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P.J. O'Brien's

Southgate | Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9686 5011
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good48%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Southgate | Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

great food great place great great staff had the best pie i have ever had the staff are fantastic will go again.

Thank L5901ICgeorgeg
Reviewed 2 days ago

Good atmosphere, welcoming staff and the ability to have a good lunchtime meal and drink for two for under $40. Settled for Fish, chips and salad, partner went for Pasta special, Chicken and mushroom penne. A glass of reasonable Chardonnay and a pot of Guinness...More

Thank Kevin4806
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Old fashioned pub food but still consistently better than most of the fine dining that surrounds it in Southbank. If you don’t mind the down market pub feel and simply want a good quality meal at Avery reasonable price, this is for you. Wine list...More

Thank Malvoleo
Reviewed 1 week ago

I first came here 4 years ago by chance and ordered the roast of the day and a pint of cider. It was a special and cost $20. The lamb was delicious and the rest of the meal was pretty special too. I came back...More

Thank Patricia1209
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch here and both enjoyed our meals - kangaroo steak and seafood chowder. It had a nice relaxing atmosphere, staff friendly and helpful and food was great, definitely no complaints.

Thank Judave
Reviewed 1 week ago

It had been many years since being here and it was great to see that it is the same as last time. Friendly staff and cold beer is sometimes all you need :)

Thank Daz G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on the recommendation of a friend while waiting for rush hour to end and wasn’t disappointed. The staff are really friendly and attentive. I had the Guinness Pie with Mash and veg, it was a good size and the pie was full of...More

Thank magwll
AoifePJs, Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thanks a million for taking the time to review us here in PJ's. I am delighted to hear that we lived up to the recommendation, that is always great to hear!!! The Beef & Guinness Pie is certainly a crowd favourite. We do look...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a cosy pub, that has great atmosphere, the food is amazing and reasonably priced. the only downside is the lack of tables to eat at if you want a meal, get there early or book if you can, we actually rang to book...More

Thank Caz4817
AoifePJs, Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thanks a million for taking the time to review us here in PJ's. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meals. I am very sorry that you were given the impression that you could not book as we always advise our customers...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I personally have been going here in and off for years. We had the in house chicken Parma special. Ad per normal nice. The staff ate great and atmosphere enjoyable. Never really seems to miss....

1  Thank desfoodwhispr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was in Melbourne for business and was looking for a no fuss meal. I have walked past the pub a number of times when in Melbourne and wished I had been here before. The service was fantastic without being over bearing. The meal was ordered...More

1  Thank 52andrew52
AoifePJs, Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us here in PJ's. I am so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. It is always so great to hear such kind words & I will be sure to pass...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$23
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
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
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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