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Waterfront Southgate - Waterfront Southgate, Southbank, AU-VIC

Waterfront Southgate

4.6
4.6
982 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Oyster Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Daily: 11am - late

  • Phone number

    (03) 9686 9766

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Shiran Pieris

  • Neighborhood

    Southbank

  • Cross street

    Southgate Promenade

  • Parking details

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

  • Public transit

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

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 982 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Outdoor Dining

  • City Centre

    Outdoor Dining

  • City Centre

    Scenic View

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  1. BR

    BiancaR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Ambiance is beautiful. My steak was average, peppercorn sauce was way too overpowering. service was super quick and fantastic. Value for money not the greatest, probably would go back but just order something different.
  2. DQ

    DinoQ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Good was no where near a standard acceptable for a supposedly 5star restaurant Oysters were small Fish was dry Calamari was soaked on oil Would no recommend this to anyone
  3. J

    Joanne

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The maître de was rude, abrupt and dismissive. I made a 1730 booking and I was told to come back at 1800 as that’s when the restaurant opened. I confirmed that I did in fact make a 1730 of which he then confirmed I had but told us to return at 1730. There was no eye contact, instead he waved his hand at me to stay behind the roped off section. One waiter was very cold and looked like he didn’t want to be there. He never smiled and I felt that we were an inconvenience to him.
  4. SM

    SteveM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As I work in Southbank I have dined here a few times and it has always been outstanding. This time I took the family who were very happy with the everything and are looking forward to the next time we go.
  5. MW

    MartinW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my wife here for her Birthday- loved the booth seating we had - really enjoyed our time here - nice warm lighting - good service and the food was really good. Wouldn’t hesitate coming back here, book in advance if you plan on going here. Thanks for a great time !
  6. JM

    JamesM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been to this restaurant many times food is always impeccable as is the service. Would recommend this restaurant to everyone
  7. DW

    DavidW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and food good selection of wine wonderful place for lunch or dinner.
  8. RH

    RegH

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waterfront Is always a treat on our trips from Sydney .., consistently delicious and friendly!
  9. K

    Kath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful place and excellent service. A little more expensive than expected, but that was the only downside. I would go again for a special occasion.
  10. B

    Becv

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely spot on Southbank. Great waitstaff; attentive but didn’t hover which was perfect. Had an entree, mains and dessert and all were delicious
  11. MR

    MartynR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    All staff very happy to help with any queries we had, and knew we were off to a show so kept things moving. But I did feel a little too close to the other diners, the waiters couldn't pass each other either, so it was close.
  12. HH

    HeleneHagemans

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super evening! Great food and staff were amazing. Have been here several times and never disappoints!
  13. k

    kirstyl

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect celebration for Father’s Day. Very friendly staff
  14. PD

    PaulD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect as usual. Well looked after and an amazing meal.
  15. CS

    ChrisSpolidoro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    love waterfront restaurant Southbank hasn't disappointed us yet, have been 4 times once yearly! Food is exceptional quality!
  16. GC

    GrahamC

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cuisine, ample choice, fine wine and first-rate service.
  17. MC

    MoiraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favourite restaurant for good reason. Superb food, amazing staff and great ambience. You can't beat it.
  18. LK

    LydiaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food , great atmosphere, fantastic service
  19. DC

    DannyC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    incredibly overpriced for the food we had . the desert was a 2 out of 10
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Good location. Unfortunately there were a couple of young kids playing video games on phones that were quite noisy. Also same children were helping themselves to the buffet with their fingers
  21. K

    Kayhill62

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Thanks to attentive service from George.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    A great experience again. The staff were very friendly and efficient. The food was amazing
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favourite place in Melbourne for excellent seafood in a relaxed setting - with great wine by the glass. Love watching the city lights come on, and the world walk by.
  24. L

    Leanne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Has always been a favourite when travelling to Melbourne although this time was a little disappointed. Steaks were flavoursome and cooked perfectly. The sides for the $$$ are what let this experience down. Chips, broccolini looked like they could have been cooked at home. Put a bit of love on the plate. Out of the 10 or so times we have dined here this is the first post COVID - will give it another try next trip over.
  25. PG

    PeterG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere. Very much enjoyed the experience
  26. TH

    THanks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food, ambiance, service and view. Would highly recommend
  27. SI

    SerifI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing service, will definitely dine here again.
  28. CC

    ClaireC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Been coming to the Waterfront for many years! Rainy night and was seated at a wet table and drizzle coming in. Asked for another table and was told ‘move there’ from the waiter miles away! 12 Oysters the size of a five cent piece - deplorable to service to anyone let alone a fine dine restaurant! Drink orders explained, then not delivered correctly, then not rectified til we asked again after 10 minutes! This is a seafood restaurant and to have waiter coaxing us over & over to get a meat dish (when we said we are here for seafood) was not on! For the food, service & ambiance would sadly not return again! Dammm shame over all the years we have enjoyed and recommended to others this restaurant!
  29. SD

    SimonD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an incredible place. Food was amazing, service was super friendly and attentive. Really looking forward to going back again.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our special occasion experience with excellent service, food and wine. We will be back!
  31. B

    Bayside

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply Great food with good service. Always a sure choice in Melbourne
  32. ME

    MelissaE

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Above and beyond!!!! Delicious food and beautifully prepared.
  33. JO

    JohnO

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Waterfront is a great place to go. Food is fresh and tasty.
  34. P

    Philb

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Pricey and platters not good value. Specials on boards told not available as they were pre covid, perhaps change the boards. Then expected tip
  35. DW

    DanielW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service, quick service and the food was very good and didn’t take long to get
  36. D

    Desi

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, food and ambiance highly recommend
  37. DC

    DaleC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here. Great restaurant and great staff. If your hungry be sure to order a side dish. Highly recommend and will definitely return.
  38. PW

    PeterW

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It shouldn't be hard to provide,great friendly service , high quality food and good drink choices , and Waterfront shows it can be done time and time again, with fun not fuss.
  39. LW

    LeanneW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and really large portions. Extensive wine list and very attentive table service.
  40. s

    shaneh

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thought the venue as a whole was amazing and the service first class. My wife and I both thought the food was immaculate and the ambience of the place somewhere we'd definitely come back to.

FAQs

Waterfront Southgate is rated 4.6 stars by 982 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Waterfront Southgate

3 Southgate Avenue, Shop 20, Southbank, AU-VIC 3006

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Southgate Promenade

  • Neighborhood

    Southbank

  • Hours of operation

    Daily: 11am - late

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Oyster Bar

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

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

  • Public transit

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Shiran Pieris

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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