Pure South Journal

stories and events from our team and Tassie suppliers

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Pure South has been a mainstay on the Yarra River since March 2004, bringing the very best of Tasmanian produce to Southbank. 

Stay tuned for exciting updates on our big 20-year birthday dinner. 

Perfect for quick mid-week lunches with collegues, clients or friends.  Enjoy two or three coures overlooking the Yarra River.

Choose from a selection of entrees, mains & desserts
that highlight the best of our Tasmanian family. 

Available in the Pure South Dining Room, Wednesday to Friday. 

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Recently we took the chefs out of the kitchen and headed south on a tour Tasmania and its islands to meet some of the farmers, fishermen, and artisan producers that supply our kitchen and are the backbone of our story. 
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From the deep, cold waters of the Tasmanian continental shelf comes this delicacy of the deep, Tasmanian King Crab.

We work pretty hard to find the best produce, and we get to some pretty crazy places and find some ‘different’ products, but even we are still gobsmacked occasionally.
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Like the view? It’s from 7000 by Pure South Dining, the test kitchen we have opened whilst our flagship venue is being re-imagined.
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If you’ve walked past Southgate recently you would have noticed a bit of activity at the corner site we’ve called home for the last twelve years.  Don’t worry, we haven’t gone away; we’re expanding!
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31 year old David grew up with a chef for a father. It follows that the native Glaswegian has a passion for cooking from a young age and has been around kitchens since the age of 14.

David’s classic training comes from 3 prestigious Scottish kitchens including ‘The Three Chimneys’, ‘Brian Maule @ Le Chardon D’Or’ and the famous, Michelin starred ‘Number One Restaurant’ at the Balmoral Hotel.
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Flying in to King Island on a small plane (that is pretty much the only way to get there) King Island appears in Bass Strait like a green pillow on a sea of blue.

In February, Chef Ashley Davis and the Pure South team are creating a lunch menu on King Island for the first time. We have teamed up with our local Islander friends for a special event.
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PREVIOUS EVENTS​

The wine event of the year, showcasing Tasmanian Pinot & Chardonnay against stunning Bouchard Vintages. 

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“RELAX, DINE, DRINK & CELEBRATE”
Celebrate all the glamour of New Year’s Eve in the city
and dine with front row seats to the spectacular fireworks show.

Twilight Menu
From 5.00pm Depart by 7:45pm
3-course Dinner
Adults: $99.0
Children: $59.0
+ 10% Sunday surcharge

Late Menu
4 course menu
$279.0pp with a premium beverage package
From 8.15pm

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Our Christmas Day lunch is a celebration and the menu is created from ‘the best of the season’.

A special occasion dining experience to be shared with friends & family; driven by quality produce from the best farmers, fishermen and artisan producers of Tasmania, King Island & Flinders Island.
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Join Seppelt winemaker Clare Dry for a special curated evening of 8 stunning new vintage and museum Seppelt wines. Paired with a delightful 5-course degustation menu, showcasing fine produce from King Island & Tasmania.
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This exclusive event is perfect for wine lovers who want to expand their knowledge while enjoying a delectable culinary experience.
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You’re invited to indulge in an intimate dinner showcasing one of the best Western Australian wineries matched with our stunning Tasmanian produce.
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Join us for a four course Tasmanian whisky & wine dinner to celebrate the launch of Tasmanian Whisky Week.
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Moss Wood winemaker dinner with hugh mugford, winemaker and viticulturist.

Four course dinner with matched wines
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Wherefore art thou Romeo? Inspired by the season, a special menu for 2 at Pure South Dining.
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MONDAY 16TH JANUARY – SUNDAY 29TH JANUARY 2023​

Relax and avoid the traffic. Let us take care of everything for you…
The event in Melbourne in January is the Australian Open.

Why not enjoy the luxury and convenience of dining at Pure South Dining and riding a water taxi to the tennis?

2 courses $105.00
3 courses $120.00

“RELAX, DINE, DRINK & CELEBRATE”
Celebrate all the glamour of New Year’s Eve in the city
and dine with front row seats to the spectacular fireworks show.

Twilight Menu
From 5.00pm Depart by 7:45pm |  3-course Dinner
Adults: $110  |   Children: $59

Late Menu
4 course menu
$289.0pp with a premium beverage package
From 8.15pm

Reser- vation

PURE SOUTH DINING ROOm

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF PURE SOUTH

To mark our 20th Birthday, Pure South Dining has launched a limited edition dinner series, ‘A Chef’s Tour of Tasmania’, running every Friday and Saturday night in July.

Southbank Christmas Lunch 2024