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Planning lunch or dinner out with friends? Southbank has some of Melbourne's best restaurants, that offer everything from fine dining to cheap casual lunches with a glass of wine. Choose from some of the best venues with waterfront Yarra River and City views.


If you're looking for a cool restaurant in one of Southbank’s food precinct’s including, the Promenade Southgate, Crown Casino and Federation Square or an Italian, Seafood or vegetarian dining experience, we make it easy to discover the perfect place for your next Saturday night out, private dining, group Sunday lunch or pre theatre meal. Many top restaurants have been reviewed by Melbourne’s food critics and are also perfect to celebrate your next special event including birthday, engagement, cocktail, Christmas or corporate party. It’s that simple!


10 of the Best Southbank Restaurants view map

  • Map Booking The Meat & Wine Co. The Meat & Wine Co.
    The Meat & Wine Co.

    The Meat & Wine Co Southbank will be setting new standards in steakhouse restaurant design with its multi-million dollar refurbishment. The cutting edge designs and decor of the new restaurant and bar will take your breath away. Every element is custom designed including the feature concrete cladding, warm solid timbers, metal cladding, African patterns, textures and artefacts.

    Southbank, Victoria
  • Map Booking World Restaurant and Bar World Restaurant and Bar
    World Restaurant and Bar

    Overlooking the banks of the Yarra River, World Restaurant and Bar is a renowned meeting place in the heart of Southbank’s dining precinct. An exciting combination of food, culture and live music sets this unique venue apart from the rest. Boasting alfresco dining, intimate restaurant and casual couch area, World Restaurant offers a buzzing atmosphere and warm urban feel. The river terrace overlooking the bustling promenade is one of the venue’s most popular features. Kick back and relax as you take in the views of the river while sampling the extensive food and drinks list. Look no further than World Restaurant & Bar for your next event! Be it a social gathering with friends, an after work drink or group dinner, we have a space to suit your style of event.

    Southbank, Victoria
  • Map Booking BearBrass Eating & Drinking BearBrass Eating & Drinking
    BearBrass Eating & Drinking

    Located on the banks of the Yarra River at Southgate Arts & Leisure 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!

    Southbank, Victoria
  • Map Booking Cervo Cafe e Bar Cervo Cafe e Bar
    Cervo Cafe e Bar

    Continuing to serve your favourite Italian dishes - and more. Perfectly positioned for a sweeping outlook and a snapshot of Melbourne. Satisfying and generous - absolute simplicity with maximum flavour.

    Southbank, Victoria
  • Map Booking Pure South Dining Pure South Dining
    Pure South Dining

    Pure South is a Modern Australian restaurant and private dining room located in Southbank's, Southgate Shopping Precinct perched on the banks of Melbourne's Yarra River. Pure South’s concept was born from the realization that, arguably, the very finest and healthiest produce on earth can be sourced from Tasmania and its Bass Strait islands. Pure South features some of Australia’s best seafood and steak on the menu and also tips its hat to much more fabulous produce from the apple isle! The Private Dining Room at Pure South offers one of the most elegant and sophisticated dining experiences on the Yarra. Up to 22 guests can enjoy this space whether it be a corporate dinner function or a formal dinner party, we can ensure your guests experience the best produce the Bass Strait has to offer as well as superior service. Unobstructed, hip to ceiling windows surround the room, exposing guests to clear views of both the city and river.

    Southbank, Victoria
  • Map Booking Othello Othello

    Established in 1996 with our modern and traditional Greek and Cypriot cuisine, Othello is a contemporary fresh element in Melbourne dining scene. The fabulous banquet menu gives diners the choice to sample all of the great fare on offer. We also cater for private functions. We are bursting with atmosphere and are open for lunch and dinner. We also have a belly dancing and are fully licensed. Othello is the perfect place for your next special occasion and to make it a memorable one. No function is too big or too small at Othello as personal care is given by our experienced staff to cater for all your needs in a quick and efficient way. Whether it is an engagement, wedding, corporate function or a christening we can customise it according to your needs.

