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“Great Pub - Restaurant quality food”

The Gem Bar and Dining
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Ranked #37 of 123 Restaurants in Collingwood
Price range: $9 - $25
Cuisines: Bar, Barbecue
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: With great food and drink six nights a week, and some of Melbourne's best live music and DJs on the weekends, it's pretty easy to see why so many folks love to call The Gem in Collingwood their very own pub.Drop in sometime and see why the critics rate our pub grub as some of the best damn pub food in Melbourne.Great music. Great food. A great Collingwood pub. A great Melbourne pub.
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
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“Great Pub - Restaurant quality food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

Really recommend this place. It might not look like much on the outside, but it is a hidden secret in the backstreets of Collingwood.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Rick L
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious food, lovely staff, great music,so accommodating.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

We celebrated my sister's birthday and had a lovely evening. She is in a wheelchair and the staff were so accommodating! We had a perfectly positioned table, appropriate access and excellent service. The food was delicious, great live music,and such a cosy atmosphere! Looking forward to my next visit!

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1 Thank aacanzano
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“What a Gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012 via mobile

I feel like Elvis designed this place. It's definitely one of the best pubs in Melbourne, if not for it's high quality food, then definitely for the vibe beyond the main bar. It's a bit hidden because it's not on Smith street, but it is worth the stroll to get there.

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1 Thank Crooner M
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Melbourne Australia
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336 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Local Colour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2012

Collingwood was once a working class/industrial inner suburb of Melbourne. In more recent years the popularity of the suburb is reflected in property prices that have become mind-boggling to the oldtimers. The now named "The Gem Bar & Dining Room was once the haunt of the older residents (and their dogs) Now this venue's appearance has not changed so much but the inner workings certainly have... The Gem is now a gastropub of the first order without the airy-fairy airs of some others The menu is regularly changing and is always fun trying to decide what dish to try.... The Brazilian Fish Stew however must ALWAYS feature... the uproar when the chef tried to take it off the menu caused its return... and for good reason. A good wine range and a selection of beers makes this a great place for picking up good food and some local colour. Live entertainment some nights add a bit of fun.

  • Visited June 2012
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Melbourne
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Delicious!! A real hidden gem!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2012

I recently attended a small function within The Gem’s private dining room on Sunday 6th May. I highly recommend the 14 hour slow cooked pork burger with coleslaw. Delicious menu and great value for money.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Wiggsey
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