Melbourne Cruising Restaurant Hot Deal

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  • Premium dining experience on a 3 hour cruise
  • Great views of Melbourne by night
  • Delicious 4 course dinner
  • A selections of winess, beers and basic spirits
  • A reflection of the cities cosmopolitan culture
  • A personalized service and attention to detail

Enjoy one of Melbourne's most unique dining experiences with a delicious 4 course meal aboard the Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurant as it winds its way along the calm waters of the Yarra River past the glowing city lights of Melbourne! Over the course of 3 hours, you'll enjoy freshly-prepared food as well as a number of included beverages - both alcoholic and softdrinks - for the duration of your cruise included in the price of admission. Seeing Melbourne city at night provides an entirely new viewpoint on the skyline, which you'll be able to view from either the expansive viewing windows indoors, or outside on the viewing deck.

Enjoy a tantalising tasting platter to start, then follow it up with your choice of several mains including chicken, fish, beef, pork and a vegetarian option to ensure all tastes are covered. Indulge your sweet tooth with a range of enjoyable mini desserts, then cap everything off with a lovely cheese platter consisting of a number of Aussie cheeses, crackers, fruit and nuts. Ideal for both celebrating special occasions or simply for a classy and relaxing night out, this Melbourne dinner cruise is one of the more special ways to dine out in Victoria's capital.

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What you need to know


  • 3 hour dinner cruise
  • 4 course gourmet dinner
  • Beverages including premium selection of red and white wines, sparkling wines, beer and basic spirits


  • Hotel transfers


  • Enjoy a spectacular 4 course gourmet dinner prepared fresh on board
  • Includes all beverages, including premium table wines, sparkling wines, beer and basic spirits
  • With a stunning background of colours and lights, delight in a fashionable fusion of international dishes and fine Australian wines, a reflection of the cosmopolitan culture that is Melbourne

Tour Times

  • Tours depart on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7.30pm and return at 10.30pm from the Southbank Promenade, Berth 3 (near Langham Hotel). Please arrive by 7.15pm to commence boarding (Late arrival will not be accommodated).

Sample Menu

Entrée Tasting Platter (all items included)

  • Balsamic Glazed Smoked Lamb on mash potato (GF)
  • Shredded Chicken tossed through a sesame glass noodle salad (GF)
  • Prawn and Scallop Cocktail dressed in a creamy seafood sauce (GF)

Main (choice of one per guest)

  • Chargrilled Chicken Breast marinated in basil pesto atop a corn polenta wedge served with green peas and a porcini cream sauce
  • Crispy Skinned Moroccan Salmon Fillet served with a potato rosti, avocado salsa and caper mayonnaise
  • Pan Fried Beef Eye Fillet garnished with a prawn upon a potato pumpkin mash and broccoli with a creamy garlic jus (served medium) (GF)
  • Portuguese Lamb Shank with mash potato and seasonal vegetables (GF)

Dessert Tasting Platter

  • Selection of Mini Desserts

Cheese Tasting Platter

  • Australian Cheeses, dried fruit and nuts served with crackers


  • Premium selection of Red, White & Sparkling Wines
  • Selection of Local & Imported Beers
  • Comprehensive range of Spirits
  • Soft Drinks & Orange Juice

Vegetarian Menu

  • Entrée – Pappardelle Pasta served with roast pumpkin, spinach, fetta and a napolitano sauce
  • Main – Oven Baked Vegetable Filo Wrap on a puree of spinach served with a garden salad

Additional Information

  • Main Course selection must be chosen per person at time of booking
  • Cruises path is determined by weather and tidal conditions and may be altered on the day
  • Menu selections must be selected at the time of booking or will be selected on your behalf by operator
  • A mobile contact number must be provided at the time of booking
  • Guest must call 48 hours beforehand to reconfirm details of their cruise (complete tour operator details will appear on your tour confirmation voucher)
  • Vessel subject to change without notice
  • Minimum age of 2 years old

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

What others had to say

44 reviews
Svenja | 3 days ago

My partner and I headed out to the Docklands and it was impossible to miss the meeting point. The atmosphere was great the entire time from boarding to leaving. We had a seat right at the window with view on the water. The food was divine and we were served drinks the whole night. It's the perfect experience to celebrate a special occasion! From the romantic music to the views and the food it was throughout a fantastic night. You can go outside and enjoy the view, especially on your way back, the city at night is spectacular. If you're worried about getting sea sick, there is no need to worry at all, as the boat is very wide and goes slow so it doesn't rock at all. Definitely a must-do experience for every couple living and visiting Melbourne!

Julie Eunson | 5 months ago

Had an amazing time, lovely food. Staff were very nice and helpful. The evening was very enjoyable. would recommend to everyone.

Jason Saunders | 6 months ago

Fantastic night on the yarra river cruise great food and plenty of drinks except we got stuck under the richmond bridge as the river had risen that afternoon which was exciting and scary at the same time also limited where we could go on the boat found ourselves stuck between bridges and not moving still really great night would go again next week!

Nick Brittain | 7 months ago

My partner and I were celebrating our three-year anniversary - the cruise made it a memorable night. While the majority of reviews had been positive, one or two negative ones gave me cause for concern. However, I booked anyway and from the moment we set foot on the boat we had a blast. The service was impeccable and very attentive and friendly. The food was delicious (it was full of flavour with good portion sizes). The boat itself was well-maintained, warm (despite it being a cold winter's night) and pleasant. I highly recommend the Melbourne River Cruise!

Jessica Nguyen | 10 months ago

My partner and I had an amazing time on the river cruise Saturday night. I had pre booked this a few weeks beforehand for my partners birthday. I didn't know what to expect but my expectations had been exceeded. The staff on board were very accommodating and so friendly. Great service! The food also was great from start to finish. It was a very lovely 3 hours as we were also allowed to step outside to see the Melbourne views on the Yarra. Every dollar was worth it. The most important thing was that my partner enjoyed it, in which he did have an amazing time. I highly recommend if you want to celebrate a special occasion. 4.5/5 stars as maybe the seating of the table of 2 next to the window, could have chairs facing each other instead of beside.

Top tips

"Be sure to set aside time during your cruise to take in the views from the top deck - the views of Melbourne at night are wonderful, but bring a jumper or warm top just in case!"