Whether it’s a romantic three or five course dinner for two, a dessert degustation, a single course and shared dessert package, or laid back bar and bier hall vibes with free German bier and complimentary bubbles, there’s something to suit your special someone at Southgate.

Our stable of restaurants, bars and eateries are in full flourish in February. Leafy trees line the promenade perfectly primed for golden-hour revellers, and the air is rich with that intangible nostalgia you get from watching the sun glinting off the Yarra River. The majority of Southgate’s restaurants have spectacular views across the river and beyond, to the historic Flinders St Station and Melbourne city centre. It’s the perfect spot to spend a night celebrating love.

Our restaurants are pulling out all the stops for this special date, and it’s almost too hard to decide which menu we love best.

So, we put together a quick guide to the special packages on offer this 14 February, suited to each budget:

Nothing Too Fancy $$


The acclaimed bier bar grill, famous not only for their unique selection of German bier on tap, but also some of Melbourne’s best German fare, Hophaus is the destination for beer loving couples and an effortlessly cool hot spot for single get-togethers.

Here’s their offer:

Nothing says I love you more than Bier! Treat your lover, lovers and/or friends this Valentine’s and get them something they will really love. BIER!

Book Dinner at Hophaus and we’ll shout your first bier (or wine, T&Cs apply). Call 9682 5900 or Book Online. Wunderbar.


Bluetrain is Southbank’s iconic meeting place and another great option for friends and singles groups, or for the couple who prefer a laid-back laugh surrounded by quirky street art and neon-sign design, with a fun melting pot of eats covering everything from steamed bao buns to nacho libre veggie burgers.

Here’s their offer:

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Bluetrain and receive a complimentary glass of house red wine, white wine or bubbles.


La Camera Southgate

La Camera is Southgate’s well-loved family run Italian restaurant, and they have the perfect romantic special for couples on a budget. When their nonna comes to help with the menu items, and the brothers that own the place are on the floor every night; you know your meal’s been prepared with heart.

Here’s their offer:

The $40pp package includes any main from La Camera’s a la carte menu, a beautifully presented table, a fresh red rose, a glass of champagne each and shared dessert for two.

This Valentine’s package is compulsory for all balcony tables after 7.45pm, and available as an option inside. There will be two sitting for this evening: pre-theatre from 5pm – 7.15pm; 7.45pm sitting with no time constraints.

For further information or to secure your table, please contact La Camera Southgate on 9699 3600 or email eat@lacamersoiuthgate.com


A Little Bit Fancy $$$

Damon Bradley

If you’re a sweet tooth, this is a truly special way to spend your Valentine’s night. Enjoy a simple, fresh meal before you leave the house, then treat yourself to an evening of DESSERT DEGUSTATION at Damon Bradley. Yep, it’s probably the most decadent dinner on offer, and it even comes with a take home truffle box.

Here’s their offer:

$89.00 per couple includes: a handcrafted dessert degustation for two to share, paired with two glasses of wine and a choice of coffee or tea. Be spoiled with a take home 9-piece truffle box.

Bookings are available from 4pm until 10pm on 14 February. For further information or to secure your booking please contact Damon Bradley on 03 9645 5966.


P.S. Bar + Kitchen

P.S. Bar + Kitchen is the downstairs sister to Pure South Dining, a little more relaxed and casual, while still serving up the most pristine Tasmanian produce prepared by world class chefs. It’s the savvy choice if you value provenance and food quality over the fine dining experience. Their freshly shucked Lease 65 oysters are one of Southbank’s best kept secrets: you’ll have a hard time finding them anywhere else in Melbourne. Talk about the perfect way to ease into your Valentine’s evening.

P.S. Bar + Kitchen features oversized corner windows, perfect for languid dining while taking in the strolling crowds along the Southgate footbridge and promenade.

Here’s their offer:

Dinner package for tables of 2 – $99pp. The menu includes ‘Lease 65’ oysters from St Helens paired with a glass of NV Bandini Prosecco, followed with a carefully designed 3 course menu showcasing the best produce flown in directly from Tasmania.

You can choose from two sittings for Dinner: bookings at 5pm to 6pm enjoy a comfortable 2 hour sitting OR book from 8:15pm enjoy your table for the evening. To make a booking please call the restaurant on 9699 4600 or head to our website for more information: http://www.puresouth.com.au/valentines-day-ps-bar-kitchen-southbank/

Tutto Bene

This multi award winning Italian restaurant, risotteria and gelateria has been a destination for Melbourne diners for over a decade. Known for expertly simple risottos, innovative yet comforting modern Italian dishes – think carrot arancini (shaped like a carrot, on a bed of edible ‘soil’) and risotto stuffed calamari – their warm wooden interior, leafy balcony and spectacular Terrazza are sure to impress even the fussiest dates.

Here’s their offer:

$80pp: includes 3 courses and a bottle of prosecco per couple. (Our a la carte menu will be available from 5.30 – 7.30pm)

Bookings: to book call 03 9696 3334 or email admin@tuttobene.com.au


Proper Fancy $$$$

Pure South Dining

Pure South Dining is another Southgate icon, and recently underwent a major expansion over two levels. With the finer dining now upstairs, led by Michelin Star chef David Hall, you can expect a truly exquisite experience from the hatted restaurant, with thoughtful service and innovative dishes that hero the finest produce from Tasmania, King Island and Flinders Island.

Pure South Dining’s new raised dining room almost hangs over the Yarra River, with stunning views through floor to ceiling glass walls.

Here’s their offer:

Dinner package for tables of 2: $125 per person: includes ‘Lease 65’ oysters from St Helens paired with a glass of Moet & Chandon Champagne, followed with a carefully designed 3 course menu showcasing the best produce flown in directly from Tasmania.

Choose from two sittings:
Bookings at 5pm to 6pm enjoy a comfortable 2 hour sitting
Book from 8.15pm enjoy your table for the evening

To make a booking please call the restaurant on 9699 4600 or head to our website for more information:


The Deck

The Deck is modern European fare done well, an elegant restaurant that doesn’t need to be showy to be good. Perched on the corner of Southgate adjacent to Hamer Hall, it has an enviable view over Princes Bridge. It’s a small, romantic venue, with a wooden deck complete with blankets to snuggle up as the lights begin to sparkle over the city.

Former Best Italian Young Chef award finalist, Nicola Romano, brings his innovative and passionate flair to a specially designed five-course menu that is sure to tantalise the tastebuds.

Here’s their offer:

 Spoil your Valentine with a 5-course menu at The Deck Southbank, $85 or $140 with matching boutique Victorian wines. View the menu here.

For all bookings please email info@thedeckrestaurant.com.au or call 03 9699 9544.