Dinner Cruise on the Yarra River
Dinner Cruise on the Yarra River
4.3 (1466)  
Southbank, VIC 3006
  • Highlights
    • Enjoy an exquisite four-course menu and a vibrant atmosphere whilst cruising down the Yarra River by night.
    • See the stunning views of our city and the cosmopolitan culture that makes up Melbourne.
    • Select the dish that best appeals to your taste buds.

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    ⏱️ Duration: 3 hours.
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  • Overview

    If you thought you’d experienced all the dining options Melbourne has to offer, think again! For a great night out, the Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurant offers a truly unique experience. With a tantalising four-course menu and a vibrant atmosphere, you’ll enjoy delectable food whilst cruising down the Yarra River by night.

    An experience you'll never forget, the Spirit of Melbourne represents one of the best dinner options in Melbourne.

    Spirit of Melbourne offers an ideal solution if you’re looking for a romantic dinner option in Melbourne. Whether you’re planning an unforgettable first date or an extravagant anniversary dinner, your other half is sure to enjoy meandering down the Yarra River while enjoying a beautiful meal.

    NOTE:

    • The Cruising Restaurant may sometimes operate on the Yarra Countess and the Yarra Empress, depending on demand, weather, major events, river closures, and tides.
    • Main Course Menu Selections are to be provided at the time of booking.
  • What's included?
    • All-inclusive 4-course meal (including beverages)

      MAIN COURSE | one choice per guest
      Chargrilled Chicken Breast with a porcini mushroom cream sauce, served with potato and seasonal vegetables (GF)
      Baked barramundi fillet, cooked with ginger and lime, dressed in a curried coconut veloute.
      Chargrilled Beef Eye Fillet cooked “medium” with a port wine jus, served with potato and seasonal vegetables (GF)
      Portuguese Lamb Shank served upon mash potato with a confit of vegetables (GF)

      VEGETARIAN OPTIONS
      ENTRÉE: Ratatouille Filo Parcel served with goats cheese and salad (V)
      MAIN (one choice per guest):
      Whole Baby Pumpkin filled with a stir fry of seasonal vegetables and quinoa,
      topped with melted cheese (V) (GF)
      Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable Lasagna with a béchamel sauce served
      with potato gratin & seasoned vegetables (V)

     

    • DESSERT PLATTER: Selection of Mini Desserts
      CHEESE TASTING PLATTER: Australian Cheeses, dried fruit and nuts served with crackers
      TEA, COFFEE & CHOCOLATES: Port or Liqueur (Available upon request during Tea & Coffee service)
      BEVERAGES: Premium selection of Red, White & Sparkling Wines Selection of Beers & a range of Spirits Soft Drinks & Orange Juice
  • Location

    • The departure point is at Berth 1 Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
    • Check-in starts at 07:15 PM and closes at 07:30 PM sharp.
    • Wilson Parking offers secure car parking and is located on Southgate Ave, just a short walk from our departure point.

  • Customer Reviews for Melbourne River Cruises

    4.3

    1466 reviews
    Traveler
    Traveler
    a month ago

    Wonderful- must do experience. From the beginning to the end the staff was very friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious with premium ingredients. We were greeted with the top brand of German Champagne (HENKELL) and as far as I can tell the alcohol was limitless as well as the other drinks.

    Monina Trinidad
    Monina Trinidad
    a week ago

    We hired a private boat for 25 people with buffet dinner and unlimited wines, beers and softdrinks and we all loved it! Gigi has been very patient to answer all our questions regarding the cruise. Great selection of foods and they were delicious! Staff were all accommodating and friendly. Although we had a call 1 hr before the departure time that there was a problem with the charter boat that caused us distress, they were able to fix it eventually and the planned river cruise went ahead as planned.

    John Digby
    John Digby
    in the last week

    The cruise and dinner were so well organised in every way. The seating was well spaced, and the food was excellent with steak cooked perfectly. The service was amazing with wine, spirits and beer served. There wasn’t a time when you had to ask for drinks ,as all staff continually topped up or were quick to remove an empty glass and bring another. The delivery of each course was just right considering the limited preparation space that must have been available. We finished off with a cheese board with tea and coffee that was a nice finish to an excellent night. *****

    Debbie McAlloon
    Debbie McAlloon
    a month ago

    The perfect opportunity to see some beautiful scenery during daylight and then enjoy the lights of Melbourne on the return. Fantastic staff and service is exemplary. Worthwhile and value for money package of all inclusive drinks with a delicious dinner. Our waiter Miko was amazing. Not once did we have to ask for a drink. Professional, friendly and pleasant he made our experience effortless. The reminder prior to the Cruise and the directions to the dock were so helpful, particularly as we are from the Country. We simply brought them up for our Taxi driver and he knew exactly where to take us. Bravo Melbourne River Cruises! Exceptional!

    mo so
    mo so
    3 weeks ago

    I rated the experience with a score of 4 due to the absence of a guide or any narration regarding the town's historical background. The activity mainly consisted of a simple ride along the river and back. Nonetheless, the scenery was undoubtedly beautiful, and I am content that I partook in it. However, there is room for improvement in terms of providing a more engaging and entertaining experience.

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    • Experience Type: Outdoor
    • Activity Level: Relaxed
    • Skill Level: Beginner
    • Duration: 3 Hour(s)
    • ID Required: Yes
    • Booking Required: Yes
    • The Cruising Restaurant operates on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 07:30 PM to 10:30 PM.
    • Check-in/Onboarding starts at 07:15 PM and closes at 07:30 PM sharp.
    • Please reconfirm the reservation and any dietary requirements at least 72 hours prior to the service date.
    • Alternative days can also be arranged for groups of 30 people or more.
    • Passengers must be able to manage stairs to board and disembark the vessel on their own or be assisted by their carers only as our staff are not permitted to assist (by carrying any passengers for boarding) in any way.
    • Unfortunately, our vessels (including the on-board restrooms) are not wheelchair accessible and we do not have the facilities to accommodate passengers in wheelchairs or mobility scooters.
    • The Spirit of Melbourne can accommodate up to 90 passengers and the floor plan is designed for the bookings that evening. Each booking will have their own table, large groups of 15 or more may be split across two tables.
    • We do welcome children on board. In the interest of other guests children must remain seated at all times.
    • 24-hour cancellation policy.
  • Your voucher(s) and booking information will be included in the confirmation email you will receive shortly after purchasing the experience on Amazed.com.

    If the booking needs to be first confirmed by the host, you will receive your Amazed voucher within 24-48 hours of purchase.

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