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The Local

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Bar, Australian, Steakhouse, Contemporary, Pub
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22-24 Bay St | Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3207, Australia
+61 98100076
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 11:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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134 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited as part of a group. My standout memory on a Monday evening here will be of the ringing of a loud bell at 10.30pm, signalling it was time to leave! It took over an hour to serve main courses to our group. My Beetroot Salad was quite nice; but my partner's Barramundi was ordinary. There was nothing at... More 

Thank MyHonestAssessment
AVCCommunityManager, Manager at The Local, responded to this review

Hi there. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback as we are always looking for ways to improve. We will pass onto the manager. If you have anything else you'd like to share, do feel free to email us directly at feedback@themelbournevenuecompany.com.au. More 

Level Contributor
52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Thursday nights at the local are great. $15 for a Parma. They are huge and you get 5 different toppings to choose from. They change weekly. It looks like an Irish pub but great beers on tap and good local vibe. Go hungry and leave full!!!!

Thank Matt H
AVCCommunityManager, Manager at The Local, responded to this review

Hi Matt H. We appreciate you taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We hope to see you around again soon! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We are regulars and always liked the food here. Took friends over the weekend, 5 items on the menu unavailable including mashed potato! Portions were very small and the serve of chips was not enough for a child and cold. They used to be awesome! Very disappointed and hesitant to return especially with out of town friends.

Thank hendo500
opdcmarketing, Public Relations Manager at The Local, responded to this review

Hello, thanks for taking the time to review us. We're sorry to hear about your experience, as our goal is to provide high quality food and excellent customer service. If you could please contact us at feedback@themelbournevenuecompany.com.au with the date and time of your visit, we would like investigate this further. Thanks! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Always walking past the window and viewing patron's yummy pub meals enticed me to walk through the door and inhabit this pub. Daily specials are great and it was ideal to watch the Aust Open Tennis. No pretentious staff only welcoming staff. Great and affordable food and nice atmosphere. Ticked all the boxes for me, my family and friends.

Thank trishymelbourne
opdcmarketing, Public Relations Manager at The Local, responded to this review

Hi trishymelbourne, thanks for the great feedback! See you again soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Went on $15 Parma night, plenty of choices on the menu, and the serving was big and nice just what you would expect. Had a few of the Furphy beers on tap, cold and refreshing on a hot day. The service was quick, friendly and helpful. Don't expect nice, clean and yuppy. Like the pub of old, it's rough, ready,... More 

Thank morant
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Great little pub with good pub food and good sized serves, also the run weekly trivia which we decided to stay for, we were in the running after three rounds, but sadly dropped off in the last two.

Thank Rauy
opdcmarketing, Manager at The Local, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback Rauy. More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great welcome, great food and great trivia fun quiz .....basically, just great !! Steve

Thank StephenT51
opdcmarketing, Manager at The Local, responded to this review

Thanks for the terrific feedback Steve! More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2015

I have gone to have a couple of drinks with some work friends. Very nice place drinks is not to expensive. Fooled and service are excellent and a really nice ambience. warm and nice location. Beautiful people, amazing vibes and friendly staff

Thank MassimoCorsiniMXC
opdcmarketing, Manager at The Local, responded to this review

Thanks for the fantastic feedback! We hope to see you again in the very near future. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Great pub, very friendly staff and very good food. Classic position near the harbour and good to eat outdoor or indoor. Well worth a visit.

Thank Graham J
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

it really is a local pub great meals great people love this place try the parma amazing in summer you can sit outside and peopel watch in winter they have heaters so you can still sit outside if you wish

Thank jojo7510

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Bar, Australian, Steakhouse, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
12:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22-24 Bay St | Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3207, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 98100076
Situated in a prime bayside location, The Local is a Port Melbourne pub that epitomises everything a 'local' should be...Icy cold beer, delicious pub meals, the best live sport from around the globe, and a warm and friendly atmosphere day and night.

We even offer private function rooms for hire for your next birthday celebration, engagement party, hens or bucks night, or corporate event. So drop in to The Local at 22-24 Bay Street and experience a true Aussie local pub.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?