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Ponyfish Island Cafe

₱₱ - ₱₱₱, Cafe,
Southgate Pedestrian Bridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good52%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, Cafe, Australian
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
Southgate Pedestrian Bridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Apart from the unique experience of drinking at a bar that's underneath a bridge on the river, this bar didn't really excite me. There is some seating around the edges so you can look out onto the water. They serve some food, but I just...More

Thank bucks17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although this place also serves food, we arrived after the kitchen had closed. So we just shared a lovely gin and pear gimlet, and enjoyed the spectacular view from this perfect spot in the middle of the Yarra river - looking both toward Southbank and...More

Thank Calum G
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Fantastic for drinks and to meet up with friends. Wonderful location and you can sit and watch people or boats go by. It gets very busy so you may not get seated, however it has a wonderful buzz about it. It is the location that...More

Thank jennywinter23
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Love this place! It's quirky being located underneath the foot bridge but that adds to its charm. There's seating in full sun and in the shade so great for a hot afternoon. Not a large place but definitely worth a visit for a refreshing beer...More

Thank LondonE3Traveller
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Always crowded, sometimes play good music, good booze and offers a good view. Perfect place for Tete-a-Tete over drinks and drinks only. They do not serve food. They only sell packaged nick-nacks like Pringles and wafers and cheese balls though. (At least that's been the...More

Thank Ozzy-Kunnu
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Great place for a drink when the sun is shining, great atmosphere and great music. Can watch the boats or people watch the hundreds walking along Southbank.

Thank Kerryn B
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Wow - nachos burried in sour cream and guacamole. Yummy! Add great surroundings, friendly staff, an ice cold beer or Coke and there is no reason why you shouldn't go.

Thank Topper04
Reviewed 10 March 2018

It was Sunday, packed on the "Island" but luck was with us, we got a table and two chairs, perfecto! Ordered a jug of Pimms, wasn't bad, bit watered down but we totally enjoyed our hour sitting out there, watching the world go by. Would...More

Thank Bockie
Reviewed 23 February 2018

I love this place! Every time I visit Melbourne I make sure I stop in for drink at Ponyfish Island. Great location, and a great atmosphere. The perfect place for a lazy afternoon or pre dinner drinks. Love it!

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Don't get me wrong the location is stunning and I would consider coming back just to sit by the water for a drink, and the staff were very friendly - however the food was disgusting. Their cajun chicken burger' with chicken, bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato...More

Thank Georgia C
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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>  > Southbank
  • Neighborhood: Southbank
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