Waterfront Southgate

4.7
644 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 644 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
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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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SarahR
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

We ordered about 7 different entrees and said to the waiter we were sharing them all so can we have them come out staggered..!! he said YES but then out came all 7 dishes and just dropped all on the table 😳😡 we also asked for chips and salad with my kids steak and the waiter once again said YES that’s fine BUT then out came the kids steak with chips and broccoli. Then at the end the sun after asked for a tip so we just rounded it off to the nearest 10 dollars and he said that was a bit cheap
Was our second time coming here. First time was amazing. My husband and I said we probably won’t come back again SORRY 😒

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JoeW
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good service. Food was nice and value OK given the location.

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CallumP
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our 20th anniversary at Waterfront Southgate and had a wonderful evening. The service was friendly and efficient without being obtrusive and the food was wonderful. The recommended entree selection was perfect and the main course was perfectly cooked and delicately balanced to suit the fish. I would definitely recommend Waterfront.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have never been disappointed with the Waterfront! Excellent food & Service we can’t wait for a new Menu as we have had everything on the menu several times !

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LuisF
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

As always place was amazing
Only down fall This time we went the meat was chewy and not as enjoyable as last time
Great atmoshere. Lovely staff

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TaraJ
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite restaurant in Melbourne. Every dish I've ever had from there is to die for and all of the waiters are very professional and friendly.

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DavidS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

15%surcharge was a bit much. Very good waitress. Food lovely.

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PeterC
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The weather made for a perfect start to a special occasion. The service was superb, attentive at the right times and levels. The entrees and mains were excellent - but the dessert menu probably needs a couple more options . A lovely day out.

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VickiB
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great dinner. Started with the clam chowder, the muscles were so plump and tender, some of the best I ever tasted. The salmon and leek Wellington was just as good and what can you say about sticky date pudding other than delicious. It was our waitresses first shift and she did an amazing job. Highly recommend Waterfront.

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GailP
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding, service great and total all round great experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Got the seafood platter but the Moreton Bay Bug was insipid

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kerrym
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Service was good considering only 2 wait staff and being a Monday
Entre’ was great! King fish and calamari were full of flavor, fresh and light
Main course mussels and pan seared barramundi. Mussels were fresh and tasty, the broth was gluggy and think like they use it for their seafood chowder.

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FrancisM
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Best seafood by far in Melbourne and a great way to watch the sun set.

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LindaP
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, the vegan options were second to none
The seafood was to die for
Highly recommend it

GD
GarryD
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely setting, interesting and tasty dishes and friendly, attentive wait staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfectly delicious, as always!

LC
LouC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

great restaurant, excellent service, very accommodating.

DH
DavidH
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyable. Lovely staff divine seafood and the pavlova was to die for.

BR
BRUCEB
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the food was great and our waiter was really good, we'll definitely be back.

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SaraK
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was relatively average for the price you pay.

SW
ShaneW
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was the best great place to dine recommend to anyone

KT
KarenT
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unbelievable experience. The food and service were flawless. Will definitely be back

CL
ChristinaL
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the service excellent. Looking forward to going again.

MO
MarkO
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, excellent location and a great way to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.

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HayleyE
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect, service was outstanding and food was delicious.

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PaulineC
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

What a prefect night food was 100% delicious
We will be back

GA
GlennA
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service, friendly staff ,great location, food was good, entree of pork belly awesome, and the scsllops were great to. Only negative was main meal came out little to quick after entree but perhaps because of time allocated per table. Otherwise great place

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EWib
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, food was amazing- What's a pleasant surprise is that for a fish restaurant, they have amazing steak!

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jeanettec
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great one of our favourites great food love the location. Staff amazing as usual

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TahseenT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best steak I had in years!

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Alina
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Lobster was a bit over priced for the quantity )

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donjonkeep
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautiful evening, with family, celebrating my wife’s birthday. The food was excellent, as was the service and the overall ambiance. Highly recommend.

KC
KristineC
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service! It's the same enjoyable experience every time we visit! Not very vegan / vegetarian friendly, but the kitchen will accommodate.

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Waterfront Southgate is rated 4.7 stars by 644 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.