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

87 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 5333
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Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“rump steak” (5 reviews)
“mash” (7 reviews)
“fish n chips” (3 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
87 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of my favourite spots on a night out, got great music, wicked Bar staff and awesome drinks deals, including the best Guinness this side of the equator!!More

Thank Duncan R
Steven B, General Manager at P.J. O'Brien's The Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Duncan R. It gives me great pleasure in hearing you enjoyed your PJ's experience. We try and offer the best customer service whilst having a bit of fun with customers at the same time. Thank you for your Guinness feedback as we also try...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went out with a few friends and stumbled upon this fantastic Irish pub, super friendly staff, value for money food, cold beers! Stayed until the early hours and listened to some great live music! Definitely need to check this place out!More

Thank Dylan C
Steven B, General Manager at P.J. O'Brien's The Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Dylan C. It was great meeting you the other night along with your friends. We are happy to hear you really enjoyed your experience here with us at PJ's. We pride ourselves on our live entertainment on the weekends and again are happy to...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went out on a Saturday night with a few girl friends, live music and a boogie. Bar staff were super fun, did not disappoint. Stayed till the end!!More

Thank Jessica R
Steven B, General Manager at P.J. O'Brien's The Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Jessica R. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed yourself here on a Saturday night. Hope you and your friends had a great night listening to our live band and DJ. Also it is awesome to hear that my staff made your experience...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

During the day representatives are handing out $10 meal vouchers. This entities you to a main meal and a drink of your choice - which includes wine, beer and spirits. The food here was really delicious - the steak and chicken burger are amazing. And...More

Thank ImogenWillis
Steven B, General Manager at P.J. O'Brien's The Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear ImogenWillis. It is with great pleasure to hear your experience at PJ's was an enjoyable one. We love giving customers great value for our quality products. It is also great to hear that it was not only our food and drink specials but our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want English style food, this is the place to go and eat. We were only in Cairns 4 days and we ate here every night as it was reasonably priced and plentiful. It was very busy each night that we visited, it appeared...More

Thank LINDA M
Steven B, General Manager at P.J. O'Brien's The Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Linda M. First of all it is a pleasure to hear that you had a great experience here at PJ's. It also is really good to hear that you came back 4 nights in a row to enjoy our cheap delicious meals and drink...More

Reviewed 6 November 2017

We ate on a Monday night when the pub was surprisingly busy. The organisation between the food counter and the bar in terms of meal and $5 drink deal wasn't good. Two identical medium steaks were very different with one melt-in-the-mouth and the other quite...More

Thank happynomad53
Steven B, General Manager at P.J. O'Brien's The Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear happynomad53. First of all I would like to thank you for taking your time to visit PJs and leave us a review on your experience. As we do cater to a large portion of backpackers we are generally busy 7 nights of the week...More

Reviewed 3 November 2017

We were given some $10 meal vouchers by the Travel Information Centre and as the Pub was nearby, we decided to enjoy a drink. We both enjoyed our wines and looked forward to returning for our meals. Unfortunately, when we returned later it was packed...More

Thank Dan L
Steven B, General Manager at P.J. O'Brien's The Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Dan L. Cheers for your review. It is great to hear you enjoyed your beverages during the afternoon. It is a shame to hear you didn't get to utilize our cheap $10 meal deals as we have a lot of great food to offer....More

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Eating food so good ! Good area ! Good environment! , spending time with my friend ! Cheer from ecuador and ArgentinaMore

Thank kikeserrano
Steven B, General Manager at P.J. O'Brien's The Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear kikeserrano. It is with great pleasure to hear you enjoyed your experience at PJ's. From our cheap meals to drink specials we try to cater for all. Looks like we did a fantastic job at providing a great time for you and your friends....More

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Fab food, fab staff, reasonably priced. A meal and a drink for $10! You can't go wrong, big portions and despite being busy, quick service!More

1  Thank Clemmy C
Steven B, General Manager at P.J. O'Brien's The Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Clemmy C. We really appreciate all feedback. It was so great to hear that you had an awesome experience not only with our cheap meals but with the service provided by all my staff as well. I do hope you return to enjoy more...More

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

When we arrived in Cairns we walked past PJ O'Briens and mocked it - being from the UK we expected this place to be expensive, tacky and below standard as with most Irish pubs abroad. When we checked into our hostel we were given vouchers...More

1  Thank SharkyMarc
JLEddings, General Manager at P.J. O'Brien's The Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Hi SharkyMarc, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are delighted to hear that we exceeded all expectations and that you came back for a second time. We always strive to provide great food, service, and experience at an affordable price, it is...More

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Mikepty
20 July 2017|
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Response from Steven B | Property representative |
Hi Mikepty We have meals ranging from $15 to $28 and if you happen to stay in one of our associated hostels you may be eligible for one of our $10 meal deals!!! Cheers. Steve (general manager)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
Monday
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
Friday
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 5333
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