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P.J. O'Brien's

Southgate | Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9686 5011
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good47%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Southgate | Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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51 - 60 of 384 reviews

Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

Lovely bar restaurant . Great food great value . Beef @ Guinness pie with veg & mash was lovely the Celtic platter was fantastic black pudding oysters corned beef smoked salmon very well put 2 get her . Fish chips & a glass of wine...More

Thank cmurphy5790
AoifePJs, General Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2017

Hi cmurphy5790, So glad you enjoyed your time in PJs while on holiday here in Melbourne. Thank you for your positive review, hope to see you again next time your this side of the world. Slainte

Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

Not far from the hustle and bustle of the restaurant Mecca of the Southbank lies the typical Irish pub P.J. O'Brien's. everywhere else was packed out and noisy and although this pub has live music every night, by the time we had finished dinner they...More

Thank blueshark_m4ko
AoifePJs, General Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2017

Hi blueshark_m4ko, Thank you very much for visiting P.J's and for taking the time to write us a positive review. its great to hear you enjoyed you visit to P.J's. I am delighted the staff were friendly and the food was a notch above. Hopefully...More

Reviewed March 25, 2017

Have always had a great time here. The atmosphere is great and the staff are very cheerful and the service is great. The oysters are the best and so is the Bushmills' whiskey.

Thank Floibes
AoifePJs, General Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2017

Hi Floibes, thank you for your nice review, we are delighted you enjoy the atmosphere in P.J's. its great to hear you always have a great time when you visit. see you again soon for some whiskey & oysters. Slainte

Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

I recently went to your bar with one if my friends. We were both in dresses and sandles. When we where called back by a bouncer to say we have a dress code. I looked around and no sign. Have the people inside where in...More

Thank Angela M
AoifePJs, General Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2017

Hi Angela, Thank you for taking the time to review P.J's, its disappointing on this occasion it was not a more positive experience. We do implement a dress code on Friday & Saturday nights for the safety of our customers. I would really like if...More

Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Pasta of the Day, Penne, and the Cannelloni were excellent. Service was friendly and efficient. Plan to back and try the Shepard's pie.

Thank Thomas M
AoifePJs, General Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2017

Hi Thomas, Its great to hear you enjoyed your meals and that the service was friendly. looking forward to seeing you back in PJ's again soon. Slainte

Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Staff were gave excellent service and we're very prompt. Meals were quite average and found the drinks to be overpriced.

Thank sasha371
AoifePJs, General Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2017

Hi sasha371, Thank you for your review, its great to hear the service you received was up to standards but disappointing that your meals were average. I hope you will visit us again and we can make your experience a more positive one. Sliante

Reviewed March 4, 2017

We were a group of 12 & really enjoyed the service, the ambience & the hearty meals. Not only were they wholesome , but cooked to perfection. Absolute value for money. Probably best to book as it was rather packed Saturday night.

Thank Max W
AoifePJs, General Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2017

Hi Max W, Thank you for your positive review. We are delighted all 12 of you enjoyed your meals and the atmosphere along with that. see you in P.Js again soon. Slainte

Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

On our annual visit to the city from our home in the country and couldn't decide where to go for dinner so we came back to PJ's and it didn't disappoint. We didn't have a booking but they bent over backwards to accommodate us and...More

Thank Russell P
AoifePJs, General Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2017

Hi Russell, It's great to hear you returned and that you had a great experience. Thank you for taking the time to write this review and we can't wait to see you again on your annual trip. Slainte

Reviewed March 3, 2017

If you're looking for consistently great meals and beer, you must try PJ's. Great ambience in the heart of Southgate, well worth a visit.

Thank Russ P
AoifePJs, General Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2017

Hi Russ, Thank you for recommending P.J's. We are delighted you visit often and always enjoy yourself. looking forward to seeing you again soon. Slainte

Reviewed February 26, 2017

For a airport bar it is first class great selection of beers all around the $10 mark. We were served by Carmen a most delightful girl with a constant smile for all customers. As we only had drinks so I can only comment on the...More

Thank trustascot
AoifePJs, General Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2017

Hi trustascot, Thank you very much for taking the time to review P.J's Airport. Carmen is a great waitress and I will be sure to let her know. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you before your next flight. Slainte

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$14 - $23
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Southgate | Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighborhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9686 5011
  • E-mail
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.
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