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P.J. O'Brien's

££ - £££Irish, , British
Southgate | Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9686 5011
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good46%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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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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1 - 10 of 440 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been to PJ O'Brien's Sidebar before , and had a fantastic meal of Slow-cooked Brisket and Vegetables. I really like their main menu (mainly pub standards and comfort food with an Irish influence) and the atmosphere, and location. I will definitely be back....More

Thank RuthStellaBowen
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I had one of their lunch specials here last week. What great value for money!! We both had the fish and chips which came with a complimentary drink...we both chose Guinness!...both meals and drinks for $36! The meal was a good size,...More

Thank KTJ058
CeireQ, Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi KTJ058, Thank you for this lovely review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your lunch with us and hope that we will see you again soon. Slainte, The team at P.J.O’Brien’s

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited pJ O’Briens at Southbank after a visit to Federation Square. We ordered a soup of the day (potato and leek), steak sandwich, fish and chips and a kids nuggets and chips. The steak sandwich was the pick of the meals but everything else...More

Thank Kerrie M
CeireQ, Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Kerrie, Thank you for the lovely review. We are pleased to hear you and your family had such a nice lunch with us. Please visit us again soon. Kind Regards, The team at P.J.O’Brien’s

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With so many options available at Southbank in Melbourne we decided to head into a little more sheltered bar off the main food court area. What a great little bar with a cosy relaxed atmosphere with enough background noise to keep you interested but quiet...More

Thank AndrewGisinger
CeireQ, Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi AndrewGisinger, Thank you for leaving us this nice review. We are pleased to hear you like our beer and food as much as we do. See you next time! Slainte, The team at P.J.O’Brien’s

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard about this place online so we had to try. First impression on entering: we have stepped back in time and to the other side of the globe! They must have relocated a real Irish pub inside a shopping centre! Wonderful heavy wood and ochred...More

Thank Chris P
CeireQ, Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Chris, Thank you for writing this great review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the authentic Irish experience at PJ’s and had such a nice meal. We hope you will visit us again! Slainte, The team at P.J.O’Brien’s

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service and atmosphere hasn't changed since the last time we went. The happy hour prices are great and the service behind the bar was really friendly! Defiantly worth a visit too.

Thank EleanorBall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub atmosphere and we definitely enjoyed our fish and chips, but service was slow to non-existent. We were at a table and I had to go to the bar to request service after we had waited about 10 minutes.More

Thank GloryandJerry S
CeireQ, Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks a million for taking the time to review us here in PJ's Southbank. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your fish & chips however I am very sorry that your service was not up to standard. Please be assured that this...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A year later and I return, this time was much busier as expected with everyone going to Australia vs Ireland, including myself. Place was very busy, still the staff were awesome and food was delicious. Atmosphere great and really good music. 1 negative, but we...More

Thank JohnMen
CeireQ, Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks a million for taking the time to review us here in PJ's Southbank & for returning to us. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us on Saturday. There was definitely a great buzz in the air for the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, located in Southbank with live music (check days) and always great food at reasonable prices

Thank Rebecca D
CeireQ, General Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Rebecca, thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon, Kindest Regards, Ceire

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here...risotto was really good..service friendly and attentive.. been here before on our visit to melbourne and will come again

Thank Kelly J
CeireQ, General Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Kelly, Thank you for your lovely feedback we are delighted you enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to seeing you again, Kindest Regards, Ceire

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$22
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, 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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Southgate | Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighbourhood: 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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