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The Gem Bar and Dining

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Bar, Barbecue
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289 Wellington St, Collingwood, Yarra, Victoria 3066, Australia
+61 3 9419 5170
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Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We were a group of 7 and had dinner on a friday night. Friendly service and were very helpful with dietary requirements. We got a mix of dishes from the menu and everyone was happy with what they got, servings could have been bigger though.

Thank jaxonq
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206 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The Gem is quirky and I loved the decor - the wallpaper and the pressed metal. The staff were professional. I had an excellent Bloody Mary. We tried the ribs, pulled pork and brisket. The brisket was the highlight, the pork was great but the ribs were light on (as in there were only a few to a serving). The... More 

Thank 4chillis
Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Gem Bar is a surprising find. It is quirky, rustic and the food is so tasty. The brisket is to die for and highly recommended. The evening we attended it was to listen to a band with friends and we were not disappointed. Please note the space is limited and you need to arrive early to secure a table.... More 

Thank Anne N
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I've head a lot about the food at The Gem but I was disappointed. I had the brisket sandwich which was a small amount of meat on super thick slices of white bread. Reminded me of Sizzler. I had fries on the side and they tasted like bog stock frozen fries you buy at the supermarket. My friend had a... More 

Thank Ross N
Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

American BBQ food Great staff... the Gem bar is rocking Benny Peters and the flyby nighters were playing.....that should say it all book early for dinner...this place is a must ! Quirky, small and jam packed with a great vibe....never been disappointed !

Thank jmce17
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is a cosy, friendly pub that has that traditional atmosphere that you only seem to find in the inner city suburbs, very happy about that. But don't get too excited about having a meal, especially on a Tuesday night. Our meals were very ordinarily presented and only just ok. My steak was so tough I could only chew a... More 

Thank RobPaul007
Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Great vibe and ultra friendly staff. Sticky tables, tough fried chicken, dry and cold pork bits, average loaded fries but yummy brisket - food only 1 to 2 /5 but service, decor and music lifted the experience and that brisket very moorish.

Thank 2014traveller-b
Melbourne, Australia
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Just love the ambiance here. Friendly mix of non judgemental age groups. Above average meals a real surprise. Well priced drinks. Great live music. Always feels comfortable.

Thank Its_Just_Food
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Hard to work out how to rate our visit. The chicken and waffles, cheeseburgers and eggplant burger were absolutely magnificent according to those of us that ate them. On the other hand, the pork ribs left us a bit bewildered. 3 smallish ribs for $20 with very little meat on them that was cold, tasteless and very disappointing. We were... More 

Thank Andyroo94
Melbourne, Australia
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The Gem is a great little old school pub its authenticity invites you in like a friends house to come in and hang around a bit. There is an interesting menu with an array of vegetarian and slow cooked meat dishes with a Mexican / modern theme which is always interesting and delish'. There are dining rooms beyond the bar... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 25
Bar, Barbecue
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 289 Wellington St, Collingwood, Yarra, Victoria 3066, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Collingwood
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9419 5170
With great food and drink six nights a week, and some of Melbourne's best live music and DJs on the weekends, it's pretty easy to see why so many folks love to call The Gem in Collingwood their very own pub.Drop in sometime and see why the critics rate our pub grub as some of the best damn pub food in Melbourne.Great music. Great food. A great Collingwood pub. A great Melbourne pub.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?