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Ponyfish Island Cafe

Southbank
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Southgate Pedestrian Bridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Today
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

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  • 41
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  • 51
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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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
Most recent review
Very unique.

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Sophie009
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Tyneside
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Tyneside
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79 reviews 79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW 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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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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212 reviews 212 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Stopped off here one afternoon after a busy day sightseeing. Cute little bar with a good view of Southbank. Not much cover if it is raining so take your umbrella.

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Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We stopped in here on our way back from the NGV. It had a great atmosphere and a nice breeze on this nice hot day. The cocktails were really great but when we ordered, the guy had this funny laugh/smirk thing going on. He wasn't disrespectful at all and we were joking about all the reasons why and then thought... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Wow - we noticed this little mirage in the middle of southbank as we were sweating away in Melbourne. Yes, I said "sweating"!! Melbourne had a heat wave this particular weekend so we were looking for a place to cool down. Great vibe, great beer - always great to be on the water - luvd it!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Been here a couple of times. Very good. When you are exploring South bank along the Yarra river, this a very good place to rest up . The food , we had a spicy nachos , with the house beer , spot on. You should be there on a sunny day as its exposed to the weather . If you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Came here for drinks after noticing it as we were walking over the pedestrian bridge. Great location, try out the sangria and the unlikely lager

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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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