Our Story


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Pure South Dining is a modern Melbourne eatery that draws inspiration from farmers, fishermen and artisan producers of Tasmania including King Island & Flinders Island.

We visit the Tasmanian ‘pure south’ regularly to enhance the menu that we offer you. The solid relationships that we have built with farmers and fishermen over 13 years ensure the quality of the produce that we put on the plate for you and your guests. Small planes deliver produce from Tasmania and the islands several times per week.

King Island Beef, St Helens oysters, scallops, seafoods and dairy are delivered weekly by small planes from Tasmania and the islands.

Dine in the heart of Melbourne on the Southbank boardwalk with views over the Yarra River to the city.

Our much loved restaurant has been re-launched in 2017 over two levels:

Upstairs is the awarded Dining Room; reborn with a modern twist. The glamorous room almost hangs over the Yarra River, with stunning views out through glass walls. Your choices include generous bar seats and two semi-private dining areas for special occasions.

River Level is an all-day eatery & bar where you can dine to suit your mood; unplanned, relaxed with friends, drop in any time. Perch at the bar or in front of the open kitchen to enjoy the beautiful produce on the eclectic menu, or catch someone for a drink and snack at the unique window seats that put you right on the buzzing boardwalk.

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Our Ethos

OUR ETHOS

We can trace our world class produce to ethical farmers, fishermen and artisan producers, in Tasmania, King Island and Flinders Island, who all enjoy the luxury of the cleanest seas, the lushest fields and most pristine air measured on the planet. Our ethos is reinforced with regular visits to the apple isle to meet with these farmers and producers, people we know by name and call our friends, and by taking the time to discover their stories where we share a common philosophy.

ETHICAL

We choose products that have been farmed in an ethical manner using methods that nourish the animals and the environment. Our suppliers speak the truth about how their food is grown from one season to another and seek to continually improve. Ethical farming is principally about animal welfare and respect for the land; treating livestock as animals .. not numbers.

SUSTAINABLE

We believe food should be produced, processed and eaten in ways that provide social benefits. It should contribute to thriving local economies, that create good jobs and secure livelihoods. It should enhance the health and variety of both plants and animals, protect natural resources such as water and soil, and help to tackle climate change.

PROVENANCE

We think food tastes better when you know where it comes from. Pure South Dining continues the practice we started over 13 years ago of seeking out, supporting and building close relationships with small, specialist growers and producers. It helps you trace what’s on your plate back to its place of origin and understand how it has been grown and harvested. It gives you the confidence to know what you are eating.