Our Journal

News, events, and updates


We are excited to be able to bring back our daily lunch special menu. It was interrupted by covid, but now it is back.
Choose from a selection of entrees, mains & desserts
that highlight the best of Tasmanian produce.
Our lunch special offers fantastic value for money without sacrificing quality.
Available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday lunches.
Discover why so many regular diners keep coming back for more!
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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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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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Spoil mum this mother’s day with a beautiful lunch to remember.

Our Chefs are working with farmers and fishermen in Tasmania to create our
menu for this Mother’s Day
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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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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

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

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;
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Let us take care of all the nitty-gritty.
We are taking bookings of 8 or more on any day or night
Throughout July for the special Christmas menu.
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Presented to you by Tasmania’s Best Farmers & Fishermen.
Start with the best produce from the best Farmers & Fishermen in the country.
Fine Dining chefs presenting premium comfort food from amazing produce.
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Tetsuya Wakuda is coming to Melbourne for one night only!
Teaming up with chef David Hall together they’ll cook a six-course degustation showcasing the brilliant produce from around Tasmania.
This will be a dinner to remember – seats are extremely limited.
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Celebrating special occasions requires Champagne!

The menu is Premium Tasmanian food. The offer is Premium French Champagne
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A rare opportunity to experience exceptional iconic Australian wine.
We are thrilled to be invited to host & collaborate on this amazing wine dinner.
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You’re invited to indulge in an intimate dinner showcasing the best of Tasmania’s wine and food! 
Your hosts for the evening will be Selector’s Paul Diamond, Josef Chromy winemaker Jeremy Dineen, and two unique farmer-producers who contribute their ethical, free-range produce to the menu.
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