|Southbank Progressive Dinners
The winter weather will never dampen the much-loved, Southbank progressive dinners. Enjoy three courses across three different restaurants, all under one roof!
This event is hosted by Red Emperor, La Camera and Hophaus, with Waterslide Bar the official pre and/or post dinner drinks venue. All four venues are situated on the mid-level in Southgate and feature alfresco dining (that’s well-heated!) with breathtaking views of the Yarra River and city skyline.
Sunday to Thursday evenings, 12 August—6 September
Week 1, 12—16 August
Entrée: La Camera
Main: Red Emperor
Week 2 : 19—23 August
Main: La Camera
Dessert: Red Emperor
Week 3 : 26—30 August
Entrée: Red Emperor
Dessert: La Camera
Week 4: 30 August—6 September
Main: La Camera
Dessert: Red Emperor
Two sittings per evening, 6pm & 7pm
$89 per person. Includes a glass of wine with entree and main, and tea or coffee to accompany dessert. Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan Options available.
*Cost of ticket does not include pre and post drinks at Waterslide Bar
Purchase tickets online, here:
Waterslide’s 3rd Birthday Celebrations
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to party with the team at Waterslide Bar, marking the venue’s 3rd birthday!
Take advantage of all-night* drink specials – such as $8 Patient Wolf G&Ts, $12 Rum Diary Spiced Dark and Stormys and $12 Tromba Palomas – and get ready for a boogie, with DJ Ravi Ravs and a special guest serving up funk and soul tunes from 5:30.
*Whilst stock last
When: Friday 3 August, 4:00 pm til late
Where: Shop MR3 Mid Level East End, Southgate Melbourne, 3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank, Victoria 3006
How much: Free entry
Bookings: Bookings recommended for large groupsWhisky Masterclasses at P.J.O’Brien’s
Peated Malts of Distinction
Next up is a Celtic experience that will have your tastebuds singing – a masterclass dedicated to some of Ireland’s and Scotland’s great peated single malts. Also hosted by an expert brand ambassador, the night will see you enjoying some of the finest premium whiskies, accompanied by deliciously matched tasting plates.
When: Wednesday 15 August, 6.30pm
Where: P.J.O’Brien’s, River Level, Southgate Melbourne, Southbank VIC 3006
How much: $65 per person
Bookings: Book your spot online:
Whisky Masterclasses at Waterslide
Continue your whisky education with a Waterslide Bar Whisky Masterclass. Enjoy an informative and fun event with the knowledgeable Waterslide staff as they share their notes on some or the rarest and finest whiskies from around the world. This is an intimate event, with numbers capped at 15, so get it quick!
: Book at your convenience (minimum 2 pax, maximum 15 pax)
: Waterslide Bar
: Starts at $50 per head, which includes standard tasting and a charcuterie or cheese board at the conclusion of the event.
: Bookings are essential email email@example.com
or call 0412 289 417.
VIN Diemen at Pure South Dining
Wine Tasmania’s annual VIN Diemen festival will return to Melbourne on Sunday 12 August. For the first time, Pure South Dining will host the one of a kind Tasmanian experience, celebrating the region’s exceptional food and wine culture.
Early bird tickets are $110.00 and general admission are $125.00, with limited VIP tickets available. Each ticket includes a Plumm wine glass to taste and take home, all wine tasting, and food served by Pure South Dining’s Michelin star chef.
: Sunday 12 August from 12:00pm – 5:00pm
: River Level, 3 Southgate Ave, Southgate Melbourne, 3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank, Victoria 3006
: Early bird tickets are $110.00 and general admission are $125.00
: Purchase tickets here: https://www.vindiemen.com.au/portfolio/melbourne-2018/
Opera Night at La Camera
Opera lovers rejoice! La Camera’s Opera Night is back for another year, bringing together an amazing group of performers. Over a three-course set menu, join sopranos Samantha Fawcett U’Ren, Laura Slavin, and Suzanne Shakespeare as they perform some of your favourite arias in a very intimate performance.
These performers love to get the crowd involved so tune your voices and be ready for an interactive show like no other.
When: Monday, 27th of August 6.30pm.
Where: La Camera Italian Restaurant, Mid Level East End, Southgate Melbourne, 3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank, Victoria 3006
How much: $70 per person
Bookings: It is recommended you book well in advance as these night always sell out. Book by calling 03 9699 3600
OYSTERFEAST at P.J.O’Brien’s
It’s a feast and frenzy like no other – a celebration of the oyster! One of the most popular events on the P.J.O’Brien’s calendar. Enjoy unlimited hot and cold oysters while you sip on Guinness, cider, beer and wine and learn from the Oyster Experts.
There will also be live music and great door prizes. Supported by Guinness, Redbank, HaHa, Laphroaig & Connemara. It will be a shucking good time!
: Thursday 30 August, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
: P.J.O’Brien’s, River Level, Southgate Melbourne, Southbank VIC 3006
: $79 per person.
: Buy your tickets online here:
Meet the Makers of Pure South: a special event at Pure South Dining
Hosted by Josef Chromy Wines and two of Tasmania’s most sought after ethical farmers
Josef Chromy Wines winemaker Jeremy Dineen
, together with two of the south’s most unique ethical, free-range farmers will host an intimate dinner showcasing the best of Tasmania’s wine and food on Friday 7 September
Meet the Makers of Pure South is an exclusive event encompassing the entire Pure South Dining room upstairs, and is expected to sell out.
Attendees will meet and receive expert tasting notes directly from some of Australia’s most acclaimed farmer/producers and winemakers. Pioneer farmers Rob Nichols
(Nichols Ethical Free-Range Poultry) and Guy Robertson
(Mount Gnomon Farm) will tell the story of their exceptional and much coveted produce.
