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Pure South Dining

$$$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
Southgate | Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9699 4600
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (58 reviews)
“steak” (86 reviews)
“kingfish” (26 reviews)
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Contemporary, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Southgate | Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Pure yum
"The food was excellent as was the service"
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2. Delectable food
"probably the best beef cheek I have ever eaten"
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3. Can't wait to go back
"There is nothing that you could fault about Pure South."
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

From stepping inside to leaving, we enjoyed the experience. The meals were great and we enjoyed one of the best wines I have tasted for a long time, Rockford Basket Press, 2014. Overall, well recommended. Staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank neil J
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

My friend found this restaurant on the internet - neither of us had been here before, and as a local, I had thought that all restaurants in this area were overpriced, underwhelming tourist traps. Boy, was I in for a surprise. Pure South specialises in...More

1  Thank Lebeq
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a family dinner, party of 7 on a cold winter’s night. Staff friendly. Didn’t have a booking but were seated immediately. Dinner was delicious but it is fine dining so the portions are small. Great location.

Thank GoranYag70
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked in the upstairs dining room for my wife’s birthday for a Sunday lunch. Carolin our waitress was great: friendly and offered great advice and explanations of the food. The food was really good, the fish was perfectly cooked and the desserts were refreshing,...More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with friends after a morning at the Arts Centre. A lovely setting overlooking the river with very friendly and attentive staff. the food is sourced from Tasmania (hence the name) and there was a selection of seafood and meats including wallaby if that is...More

Thank Squashtraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sommelier at this restaurant has a great knowledge of his wine list and matching it to the excellent menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful culinary experience.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to get a table and enjoy a reasonably priced meal. We dined down stairs in the more relaxed section and enjoyed moist of what we ordered. Fresh tasty food. The crowd definitely thinned out around 9pm on a weeknight. Staff were very sweet and...More

Thank Melanie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a wet & busy Sunday morning this restaurant offered a good menu & quick service. Unfortunately the food was not fantastic but did the job. Bacon undercooked is a problem in many places. Looked like it was just warmed up. Order for my friend...More

Thank Tony F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Comfortable ambience, well laid out, excellent service but the highlight is unquestionably the food. The breakfast menu in particular is spectacular. This morning I tried the Golden egg which was both beautifully presented and delicious. The egg itself, coated in a crispy golden coat nestled...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic dining experience amazing service and a wonderful wine selection. Loved Pure South will definitely go back for dinner with my husband again. Our group dinner was serviced well

Thank mel_broadley
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9 May 2018|
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Response from dave22362 | Reviewed this property |
The people carrying food & drinks are the staff. The people sitting down eating are customers
Sue A
19 February 2017|
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Response from MikeFB | Reviewed this property |
A very simple explanation.....from their website.... Nichols Poultry is a family run business that has been producing Chickens in Tasmania since the mid 1980's. Tasmania owned. Produced chemically free and without added... More
15 November 2016|
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Response from PureSouthDining | Property representative |
Hi. Thanks for asking. Yes, the chairs have been replaced in 80% of the restaurant, from timber to cushioned leather. best regards, Philip +61 3 9699 4600 7000 by Pure South Dining
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 93
Contemporary, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Southgate | Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighbourhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9699 4600
  • E-mail
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