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P.J. O'Brien's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Southgate | Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9686 5011
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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131 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have always had a great time here. The atmosphere is great and the staff are very cheerful and the service is great. The oysters are the best and so is the Bushmills' whiskey.

Thank Floibes
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently went to your bar with one if my friends. We were both in dresses and sandles. When we where called back by a bouncer to say we have a dress code. I looked around and no sign. Have the people inside where in shorts and t-shirts. He then looked me up and down to tell me no thongs.... More 

Thank Angela M
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pasta of the Day, Penne, and the Cannelloni were excellent. Service was friendly and efficient. Plan to back and try the Shepard's pie.

Thank Thomas M
Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were gave excellent service and we're very prompt. Meals were quite average and found the drinks to be overpriced.

Thank sasha371
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of 12 & really enjoyed the service, the ambience & the hearty meals. Not only were they wholesome , but cooked to perfection. Absolute value for money. Probably best to book as it was rather packed Saturday night.

Thank Max W
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our annual visit to the city from our home in the country and couldn't decide where to go for dinner so we came back to PJ's and it didn't disappoint. We didn't have a booking but they bent over backwards to accommodate us and the food along with friendly staff was exceptional. Will be back in another 12 months... More 

Thank Russell P
Porirua, New Zealand
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for consistently great meals and beer, you must try PJ's. Great ambience in the heart of Southgate, well worth a visit.

Thank Russ P
Perth, Australia
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355 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a airport bar it is first class great selection of beers all around the $10 mark. We were served by Carmen a most delightful girl with a constant smile for all customers. As we only had drinks so I can only comment on the other patrons who all seamed to be enjoying it. For a airport bar it is... More 

Thank trustascot
Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had a terrific time at P J's on our last visit. Live Band playing, great food and extensive menu. Drinks are regular prices. This is a very good venue to spend time in whilst down at Southbank on the river.

Thank Cheryl D
Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

After a bit of searching, found P.J. O'Brien's and so glad we did. Was lovely and cool inside. The staff were friendly. Service was efficient. The meals were absolutely delicious. The salmon was the best I have ever tasted. The skin was nice and crispy and the crust on top was very tasty. Hubby had the Guinness pie and said... More 

Thank Julie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 23
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Southgate | Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighbourhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9686 5011
Located in the heart of Southgate, P.J.O'Brien's is one of Melbourne's favourite destinations for locals and visitors alike. Enjoy a couple of quiet ones in a cosy snug or get right into the atmosphere with a mix of traditional and contemporary live music every night of the week.
In P.J's Sidebar you can enjoy some freshly shucked oysters with a nice glass of wine. P.J's Sidebar is available for private and corporate events with a private upper area perfect for intimate occasions or meetings. Check out our Function Page for more information on events on P.J's Sidebar and Main Bar.
Open every day for lunch, dinner or just drinks with live music every night.
Lunch and dinner bookings recommended, group bookings essential.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?