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  • Take your next business event riverside

    July 26, 2022

    South Wharf is home to an entire promenade of exciting and stylish dining venues, cafes and bars are waiting to be enjoyed at your next business event. All within walking distance to Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, hotels, there are over 16 restaurants and bars that can host smaller functions and events. To help narrow down the choice of where to host your next riverside business event, Melbourne Convention Bureau has selected a few of its favourites.


    A vibrant, fresh and colourful Thai restaurant that is fresh fragrant and fun, Bangpop adopts a ‘no worries’ attitude and full of colour. It's welcoming to all and provides an exceptional standard of refined salads, curries and hawker-influenced dishes with exceptional Australian produce. For the funkiest Thai business event that can seat up to 120 guests for an exclusive dinner, or an intimate group of 20 for an interactive Thai Cooking class, consider Bangpop for your next business event. Located riverside to the Yarra, watch the Melbourne city skyline sipping on cocktails and tasting fresh spices in an environment that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

    Common Man

    Situated beside South Wharf and the Yarra River, The Common Man is what its name suggests. A modern Australian venue that caters for everybody, offering coffee and breakfast in the morning, refined pub-style food in the afternoon and drinks in the evening. For event planners looking for a larger space with reception capacity of up to 240 guests and cabaret capacity of up to 80, this down-to-earth venue is perfect on warmer days as the bi-fold doors open up the space into a harmonious area. The space and surrounds unlike any near the city with waterfront views across the bluestone wharf. The Common Man also offers unique BBQ dining within the Common Lawn for a truly unique experience with generous hearty food. 


    A smart Catalonian influenced restaurant and bar offering a wide selection of wine and sharing food items including charcuterie boards, olives and indulgent finger food.  Suited for a wide array of bespoke Boutique Events, BoHo offers intimate private dining degustation’s, sophisticated engagement parties and much more. A versatile space, it holds onto its past elements of Spanish flair, the façade adorned with bright posters of a by-gone era bring fun and life to the venue, while hardwood furniture, bronzed mirrors, large windows, and a feature mural make the space immediately warm and welcoming. Located on the South Wharf Promenade, by the Yarra River and offers seating for up to 80 guests banquet-style or up to 160 people for a cocktail style event.


    Named after the red paper lanterns that hang outside Japanese Izakaya, Akachochin is a modern Tokyo style eatery and bar. The menu brings the quality, humility and elegance of Japanese dining along with some contemporary surprises. Your guests will be welcomed by the fresh and bright feel of the venue and be wowed by the skills of the chefs on display behind the sushi bar. Right on the waterfront in Melbourne’s South Wharf Akachochin can cater up to 50 guests in a theatre capacity and up to 80 guests for those end of year parties that require a banquet style event with a stage and dancefloor. The venue is one of warmth with its Izakaya roots coming through, keeping it down to earth and relaxed.

    With the Yarra River and the Melbourne central business district as the backdrop, South Wharf’s restaurants provide an unbeatable setting for a memorable business event. Contact Showtime Event Group to see the exciting possibilities that exist for your next business event at one of South Wharf’s Restaurants.