    Southbank, Victoria
  • Map Booking Melba Restaurant Melba Restaurant
    Melba Restaurant

    A unique interactive dining experience, diverse flavours from different cultures and a friendly, informal atmosphere are the shining stars of Melba restaurant.

    Southbank, Victoria
  • Map Booking Ludlow Bar and Dining Room Ludlow Bar and Dining Room
    Ludlow Bar and Dining Room

    Discover Ludlow Bar & Dining Room, a spectacularly located Southbank restaurant on the banks of the Yarra. A grotto inspired, uniquely Melbourne drinking and dining destination featuring riverside barbecue and bar, cocktail lounge and dining room.

    Southbank, Victoria
  • Map Booking Eureka 89 Events & Dining Eureka 89 Events & Dining
    Eureka 89 Events & Dining

    At a staggering 300 metres above sea level, situated at the top of the striking Eureka Tower, Eureka 89 is Melbourne's most spectacular boutique event & dining space. Combining sleek design with glorious views spanning 360 degrees across Melbourne, this state-of- the-art venue boasts a stylish food and beverage offering, with professional yet friendly service. Catering for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, cocktail parties, weddings, conferences, product launches and media events, Eureka 89 executes events of the highest standard. Ideally located adjacent to the Yarra River on Southbank, Eureka 89 is a short walk from Melbourne's conferencing facilities. Whether you are planning a glamorous cocktail event for 400 or an intimate dinner for 20, Eureka 89's experienced Event Managers are happy to tailor make food and beverage packages to suit your individual needs and ensure your event is an unforgettable success. Eureka 89 degustation dining Eureka 89 is also available for dining selected Tuesday to Saturday evenings offering a five or seven course degustation menu. Seating is available for tables of two through to larger groups of up to 24, perfect for a business dinner or special occasion. Bookings are open from four weeks in advance, reservation and prepayment essential.

    Southbank, Victoria
  • Map Booking Bluetrain Bluetrain

    Bluetrain has been "Melbourne's meeting place" for over 20 years, thousands have passed through our doors and enjoyed a definitively Bluetrain experience. We are open 7 days a week offering a selection of grazing plates, pizzas, pastas, burgers and dishes off the char-grill making Bluetrain a tantalising treat for all tastes. Our bar with its 16 ice cold taps of beer will keep any beer enthusiast satisfied. A huge array of beverages ranging from quality spirits, wines and champagnes all meticulously chosen to compliment your dining experience. Our skilled bar staff are more than able to provide you with a range of traditional cocktails not to mention our own original selection of Bluetrain "cityloop" cocktails. Make sure to ask for our extensive drinks menu to find your favourites. Bluetrain is the ever popular, ambient haven for all people – young or old – without pretensions or boundaries our policy has always remained single minded. Bluetrain is the definitive ‘peoples café’ and still remains "Melbourne's meeting place".

    Southbank, Victoria
  • Map Booking Hophaus Bier Bar & Grill Hophaus Bier Bar & Grill
    Hophaus Bier Bar & Grill

    Willkommen!! Southbank’s newest venue, Hophaus Bier Bar Grill. Enjoy classic Bavarian favourites with contemporary Melbourne flair in this re-invented European Beer Hall. Classics such as Wiener Schnitzel, Pork Knuckle & Bratwurst and featuring smoked and slow roasted meats over our wood-fired rotisserie. 9 Beers on Tap from the world’s oldest breweries, where craft beers were invented (30 taps in total around our massive bar – 9 types). Plus 30 Bottled Beers from Germany, Austria, Belgium, Italy, French, the Czech Republic and more. Visit us for a one of a kind experience at this fabulous location overlooking the Yarra River and our beautiful city of Melbourne. At Hophaus - We’re all about beer & enjoyment! Prost!

    Southbank, Victoria

Southbank Restaurant of the Month

UR2 Upper Level, Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct, Southbank, Victoria, Australia

Our new premises features a comfortable River View dining area for 90 diners including an open balcony section, and another separate Teppanyaki zone with two Teppanyaki tables each accommodating 24 “Yaki Foodies”. Our new restaurant also features two VIP Tatami Rooms each seating 10 guests for a true Japanese style dining experience.

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