and seafood to die for.
Loved the smile from our friendly waiter and the bonus fish chowder. Good wines and great calamari. Thanks
Very happy with the staff great food great vibes. Incredible service highly recommend
Excellent overall dining experience. Highly recommend
Amazing service and top quality food. Highly recommended!
Lobster / Crayfish (main reason for choice of venue) ....was disappointing..
Staff and Ambiance .. very good
Really lovely and comfortable place to dine and celebrate something or someone !
Food was perfectly described and well priced for the experience.
We will be returning !!!
Great service and staff! Food was delicious! Experience was great!
We sat out on the verandah where it was warm and had atmosphere. The wine list was extensive and reasonably priced. As an entre was half a dozen oysters. They were terrific. We then settled on the Deluxe Seafood Platter. It had a great selection of seafood and tasty morsels. My partner was not keen on mussels however said that the mussels on this platter were the best she had ever had. The prawns, however, were soft and powdery. Their heads just fell off. I suspect that they were either over cooked or that they were a tad old. Everything else we had was very good but I would not classify it as outstanding. Some additional utensils should have been provided to handle the fish and to scoop some of the morsels onto our plates.
After creating an absolute mess on the table, and with our faces and hands, we were offered a flimsy wet tissue in a wrapper. I would have thought that having such an experience that hot, damp flannels were the order of the day. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Always a lovely meal. The buffalo mozzarella and fig salad was outstanding!!
Great service. Lovely outlook.
the kilpatricks were not done in the traditional way, my husbands steak was underdone and the heaters were not working.
Waterfront Southgate is rated 4.7 stars by 677 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.