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P.J. O'Brien's

Southgate | Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9686 5011
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good47%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Southgate | Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Whenever we take a trip to Melbourne always have to have a meal and a drink Here. Jordan one of the staff always remembers us he provides great service and has a fantastic sense of humour. Always a pleasure to come here.

Thank jean j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in here with a large group of friends last nite. We were given a couple of large tables by the bar and we were able to set up a bar tab easy enough. We were here for dinner and a few drinks and PJ’s...More

Thank BundyRed
AoifePJs, Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks a million for taking the time to review us here in PJ's. I am delighted to hear that you all enjoyed your time with us. We strive for customers to thoroughly enjoy their dining experience with us so I am very pleased that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first visit to PJs after attending the Australian Open with my partner and his dad visiting from Canada. We all really loved this place. Its such a nice alternative to many of the overpriced, noisy and not that fabulous Southbank restaurants nearby. I had...More

Thank kiri7
AoifePJs, Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks a million for taking the time to review us here in PJ's. We are absolutely delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Slainte, Catherine

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can I say but, thank you to the proprietors there, they have bought a little taste of Ireland here to Aus. The food is dead on with a vast selection and quality to boot :) The beers, authentic to the originating region were to...More

Thank Frank P
AoifePJs, Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks a million for taking the time to review us here in PJ's Southbank. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time spent with us. We do strive for authenticity so we are delighted to hear that you found it pleasing....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Saturday 20 January 2018 and although service and food was good for pub food was very disappointed when we went to pay, the establishment participates with the Melbourne Entertainment Book, we wanted to use two vouchers for the four people that dined,...More

Thank ieboyd
AoifePJs, Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review us here in PJ's Southbank. I am genuinely so sorry for the mix up with your bill. You are most definitely welcome to use 2 vouchers for 4 people dining, this was a mistake on my...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Along the riverwalk. Not a great restaurant but if you want to just drop in and have a casual dinner this is a good choice. Great selection of beers and wines by the glass. Some common and some unique dishes that met expectations. I would...More

Thank BobN06
AoifePJs, Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks a million for taking the time to review us here in PJ's Southbank. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We do hope we will see you again soon. Slainte, Catherine

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a very good meal here. Meals choice is good, service very good, large and tasty meals. Highly recommend it especially if you would like a Guinness with your meal.More

Thank jjmaparoz
AoifePJs, Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us here in PJ's. I am absolutely delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to PJ's soon for another pint of the black...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went late on Boxing Day to try and eat but they were really busy, the staff tried hard to find a table for us and kept us updated but we made the call to go somewhere else. We returned a few night later and...More

Thank hutch_auckland
AoifePJs, Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks a million for taking the time to review us here in PJ's. We strive for 100% customer service so I am delighted to hear that you received just that. The Beef & Guinness Pie is certainly a crowd favourite. I will be sure...More

Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

By chance happy hour and bar menu special , pricing was good , location excellent to where we were staying and friendly staff once you had their attention. Would certainly return

Thank Scott M
AoifePJs, Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks a million for taking the time to review us here in PJ's. We are absolutely delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time spent with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to PJ's at any time. Slainte, Catherine

Reviewed 12 January 2018

Thought this would be a nice place for a birthday meal how wrong can you be. Food ok nothing fantastic, slow service. Asked for the bill after half hour wnt to the bar to pay but they couldn't find the bill took over an hour...More

Thank SueM1950
AoifePJs, Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi, Firstly thank you for taking the time to provide feedback of your time here in PJ's. Secondly I am very sorry to hear that your did not enjoy your experience with us. Please accept my apologies into the lack of service you received. This...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 24
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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