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Pure South Dining, Southbank, AU-VIC

Pure South Dining

4.6
4.6
17 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Pure South Dining is a modern, special occasion restaurant in central Melbourne with iconic views down on the river with a stunning CBD backdrop. The cuisine draws inspiration from farmers, fishermen and artisan producers of King Island, Flinders Island & Tasmania…

King island Beef, St Helens oysters, Bass Strait scallops, seafood and quality dairy products are delivered weekly by small planes from Tasmania and the islands.

Upstairs is the awarded Dining Room; reborn with a modern twist. The glamorous room almost hangs over the Yarra River, with stunning views out through floor to ceiling glass walls that open. Your choices include bar seats and
generous private or semi-private dining areas for special occasions.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9699 4600
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    David Hall
  • Private party facilities
    Looking to host an event? Pure South Dining is a stylish Melbourne restaurant located in the heart of the CBD delivering a modern style of dining featuring the best Tasmanian produce that we can find. We have earned a reputation for impressing groups over the past 14 years by offering a restaurant dining experience; not a ‘function’ with a selection of menus carefully designed by Chef David Hall and his team. The Pure South dining room hangs over the boardwalk with views down on the river and across to the Melbourne city. We have ideal spaces designed to accommodate small and large occasions comfortably in private or semi-private areas. Our restaurant can easily accommodate groups of 12 up to 70; or offer an exclusive hire for up to 180 guests for a sit down dining experience with flexible menus and pricing on offer. We also offer exclusive use of the entire restaurant level for cocktail events up to 300 guests or even the whole venue over two levels for up to 400 guests.
  • Neighborhood
    Southbank
  • Cross street
    GR2 River Level Southgate Precinct
  • Parking details
    Southgate Carpark is underneath us with access off City Rd and Southgate Avenue.
  • Public transit
    You will find us right at the end of the Southbank pedestrian bridge that crosses the river to Flinders St Station.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 17 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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17 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food & service . We will be back !

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  2. AdamW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Cannot recommend the 6 course degustation enough, absolutely fantastic. Get the pairing as well, the team have delivered the perfect accompaniment. I say this and I'm not a gin drinker, which came with the first course yet suited perfectly. Rated the ambiance lower because the patronage was minimal, this is not the restaurants fault and I urge Melbournians to get out to Pure South Dining asap and enjoy the delights of Tasmania. Can't wait to go back.

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  3. ScottP

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic place to eat with great Tasmanian food and service.

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  4. AnthonyD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding with exquisite and bold combinations of flavours . Location is great. Ambience excellent. Highly recommend Pure South.

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  5. JohnL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food with very attentive service an reasonable price.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Harold was the best. Nothing to do with SOUTHbank or SOUTHgate but with Tasmania which is a bit confusing. Extensive yet boring wine list. Food was exceptional.

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  7. LizB

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely night out sitting at the perfect table looking out over all the action & beautiful view. The staff were all great, however we werent sure if the set menu meal warranted the $95pp price tag though. The menu was nice but not particularly inspiring. The twice cooked chips were an odd accompaniment with the dishes and the only extra option. They were over salted to the point I didn’t eat many however my husband loves salty things and he ate them all up!!!unfortunately the berry pavlova dessert had quite an overpowering lemon flavor and he polished that off for me too!!! It was still a fabulous night and it was so nice getting out somewhere nice for our first freedom from lockdown meal in the city. Would still come back again as we love the Tassie influence on the dishes! Thankyou! 👍🏻

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  8. LaurenM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I understand with restrictions lifting it will be hard for restaurants to get back in a groove and in fact we were told there weren’t as many chefs working as pre Covid and they were finding it hard to find staff. Unfortunately this was reflected in our experience especially in the food which was small portions and lacking any fine dining or higher end food taste we were expecting. The limited menu choice would be ok if the food were up to scratch but for $95 per person we really struggled to see value. It’s a lovely restaurant upstairs so hopefully they get back on track or update their prices to reflect the experience.

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  9. GuyB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. Can't wait to return again. Thanks to Phoebe and the team!

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  10. LTShoes

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a most enjoyable night at Pure South Dining. Food was GREAT, and atmosphere, staff and table we had made it a wonderful night

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Pure South Dining is rated 4.6 stars by 17 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Pure South Dining

3 Southgate Ave, Southbank, AU-VIC 3006

Additional information

  • Cross street
    GR2 River Level Southgate Precinct
  • Neighborhood
    Southbank
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Southgate Carpark is underneath us with access off City Rd and Southgate Avenue.
  • Public transit
    You will find us right at the end of the Southbank pedestrian bridge that crosses the river to Flinders St Station.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    David Hall
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9699 4600
  • Private party facilities
    Looking to host an event? Pure South Dining is a stylish Melbourne restaurant located in the heart of the CBD delivering a modern style of dining featuring the best Tasmanian produce that we can find. We have earned a reputation for impressing groups over the past 14 years by offering a restaurant dining experience; not a ‘function’ with a selection of menus carefully designed by Chef David Hall and his team. The Pure South dining room hangs over the boardwalk with views down on the river and across to the Melbourne city. We have ideal spaces designed to accommodate small and large occasions comfortably in private or semi-private areas. Our restaurant can easily accommodate groups of 12 up to 70; or offer an exclusive hire for up to 180 guests for a sit down dining experience with flexible menus and pricing on offer. We also offer exclusive use of the entire restaurant level for cocktail events up to 300 guests or even the whole venue over two levels for up to 400 guests.
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