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P. J. O'Brien's

$$ - $$$
Irish, Pub, Bar
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Landside, International Terminal (T2), Melbourne Airport | Airport Drive, Tullamarine, Victoria, Australia
93300946
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Gold Coast, Australia
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Meetings finished, so off to the Airport I went, handed in the car and found myself with 4 hours to kill. There are only so many shops in the Terminal you can look at. Time for a drink. O'Briens offers a great menu and a very comfortable atmosphere. I ordered myself a pint of Kilkenny and a Ploughmans Platter and... More 

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Thank Patrick S
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great little spot in a busy airport. Drinks were a bit expensive at $9 for a vodka lime & soda but that is to be expected in an airport. I had a steak and my wife had the gnocchi pesto. Both were delicious and perfectly cooked. Mushroom sauce was a little bland, but not bad. Staff were friendly and... More 

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Thank Jason P
PJOBriensAir, Manager at P. J. O'Brien's, responded to this review

Hi Jason P, Our pleasure! We are very happy to be able to look after you and your wife. I will let our Executive Chef know of your feedback regarding the Mushroom sauce and hope to see you both again in the near future. Sincerely, Leah More 

Devonport, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Waiting for connecting flight and had the time to stop in for a meal. Ordered the Chicken curry - would NOT recommend it. The chicken piece's I couldn't eat and the curry sauce was too sweet and sickly. A side of chips came out with the meal, which was not on the menu and after tasting the meal I'm guessing... More 

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1 Thank ree625
PJOBriensAir, Manager at P. J. O'Brien's, responded to this review

Hi ree625, Thank you for letting us know of your experience, I have passed your feedback on to our Executive Chef who is looking into this specific situation. Our service staff are always happy to assist you with any meal concerns at the time of your visit so that your experience is overall a positive one. We do hope to... More 

Daylesford, Australia
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453 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 951 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

I had just seen a friend head off through the International gate and I thought it was a good time for a breakfast. Avoiding the fast food outlets, I chose the Irish pub and was delighted to see its breakfast menu showing a dish of "bacon and beans". So I ordered and paid for it plus a large coffee. 1... More 

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1 Thank RetiredWazza
PJOBriensAir, Manager at P. J. O'Brien's, responded to this review

Hi RetiredWazza, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I'm disappointed to hear of your experience with us and apologise for not providing you with the standard of service we strive for. I do hope you have the opportunity to visit us again and can leave with a more memorable occasion. Sincerely, Leah More 

Pattaya, Thailand
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped for dinner before checking in. Atmosphere: nice, good decoration and good feel; Location: perfect if you intend to have a drink or a bite to eat before checking in; Drinks: enough choice, fresh beer, decent sparkling house pour; Food: can only rate the pizza - thick and soft. For my taste it was awful but indeed I did not... More 

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Thank Winedeng
PJOBriensAir, Manager at P. J. O'Brien's, responded to this review

Hi Winedeng, Thank you for taking the time to review our venue. I will pass your feedback on to our Executive Chef as well as our service team. We hope you had an enjoyable flight and look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Leah More 

Melbourne, Australia
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1,490 reviews
879 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,202 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I had just returned to Melbourne from a flight from Brisbane and there was going to be wait of over 30 minutes for my wife to collect me so I decided to have a pint of peroni and watch the cricket to pass the time away. It is probably one of the best bars at the airport as far as... More 

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Thank tommomelbourne
PJOBriensAir, Manager at P. J. O'Brien's, responded to this review

Hi tommomelbourne, Love the review! Thanks for giving such a great snapshop of our airport venue. We hope to see you for another cold one soon! Sincerely, Leah More 

crowland, lincolnshire, uk
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344 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

My my. The staff are very pleasant and efficient. Orders promptly taken and delivered. But the prices! I know this is an airport in an expensive country but even so, I find A$3.50 for a small bag of potato crisps somewhat excessive (cost in the local supermarket less than one dollar. Wine at fifteen bucks for a small glass is... More 

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Thank mozart21
PJOBriensAir, Manager at P. J. O'Brien's, responded to this review

Hi mozart21, Thank you for your great feedback regarding our service staff, they have been working tirelessly to improve their customer service skills and will be thrilled to hear your comments. I'm sorry you found our prices to be excessive as we do try and stay consistent with pricing throughout Melbourne. A regular 150ml sized glass of wine in our... More 

Garfield
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here the night before a flight. Staff at bar when booking dinner were great. Came back for dinner later, it was not very busy with plenty of empty tables. The first four ordered dinner at the bar then the other two of us us ordered straight after them. The first four had received and finished their meals before... More 

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1 Thank stacer66
PJOBriensAir, Manager at P. J. O'Brien's, responded to this review

Hi stacer66, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We aspire to provide our fresh meals as quickly as possible and apologise for the mistiming with your orders. We will utilise your feedback so our Supervisors can ensure a smoother operation in regards to meal delivery and would love to have you back in the... More 

Toorak, Australia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

if you are feeling stressed or hungry and you have time before your flight , this pub is great . I had a delayed flight so found myself here enjoying a pint of cider to help me relax before my flight , There is also food on offer look out for the daily specials board at the front. Have a... More 

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Thank PlatinumIHGMember
Albury, Australia
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133 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

PJ's is a relaxing nook in a very busy bright airport. We enjoyed a perfectly cooked australian steak & cold beers before a month away in Asia. Thankyou to the charming men staff.

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Thank alloz
PJOBriensAir, Manager at P. J. O'Brien's, responded to this review

Hi alloz, Glad we could leave you with such a memorable dining experience. Thank you for your fabulous review, I look forward to passing on your feedback to our kitchen and service teams. Sincerely, Leah More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Pub, Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Landside, International Terminal (T2), Melbourne Airport | Airport Drive, Tullamarine, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Tullamarine
  • Phone Number: 93300946
Description
http://www.melbourneairport.com.au/Shopping-Eating/restaurants-bars/PJ-OBriens

Telephone + 61 3 9330 0946

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?