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Ponyfish Island Cafe

#174 of 2,906 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Southbank
Seafood, Australian
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Southgate Pedestrian Bridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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7:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place to have a drink

Great little bar in the middle of the Yarra River with lovely views of the Melbourne skyline. Casual environment, particularly pleasant on a lovely sunny day. Choice of drinks including ciders was great will definitely visit again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Been to melbourne so many times but only just found out about this cute place to have a drink or snack.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great little bar in the middle of the Yarra River with lovely views of the Melbourne skyline. Casual environment, particularly pleasant on a lovely sunny day. Choice of drinks including ciders was great will definitely visit again.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Very unique experience having a wine on this tiny "island" surrounded by the river Yarra and wonderful views of Southgate, Southbank and the city

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It is my first time in Melbourne and I hit this place because of the great reviews .... Very nice place for a drink and great location. The view is fantastic .... But do not eat , service is pathetic and in my opinion that ruins everything else

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Visited this cute, great location with my friends from a quick drink. It's located under the Southbank foot bridge and is a small unique bar. It's quite small and can get really busy at times so be sure to arrive early. The only down side is, it can get a little noisy being under the bridge but it's not a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Great setting for a drink or two. Outdoor heaters were lovely in the winter. Good beer selection and mulled wine for those embracing winter :)

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I loved the view from this bar, but it was a bit cold. I got a Pash In The Sand cocktail, which I didn't love, but I'm a picky eater and drinker, so don't blame Ponyfish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Visited the pony fish while a visit to Melbourne with family, had a relaxed feel and great scenery had a bite to eat and a few cold ones! Highly recommend a visit!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A cool 'underground' bar with a difference. You can find it underneath the pedestrian bridge to Southbank. Apart from what I think is a stellar choice of name, Ponyfish Island has all the usual drinks and a reasonable bar snacks menu for the hipster crowd and anyone that drops by. Due to its fully exposed position around a bridge pylon... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Went to Ponyfish Island for post-dinner drinks. Lovely views of the Yarra and surrounding buildings, and an unusual location under the bridge, with a range of drinks available. It was quite cold when we recently visited, so dress warm and take advantage of the heaters!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Southgate Pedestrian Bridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighborhood: Southbank

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Australian
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 am

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