Melbourne's dining conference, events, and exhibition precinct

Unique Experiences

South Wharf Promenade facilitate a range of unique experiences for guests looking to dine a little differently. Whether its sensory dining, interactive workshops, or master classes, there is a range of experiences to take guests on a different kind of dining adventure. Experiences can be curated and tailored around each groups size, and all include a ‘Melbourne’ flavour.

Function Venues

There are now 10 very unique event spaces across South Wharf Promenade, including 6 restaurants that can all be booked exclusively, or as sectioned areas. Showtime Events Centre and Cargo Hall are award-winning warehouse conversion spaces with capacities for up to 600 guests. Aerial is a well-designed first-level function space with a capacity for 600 guests, and Polly Woodside is a historic tall ship available to be booked for your next event.

Private Dining

We offer a range of private dining options, from intimate rooms to exclusive spaces, that cater to your needs. Customize your experience by adding stations to the menu, such as a fresh local seafood station or an artisanal antipasto station. Make the restaurant uniquely yours with a bespoke menu. Reserve a section of the Meat Market Terrace for a unique dining experience with breathtaking views, exclusively for your group. Explore our private dining room options.

Restaurant Bookings

South Wharf offers a diverse range of cuisine options, from Thai to Pizza, Steak, and Burgers. Regardless of the size of your group, each venue can accommodate you and your guests. Our restaurants encourage large groups, with split billing and shared menus available. Enjoy a wide selection of beverages, including Asian cocktails, Australian wine, or craft beers. Make sure to take advantage of the discounts available with your delegate badge when visiting our venues.

Bespoke Packages

Whether you’re planning a cocktail party, sit-down dinner, or a conference-style event, our venues have got you covered. Our team of hospitality experts has put together a range of function and event menu packages to suit every occasion, providing a truly bespoke experience for you and your guests.

Activating the Promenade

Activating the Promenade

South Wharf Promenade connects the Yarra River with the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and encompasses a range of restaurants, bars, cafes and function space. The connectivity and collaboration of the venue allows for large exhibitions and conferences to swell outside the centre, developing activations and interactive pop ups.