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BearBrass

$$ - $$$, Cafe,
Shop G3A, River Level Southgate Arts & Leisure Precinct, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9682 3799
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
7:30 am - 11:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Shop G3A, River Level Southgate Arts & Leisure Precinct, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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1 - 10 of 452 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Prompt service and decent food. Location is fantastic and there is plenty of heating to sit outside on a Winter's day.

Thank Nadine J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I frequent Bear Brass purely because of the view and as a general rule the food is pretty good. Service, however, is always lousy, especially on a weekend during breakfast service. Not enough wait staff to handle a full restaurant during the busy periods and...More

Thank Reesy7
Bear B, Manager at BearBrass, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Reesy7, Thank you for leaving us this feedback. We appreciate that you frequent BearBrass regularly and hope you will continue to do so. We prioritise our high service standards, so it is disappointing that we have let you down, but we will be taking...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

BearBrass is a family friendly, pub-y place on the Southbank river promenade. Having tried almost every other place that caters to both mine and my husband’s tastes in this general area I decided to give BearBrass a go pre-theatre. Wish we hadn’t. Thursday nights are...More

1  Thank wendyurquia
Bear B, Manager at BearBrass, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Wendyurquia, Thank you for providing us with this feedback. We are disappointed that you did not have a great experience with us as it does not reflect how we operate. We apologize for the confusion regarding your cocktail order and our kitchen have been...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came for a late breakfast, 2 of us had the big breakfast, which was very filling, toast was hard to cut, but tasty, eggs were poached perfectly. My son had the Belgium waffles which were really good, returned the following day and tried eggs...More

Thank fegewa
Bear B, Manager at BearBrass, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Fegewa, Thank you for the lovely review. We are happy you and your son have enjoyed breakfast with us, maybe next time you can try our lunch or dinner menu. Hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, The team at BearBrass

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us were here for lunch. I think ordering and service went well but food quality was not good. I had chicken wings that were not quite cooked with some strange coating that fell off. Salad was undressed and unbalanced. 1 cherry tomato...More

Thank Dianna C
Bear B, Manager at BearBrass, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Dianna C, Thank you for this feedback. We are focused on using only the finest ingredients which is why we are disappointed that you did not enjoy your lunch. We have passed on your valuable comments to the chef to look into the dishes...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure where to go... found this menu and venue ... pleasantly surprised ... food was enjoyable ... only 1 critisism was the raw bacon... is it that hard to cook bacon

Thank TrevHoltham
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Sunday morning for brunch. Busy and loads of customers. Usually a good sign. However no staff, took 10 minutes and asking twice for orange juice. Orders porridge and sourdough toast. OMG, porridge was lukewarm and gloop, cry and disgusting. Would have sent it back immediately...More

Thank Wendy D
Bear B, Manager at BearBrass, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Hi Wendy, We appreciate your feedback of your experience at BearBrass and have informed our chef and managers. It’s disappointing for us to hear your comments as we work hard to ensure our customers receive great experiences. We will take your comments on board and...More

Reviewed 7 July 2018

So we came here for drinks late at night, had a decent atmosphere. But we were told that they were stopping drink service in half an hour. But then, after that, people were still ordering from the bar. So was it just us that was...More

Thank Samantha F
Bear B, Manager at BearBrass, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Hi Samantha Thank you for the feedback. We are sorry for the confusion regarding the bar closing time. We would love to see you for lunch one day so we can turn this experience around. Kind Regards, The team at BearBrass

Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

BearBrass is a great spot for a casual meal with friends. We had burgers and tacos and they were delicious. The service was friendly and prompt. Recommended.

Thank Hugh R
Bear B, Manager at BearBrass, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Hi Hugh, Thank you for writing this great review. We are glad you had such a nice meal and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, The team at BearBrass

Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a place to eat along South Bank that served Vegan meals and many did not appeal. We decided to try Bear Brass and we were not disappointed. We were quickly shown a table and asked if we wanted drinks. The staff...More

Thank Chris K
Bear B, Manager at BearBrass, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Hi Chris, Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are pleased that we could accommodate your requirements and are very happy to hear you and your family had a lovely meal with us. Glad you enjoyed the service. Kind...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 18
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop G3A, River Level Southgate Arts & Leisure Precinct, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighbourhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9682 3799
  • E-mail
Description
BearBrass Eating & Drinking, Southbank, Melbourne Located on the banks of the Yarra River at Southgate Restaurant and Shopping Precinct on Southbank with spectacular views over our beautiful city of Melbourne. BearBrass offers a social environment to suit all moods and occasions. Buzzy and informal, enjoy a simple stylish environment, service & contemporary menu including pizzas, small plates & mains, great coffee and cocktails!
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