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Ponyfish Island Cafe

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Southbank
Bar, Cafe, Australian
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Southgate Pedestrian Bridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Coventry
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126 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well we just arrived at our hotel on the southbank and needed some lunch so decided to stop here and we are glad we did. Small place which was cramped with people but we found a couple of stools next to a patio heater ordered some toasties and a couple of drinks. We enjoyed the river views with decent food... More 

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Thank Si_Coventry
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called in here for a sunset drink on recommendation and the location is spectacular, small but decent drinks options but the music totally spoiled the vibe!!

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Thank Karen P
Stoke-on-Trent
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great bar in a quirky location on the Southbank river. Unusual in the sense that no other bar (that I know of in the city) is located under a bridge on the river. Good music and range of ales and ciders amongst other things.

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Thank Sara P
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place. Good beer, nice scenery, friendly staff. Was perfect when I was there because the weather was perfect. Can't wait to visit again

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Thank kevg_1989
Queensland, Australia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

What a funky little bar in the middle of the Yarra River. We had a few afternoon drinks and the staff and drinks and location where fantastic. Great spot to relax and unwind and take in the beautiful city on Melbourne.

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Thank CoffeeAddict09
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Such an enjoyable spot to stop, can't beat the location in the middle of the river with amazing views either side. The fresh breeze was hard to hide from and slightly let down by the cleanliness but only the two small gripes, otherwise a great little spot

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Thank DerrynNZ
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

A quiet bar, great views right on the river. has excellent mull wine, good food/snacks, a great place just to chill with a few Friends

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Thank Ian E
London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Very popular place and rightly so. Order a cocktail and soak up the ambience. Our favourite must visit place in Melbourne

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Thank walpolepark11
Quirindi, Australia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Casual atmosphere situated right in the middle of the Yarra. Can get very busy and there is limited seating. Limited bar menu for snacks.

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Thank Justrollwithit
Gatton, Australia
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This is such an unusual place literally right in the middle of the river underneath the pedestrian bridge. Nothing else like it. Limited space so often access is denied during busier periods, but definitely a fun place to go and just chill while in Melbourne.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe, Australian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Southgate Pedestrian Bridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighborhood: Southbank

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?