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Ponyfish Island Cafe

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$$ - $$$, Cafe,
Southgate Pedestrian Bridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good52%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“yarra river” (62 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, Pub, Australian
$$ - $$$
Southgate Pedestrian Bridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking along the yarra at southbank we spotted this venue under the pylon , went and had a drink for hubby's birthday. It is a unique place to have a drink and watch the boats come and go up and down the river and people...More

Thank GCPurple
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried this pre dinner. A lively bar predominately for under 30 age group offering a wide range of cocktails, spirits and bottled beer etc. The location is novel under a bridge pylon in the Yarra river offering outlooks to all aspects of the river and...More

Thank Kirkstead
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here late into the evening and had a drink looking out along the Yarra river on what was a pleasant evening They only had cabs/bottled beers (lagers) but for that time it was fine for us

Thank streakey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

a great place to enjoy your afternoon with some chilled beer ,the place has a great ambience, highly recommended

Thank savhank
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of Melbourne’s hidden gems. A really unusual little bar. It’s actually situated under one of the bridges that crosses the Yarra river. You could be forgiven for missing it as you explore the area. The staff were very friendly. It’s a small bar but...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome unique location weather protected, middle of the river great views great staff a must visit location when in the cbd Cheers

Thank chrisswifte
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Warm December late afternoon drinky poos before dinner. What a great spot! Located under a bridge a couple of feet over the Yarra. Place was full of a mix of people (thankfully not too many 18-21 yr olds) of all sorts of looks and tastes....More

Thank corgi47
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

A great concept. Agree with some comments the music is a bit loud. Lunchtime should be a bit quieter than after 5. Fantastic place to sit, relax and watch Melbourne walk past you.

Thank Matt E
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Love this small bar! It sits in the middle of the Yarra River and only holds a small intimate amount of people, which is great! You can sit on chairs overlooking the yarra, watching the boats go by, and grab a beer! Its great, love...More

Thank OzTravels80
Reviewed 9 December 2017

An awesome location to enjoy either a few beers with friends or a romantic cocktail with a loved one.

Thank Darren V
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Questions & Answers
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.
16 December 2015|
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Response from Nina L | Reviewed this property |
Very casual. I've seen people wearing shorts and thongs.
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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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