Dine Well then Water Taxi to The Australian Open!

Pure South Water taxi

Pre Tennis Package at Pure South Dining and P.S Bar + Kitchen

 Pure South Dining has been a fine dining institution for 13 years. Following their 2017 renovation and expansion over two levels, the river level of the restaurant has now been reimagined as P.S. Bar + Kitchen.

 The Pure South Dining and P.S. Bar + Kitchen experience is driven by quality produce from the best farmers, fishermen and artisan producers in Tasmania, King Island & Flinders Island. 

  “A refined all-day diner on Southbank celebrating Tasmania” Good Food Guide 2018

 In what may be the best people-watching spot in the city, Pure South Dining and P.S. Bar + Kitchen are situated opposite the Southgate foot bridge overlooking the Yarra River, Melbourne city and promenade. Enjoy the best Tasmania produce before a scenic cruise to one of Melbourne’s premiere sporting events.

 For bookings visit the Pure South website

Pure South Oysters


Eat.Drink.Water Taxi. Australian Open at BearBrass.

 Get ready for the most thrilling and highly anticipated sporting event of the summer. The Australian Open 2018 takes over Melbourne over two adrenaline-charged weeks jam-packed with the world’s best tennis players. 

Whether you’re a die-hard tennis fanatic or after a fun day out, start your day off in style with at riverside hotspot BearBrass before cruising along the Yarra River on board a scenic water taxi that drops you off directly in front Rod Laver Area. The Breakfast Package ($35) and Lunch/Dinner Packages ($55) include a set menu, a beer, wine or Aperol Spritz & return WaterTaxi Tickets.

 BearBrass is located at Shop G3A On the River, Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct, Southbank VIC 3006. Group bookings are advised. Call 03 9682 3799 or email


Dining at The Deck during the Australian Open 2018

 With extensive experience in delivering quality dining and service for over a decade, The Deck re-launched its European style food house on Southgate’s upper level, overlooking the Yarra River with spectacular views of Melbourne’s city skyline.

  “Pretty-as-a-postcard river views are matched by beauty on the plate” Good Food Guide 2018

 During the Australia Open, Southgate’s institution The Deck will be serving up fine food and stunning views for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 Breakfast packages will be served from 8am to 11.30am (Mon-Fri) and 2 or 3 Course Pre-Tennis Lunch or Dinner Menus with a glass of wine are priced at $45 & $55 respectively.  (11am for lunch 5pm onwards for dinner).


Melbourne Water Taxi’s departing from Southgate to the tennis, taking in the stunning city views along the Yarra (bookings essential Contact Robert on 03 9699 9544 or book online at All menus can be viewed at

Pure South Water Taxi2

Information Courtesy of Southgate Restaurants/Fuller PR – Keshia Hutchens

Images Courtesy of Pure South Dining and P.S Bar & Kitchen/Fuller PR 


Connie Lambeth – The Australia Times News

Editor GOURMET – Food/Wine/Events


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