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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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Bar, Cafe, Australian
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
Southgate Pedestrian Bridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

When the sun is out, this is the place to chill and have a glass of Pinot Gris and view the city skyline. So relaxing . But take care if it’s a windy day, hold on to your glass as it may be blown away...More

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Nice little bar out in the middle of the river, was lovely to sit and watch the world go by on the Promenade while we were on our own little island bar. Could do with a few more drink variety but yeah nice little bar

Thank julie m
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Walking along Southbank Saturday afternoon and spotted this cool bar afloat in the middle of the Yarra River! Kim Wilde, Boney M and Morretti lager....what a find! Come on down!

Thank dlestersmith
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

What a great way to unwind after a day in the office. Relaxing drink watching people head home / out for the night. Funky and trendy.

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

What a great and unique place to spend on the river enjoying your favorite brew. I've been here three times and one of things i look forward to when I come to Melbourne and explore the city.

1  Thank Dave V
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Went based on a friend's recommendation for somewhere nice to go for a drink after work in south bank. Great little spot under the pedestrian bridge I haven't ever seen anywhere quite like it. Just had a few drinks before heading off after work was...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 20 August 2017

You can't miss the bar in the middle of the river and is a must go to. Had champers and a cheese platter with friends. We had ended up here after deciding to do our own progressive lunch at various riverside eateries. It attracts a...More

Thank 2011travel54
Reviewed 15 August 2017

My wife and I came across the Ponyfish Island Cafe on a recent trip to Melbourne and what a delight is was! We are at the older age range but still enjoyed the vibrancy, great background music and overall ambience of this little oasis nestled...More

Thank dyneyboy
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Melbourne has no shortage of bars restaurants, but this one is very unique. A pontoon bar smack in the middle of the muddy Yarra, beneath the Southbank footbridge. Menu is simple with items like quesadillas, Antipasto or toasties, fast friendly service, the place is constantly...More

Thank shtarker2016
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Great setting right down on the river with plenty of heaters as it is all outdoors. Good choice of interesting cocktails. Friendly staff and good atmosphere.

Thank JeffCypress
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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
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