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.
Very nice atmosphere very well trained staff, food was amazing would definitely recommend
Amazing food and great service. My wife and I dine here regularly and will continue to for many years to come
Food was ok not great. Don’t expect cooperation if you are on business and need separate checks. Over priced for what you get. Would probably not go there again there are many other restaurants along the water that are better.
Nice place and very nice location.
Food is good and good service.
Terrible service, they didn’t listen to us at all. First we asked for tap water and next thing we know we’re served still water (which we had to pay for), then I ordered a salmon dish which was essential salmon, mashed potato and peas with a sauce over them. I told them I was allergic to onions and shallots and asked that the meal have none, so they served me a plate of salmon and mashed potato and put everything I was allergic to in a side bowl on my plate - such a waste of food because I was never going to eat an item I’m allergic to! After our meals we had to sit around awkwardly waiting for the bill as our waiter seemed to forget we existed after we declined desserts. The food was well cooked and tasty, however it was expensive for what it was, and the terrible service really ruined the experience for us.
Wasn't sure what to expect. Excellent location on Southbank along the Yarra River. Usually places with good views don't have good food and coast on their location. Waterfront has the views, great food and excellent service. Even though I was by myself and there were people waiting for tables , they didn't rush me and were very accommodating. The seafood linguini was fantastic. So was the buratta and tomato side. It was a great way to spend my last night in Melbourne.
Nice location; great ambiance, but somewhat overpriced.
Excellent food but it has to be given the expense. Worth it while the standard remains best practice
Menu is a bit boring. Was looking for something special. Both had steak , beautiful meat, but the price for sides ridiculous. Will look elsewhere in future.
Beautiful restaurant, delicious food and great service.
Australian Seafood at its BEST! Had a great waiter who helped with good recommendations on food sizing. Came here for the Bugs and they certainly delivered. Great wine menu. Overaowe were really happy with a very nice evening on the deck watching the world go by with wonderful food. Would definitely return as plenty of other things to try.
The service is always fantastic. The food is absolutely great. All in all magnificent
Something for everyone, enjoyable experience indeed.
Had meal with overseas friends
Great service ,food well presented
We enjoyed a lovely dinner at Waterfront before heading to the tennis. Great food and ambience and good value for the quality we received. Entrees, mains and dessert were all equally fresh and tasty. It made for a very special evening. 🥂🎾😊
Our salad was extremely overdressed; paella rice was over cooked and proteins were uncreatively incorporated into the dish (chicken wings, clumsy unshelled crab legs, disproportionate sausage and calamari to chicken and other seafood.) Overall the paella lacked flavor and seasoning and was heavy in tomato flavor. Clam chowder was stingy in clams that were also unshelled. The dish is more like a soup than a chowder. Taste was fine. Server was unhelpful.
Food and service excellent as ever. Thanks especially to our waiter.
My partner and I were given a $100 vochure for Waterfront which we lost. I spoke with the manager who advised vochures last for 6 months which mean ours expired.
I spoke with Lucy who then thankfully ‘honoured’ our vochure :)
Myself and my partner went on Sunday and got a table outside.
For starters we had 1/2 kg Morton bay bugs.
I had fillet steak. My partner had steamed barramundi.. everything was delicious!!!!
Service was great.
Drinks were great (they even made us a calypso coffee which was not on the menu)
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Fabulous food and table thanks to Lucy for arranging the cosy round table for my husband and his parents .
Overall great , but the reason I didn’t give a five star is on two occasions and in the evening , I mentioned to the staff that it was my husband ‘s big birthday and if they could do a dessert , each time , they said yes but when we ordered our dessert , my husband the pavlova .. it was not till we started eating the waiter ploppped one candle on his dessert while he was half way through eating .. would have been nice if maybe they could have written with chocolate or something on his dessert plate happy birthday . I just felt everything was a bit rushed and lost that personal feel . Overall though great experience and we were listened to . Thank you
I contacted the restaurant 2 hours before my reservation and asked for a table with a view, no problem! When we arrived we were taken to our table and it was perfect. The service was very attentive and our drinks were ordered and on our table within minutes. We both ordered steaks and they were cooked perfectly. All aspects of the meal was ideal and I will definitely come back.
Lovely sushi & sashimi platter. We'd had it before and it was excellent. Not quite up to the same standard but still very good and worth the price. The prawns were smothered in a sauce that was too strong for seafood and not to my taste. Sauces are better on the side so the customer can decide how much, if any, to put on their food. Our waiter was great - there when we needed him but not overbearing. The tempura was also very nice. Comprehensive wine list and a good selection of beers.
Sensational service, food, drinks and atmosphere. Our friends from Brisbane always want to go to the Waterfront when in town.
We dined at the Waterfront on the occasion of our anniversary, and the choice proved perfect. We booked outdoor seating and were delighted to be seated next to the river side of the decking. This provided us with the very best view of the scenery and activity on the promenade and around the river with the city backdrop. The food was excellent with seafood, steak, and sorbet desert; together with the presentation, the drinks choices, and the attentive service it all added up to a five star experience.
What a disappointment. Totally over-rated. Food not good, service very slow and way over-priced for what we received.
Great food and service as always...
Scrapper pie yum
What a fantastic place. Great food service and surroundings
Food was nice overall. Seafood, although very well presented, was not quite as fresh as expected. Dessert is definitely worth going back for.
Service was great.
Waterfront is our favourite lunch spot in Melbourne!
Food is good, service is good and the view is good.
One of my favourite places to eat and nice area in Southbank.
It was very dear for a crayfish and it was very small, don't order it, the rest of the food was nice but over priced.
Booked via the app for 8.45 pm table not ready waited till 9.15 pm and had to ask about table again ... paid for cocktails while waiting !
Great spot for a romantic dinner. Food was amazing and services was excellent.
Jumbo king prawns grilled in garlic butter.. beautiful ❤
Consistently high quality food and service in a great location.
Bathrooms had no toilet paper in some stalls
Great food, outstanding service. An overall fantastic night
For the price we expected so much more.... however the overall experience was good but not exceptional. Good service staff and service
I love the food, ambience and service (the waitress/waiters are very patient with a big group order. We took our time and change our order few times but they showed outstanding service of putting customer first.
We were there to also celebrate my friend's daughter birthday and i hope water gate would provide a small free birthday cake on the house for special birthday lunches/dinners (for us to sing the birthday song).
The best thing about watergate is its outdoor ambience facing the Yarra River. Love it.
it was expensive
plates were small
I don't think I will return