Cross over the Yarra and experience a precinct made for foodies and art lovers. Southbank has it all!
Competition is fierce, but this place might serve some of the city’s best pizza. Order the arancini balls to start and a couple of your favourite pizzas to share. For dessert go for the caramelised blood orange pannacotta in a dark chocolate shell, with citrus salad, crispy orange sponge cake and mint. It’ll have you wanting more.
Featuring producers from Tasmania, including King Island and Flinders Island, the contemporary Australian menu here is Bass Strait bliss. Order some oysters to start, then go for the King Island grassfed beef cheek or Scottsdale pork scotch fillet. Waterfront views along Southbank Promenade make it a winner when the sun is shining.
Enjoy a taste of Argentina at this modern yet enigmatic Southbank restaurant. Asado translates to barbecue, and that’s what this place does best. The empanadas and skirt steak are popular choices, but for something different, try the cordero, pasture-fed lamb rump spiced with coriander and chipotle.
You could spend hours exploring its many spaces, and with a rotating calendar of travelling exhibitions, something new is always waiting. Escher X Nendo: Between Two Worlds is on until 7 April and features the works of the acclaimed M. C. Escher in collaboration with Japanese design studio, Nendo.
See the landscape from the city’s highest vantage point and, if you dare, opt for the Edge Experience that will see you in a glass cube, protruding about 300 metres over Southbank. The awe-inspiring views make this a Melbourne must-do and if you’ve been before, head up at night and see Melbourne sparkle.
It’s home to the incredible Melbourne Theatre Company, so you can expect to see quality performances here. Designed by the award-winning ARM Architecture, this extraordinary building is worth checking out even if you’re not heading into a show. It’s covered with magnificent glowing, graphic tubes that light up at night.
With an onsite spa and Yarra views this is the perfect option for a relaxed stay.
Treat the whole family with a stay at this Southbank hotel. You’ll be perfectly positioned to enjoy all the delights of Crown, including Village Cinemas Crown and PLAYTIME.
The views overlooking Melbourne arts precinct, including Arts Centre Melbourne’s spectacular spire, set the right tone for a weekend enjoying Melbourne’s culture and performing arts scene.