Pure South Dining

About

Pure South Dining is a modern, special occasion restaurant in central Melbourne with iconic views down on the river with a stunning CBD backdrop. The cuisine draws inspiration from farmers, fishermen and artisan producers of King Island, Flinders Island & Tasmania.

We visit the pristine Tasmanian ‘pure south’ regularly to continue to improve the dining that we offer you. The solid relationships that we have built with farmers and fishermen over 13 years ensure the quality of the produce that we deliver to the table for our guests.

King Island Beef, St Helens oysters, Bass Strait scallops, seafood and quality dairy products are delivered weekly by small planes from Tasmania and the islands.

Our much loved restaurant has been re-launched in 2017 over two levels: Upstairs is the awarded Dining Room; reborn with a modern twist. The glamorous room almost hangs over the Yarra River, with stunning views out through floor to ceiling glass walls that open. Your choices include bar seats and generous private or semi-private dining areas for special occasions.

Functions and Private Dining

We offer you a restaurant dining experience for groups at Pure South Dining; not a ‘function’. We have earned a reputation for impressing groups over the past 13 years and we have spaces designed to accommodate large tables comfortably in private or semi-private areas with stunning views.

We have flexible menus and pricing to offer and we are keen to ensure that your whole dining experience suits your occasion. Our reservations team will create the right menu and drink list with you. We can accommodate groups nicely for 12, 20, 30, 40, 50 or more. We also offer exclusive use of one whole level for cocktail events up to 300 guests or even the whole restaurant for 400+

Chef David Hall and his team will offer our best seasonal produce from Farmers, Fishermen and Artisan Producers of Tasmania including King Island & Flinders Island.

We are in the Southgate building over two levels. Our more casual all-day eatery and bar opens on to the Boardwalk at River Level, and our more sophisticated Dining Room is Upstairs at Mid-level with lift and escalator access. The dining room hangs over the boardwalk with views down on the river and across to the Melbourne city. The space is newly renovated and simply stunning.

Restaurants Features

Feature

  • Bar
  • Function Venue
  • Lunch
  • Open Christmas Day
  • Open Fathers Day
  • Open Late
  • Open Mothers Day
  • Open New Years Eve
  • Open Valentine Day
  • Outdoor
  • Pre Theatre
  • Private Booths
  • Private Dining Room
  • Public Mooring
  • Romantic
  • Set Menu
  • Terrace
  • Waterfront
  • Wheel Chair Friendly
  • Wi-Fi
  • With A View

Popular Locations

  • Near Flinders Street Station
  • Near Melbourne Aquarium
  • Near The Arts Centre
  • Near Yarra River

Suburb Region

  • Inner

Functions Features

Function Type

  • 30th Birthday Party
  • 40th Birthday Party
  • 50th Birthday Party
  • 60th Birthday Party
  • 70th Birthday Party
  • 80th Birthday Party
  • 90th Birthday Party
  • Christmas Party
  • Corporate Function
  • Engagement Party
  • Event
  • Private Dining
  • Product Launch

Venue Type

  • Cocktail
  • Restaurant
  • Unique
  • Waterfront
  • Wedding
  • Wine Bar
  • With A View

Venue Cuisine

  • Contemporary
  • Modern Australian
  • Seafood
  • Steak

Popular Locations

  • Near Flinders Street Station
  • Near Melbourne Aquarium
  • Near Yarra River

Suburb Region

  • Inner

Bars Features

Feature

  • Court Yard
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wine Bar
  • With A View

Weddings Features

Feature

  • Modern
  • Restaurant
  • Waterfront
  • With Views

Private Dining Features

Type

  • City
  • Waterfront
  • With Views

Cuisine

  • Contemporary
  • Modern Australian
  • Seafood
  • Steak

Popular Locations

  • Federation Square
  • Near Crown Casino
  • Near Flinders Street Station
  • Near Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Near The Arts Centre
  • Near Yarra River

Venue Types

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Wine Bar

Map

Venue Hours

Venue Capacity

RoomTypeminmax
Private Dining Room sittingup to 48
Entire Restaurantstandingup to 300

Reviews

Reviewer

"Blue Eye Trevella with ink braised borlotti beans, seared calamari and delicious salt cod fritter was outstanding!... Roasted Huon salmon in the style of Marseille was perfectly executed the sauce respectfully poured at the table was deserving and well balanced"... [read more]