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Waterfront Southgate

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Southgate Avenue | Shop 20/3, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9686 9766
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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104 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love the position of Waterfront Southgate. I love seafood and Melbourne City and in that restaurant you can enjoy the best food together with the best view. Perfect combination!

Thank nosimonov
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner there last week. They were ver accommodating as we just wandered in without a reservation. Food was amazing, service was impeccable and a gorgeous spot to watch the sunset over the Yarra

Thank Sharon F
Greater Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The second time we had been here. The first was as walk in which is not recommended as it is very popular even during the week. Went back with some friends from the UK and New Zealand as we wanted to take them to a good restaurant. Even the ring up to book was an enjoyable experience. The menu contains... More 

Thank Michael C
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This may not be the 'Jewel of the Nile' but it's definitely a 'Gem on the Yarra Yarra'! When I was heading out from my hotel to see Usain Bolt's final 'Nitro Athletics' event, I asked the concierge for late evening dining recommendations. Something local. Something affordable. Something with amazing seafood. There was no hesitation - 'Waterfront Southgate'. Perfect. Every... More 

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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to the National Gallery to enjoy the David Hockney exhibition hence after the exiting experience of the Hockney paintings, we went for lunch under pretty good weather conditions. However the sushi was not what I expected. Doubtful quality which I noticed afterwards. Will return for sure but would not select Japanese kind of food. My partner's Fish & Chips... More 

Thank JPS M
Rotorua District, New Zealand
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Our last night in Melbourne Wow and what a way to finish, fantastic food , wine and the atmosphere with so much happening on the edge of the river , just fascinating. Another great must when you visit Melbourne. Enjoy the moment.

Thank Waimariri
Hamburg, Germany
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being a regular visitor to Melbourne, I usually eat at the South Bank on the river. The Waterfront Restaurant is probably one of the best places and on this visit I had lunch and dinner there. The food and service are truly outstanding. For dinner I had the raw apple vodka cured ocean trout, followed by the Moreton Bay Bug... More 

Thank Klaus R
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited 3 days ago. Really nothing to rave about. Have visited many beautiful restaurants around the world who manage to serve beautiful tasty food. The Waterfront is in a perfect setting but the food so disappointing. I ordered the Morton bay bug risotto. It appeared within 5 minutes of ordering. A skin had formed over the top and I was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the third time we've eaten here and it never disappoints. I had the morton bay bug tail risotto and my mum the prawns with rice. Both our meals were beautifully cooked, full of flavour yet deliciate. We followed main with coffee and shared the heavenly chocolate and orange tart. Good service, lovely decor and fantastic location.

Thank Kerry M
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very tasty and pleasant lunch here. Wine choices were good. It is not cheap, but food is worth the money.

Thank Gabrielle S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 50
Japanese, Seafood, European, Australian, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Southgate Avenue | Shop 20/3, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9686 9766
A prestigious seafood restaurant with river view and heated alfresco area. Waterfront, would satisfy every guest that seeks either a relaxed romantic dinner or an aged chargrilled steak with glass of wine from Waterfront's extensive wine selection.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?