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Ponyfish Island Cafe

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Bar, Cafe, Australian
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Southgate Pedestrian Bridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
7:00 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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

Thank kevg_1989
Queensland, Australia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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.

Thank CoffeeAddict09
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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

Thank DerrynNZ
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Ian E
London, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank walpolepark11
Quirindi, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Justrollwithit
Gatton, Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank razza61
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been walking over the Southbank bridge and always wanted to drop into the Ponyfish. Finally got there after dining along Southbank at Meat wine & co. Very cosy, even during a cool Melbourne evening. Plenty of heating around to keep you warm. Great to sit and relax and have a quiet drink as you watch the trams go by... More 

Thank steveb-1970
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for a drink after wandering the city on a chilly afternoon. It was still reasonably busy & they have a good range of drinks & heaters for the Melbourne weather. Lovely view to be sitting down near the water under one of the foot bridges. Very cool idea.

Thank Shari K
Traralgon, Australia
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Pony Fish is a great summer place but a bit on the chilly side in winter. The drinks are reasonable but was very noisy after work traffic is quite large and loud. I could not hear my wife speak from the other side of the small table. Maybe I am to old, but well worth a visit

Thank Marven6667

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, Cafe, Australian
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
8:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?