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“Taste kangaroo with a pint from home!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of P.J. O'Brien's

P.J. O'Brien's
Southgate, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia (Southbank)
+61 3 9686 5011
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Ranked #262 of 3,915 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Irish, Pub, Australian
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Southbank
Description: Located in the heart of Southgate, P.J.O'Brien's is one of Melbourne's favourite destinations for locals and visitors alike. Enjoy a couple of quiet ones in a cosy snug or get right into the atmosphere with a mix of traditional and contemporary live music every night of the week. In P.J's Sidebar you can enjoy some freshly shucked oysters with a nice glass of wine. P.J's Sidebar is available for private and corporate events with a private upper area perfect for intimate occasions or meetings. Check out our Function Page for more information on events on P.J's Sidebar and Main Bar. Open every day for lunch, dinner or just drinks with live music every night. Lunch and dinner bookings recommended, group bookings essential.
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Taste kangaroo with a pint from home!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Staff are friendly and helpful! The food and drinks are to a very high standard! The only negative, is it's location. Although along the river front it's in a shopping complex so it's kind of hidden!

Visited September 2012
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Great Irish Pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

We had a few drinks here last night. The Guinness was great! It is a little pricey but the atmosphere fabulous. There is live music and Irish bartenders. It does get noisy but sitting on the stools and listening to the chatter around you, it is hard to believe we were in Melbourne and not Temple Bar Dublin.

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Blackpool
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A bit of Ireland!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

As a man who does not really like Lager it was a bit of a haven to find Guiness and Kilkenny.

You get what you would expect, food, beer and sport and occasionaly that is great.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“typical irish bar”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

typical irish bar, okay if in the right mood. Bit over priced, but ambience is worth it once in a while.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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79 restaurant reviews
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190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
“Good location and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

Varied menu, food decent, reasonably priced, standard Irish pub. Staff a little haphazard with accuracy of orders, but got there in the end. Nice for a casual dinner

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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