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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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“nachos” (12 reviews)
“yarra river” (68 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, Australian
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
Southgate Pedestrian Bridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This little bar and restaurant is under the bridge, so quite unique and worth a visit for the unusual view of the river. We didn't eat, just had a glass of wine, but worth checking out if you're passing.

Thank SharonAJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for a casual drink, snack and to watch the world pass by. Good range of drinks, including mulled wine in winter.

Thank Paulando57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the bar for my husbands birthday. It’s a beautiful location, unfortunately after one drink the barman refused to serve us another. His excuse was that he had made up his mind and it was a safety issue (implying that we were to...More

Thank Jaqui-leigh B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved sitting on the island on a sunny winters day. Yes there is a bit of a novelty factor, but isn’t enjoying unique venues like this part of the joy of travelling?! Really enjoyed the nachos, very generous serves.

Thank missmullen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok so this place is a great novelty. A cafe in the middle of the Yarra. A great place to bring my overseas guests. And yes they loved the location and appeared to like the burgers they ordered although were disappointed that they didn’t come...More

Thank LeggyLorna
Reviewed 14 July 2018

This little bar in the middle of the CBD and the Yarra is well worth a visit. It’s a cool location and good for people watching. A great place to grab a beer while exploring Melbourne.

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 10 July 2018

we stumbled accross Ponyfish after dinner. We sat around a heater with spiced hot red wine. It was a great spot for people watching, getting warm and catching up with friends.

Thank Nicole D
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful sunny day in Autumn, parked up in a bar built on a bridge pier in the middle of the Yarra River. What a great way to spend an afternoon watching the world and the river go by. Popular and very busy is the only...More

Thank BBear99
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Just arrived in Melbourne tonight and always wanted to come to Ponyfish Island so glad I finally got a chance to go this time. It is the perfect warm bar for a chilly winter Melbourne night, the $8 mulled wine and gas heaters makes it...More

Thank Jordie M
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

This cafe is located in the Yarra River and is accessible by the pedestrian bridge. The view of the city and Southbank is lovely. A good selection of beer and wine with simple decor. This place is amazing and is not trying to be anything...More

Thank SealWoods
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Questions & Answers
3 April 2018|
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Response from corgi47 | Reviewed this property |
I didnt notice but i'm sure it wouldnt be too hard to arrange
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, Australian
Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic 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
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