Best Cafés, Restaurants & Bars

Corporate Food | 08.06.22

Are you hosting or attending an event at Metropolis Events? Whether your event is in the morning, during the day or at night time you may be searching for somewhere to go beforehand or after your event has finished. Maybe you are looking for a place to get your coffee fix? Or maybe you are looking for a restaurant for a post-event dinner or drinks with a few colleagues? Well, we have rounded up some of the best cafés, restaurants and bars that are close to Metropolis Events, making them the perfect choice to visit before or after your event with us.


Blue Train Expresso Café

Serving coffee, iced drinks, takeaway breakfast sandwiches, deli lunch sandwiches and sweet treats such as slices, cookies and cakes.

Located at 3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank VIC 3006.

Open Monday to Friday 8 am – 4 pm. 

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In a rush espresso 

In a rush espresso is known for its Middle Eastern & Mediterranean flavours in the form of soups and sandwiches, grab your morning or afternoon coffee here.

Located at P8/3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank VIC 3006.

Open Monday to Friday 7 am – 4 pm and Saturday 8 am – 2 pm.



Overlooking Melbourne’s Yarra River, Bluetrain offers a creative contemporary menu and craft beer. Bluetrain is more of a casual venue to dine in and enjoy a few drinks during their happy hour. 

Located at 3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank VIC 3006.

Open Tuesday to Saturday 12 pm – 9 pm.

Pure South 

If you are looking for a formal restaurant, look no further than Pure South. A modern, special occasion venue with iconic views down on the river with a stunning CBD backdrop. 

Located at MR6 Mid Level Southgate Building, 3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank VIC 3006. 

Open Tuesday to Thursday 12 pm – 9 pm, Friday 12 pm – 9:30 pm and Saturday 5 pm – 9:30 pm. 


Yarra Botanica 

A two-level floating bar and eatery, on the Yarra River serving seasonal food and creative drinks.

Located at Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006.

Open Tuesday to Thursday 12 pm – 11 pm, Friday to Saturday 11:30 am – 1 am, Sunday 11:30 am – 11:30 pm and Monday 11:30 am – 10:30 pm.

Arbory Bar

An all-day, outdoor bar and eatery located between Flinders Street Station and the Yarra River. Arbory offers craft-focused and comfort-driven food and beverage selection including cocktails on tap.

Located at 1 Flinders Walk, Melbourne VIC 3000.

Open Monday to Sunday 11:30 am – late.


Left Bank 

Uninterrupted views of the Yarra River and central city skyline whilst you enjoy a diverse, electric menu in a vast, stylish restaurant. Perfect for those after event drinks as they have a great happy hour. 

Located at 1 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank VIC 3006.

Open Sunday to Wednesday 12 pm – 12 am, Thursday 12 pm – 1 am, Friday 12 pm – 2 am and Saturday 12 pm – 3 am.


Still, searching for a venue for your next corporate event? Metropolis Events is suitable for an array of events from multi-day conferences and gala events in Panorama to smaller meetings and intimate dinners in Aviary.

Get in touch with our team for more information and book a site tour.

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