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Ponyfish Island Cafe

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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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  • 42
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  • 55
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Loved ponyfish

Loved ponyfish. Perfectly situated under a bridge on the Yarra. Great spot to watch the world go by on an evening. The bar is always packed especially after work hours - can be hard to find a spot. Didnt eat in this bar. Make sure you try the Ponyfish ciders they offer. One of the spots to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Pen10poppy
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Belfast Northern Ireland
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Belfast Northern Ireland
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148 reviews 148 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Loved ponyfish. Perfectly situated under a bridge on the Yarra. Great spot to watch the world go by on an evening. The bar is always packed especially after work hours - can be hard to find a spot. Didnt eat in this bar. Make sure you try the Ponyfish ciders they offer. One of the spots to try out when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Ponyfish Island is a great place to relax with a beautiful view. I came here for a few drinks after dinner, service was quick despite quite a few patrons, we found seats quick and settled in for our drinks. Only problem, it can get a bit chilly on a cold night, so perhaps bring a jacket if you're on the... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great little bar in the middle of the river. Pretty basic sort of place, basic food options and not a huge selection of drinks, but it's very easy to spend a few hours there.

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Hong Kong
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51 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

Cracking spot for a beer... Actually on the Yarra River itself. Cool little place with a nice selection of cold beers to enjoy on a hot day. Unique setting.

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Dubbo, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I really liked this place but obviously it has limited space so plan for it early. I didn't eat here but the cider was good and the atmosphere was fantastic, there was a street performer along southbank that was good. Theres a lot of ashtrays about but people still flicked there butts into the water which dented my experience but... More 

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Tyneside
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

A brilliant place to have a drink, so unique sitting near the water. This small cafe is under the bridge, it is attached to the structure of the bridge. It is very popular, great place to sit in the middle of the river having a cooling drink on a hot day.

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We discovered Ponyfish Island by chance when we were in Melbourne walking along the river looking for a place to have a drink. Our eyes wandered up and down the riverbanks on both sides of the river, and we accidentally eyed the bar at the pylon underneath the footbridge the crossed the river. The energy was great, and it was... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

What an awesome spot to catch up with people on The Yarra. Caught up with family and friends. Nice selection of beverages in a unique location; after a couple you may think you are on a cruise! Nice friendly crowd. The food, although not ordering any, looked tasty. If you are walking along the Yarra River Boardwalk definitely worth calling... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Really rude service! Waited 50 minutes for a cocktail jug. Asked at the bar what was happening and the girl shrugged and said you'll have to wait, there is no ice. No apology. So we waited a further 15 minutes before going back to the bar and they had lost our order. These things happen sometimes but even after all... More 

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Odiham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

great beer in a very cool location, drinking in the middle of the Yarra on a Sunday afternoon with the sun shining down, the breeze keeping you cool and surrounded by loads of 'like-minded' people. A great stop off for a beer with a great atmosphere and some really nice own labeled bottled beers to try out.

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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: 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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