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Ponyfish Island Cafe

Southgate Pedestrian Bridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Southbank)
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Ranked #210 of 4,076 Restaurants in Melbourne
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Australian
Neighborhood: Southbank
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I love going here when I visit Melbourne. I have met both the strangest and most interesting people. I love the house beverage too. Goo unlikely lager!

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Madrid, España
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Such a nice place to have a drink or eat a snack. Best time to visit is at sunset. I went twice on my visit to Melbourne. If I'm back I'd repeat for sure!!!!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Stumbled upon the Ponyfish Island Café whilst walking back to our hotel & popped in for a drink - how often do you find a bar under a bridge in the middle of the river. Enjoyed a bottle of Ponyfish Cider whilst watching the city lighting up. Would definitely recommend but if the weather is a bit chilly make sure... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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88 reviews 88 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

While walking along the river we came across the Ponyfish Island Cafe, stopped to have a drink and what fun. Loads of friendly people in the middle of the river below a footbridge. Clever!!! Fair prices for the drinks and while we didn't have anything to eat the food that was being served looked very good. So if you're walking... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Alternative venue. Great music, great staff, awesome location. Watch the paddle boarders go by. Bit windy, but that can't be helped. Get there early to get a good seat as it gets packed pretty quickly. The menu is simple and fresh. Great choices from smashed avo on toast, lamb rolls and cheese platters yum! Gay friendly too with a crowd... More 

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Melbourne
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73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is the best bar in melbourne for the views and atmosphere. Not a large selection of beverages so keep that in mind.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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85 reviews 85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Pony fish Island is the only restaurant/bar sitting in the river so it's a little quirky and worth a visit. Quite expensive, but a nice place for a beer on a summers day/evening. Had a pulled pork sandwich which was nice and tasty.

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Santa Cruz, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Go here! Ponyfish is beneath a bridge and right on the Yarra. It's behind the Flinder's Station. Great place to have a cocktail or a beer (But check the prices, sometimes the blackboard gets smeared on the price list, and we thought we were ordering an $8 drink and it was an $18 drink). My advice is stick to the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Just a really interesting setting, really enjoyed the beer and submarine and felt like I was really in a different aspect of Melbourne.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Amazing venue, Excellent atmosphere, place has a real good feel about it and their cider is one of the best ive ever tried(and ive tried a lot of cide) Cant wait to go back!!!

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Additional Information about Ponyfish Island Cafe

Address: Southgate Pedestrian Bridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
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
Cuisine: Australian

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