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Tasmanian Produce in a Very Melbourne Way

When it comes to dining in Melbourne, Pure South Kitchen stands out as a unique culinary destination that celebrates the essence of Tasmanian produce. Nestled along the picturesque Southbank promenade, our waterfront restaurant offers more than just a meal; we provide an experience that seamlessly blends the best of Tasmanian ingredients with the vibrant, laid-back atmosphere of Melbourne’s dining scene.

Melbourne locals have a special place in their hearts for ‘The Kitchen.’ It’s a place where you can feel at home, whether you’re dropping by for an impromptu dinner or planning a relaxed evening with friends. The ambience is unplanned, relaxed, and casual, making it the perfect spot for those who appreciate the finer things in life without the need for formalities.

One of the most captivating features of our waterfront restaurant is The Kitchen’s panoramic windows that open onto the Southbank promenade. These windows afford diners plenty of opportunities to enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sunset over Melbourne and the Yarra River. It’s a scene that captures the essence of waterfront dining, making every visit memorable. The Southbank location not only offers stunning views but also places you in the heart of Melbourne’s bustling cultural precinct, adding an extra layer of charm to your dining experience.

Rich Tasmanian Flavours

The menu at Pure South Kitchen is a testament to Tasmania’s rich and diverse produce. Each dish is crafted with ingredients sourced directly from local farmers, fishermen, and artisan producers from Tasmania, King Island, and Flinders Island. These local heroes are the backbone of the restaurant’s culinary creations, ensuring that every bite is packed with freshness and flavour.

Take, for instance, our pizzas. Topped with Bruny Island Cheese, these pizzas are a delightful blend of traditional and contemporary flavours. The cheese, known for its exceptional quality and taste, adds a rich, creamy texture that perfectly complements the crispy crust and fresh toppings. Another highlight is the line-caught fish from East Devonport. This sustainably sourced fish is prepared with utmost care to preserve its natural flavours, offering a taste that is both delicate and delicious. For lovers of great beef, the King Island Beef is a must-try. Renowned for its tenderness and rich flavour, King Island beef is a prime example of the premium produce that Tasmania has to offer.

Step into Pure South Kitchen, and you’ll find a dining environment that is both welcoming and sophisticated. The interior, designed to reflect the natural beauty of Tasmania, features earthy tones, wooden accents, and large windows that flood the space with natural light. It’s a place where you can unwind and enjoy good food, good wine, and good company, all while being surrounded by the beauty of Tasmania right on the Southbank waterfront.

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, dining at Pure South Kitchen is an experience that shouldn’t be missed. It’s a place where the best of Tasmania meets the best of Melbourne, offering a unique blend of flavours, views, and ambience. Next time you’re in the mood for a relaxed, casual meal with a touch of sophistication, head to Southbank and discover the culinary delights of Pure South Kitchen.

BREAKFAST – Weekdays from 7.30 am | Weekends from 9.00 am
LUNCH – Daily from 12 noon
DINNER – Daily from 5.00 pm

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