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P.J.O'Brien's Irish Pub Melbourne

9.2/10
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Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct, 3006 Southbank (VIC)See map

Average price A$35

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Chef Jonathan Heath
  • Average price A$35
  • American express Welcome
Riverside Seafood Plate - Great for Sharing
A$58
Beer battered fish fillet, lemon peppered calamari, prawn skewers, chips, tartare, pickled onion
250g Sirloin gf
A$35
Chips, garden salad, served with gravy, peppercorn or mushroom sauce
Beef & Guinness Pie
A$26
Guinness sauce, creamy mash potato, seasonal vegetables

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Vegetarian dishes

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Reviews

9.2/10
Excellent420 reviews
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  • Sarah T.

    November 22, 20217 reviews

    10/10

    Best Irish pub in Ireland from an ambience perspective. Love all the cosy drinking nooks and great Irish music. Service was fantastic and food was delicious

  • Ian d.

    November 8, 2021138 reviews

    9.5/10

    Have eaten at PJ O’Briens over past 6 years. Great dining experience, staff friendly, food last night perfectly cooked. Had beef and Guinness pie, calamari and side chips. Calamari perfectly cooked.

  • Martin M.

    November 3, 20211 review

    9.5/10
  • Richard W.

    August 1, 20211 review

    9.5/10

    Great food, great service, really authentic feeling ambiance and conveniently located to NGV and the CBD on Southbank. The Guinness was also really smooth. We’ll come back!

  • Stephen F.

    July 13, 20213 reviews

    9.5/10

    Great meals and good value for money. We found the staff friendly and the quick service and nice atmosphere added to our visit. We will be visiting again soon.

  • Julie L.

    July 12, 20213 reviews

    10/10

    Very hospitable & a joy to visit!

  • Gail p.

    July 8, 20213 reviews

    10/10

    Beautiful food! Steak and Guinness pie was AMAZING

  • Gregory J.

    June 25, 20211 review

    9.5/10
  • Vicki E.

    June 14, 202159 reviews

    10/10

    We love PJs! The service is excellent, so accommodating and friendly. The food is good, home style cooking that is hard to beat.

  • Jim B.

    May 16, 20211 review

    10/10

    Great food & service in a quite corner so we could all hear easily. Highly recommend Staff were great and food very enjoyable. Prices quite reasonable Would revisit readily

  • Vicki E.

    May 16, 202159 reviews

    10/10
  • Debbie R.

    April 30, 20212 reviews

    5/10
  • Carol m.

    April 17, 20211 review

    10/10

    Food as always was delicious and staff were attentive- been lots of times to PJs and haven't had a bad word to say - love the place. Great how it has an outside area too.

    P.J.O'Brien's Irish Pub Melbourne (Owner)

    Hi Carol, thank you for the very generous review. We hope to see you here again very soon Cheers The PJs Team

  • Ross H.

    April 10, 202115 reviews

    8/10

    The place was packed on Saturday night, but we still managed to get prompt service and food was tasty. As a pre-theatre venue it is always a safe bet for a quick and tasty dinner.

    P.J.O'Brien's Irish Pub Melbourne (Owner)

    Thank you for the great review, have a great day Cheers The PJs Team

  • Des C.

    April 10, 20213 reviews

    10/10

    The manager was very welcoming and he switch our table to a quieter area and his service was amazing. Will certainly be recommending to my friends and will be back soon.

    P.J.O'Brien's Irish Pub Melbourne (Owner)

    Hi Des, thank you for the great review. Look forward to having you here again soon Cheers The PJs Team

  • Michael M.

    March 26, 20211 review

    9.5/10
  • Michael S.

    March 18, 20218 reviews

    8/10

    Good to be back at PJs after a long absence. Guinness was spot on and the service we experienced was prompt and friendly. Look forward to our next visit

  • Margaret C.

    March 13, 20215 reviews

    10/10

    Very good

  • Sacha Brown o.

    March 8, 20211 review

    3.5/10
  • Robert S.

    March 6, 20211 review

    9.5/10

    Great food, great service. I will go again. The waitress was particular helpful and friendly. The Beef and Guinness pie was perfect and the Pork Sausages very tasty.

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How to get to the restaurant

Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct, 3006, Southbank (VIC), Australia

Public transport

Flinders St Train Station, Trams & Buses

Directions to get there

Paid parking nearby

About the restaurant

Irish blessing

Located in the heart of Southgate, P.J.O'Brien's is one of Melbourne's longest standing authentic Irish pubs and a favourite destinations for both locals and out-of-towners. Whether you're on the hunt for a quiet beer, a comforting meal, after-work drinks served with freshly shucked oysters or all of the above with some excellent live music, P.J's have you covered every single night of the week. The meal has some amazing Irish classics in addition to gastro-pub favourites all at excellent prices. There's also a great kids menu and some excellent daily specials - what's not to love?

Best dish: Celtic taste plate.

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