Waterfront Southgate

4.7
699 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 699 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.7
Ambience
4.3
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely time, service was great and the food was yummy. Delicate and freshness at its best.

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claudia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

food was so good! we missed out on the mussels but we plan on coming back to try!

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Laura
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were both amazing! Loved the scallops entree and the linguini, they were super fresh and tasty. The sticky date for dessert was delicious.

JL
JaxLondon
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Return visitor - fantastic service and delicious perfectly cooked seafood. Go to for a special occasion.

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KatrinaW
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location, food is fantastic and the staff are even better

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AnitaB
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a very pleasant lunch with good food, good wine and good service. Limited numbers inside due to Covid restrictions so not too noisy. The noise level could be a a problem when the restaurant can operate at full capacity.

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alisonc
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We sat outdoors and were very warm in the enclosed outdoor dining area despite it being a cold day. The food was divine and the service was lovely. Definitely coming back again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and very friendly staff. Will be back.

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Cheryl
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and service was excellent as always.
Highly recommend.

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Tracya
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Time to celebrate with the family out of lockdown

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JaneP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, awesome service . We had a great experience at Waterfront, a delight after the long lockdown. Thanks very much to the team @ Waterfront. We hope to be back soon

EK
EliseK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. Great way to spend the first day out of lockdown with friends. Service was great. View was fabulous. Cant wait to go back.

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MandyH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We felt so welcomed, the service was impeccable, attentive but not intrusive.
The food was delicious a nice touch was giving us a complimentary shot glass of seafood chowder with the bread. The Snapper with curry sauce was amazing. Good wine list & great choice of cocktails.
I would totally recommend Waterfront.

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Haylee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An outstanding lunch!

The food was amazing, the service was so quick and the wait staff was amazing in be able to cater for my food intolerances

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RichardH
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A great lunch but impacted by bad weather and Covid 19 - all beyong the control of anybody

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KatrinaW
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location, fantastic staff, beautiful food, good wine list.

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KarenB
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Date night started off with a badly placed table, was offered a new table but dodged water drops with heavy rain! Great delicious food, waiter service and ambience made up for the beginning glitches! Will be back!

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Samuel
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food at Waterfront was delicious, and waiters very friendly and attentive!

Unfortunately there was a loud table of people right next to us who ruined the atmosphere a fair bit. They were very rude.

Not much can be done about people like that though unfortunately, but experience would have definitely been better without them there!

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WendyH
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you team, what a memorable night out.
We started alfresco and moved to the bar to soak up more of the vibe and fantastic service. Perfect food, professional, friendly service and finished off with a port.
We will return on our next visit to marvellous Melbourne.

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FoodieFam
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious! The Barramundi skin was not a crispy as we like it but it still tasted quite good. The staff were fantastic and very attentive. Thank you!

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JoyS
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our seafood platter which was great value

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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

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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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved everything as always

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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.

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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!

FAQs

Waterfront Southgate is rated 4.7 stars by 699 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.