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Ponyfish Island Cafe

) #70 of 3,421 Restaurants in Melbourne $$ - $$$ , Cafe,
Southgate Pedestrian Bridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good52%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Opens in 26 min
All hours
Bar, Cafe, Pub, Australian
$$ - $$$
Southgate Pedestrian Bridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I came across the Ponyfish Island Cafe on a recent trip to Melbourne and what a delight is was! We are at the older age range but still enjoyed the vibrancy, great background music and overall ambience of this little oasis nestled...More

Thank dyneyboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Melbourne has no shortage of bars restaurants, but this one is very unique. A pontoon bar smack in the middle of the muddy Yarra, beneath the Southbank footbridge. Menu is simple with items like quesadillas, Antipasto or toasties, fast friendly service, the place is constantly...More

Thank shtarker2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great setting right down on the river with plenty of heaters as it is all outdoors. Good choice of interesting cocktails. Friendly staff and good atmosphere.

Thank JeffCypress
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this place a couple of times on my last visit to Melbourne, it's a great little bar on the bridge. A nice spot to watch people go by with some great drinks as well. While we were there we saw Batman, a family of...More

Thank Sephorra
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great little cafe built into the bridge offering a good selection of drinks and snacks.this is a great place to watch the world go byQ

Thank miec h
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My second visit here and it was amazing this time too. Had a wine in the afternoon, overlooking the Yarra River with crystal clear skies - it was gorgeous. The staff are helpful and the seasonal drinks were fun - very localised drinks. it was...More

Thank Sarah I
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Ponyfish is a regular haunt. Always busy, but worth the wait to get in ( numbers are limited by safe capacity) and to get next to a heater or in a sun spot in the warmer weather. Tasty mulled wine for chilly visits. Cheeky Sunday...More

Thank jacbski
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This is a bar with great views from it and is open in the evening - although it advertises it is open till late, it closed at 21:30 when we were there in a Monday Evening The seating is on high metal bar stills against...More

Thank badmintontim
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

The food is not very good , not a great drink choice , not an amazing service but friendly staff . The good thing about this place is the location . Amazing at the sunset , in the middle of the river !

Thank Alberto Z
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Cool spot for a cold beer and a soda on a warm summer day , no more no less, and enough according to us!

Thank Markus S
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Questions & Answers
9 July 2017|
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Response from Ross U | Reviewed this property |
Like others not sure, small menu so easy to figure out when there and oodles of restaurant options in the vicinity that likely have gluten free options
16 December 2015|
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Response from Nina L | Reviewed this property |
Very casual. I've seen people wearing shorts and thongs.
27 October 2015|
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Response from ManOnTheGround | Reviewed this property |
Hi, they don't have a phone number anywhere that I have been able to locate so here are some other options that may put you in touch: facebook - PonyfishIsland twitter- @PonyfishIsland
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Cafe, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Southgate Pedestrian Bridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighbourhood: Southbank
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