Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise

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Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise information and booking

3 hours
Departs from
Southgate Promenade Berth 3, Southgate Arts & Leisure Precinct
Returns to
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What could be a more memorable way to enjoy a meal in


than a gourmet dinner cruise along the Yarra River? Watch the city light up during this 3-hour cruise, and enjoy


's noted fine dining in the comfort of a floating restaurant. Sip wine, beer and spirits while you admire the changing vistas of the city skyline and pass by waterfront parks and attractions like the Royal Botanic Gardens and Federation Square. This is a great activity for those who have been to


before and are looking for a new way to enjoy the city.

Your Melbourne dinner cruise starts at Southbank Promenade on the southern side of the Yarra River. Hop aboard the Spirit of Melbourne— your fully enclosed floating restaurant — and set off up the river.As you cruise along the Yarra, admire the lights of the city and pass by waterfront attractions like Flinders Station, Federation Square, the Royal Botanic Gardens, AAMI Park, Rod Laver Arena and Riverside Park. Your 4-course dinner is prepared by expert chefs and matched with premium Australian wines. While you dine, enjoy attentive service and the lively yet romantic atmosphere. Choose from a variety of beverages such as beer, spirits, and red, white or sparkling wine, and end your meal with a glass of port or a liqueur. Your unique dinner experience ends when you return to Southbank Promenade. Sample menu (subject to change)Please note: You MUST select your main course at time of booking. Catering is provided for vegetarians and special dietary needs.Tasting platter:

  • Smoked kangaroo with a red cabbage and cranberry jelly
  • Shredded chicken tossed through a sesame glass-noodle salad
  • Prawn and scallop cocktail dressed in a creamy seafood sauce
  • Roast pumpkin, spinach and feta pappardelle pasta served with a Napolitano sauce (vegetarian)
Main course (choice of one):
  • Chicken breast marinated and char-grilled in a basil pesto atop a corn polenta wedge served with green peas and a porcini cream sauce
  • Crispy skinned salmon fillet served with saffron mayonnaise alongside roast potatoes and a mixed leaf salad
  • Char-grilled beef eye fillet garnished with a prawn sitting on a potato and pumpkin mash, broccolini with a creamy garlic jus (served medium)
  • Seared pork loin served with roasted potatoes, carrots and capsicum with a dash of vincotto and truffle oil
  • Baked vegetable filo wrap on a puree of spinach served with a garden salad (vegetarian)
Dessert and cheese tasting plates:
  • Selection of fine desserts to share
  • Selection of Australian cheeses served with biscuits and nuts
Coffee, tea and chocolates:
  • Served with your choice of a port or liqueur
Beverage options:
  • Premium red, white and sparkling wines
  • Selection of beer
  • Comprehensive range of spirits
  • Soft drinks, orange juice and water (mineral, soda and tonic)

What's included

  • 4-course dinner
  • Beer, wine, soft drinks, basic spirits and liqueurs

What isn't included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off