Matching this outstanding produce with eight of Josef Chromy’s award-winning wines, selected by the winemaker himself, makes it a culinary event for the most discerning calendars. Josef Chromy was instrumental in the development of Tasmania’s wine industry, while his state-of-the-art winery was recently awarded the Australian Good Food Guide Chef Hat. Wine Selector Magazine’s Paul Diamond, will also host the event, adding his encyclopaedic knowledge of Australian cool-climate wines.
Since 2003, Pure South’s owners have developed relationships with Tasmania’s farmers, fishermen and artisan producers to capture the finest ingredients from the world’s purest seas, soil and air.
From King Island beef to artisan fishermen, dairies and remote, small producers, Michelin star executive chef David Hall
and his team are spoilt for choice when it comes to fresh inspiration, plating up stunning dishes the whole year through.When
: 6:30pm, Friday 7 September
: Pure South Dining, River Level, 3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank, Victoria 3006
: $155 per person
: Book Online
or call 03 9699 4600
Pure South Dining’s Free Flowing Champagne Sundays
Grab your friends, find something to celebrate and book a spot at Pure South Dining’s Free Flowing Champagne Sundays.
Each Sunday, Michelin star head chef David Hall creates seasonal dishes highlighting Tasmania’s finest produce. To accompany your meal is free-flowing Premium French Champagne. Their sommelier will choose Moet, Bollinger or Mumm each week.
When: Available every Sunday except New Year’s Eve
Where: River Level, 3 Southgate Ave, Southgate Melbourne, 3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank, Victoria 3006
How much: $139 – 2 course + free-flowing Champagne
$149 – 3 course + free-flowing Champagne
Sparkling Sundays at Tutto Bene
Sundays are best spent long lunching with your nearest and dearest. And what better way indulge than with delicious Italian food, paired with bottomless Italian bubbles, all whilst enjoying sweeping views Melbourne’s Yarra River and city skyline.
Sparkling Sundays will feature a two or three course meal, match with premium Italian sparkling wines, alternating weekly.
When: Every Sunday between 12.00pm – 3.00pm
Where: Tutto Bene, Mid Level, Southgate Melbourne. M28/3 Southgate Ave, Southbank
Cost: $85 per person for two courses / $95 per person for three courses
including unlimited premium Italian sparkling wine alternating weekly
Bookings: To book call 03 9696 3334 or visit Tutto Bene website
All You Can Eat Coeliac-Friendly Yum Cha at Red Emperor
A true Southgate mainstay, Red Emperor has been serving some of Melbourne’s the best Chinese food for no less than 23 years. With the recent return of their original head chef Hon Kau HUI (Flower Drum), who was at the helm from when they opened until 2013, their menu has never been better.
Enter, an inspired new way to taste many of their best dishes: All-You-Can-Eat Coeliac-Friendly Yum Cha. Approved by the Coeliac Society of Australia, Red Emperor’s Yum Cha menu has more than 50 classic dishes to pick from, plus new additions like pork ribs cooked three times, infused with stock, steamed and then fried, as well as Berkshire Kurobuta pork fillets and Chatham Island blue cod, spiked with ginger and spring onion.
When: Any time the restaurant is open, seven days a week.
Where: Red Emperor, Mid Level, Southgate Melbourne, 3 Southgate Ave, Southbank VIC 3006
Bookings: $50 for all you can eat, or pay as you go. Book via (03) 9699 4170 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Father’s Day at Southgate
Whether your Dad has a sweet tooth, likes a big bowl of pasta or is partial to a pint of Guinness, we have his Father’s Day covered. Restaurants throughout the precinct are serving up delicious specials and events that are sure to bring a big smile to his face.
When: Sunday, 2 September
Where: Southgate Melbourne, 3 Southgate Ave, Southbank VIC 3006
Bookings: Bookings essential via each of the below venues.
If you’re Dad loves a bit of fun, then Father’s Day at La Camera could be just his thing! This is a day for celebration and the La Camera staff do it in style. A photo booth is definitely a highlight, with prizes and vouchers for the best picture. There’s also a prize for best dad joke (of course!) and all Dad’s will receive a $20 drinks voucher to use at La Camera or next door at its sister venue, Waterslide Bar.
It’s Bluetrain’s shout! This year all Dad’s will receive a free pint of beer or glass of wine when they dine with Bluetrain, for lunch or dinner.
P.J.O’Brien’s is celebrating Father’s Day this year with a free pot of Guinness for all the dads with any main meal ordered.
Tell your Dad to don his Lederhosen. Hophaus are offering all Dads a free tasting paddle of any of German tap beers with lunch or dinner. There will also be live acoustic music from 2pm until 6pm, featuring Liam Bowditch.
You must book to receive this offer, so make a booking today by calling 9682 5900.
This Father’s Day, treat your Papa the Italian way, with a delectable feast at award-winning risotteria, Tutto Bene. For $55 per person, your Dad can enjoy Tutto Bene’s five-course Father’s Day Chef’s Selection. And if that wasn’t enough, there will also be ½ price tap beer available all day.
Southgate favourite, Bear Brass, will be offering a free pot of Furphy to all Dads on Father’s Day with their main course or pizza.
If your dad has a sweet tooth, then look no further than Damon Bradley, for a crepe and pancake extravaganza. To sweeten the deal, Damon Bradley will donate $3 from every pancake sold to the Lost Dogs Home (aka Man’s best friend).
Better yet, they’re open from 8:30am, so treat your early riser Dad to breakfast and a morning walk along the Yarra.