• Left Bank (Southbank)

Missing the late night meanderings and inevitable adventures of the everyday that make travel so captivating,  I walked down Southbank one evening to realise: Melbourne ain’t that bad.  The destination was Left Bank and passing the beautiful Yarra with buskers and artists lining its banks, one could only be in a good mood.

Sitting outside in the sun, we ordered drinks – dark beer and rose – and appreciated the cool atmosphere with energised music, well dressed waitresses and an after-work vibe of thank goodness the day is over.

I ordered pizza.  It was one of the only vegetarian options on the menu.  Margherita.


The pizza was nice.  A gut-filler but tasty enough to enjoy with a strong tomato base and fresh basil.

We shared chips.  Crunchy and more-ish.


Let’s be honest, you are not coming to Left Bank for the food, but it was still good enough for me to return a few weeks later and have a Zucca pizza, which, again, was tasty, this time with the strong flavour of pesto amongst the pumpkin and spinach.

It is the atmosphere that makes this place a winner.  The look is stylish and modern, as are the music, staff and crowd.  A good location to build up the momentum before a fun night out dancing.

Left Bank
1 Southbank Boulevard 
Southbank 3006
03 9682 4500
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2 comments:

  1. It's hard to beat a good Margherita pizza. Many of my non-vegatarian friends (including me) often order it. The pizza sounds good. Ros

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  2. Yum yum. True, but also hard to make a good one! It's definitely the atmosphere that sees me going back here. It is so pretty along the river on a nice evening.

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