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.
Great food and great service. Loved the crayfish.
Meals were spectacular & Chef was charming. Can’t wait to go back!
Service rating no refection on Table service as that was 5/5. I was made to feel disappointing from my arrival, when I was advised there was a time limit on table. This was not mention during booking, actually walked in to restaurant to confirm booking or anywhere on website, So thinking my friend and I were going to have a lovely long lunch, was not the case. We then decided not to order the seafood platter as anticipated and ordered something that took less time to eat.
Although the menu was reduced the food was fantastic. You need to try the Sticky Date Pudding. Magnificent! Staff were attentive could not complain.
Booked outside for 2, but they quickly found a table inside w/o any problems. We love the seafood menu there, even chef came from the kitchen to chat, had a great anniversary dinner with my wife!
Limited menu due to COVID and restrictions but still good. Seafood chowder was excellent as was the snapper and linguine.
Food too salty for both soups and mains for all 3 of us
Service was slow and chaotic with excessive waiting for first course and mains arriving without first course cleared
Everything was superb. Will definitely be coming back
Fantastic astir service under difficult circumstance. Still made our evening special
Restaurant is in a great spot and the outdoor area is very nice. Not the cheapest place in the world but the quality of food is worth it
Attentive service, wonderful food, a lovely way to celebrate my husbands birthday.
The staff is friendly and professional with being in you face. The food is delicious and beautifully presented. There is plenty of room to move and unlike many other restaurants diners are not on top each other. A great restaurants for lunch and special occasions.
Fantastic night, with an excellent waiter, will definitely return
Good quality and yummy seafood and cocktails are great also. Good location and service attentive
Service was a little slow to begin with even though it wasn’t busy but the food was amazing and beautifully presented.
The food was excellent, very tasteful, well balanced flavors and good size servings.
The service was outstanding.
And the decorations and location is really good.
We have been dining at Waterfront for over 7 years, unfortunately on this occasion some of our mains were average. The manager handled the situation very well so we will probably give them another go in the future.
Amazing seafood. Great service. Awesome location. Fabulous wine list.
central location great value great food great service
The red curry with snapper was phenomenal. Service was fantastic and overall dining experience was great
Good seaford and salads, room was a bit cramped but good service
Attention service and welcome smile. Linguine marinara was tasty with generous amount of seafood, slightly on oily side. Reasonable wine list. Lovely ambience and great views along river.
Brilliant steaks in a lovely outside seating area and excellent service
We had a great birthday experience! Super friendly staff
Great place to take your loved one for a special occasion. Food is always at the highest level for freshness and choice. The staff are friendly and helpful. I'll be going again. Thanks Waterfront team
perfect great food and great service have been vising this place for 8 year 10 times a year and its so good
Fantastic restaurant - amazing food, exceptional service, we had an amazing night there for our wedding anniversary.
Birthday lunch... never disappoints. One of our favorite places to dine in Melbourne
Delicious food bit pricey but paying for nice ambience.
Very busy place not go in week and nights if you like to have a better experience
Amazing as always! We dine here every valentines and every wedding anniversary
Pricey but great atmosphere in outdoor seating. You're paying for the location.
Food was good and you get served fast. Waiters, waitresses were attentive.
Food poorly made, frozen mussels, even off mussels, risotto tasted like mac and cheese.
Pretty much ruined my night to be honest, had high hopes.
Management team are great and always very customer focused.
I really enjoy earring there and they have great deserts
The food was amazing but our server was quite rude.
A beautiful dining experience. We were really happy with the quality of the food and service.
Excellent food and service - great spot for an outing
As always a very enjoyable experience. Just love this place. Thank you to the courteous staff that made our dining experience very special.
A great lunch experience
Serving sizes are not cheap in either price or quality BUT, boy are they generous and yummy!!! Friendly staff, great drinks, every dish has enough WOW factor to impress a new friend or your dearest love. Overlooking the hustle and bustle of the Southgate thoroughfare, the acoustics are just right that you can have an initimate conversation without the passing parade or the table next to you interrupt your conversation. Lovely for anniversaries, friendly enough for a casual dinner. Note the sushi/sashimi plate, the curry and the 3 platters - for these definitely bring an appetite and leave your inibitions aside - you will get your hands dirty! They've done away with the finger bowls but the wet napkins suffice. Dessert is anything but shabby so leave some space for it. Bon appetite.
Waterfront Southgate is rated 4.5 stars by 475 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.