Average price $35
170 reviews

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Ratings & Reviews

Very good
based on 170 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.1/10
Service :8.3/10
Setting :8.1/10
  1. kris m.
    kris m.
    • one review

    Service was terrible, food was worse!!! Would not recommend!!!!

  2. Therese C.
    Therese C.
    • one review

    Have been here many times and had a great time, but tonight was very disappointing. Staff could not care less! Wine by the bottle too expensive ($52 + for average wine). Menu was more suited to winter, not summer. May have just been a bad night, but will think twice next time.

  3. Sue S.
    Sue S.
    • 3 reviews

    Busy café. Staff a bit rushed and although service adequate, could be improved by being more welcoming. Our four meals were all a pleasant surprise, good quality and size, and all on table were happy. No toothpicks available but staff were extremely helpful in suggesting and providing a drinks garnish stick for use.

  4. Emma B.
    Emma B.
    • 14 reviews

    Delicious food and beautiful atmosphere. Staff were not very attentive - had to wait a long time (over 30 minutes) to order but may have been that they were understaffed. This has happened ore than once though. Other than that, it’s a great restaurant for delicious meals that cost less than the neighbouring ones.

  5. Rachael A.
    Rachael A.
    • one review

    Friendly staff with great atmosphere.... very accommodating when we asked for an outside table. Good food and $10 cocktails on fridays!!!.......

  6. Sally K.
    Sally K.
    • 5 reviews

    Staff were friendly, attentive and helpful. Food quality and value for money not so good. We ate from the breakfast menu and what we got for money paid was not great value and pretty basic combinations.

  7. Gordon W.
    Gordon W.
    • 13 reviews

    A wonderful setting with views across the Yarra to central Melbourne Good food with adequate service. Waiters were somewhat hard to locate when needed

  8. S H.
    S H.
    • one review

    Good value steak special was a nice surprise offering

  9. Ross H.
    Ross H.
    • 4 reviews

    The restaurant was very busy and noisy which can be expected on a Saturday night. Great selection of wines at a good price. Calamari was enjoyable but the pizza could have an option of thin crust as the one we received was very thick. Great pre theatre location for Southbank events

  10. David H.
    David H.
    • 18 reviews

    Second time here for pre-theatre meal. Service was excellent , drinks menu extensive and food was good. I ordered the fish and chips and the fish filled the plate . An enormous and enjoyable meal

  11. Cam J.
    Cam J.
    • 9 reviews

    Just two of us went for business lunch, we found it quite good with an interesting food selection. Our food was very good, inexpensive and overall a nice atmoshpere overlooking the Yarra. Pity about the weather!

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 257 reviews

    Great location, good food, good value!

  13. Lisa a.
    Lisa a.
    • 6 reviews

    Love the bottomless brunch, bring it back!!

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 246 reviews

    Easy to find, great view. Casual. Great for a quick drink and a bite.

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 265 reviews

    Sunday night special of steak and a drink was excellent value. The steak was a little smaller than average but good quality and perfectly cooked. Other meals were well priced. Music was unobtrusive and it was a very pleasant evening.

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 249 reviews

    BearBrass is reasonably priced resturant with good service and very enjoyable meals. Happy to go again.

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 261 reviews

    Was there for bottomless brunch but compared to other places it was as if you weren't allowed the bottomless part.. drinks took a while to come so ordered a few at a time. Food was ok

  18. Ian E.
    Ian E.
    • 8 reviews

    Vicky our waitress was fantastic. Great interpersonal skills. Food was fabulous.

  19. Julie M.
    Julie M.
    • 11 reviews

    This restaurant offers an extensive menu and we found that our food was tasty and delicious with all the staff providing an efficient friendly service. The location is ideal if you are visiting the art centre complex or are wanting a restaurant offering views along the Yarra River. This is a great popular restaurant.

  20. Dianne M.
    Dianne M.
    • 51 reviews

    Cold night and our table was outside but the waitress found us an inside one without any hassles.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

Southgate Melbourne Shop 3a 3 Southgate Avenue, 3006, Southbank, Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne City, South Wharf, Southbank

About the restaurant

The great BearBrass

Set on the banks of the iconic Yarra River at Southgate, BearBrass offers a glorious social dining environment to suit all moods and occasions. Buzzy, contemporary and relaxed, diners are treated to stylish surrounds, five star service and a cosmopolitan menu featuring everything from things pizzas to laksas, from small plates to substantial mains - you can even come for breaky! As night falls the bar is cheery and upbeat, the perfect place for a postprandial cocktail. They always have awesome food and drink offers, live entertainment and fun events on so keep an eye on their website so you can stay up to date.

Best dish: slow roasted lamb shoulder with garlic, cherry tomatoes, spanish onion, tzatziki.


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