Waterfront Southgate

4.7
677 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.
What 677 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.7
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4.3
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KarlS
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.
Magical night

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ShaneG
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and quirky service made it a fun experience

RJ
RayJ
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

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

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guyb
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice lunch. Food was fantastic; service very good

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AndrewD
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot . Beautiful food . Fantastic service .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great service from our waiter. Food was of great quality.

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HelenD
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful. place to celebrate any occasion , lovely delicious food

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JoelU
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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AlexL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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.

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AdibaA
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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DeniS
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my top 5 restaurants food service excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb service Food is always divine Our fave restaurant

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JennipherW
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing, great quality service and food, the staff was really nice and lovely

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FrankZ
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and good as always! Luv waterfront

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Effie
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, warm and friendly ambience. Highly recommend.

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HodaO
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always food and service was amazing! Food was fresh and full of flavour.

BH
BreeH
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were fantastic! Had the seafood platter and it was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service! Shout out to the restaurant manager Andrew! His hospitality was exceptional!

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SylviaA
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Daughters birthday dinner. Food was great and service was amazing. John-Pierre was attentive and lovely. Thank you

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StevenO
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food but service was excellent. The French waiter was fantastic and made the experience so much better.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Reliable great food, great service and great location in Melbourne CBD.

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SueA
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and even better service.
The best restaurant in Melbourne.

RJ
RayJ
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

We always enjoy going. Noticed that the meals are now much bigger. That wasn't necessary.

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JeremyW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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TonyW
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

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.

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ronalds
5 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and great fresh food. The staff at this restaurant are very professional.
We will be back soon

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KarenD
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service excellent, food never disappoints, steak melt in the mouth and seafood to die for.

JM
JoMc
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Loved the smile from our friendly waiter and the bonus fish chowder. Good wines and great calamari. Thanks

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rodiy
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very happy with the staff great food great vibes. Incredible service highly recommend

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PhillipM
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent overall dining experience. Highly recommend

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Damion
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and top quality food. Highly recommended!

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AlanB
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Steak.. beautiful
Lobster / Crayfish (main reason for choice of venue) ....was disappointing..
Staff and Ambiance .. very good

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LaurenM
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

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 !!!

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NAMANHU
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and staff! Food was delicious! Experience was great!

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RusLex
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

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.

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KateK
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

Always a lovely meal. The buffalo mozzarella and fig salad was outstanding!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service. Lovely outlook.

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GailC
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

the kilpatricks were not done in the traditional way, my husbands steak was underdone and the heaters were not working.

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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.