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About Waterfront Southgate

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.

3 Southgate Avenue
Shop 20
Southbank, AU-VIC 3006
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Dining style:
Elegant Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, Oyster Bar

Hours of operation:
Daily: 11:30am - 10:00pm

Cross street:
Southgate Promenade

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
$41 to $100

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(03) 9686 9766

Website:
http://waterfrontsouthgate.com.au/

Parking Details:
Secure Parking at Southgate Complex, Secure Parking at the Art Centre Car Park

Public Transport:
St Kilda Rd Trams, Flinders Street Station, Taxi rank at Eureka Tower

Executive Chef:
Shiran Pieris

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Events options are available, please contact info@waterfrontsouthgate.com.au

Waterfront Southgate Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.5

Service

4.3

Ambience

4.4

Value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Group Bookings (26)
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Notable Wine List (23)
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Value3

 
·Dined 4 days ago

Went there to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday and got the worst table in the restaurant: noisy, too large and with a lot of traffic. The guy at the door was really not excited that we even had a reservation and gave us the impression that the two of us and our baby are not welcome at all. Service was great, Food was good, but our evening was not really enjoyable given the table between kitchen and service area. Never again!

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Food5
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great location to celebrate anything or for a more relaxed and organised seafood experience. The time constraint enforces also means there’s sufficient time to enjoy all that’s on offer whilst allowing others to enjoy it too.

Tags: Great Beer, Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Casual
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (London)·Dined 7 days ago

Great waterside location plus great seafood, perfect combo

Tags: Scenic View, Great Beer, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 7 days ago

Great survive as we were in a hurry pre-Theatre. Excellent attention to detail Thank you

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 13 January 2018

Early booking as going to a show. Staff friendly and helpful, most of all the amazing food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 9 January 2018

Excellent setting, service and food. Will definitely revisit next time we come to Melbourne

Tags: Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on 8 January 2018

Food was delicious and service staff were friendly and welcoming

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on 6 January 2018

Good food, really nice ambience. Perfect for a date on a warm summer night

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Food5
Ambience4
Service2
Value4

 
·Dined on 6 January 2018

Great food but the service was way to quick. Order entree and that came out in 5 mins and mains came out 10 mins after that. Not to happy with that.

Tags: Good for a Date
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Food3
Ambience3
Service1
Value3

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 2 January 2018

We met for dinner with friends. Service started off good but then suddenly deteriorated.
A group of people arrived, obviously a lot more important than us, as our service declined very rapidly.
The staff were all over this table and we were very much forgotten.
Maybe if we looked like they did we would have received the same service.
Actually it was quite amusing to see how much influence some people have on restaurant staff.
Very disappointing.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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Food5
Ambience4
Service3
Value2

 
·Dined on 2 January 2018

Food was good but not good value for money, staff appeared rushed and not attentive.

Tags: Seasonal
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Food2
Ambience2
Service1
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 (London)·Dined on 1 January 2018

Inattentive staff, saw waiter blow his nose and not wash his hands before bringing our bread. Meagre food portions served luke warm. Not recommended

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 29 December 2017

Great food, fast service, friendly waiter all made for a most enjoyable dining experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Cozy
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Food3
Ambience2
Service1
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 (Kent)·Dined on 28 December 2017

Food when it arrived was good but service and management attitude appalling. Over an hour for a drink, waitress knocked water over the table, ladies toilet only 2 cubicles! and no toilet paper on both occasions I visited. Not worth paying all that money. I organised it as a special meet up and v disappointed!

Tags: Waterfront
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Food5
Ambience4
Service2
Value3

 
·Dined on 26 December 2017

Food was good but service was slow.

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 23 December 2017

Fantastic seafood - went back for a steak and it was great as wel

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 22 December 2017

Excellent food and service. Great location. Highly recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, People Watching, Good for a Date
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 21 December 2017

Food was fantastic, venue perfect and wine very good. Great seafood.

Tags: Waterfront, Healthy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Good for Groups
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 16 December 2017

Great food service a lttle loud but stiil had a gret nite

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on 16 December 2017

We love eating at the Waterfront but found it a little over priced. My tuna was over cooked and a bit dry. I was disappointed with the main meal this time . Service was good as always and the position on Southbank is ideal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront, People Watching
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on 15 December 2017

The staff were friendly and helpful and let us stay longer than we have to. Didn’t feel like we were rushed.

