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Ponyfish Island Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Cafe,
Southgate Pedestrian Bridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good53%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, Cafe, Pub, Australian
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Southgate Pedestrian Bridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic for drinks and to meet up with friends. Wonderful location and you can sit and watch people or boats go by. It gets very busy so you may not get seated, however it has a wonderful buzz about it. It is the location that...More

Thank jennywinter23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place! It's quirky being located underneath the foot bridge but that adds to its charm. There's seating in full sun and in the shade so great for a hot afternoon. Not a large place but definitely worth a visit for a refreshing beer...More

Thank LondonE3Traveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always crowded, sometimes play good music, good booze and offers a good view. Perfect place for Tete-a-Tete over drinks and drinks only. They do not serve food. They only sell packaged nick-nacks like Pringles and wafers and cheese balls though. (At least that's been the...More

Thank Ozzy-Kunnu
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Great place for a drink when the sun is shining, great atmosphere and great music. Can watch the boats or people watch the hundreds walking along Southbank.

Thank Kerryn B
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Wow - nachos burried in sour cream and guacamole. Yummy! Add great surroundings, friendly staff, an ice cold beer or Coke and there is no reason why you shouldn't go.

Thank Topper04
Reviewed 10 March 2018

It was Sunday, packed on the "Island" but luck was with us, we got a table and two chairs, perfecto! Ordered a jug of Pimms, wasn't bad, bit watered down but we totally enjoyed our hour sitting out there, watching the world go by. Would...More

Thank Bockie
Reviewed 23 February 2018

I love this place! Every time I visit Melbourne I make sure I stop in for drink at Ponyfish Island. Great location, and a great atmosphere. The perfect place for a lazy afternoon or pre dinner drinks. Love it!

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Don't get me wrong the location is stunning and I would consider coming back just to sit by the water for a drink, and the staff were very friendly - however the food was disgusting. Their cajun chicken burger' with chicken, bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato...More

Thank Georgia C
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Love this place, a great use of space, great staff good selection of beers. Smashing view didn't try the food but will next Time.

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

What a great quirky place to meet for lunch. Had avocado & feta smashed on a toasted bagel and was yum. Well stocked bar considering the limited space. Had a fun lunch with great views

Thank holidayshoes
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Questions & Answers
3 April 2018|
Response from Ozzy-Kunnu | Reviewed this property |
We don't think so....st least it wasn't on their Menu.
2 November 2017|
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Response from julie m | Reviewed this property |
Hello I am unsure about if they take reservations or even there meal times, we were just walking along the promenade to check out the Melbourne Star dinner cruise and seen this little pub in the middle of the river and... More
9 July 2017|
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Response from Bronwyn W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know as didn't eat there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Cafe, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Southgate Pedestrian Bridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighbourhood: Southbank
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