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Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct, 3006 Southbank (VIC)See map

Average price $35

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Chef Graeme McLaughlin
  • Average price $35
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Bistro Oysters
Chargrilled King Pawns
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based on 190 reviews
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Quality of food :8.9/10
Service :8.9/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. Susy A.
    Susy A.
    • one review

    Excellent Excellent never disappointed at Bearbrass they have a steak that is excellent as well as their calamari. Service is brilliant happy people work here.

  2. Rick H.
    Rick H.
    • one review

    Have visited Bear Bass in both winter and Summer. As a bit of regular experience lived up to all expectations once again. Will return again in the future.

  3. Ken L.
    Ken L.
    • 14 reviews

    Resrved table was in a sunny spot but to hot so we asked staff to find an indoor table, Staff were accommodating. Food was very nice and full of flavour. Very long wait for the food = 1 hour. Chairs at the back near toilets were a bit uncomforable. Everything else was good.

  4. Matt C.
    Matt C.
    • 3 reviews

    The staff were smiling and efficient, atmosphere was busy and always buzzing, the food was AMAZING and great value -I would come back again. A cozy restuarant

  5. Kris m.
    Kris m.
    • one review

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

  6. 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.

  7. Sue S.
    Sue S.
    • 4 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.

  8. Emma B.
    Emma B.
    • 15 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.

  9. 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!!!.......

  10. Sally K.
    Sally K.
    • 6 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.

  11. Gordon W.
    Gordon W.
    • 19 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

  12. S H.
    S H.
    • one review

    Good value steak special was a nice surprise offering

  13. Ross H.
    Ross H.
    • 6 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

  14. David H.
    David H.
    • 23 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

  15. 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!

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 257 reviews

    Great location, good food, good value!

  17. Lisa a.
    Lisa a.
    • 6 reviews

    Love the bottomless brunch, bring it back!!

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 246 reviews

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

  19. 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.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 249 reviews

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

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More information

Opening time

Monday to Thursday 12pm to late.

Friday to Sunday 9am to late.

Trading times may vary, check venues website

How to get to the restaurant

Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct, 3006, Southbank (VIC), Australia

Public transport

Flinders Street Station

Directions to get there

Paid underground Wilson parking lot

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.


Australian, Pizza, Tapas, Christmas and New Year


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