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Waterfront Southgate

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Japanese, Seafood, European, Australian, Grill
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Southgate Avenue | Shop 20/3, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9686 9766
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sydney australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We turned up unannounced and got a lovely table. The staff are always unbelievably helpful and friendly and the food was perfect. My wife had the mullaway and I had the yellow curried deep fried whole snapper. Just wonderful. The wines were as good as I expected and the cost was more than acceptable. We go there every year when... More 

Thank KeffMcc
Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A last minute decision to pop in and see if we could get a table for a friends birthday on a busy Saturday night during Aus Open! We were seated within minutes! Service was great, went straight for mains, we all had steaks and all were amazing! All cooked exactly as asked!

Thank sam1706
Noumea, New Caledonia
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I did enjoy an early dinner at the Waterfront, very nice Red curry snapper, and nice sorbets for dessert. The choice of wines is fabulous, and the advise was excellent for the one Shiraz to not miss. The prices are quite high though, but I guess that is the Melbourne standard for high level restaurants.

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Ballarat, Australia
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68 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the view of Yarra and the great service. Received complimentary seafood chowder which was an unexpected surprise. Enjoyed seafood paella for two, a generous serve. Others enjoyed fish of day and salmon Wellington. Kids menu appreciated as well. Desserts all scrumptious and presented well.

Thank Peoniesandtulips
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrating a milestone in the relationship my wife (40 years married and our first grandchild.) and we selected the waterfront to reflect and savour life. This choice turned out to be a delightful gastronomic and experiential, emersion in taste, texture and delight. The effortless tantalising combination of sublime produce, with serious acknowledgement and delivery of centuries of flavour depth development... More 

Thank Anddyh
Warracknabeal, Victoria, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our 25h wedding anniversary dinner here and really enjoyed our night. They have a great selection of really well presented and tasty dishes. We originally chose it because they have great steaks in their window but on viewing the menu we chose sushi, seafood some great tapas and many other things. They have a great drinks list and... More 

Thank Sally G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took a Japanese friend with me this time to sample the ample fish menu at Waterfront. The verdict: better than most Australian venues but a long way behind what might be considered adequate in Japan. Concurs with my general experience of this restaurant. Meals of middling to good but not spectacular and hard to justify the prices. Also it... More 

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent deluxe Waterfront chowder for me and tempura prawns and soft-shell crab for my wife. Superb beer-battered snapper with (slightly greasy) chips; salmon OK but the accompanying pea risotto was a bit boring. Good size portions and friendly, efficient service. If it hadn't been our last night in Melbourne we would have gone back.

Thank MandECGreyGappers
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on a Sunday evening and it was really lovely. The staff are excellent, very attentive and knowledgeable. The restaurant has a great feeling, it was busy but felt very relaxed. The food was very good. The steaks were cooked perfectly and my son's fish from the childrens menu was easily the best fish I've tasted in ages.... More 

Thank Bell247
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was great, the host (George) was attentive, welcoming and very customer focused. The staff extremely helpful and the food was tasty, seafood was fresh and presentation was superb. I would definitely visit this restaurant again!

Thank harry1998

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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
$25 - $50
Japanese, Seafood, European, Australian, Grill
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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?