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Food5
Ambience4
Service2
Value4

 
·Dined on 14 December 2017

Booked Waterfron for my daughter’s graduation cekebration. Specifically requested, a week in advance, an outside table. When we arrived we were told there were none available. When I accused that I requested a ta Le a week earlier, they said they were already fully booked. This was an out right lie
Service was slow and had to continually ask for drinks.
Main redeeming factor was that the food was faultless.
Why bother offering special requests, when they are ignored.
A special night that should have been better

Tags: Scenic View
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Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on 14 December 2017

We were at Waterfront on a busy pre Christmas evening. A big group in our area took up a lot of the serving staff’s time. Overal a good experience especially for seafood lovers.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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Food4
Ambience4
Service2
Value2

 
·Dined on 14 December 2017

Was just overall a little disappointed. We advised them when we booked of my mums dietary requirements but they didn’t provide the right menu on arrival. We had to ask to order drinks as they weren’t taking our order. We had to ask twice for table water. They gave us a wrong meal so there was a wait on that. The seafood platter wasn’t value for money au all. Won’t rush back.

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 14 December 2017

We went to have the paella and it did not disappoint. Another guest had a steak - cooked to perfection - and remarked on both the great flavour and tenderness. We sat inside but outside would also have been great, and it's an easy walk from public transport.

Tags: Waterfront, People Watching, Special Occasion
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Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 14 December 2017

Great place for our work Christmas dinner! Swervice was lovely and our meals were delicious. The cocktails were a bit pricey but worth it - yum.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 10 December 2017

Could not have picked a better place to have lunch for our anniversary. Great outlook to the river with boats coming and going. Food, service, excellent, drinks reasonably priced, could not fault it. Will definitely be visiting again sooner rather later👍

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Waterfront, Casual, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 9 December 2017

I've been here a few times and have never been disappointed. Great food, great service. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 8 December 2017

Absolutely love it. Food and service is amazing. Its quite popular with my workmates.

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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 5 December 2017

Went here for my partners 21st dinner. Just her and i.

Really amazing. At times loud due to other customers and big group but that is expected where ever you go. The table we were located was really good.

One point though we were seated and asked what drinks we would like straight away and asked to look at the drinks menu but she never returned next waiter to come to the table was to order our food. Not a inconvenience but just wanted to note it down.

But will come back again !

Tags: Vegan, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Casual, Cozy, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Seasonal, Spicy, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Great Beer, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 3 December 2017

I had delicious food and wine good company and a great time

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 2 December 2017

Setting was really nice. Staff were friendly and accommodating. Food was delicious and highly recommend to anyone. Will definitely go again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 28 November 2017

The food was excellent. The entree of scallops was simply outstanding as were the following bugs and prawns. The other stand was the Asian Greens, simply delicious. We had a great meal, great food, wine and ambiance. The staff were very pleasant and knowledgeable. Highly recommend

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Romantic, Waterfront
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 19 November 2017

Starting with the location/view - it was immaculate. I took my partner there for his birthday and it couldn't have been more perfect! The fish and lamb racks were cooked perfectly, the chefs selection of sashimi was also great. Loved the cocktails and the vibe was nothing but amazing!
Would definitely recommend for a special occasion

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 18 November 2017

We have been numerous times to Waterfront and have never been disappointed with any aspect. Service very good and informed, food truly exceptional. Decore is not over the top but friendly. Recommend you give it a try and judge for yourself. I will be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Casual
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Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value4

 
·Dined on 15 November 2017

We were celebrating our four year anniversary here with friends.
The night was perfectly still, the view and lights of the yarra were beautiful and the food was exceptional.
My only complaint was the service. Every 5 mins the waitress was asking us for mains.
It seemed we couldn't sit and relax and talk without being constantly interrupted.
It was annoying.
Overall it was magic.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 15 November 2017

Amazing service . Food was great and the staff were so friendly

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 14 November 2017

food was fantastic, a lovely warm night, outdoor table, people watching, a great way to spend the evening

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on 12 November 2017

This restaurant is AMAZING!! We enjoyed a very lovely table out the front and had the BEST seafood and steak served to us. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 9 November 2017

Have been there before with my wife and enjoyed it again this time, although for a business dinner this time.

Staff try very hard to prvide great service even when very busy and maintain a grea attitude.
Good anbience and good location.
Will come back again.

Tags: Waterfront, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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