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Pizzeria Contemporary cuisine


Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct, 3006 Southbank (VIC)
Average price A$35


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Last update: May 2023
Chef Graeme McLaughlin
Average price A$35
Crudites plate
House pickles, beetroot relish, hummus, spiced chickpeas, seasonal crudites, marinated olives, feta, house made bread
Market white fish, pickled fennel, green onion, cucumber, citrus dressing, crisp onion
Prosciutto & melon
First press olive oil, thyme & crustini

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  • Libby V.
    Libby V.

    May 27, 20231 review


    Bear brass is the perfect place for a get together with friends. Excellent food service and cocktails!! We will definitely return time and time again

  • Rob E.
    Rob E.

    May 26, 20231 review


    An amazing restaurant. The setting, overlooking the Yarra and the lights of the city, couldn’t be better. The food was delicious, the wine, excellent and the wait staff were brilliant - friendly and attending to our needs. Would highly recommend for a casual or a special night out.

  • Lina T.
    Lina T.

    April 15, 20231 review


    Foods presentation actually looks good, some taste a bit too salty for us and the sauce in my duck leg is not that great unfortunately, a bit too bland and the veggies that comes with it tasted a bit bitter. Lastly there was cracked on my plate - I thought it’s only the top part so didn’t bother about it but after they took it away, I saw the sauce juice were on the table. Overall we had a good night catching up friends there and didn’t worry much about the foods. Staffs are friendly ????????

  • Michelle B.
    Michelle B.

    April 14, 20233 reviews


    Celebrated a birthday tonight. Impressed with calamari entree that I had heard good things about

  • Bruce D.
    Bruce D.

    March 22, 20232 reviews


    Our group of 15 women were very happy with the luncheon at Bear Brass today The booking online went smoothly with a reminder to check also. The food was good value for lunchtime and the noise level where we were seated was good, we could hear ourselves speak. Thank you to the excellent staff on duty. Yvonne Dite

  • Kamini J.
    Kamini J.

    March 18, 20231 review


    Great place, good food, suitable for young kids and families. Will definitely be back again.

  • Rukmani S.
    Rukmani S.

    March 11, 20232 reviews


    A great place, which has not lost on service and quality over time. Wonderful place to have a drink, a bite and soak up the atmosphere of Southbank. The pizzas are smaller and not as loaded as they used to be, but everything else was good and very enjoyable. A fantastic manager, all credit to him to keep such a busy place running well.

  • Gordon W.
    Gordon W.

    March 7, 202350 reviews


    A great place for a meal before the theatre! Tasty food well presented!

  • Georgina F.
    Georgina F.

    February 19, 20233 reviews


    Great central meeting spot in the city. Great service & excellent food. Given table with excellent view of the river & passing pedestrians. Attentive staff without hovering.

  • Johanna P.
    Johanna P.

    February 10, 20231 review


    The food was good. The atmosphere was good and the service was good.

  • Beth F.
    Beth F.

    January 27, 20231 review


    The restaurant food, service and ambience was lovely. I booked two days before through Google and then received 10 emails and 2 texts from Google, Fork, Bear Brass for confirmation and 3 emails for review. Overkill .....

  • Ian d.
    Ian d.

    December 29, 2022144 reviews


    Sirloin steak excellent, cooking perfect, served over slaw and chips . Kofta not as good, lacked flavour. Staff were excellent though at times overwhelmed with customers.

  • Mark G.
    Mark G.

    November 18, 202226 reviews


    Good restaurant for a pre theatre dinner at Southgate. Great range of dishes and fantastic outdoor dining looking over the Yarra. Prompt and efficient service. Will definitely return.

  • Norma E.
    Norma E.

    October 25, 20221 review


    We were warmly welcomed and the service was great, despite out late booking. A relaxed and casual vibe in this restaurant- we would be very happy to return.

    BearBrass (Owner)

    Thankyou for the delightful review Norma, and we are delighted you enjoyed your visit to BearBrass!

  • Morag J.
    Morag J.

    October 22, 20222 reviews


    Always great. Especially for the puppies, who are treated like VIPs. As locals, it’s our favourite and we always enjoy what’s on offer. Gordon the Jack Russell loves it too.

    BearBrass (Owner)

    Thanks Morag and Gordon for the lovely review! We love having you both come visit us!

  • Peter N.
    Peter N.

    October 6, 20221 review


    The booking was shithouse. I'd booked online the day before, but the waiters had no record of the booking until I showed them the email confirmation.

  • Michael M.
    Michael M.

    September 28, 20222 reviews


    Great food, great location. The staff were pleasant and informative. The lamb flatbread with salad was really yummy Able to eat without pressure and get to the ballet on time

    BearBrass (Owner)

    Hi Michael, thank you so much for the review. Have a great day!

  • Garry C.
    Garry C.

    September 11, 20221 review


    Good value nice staff

    BearBrass (Owner)

    So glad you had a great experience, Garry. Have a great day!

  • Kat C.
    Kat C.

    September 6, 20222 reviews


    Emily did an amazing job. Personable, efficient and accommodating. Brilliant service. Thanks Emily.

    BearBrass (Owner)

    Thanks for taking time out of your day to review us. We will share this with the team!

  • Cathy C.
    Cathy C.

    September 2, 20222 reviews


    The staff were great but there is very little lighting to even read the menu as we were seated inside. Food is average and not a lot on the plate. The mocktails contained a lot of ice and not much else.

    BearBrass (Owner)

    Thanks for reviewing us, Cathy. Your feedback is appreciated and we take it to heart. It’s important for us know how we can better serve our customers and your comments will be shared with the team.

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Closing time

Open Every Day

How to get to the restaurant

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

Public transport

Flinders Street Station

Additional information

Paid Parking

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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