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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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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very good selection of seafood. Menu includes Japanese style food as well as others. Location very good and allows both indoor and outdoor eating. But it is pricey, like most of the restaurants along this strip.

Thank Barnacles70
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and we were not left dissappointed. The staff were really helpful and nice and the food was fresh and delicious. The weather was great which meant it was brilliant sitting outside and looking out over the river. She had a great birthday experience which is what we wanted

Thank Antonio G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went back to sit at the oyster bar, which is usually nice. Had a terrible waiter though. First the beer we ordered was not available (which is ok) but he then just suggested the next one down on the list, as it "had the same alcohol percentage".. if I just wanted to get drunk I would go somewhere else! We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing food especially the dessert! The passionfruit sorbet was to die for! The salmon was cooked to perfection, as was the lobster and the oysters. Did I mention the passionfruit sorbet?! A special mention to our waiter, David! He was so attentive, polite, friendly, smiling and made the meal so much more enjoyable. Nothing was too much trouble and he... More 

Thank Rhonda M
Kenilworth, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are many restaurants to choose from along the Waterfront however this is the best choice. We enjoyed our beautiful oysters and fresh fish so much we back again the next night and had the Cold Seafood Platter for two. The service on both occasions was excellent, it helps enormously when the staff know their menu, display courtesy and are... More 

Thank yakandyanda
Bathurst, Australia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Called in for lunch and was amazed by the food and service. Not just a quick snack for lunch but so worry a visit. We are going back for dinner in a couple of days, very impressed

Thank Smarty61
Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

3 of us shared a steak and sashimi whilst watching the US election. Had a great afternoon with friendly and attentive staff.

Thank Snoozer1968
Perth, Australia
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316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Strolled up and down Southbank, looking for a dinner venue. This one was full on a Monday night, so we took a table for four. Service was friendly and efficient, oysters kilpatrick were nice, fish curry was tasty, risotto looked great, and the others were happy with their steaks. Even got some GF bread for me to dip. Ended up... More 

Thank bizcoach27
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Waterfront Southgate for late night dinner on a Sunday. My husband had baby snapper, & I had steam crabs which were on chefs recommendation, & my son had eye fillet stake. All food were cooked perfectly, great service, great location too.

Thank Ria1904
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky that we'd wondered past early enough to snatch a table before the chaos began in earnest on a Saturday night during the Spring Racing Carnival. As such I think that we were treated to levels of service not usually bestowed upon half-cut punters as there was a little bit of a rush to open up our table... More 

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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
US$25 - US$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
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?