Let’s be real for a second: Melbourne knows their shit when it comes to fine dining. We’ve earnt our title as the food capital of Australia, and we’ve got the dining meccas to prove it. The best part though, is that they’re all in one place. If you’ve somehow missed the 15 strong line up of foodie heavy weights perched on the banks of the Yarra, allow us to re-introduce you to Southgate. Winter also happens to be the best time to get your explore on, because there’s a whole heap of epic events, specials, and general pleasantries going on at Southgate.
#1 Risotto Masterclasses At Tutto Bene
Making a delicious risotto is no mean feat—trust us. That’s why we’re freaking out over the Tutto Bene’s risotto masterclasses with their Head Chef Nathan Scarfo. He’ll lay down the law on all of the myths around how to make the perfect risotto (hint: this is an Arborio free zone). Plus, he’ll teach you how to match your now perfect risotto with a good wine.
When: 6:30pm Wednesday 28 June
Where: Tutto Bene
Tickets: Get yours here
#2 Christmas In July At Hophaus
Who doesn't love Christmas?! Why wait until December to chuck on some carols and get festive when a German Winter Wunderland will be popping up at Hophaus. Complete with a German Market, mulled wine, and a bratwurst bar, it's a traditional Christmas affair (minus the snow). See you there, then?
When: Sunday July 21-23
Tickets: Get yours here!
#3 A Brand New Bar To Explore At Pure South
Pure South is dedicated entirely to the deliciousness that is Tasmanian produce, so you can imagine our excitement when we found out they were launching a new bar (complete with bar-style eats)…! The venue is the perfect spot for people watching as it’s right on the banks of the Yarra River.
When: Open until late everyday
Where: P.S Bar. + Kitchen
Bookings: Check the Directory for their info!
#4 Chocolate Overload At Damon Bradley
Look, we say chocolate overload but we would like the record to show that we wholly believe that too much chocolate is 100% not a thing. Just in time for winter, Damon Bradley are stepping to save the day with their epic desserts. With high tea, fondant, strawberries and cream, and more you're winter bod will rejoice with Damon Bradley's menu.
As if that wasn’t enough fun (and food!), there’s also going to be a whole heap of events going down at Southgate’s other retailers—BearBrass, Bluetrain, P.J.O’Brien’s Irish Pub, Miyako Japanese Cuisine and Teppanyaki, Waterfront, Lindt Cafe, Ena Greek Street Food, La Camera, Red Emperor, The Deck Restaurant—including World Whiskey Day, an Oyster Festival, and even Italian Yum Cha. You know where you’ll be able to see us this winter.
Oh, and there’s even a cheeky undercover parking rate on evenings and weekends.
For information on Southgate’s epic dining options, check out Southgate’s website here.
Image credit: Griffin Simm