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Watermark Docklands

$$ - $$$
Bar, Australian, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
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800 Bourke Street | The Promenade, Melbourne, Victoria 3008, Australia
+61 3 9642 1880
Wed 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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122 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very helpful email communication before my visit. I wanted to know if I could wear shorts (which you can) Great cocktails at really reasonable prices, we had espresso martinis and then cosmo's both excellent The view outside is nice if you like things like that, good view of Victoria Bridge and some of the harbour There's plenty of seating inside... More 

Thank dax a
Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Attended a work place dinner to celebrate Christmas. Nicely decorated and a great wine list but the food can only be described as disgusting. 50-50 selection consisted of grilled chicken breast with green beans, lettuce greens and a cherry tomato or steak with chipped potatoes, mushroom sauce and a handful of rocket. Dessert was flavourless, melted sorbet or commercial prepared... More 

Thank Robyn E
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90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

The site by the river was great, the drinks were limited (it was a function) but of good quality the food was exceptionally good and the staff despite over hundred guests were able to remember your quirky drinks order. Outside area as well as inside made for a great night.

Thank taxi_driver50
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Had lunch Sunday prior to Melbourne Cup. Excellent staff, service and chicken parma's! Calamari salad was a highlight also. Recommend.

Thank Christopher S
MattO83, Manager at Watermark Docklands, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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1,490 reviews
880 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,204 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

I dropped in for a beer after work for happy hour a on Friday with a friend from work. It was just a 10 minute walk from work. Happy hour included schooners (425ml) of beer (Great Southern) or a cider for $5. I wast impressed with the beer so after one beer walked to nearby Renzos and had a beer... More 

1 Thank tommomelbourne
Watermark_Docklands, Public Relations Manager at Watermark Docklands, responded to this review

Hi Tommo, Thank you for your feedback. We have over ten beers available on tap (and we have never had a beer by the name of Great Southern Beer here at Watermark). If you were unhappy with the beer that you selected, we too are disappointed however we do aim to provide numerous beers of a wide variety so that... More 

Geelong Bellarine, Australia
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Great staff, fantastic atmosphere, and service very pleasing for a bustling place. Highly recommend it to anyone.

Thank lisyloo2016
Watermark_Docklands, Public Relations Manager at Watermark Docklands, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind feedback, Lisyloo! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our atmosphere and service. We hope to have you back sometime soon :) More 

Mount Gambier, Australia
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78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

We were looking for somewhere to have a simple evening meal and this was it! The food was great, delicious, and well presented. We were all served together - there were 8 of us all ordering different meals. The service was great, friendly and very helpful. We would certainly recommend this restaurant, especially as we hadn't booked until we found... More 

Thank Anne W
MattO83, Manager at Watermark Docklands, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind feedback, Anne! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our atmosphere and service. We hope to have you back sometime soon. More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
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155 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

We took The Wyndham Harbour ferry into Docklands to see the winter fireworks and thought we would find somewhere for dinner. The Squires Loft was our first choice but it was booked out so we went to the Watermark instead. The menu was not extensive but reasonably priced and the meals were okay but it was nothing special and cost... More 

Thank 20grace13
Perth, Australia
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

The menu outside suggests this is a tapas food + bar joint but it's overwhelmingly a bar + some light food options. The staff go out of their way to make the visit enjoyable and the spirits lists are impressive. At the Swanston St end of the Southbank Centre.

Thank DoctrWho
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Staff are comfortable with consistently not filling drinks to the top. So apparently I need 100 characters: The quintessential alcoholic beverage encompasses a vessel filled to the top. Our drinks, round after round were consistently eviserated of our chosen nectar to our disappointment. Looking at the glasses of others, this isn't just us.

Thank Ben M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $22
Bar, Australian, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Bourke Street | The Promenade, Melbourne, Victoria 3008, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Docklands
  • Neighborhood: Docklands
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9642 1880
Watermark Docklands is a complete entertainment venue offering a modern Italian restaurant, function venue and bar in the heart of Docklands. Set on the banks of Victoria Harbour with glorious views of the new harbour and Bolte Bridge, Watermark is the perfect location for lunch and dinner, weddings, private functions or any social engagement, with a variety of spaces and packages to suit all.Watermark Docklands is an ideal restaurant for impressive business lunches, or for a romantic dinner with some of the best waterfront views of any Melbourne restaurant. The bar of Watermark Docklands is a great place to unwind with a drink after work or gear up for a night out. The extensive beverage menu will suit all tastes and occasions, and there is also a heated outdoor beer garden.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?