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Waterfront Southgate - Waterfront Southgate, Southbank, AU-VIC

Waterfront Southgate

4.7
4.7
884 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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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 884 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. AD

    AshleyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A superb restaurant. Our snapper and leek pie was outstanding. The service was excellent! We’ll recommended

  2. EG

    EllenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Delicious food, staff were great. Lovely atmosphere. Drinks were a little slow otherwise a perfect night, first night out since our son was born 16 months ago.

  3. EG

    ElaineG

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went twice it was that good and the second time like the first did not disappoint . The food and the service was exceptional and the ambience is lovely. we ate outside the first time and inside the second and both were great. Lovely setting too so try it out but remember to book as it is very popular.

  4. F

    Feefee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Sliced bread was cold, should have been warmed. Entrees and mains quite nice. Clams with barramundi dish were tough. Dessert platter disappointing. Smearing chocolate sauce on a wooden tray is a no no. The wood absorbs the moisture from sauce! . Sticky date pudding lacked flavour. Texture of fondant was too dense. Service was attentive and pleasant.

  5. AM

    AmandaM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and great staff. 10/10 recommend and will be back!

  6. DH

    DebH

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always fresh, tasty, with great service. It's our "go to" for a special night in Melbourne

  7. JD

    JoannaD

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated our daughter’s 21st birthday last night & loved every minute of our experience at Waterfront Southgate. Our waitress Anna was so friendly, welcoming & attentive the whole night. All our meals were superb from the presentation, quality & divine flavours. To finish our evening we enjoyed a couple of the special desserts & our daughter’s was brought to her with a lovely message & candle which she loved! 10/10 for everything & a big thank you for the best evening out.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First and foremost staff are absolutely amazing. Customer service above and beyond. The atmosphere of patrons in Resturant was lively. Food don’t get me started on that, everting was delicious and seasoning of the food was amazing.. definitely a place to recommend to my family and friends. Definitely I will be back in the near future. Friendly staff and Fiona served us well.. we appreciate you all

  9. MS

    MarielleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Truly delicious meal complemented by excellent service. Outdoor tables are still very warm in winter. Elegant surroundings and noise level is moderate so one can enjoy dinner conversation.

  10. SD

    SenkaD

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Mother’s Day dinner

  11. TH

    TonyH

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect restaurant for food, great wine list and perfect service no matter which waiter or waitress you have looking after you. Plus for us the food comes out hot with the hot dishes and all comes together. Its our go to restaurant at Southbank

  12. SM

    ScottM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely delicious meal and exceptional service from Sylvester. The food was expensive but we expected that due to the quality so, didn’t mind. I look forward to returning.

  13. MR

    MexicanRussianQueen

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Perfect night out Perfect location Food excellent Rocket salad perfect Fig and prosciutto salad also perfect

  14. DT

    DanaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    For a special occasion it never disappoints. The food is always good and the service is what you expect from this wonderful restaurant.

  15. AY

    AYown

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely service and great quality of food. My family and I were having such an enjoyable dinner. We for sure will come back.

  16. ML

    MichaelL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    The meals were nice,but nothing outstanding.i suppose my expectation were high,and also my wife had a $50 umbrella that was placed in a spot to dry that ended up dis appearing.

  17. JT

    JohnT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great experience at Waterfront Southgate. Absolutely delicious food, had the grilled prawns and Morton Bay bugs, perfectly grilled, fresh and delicious. Wait staff was excellent and attentive. Had a great meal and lovely evening, thank you.

  18. KW

    KarenW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Only complaint was that we thought the 15% surcharge a little steep. Made it a very expensive lunch.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great night and food, only small knock was the barramundi portion a touch small for the cost and the skin a touch soft instead of crispy. The waiter was great service

  20. SA

    SallyA

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A MUST for all seafood lovers! Also the stunning view of Melbourne City while you dine adds to the experience - great ambience and staff very attentive.

  21. BJ

    BobJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food, great service, waitress was sooooo friendly and helpful

  22. AO

    AmberO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, service, and atmosphere all 5 star. Always a beautiful experience here.

  23. S

    Siew

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Suggest scaling down on food portion size and price for the mains so patrons can be encourage to spend on entrees and desserts. We were tempted to share the main due to the portion size been too big but out of consideration for the restaurant we each ordered mains which ended up been half eaten. Pains me to waste food.

  24. e

    eharp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My partner and I had a beautiful date night here, felt very special with the amazing service and food. If we ever visit Melbourne again we will certainly be back!

  25. SS

    StephenS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Excellent service and great food. Always made to feel welcome. Never miss the opportunity to dine here when in Melbourne

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    A friends birthday lunch, lovely food and wine but made extra special by great service from the young French? Waiter . It was a very busy day but we were made to feel like we had special care. Food was lovely, fresh oysters, barramundi, all delicious. Thank you for a great lunch.

  27. JG

    JulieG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely position, delicious food, informative waitstaff. Very much appreciated that it was noticed we were in a very sunny position and were asked if we would like to change tables. One of our favourite restaurants.

  28. BO

    BernieO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent service and food was perfect . A bit noisey .

  29. MM

    MatthewM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a wonderful experience! The kingfish carpaccio is definitely a highlight :)

  30. CB

    CherylB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed our meal and the service and would recommend waterfront We would go back again when in melbpurne

  31. AS

    AngelaS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My daughter and I were seeing a 7.30 show. We had a delicious dinner, we did not feel rushed and had plenty of time to get to our show.

  32. O

    Olivia

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location, food and service

  33. ZC

    ZacC

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best place I have experienced. Some places in the similar vibe I have visited in Sydney have had lack lustre service, however the service here was the best I have seen. Absolutely worth the money, the chef was amazing in most areas also the method of cooking left a tremendous Smokey/charcoal coating on the proteins. Only qualm was the mash potato tasted bland.

  34. SF

    SarahF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service from our waitress was incredible. Food excellent too :)

  35. NH

    NadineH

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely the best seafood we have eaten. Will definitely be back.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday dinner, best choice

  37. CP

    ChrisP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Extremely well to having a dinner for date night or celebration

  38. MM

    MarjoryM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Excellent lunch with great food. Service could have been slicker and knowledge of the waiters could have been better. Overall we had a good experience

  39. LM

    LaurenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The French waiter was fantastic. 5 stars for service and sense of humour

  40. GB

    GeoffreyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent, not rushed and service by Jean-Pierre was fantastic

FAQs

Waterfront Southgate is rated 4.7 stars by 884 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

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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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