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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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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good46%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
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 464 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of little private nooks and crannys to enjoy a Guinness or three. Friendly staff and a great Irish pub.

Thank Justin D
CeireQ, Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Justin D, Thanks for the great feedback. We’re glad you enjoyed the craic and we look forward to seeing you again for a few pints. Slainte, The team at P.J.O’Brien’s

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

located inside southgate. The place is good for a catch up with friends either for lunch or after work. has several areas where you can eat or drink. It is what you expect from a pub. I've had cider and wine here and it is...More

Thank breej86
CeireQ, Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Breonie, Thank Guinness It's Friday, happy hour 4-7pm and live music from 6pm… why not swing by with your friends for a few post work drinks. Thanks for the review and we hope to see you soon. Slainte, The team at P.J.O’Brien’s

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked online for the restaurant at this convenient pub close to home. We found however that even though the booking was acknowledged, the system was not refreshed and we were placed in a loud, constrained pub area. The meals were passable but the service...More

Thank Malvoleo
CeireQ, Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Malvoleo, Thanks for leaving us this review. We are glad you joined us for a meal but it is disappointing that you felt the seating arrangement and service was not adequate. We are an Irish Pub and evening service does get busy, unfortunately noise...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Guinness is good of course and my husband enjoyed the Kessler bacon steak, I had the only vegetarian dish on offer an Irish pub probably not a good choice for a non meat eater. My only beef with this is at the moment mushroom...More

1  Thank Vicki J
CeireQ, Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Vicki J, Thanks for leaving us this review. We love Guinness and it sounds like you do too, you came to the right place! Happy to hear your feedback regarding vegetarian options, we have shared your comments with our chef, and it’s something to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having been a regular to PJ O’Briens Southbank for many years, I went there last night (Saturday) to convince a friend to have her upcoming milestone birthday, what a disappointment!!! There was no band playing, when we asked when was the band going to start...More

3  Thank austraveller70
CeireQ, General Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to send in your review & sorry to hear of your disappointing experience. Please accept my full apology as unfortunately there was a mix up with the band last night hence the delay. In regards to the DJ...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Wow!! My Irish ancestry came to the fore tonight!! Irish seafood chowder!! Irish pork sausage!! Soda bread!! Oh so very good!! The food is as beautiful. The service was great. The waitresses were so lovely! I would definitely recommend coming to P J O'Brien's !!More

Thank Rhonda Y
CeireQ, Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Hi Rhonda, We are so happy that we could rekindle you’re Irish ancestry, it sounds like a fun and memorable evening. Please be sure to visit us again soon for some hearty Irish fare while live acoustic musicians play some of the classics from the...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018

Nice setting. Got the bar and restaurant sections in the pub. Prices not to bad and the food we had was good. Been here before and would happily go again

Thank MCP474
CeireQ, Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Hi MCP474, Thanks for the nice write-up. We would love to see you again. We have live music 7 nights a week… something to consider Cheers, The team at P.J.O’Brien’s

Reviewed 2 October 2018

An excellent Irish Pub setting with great food and Beverages. Booths are available for privacy. The service is excellent.

Thank Mr. Mario C
CeireQ, Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Hi Mr. Mario, Thanks for the review, so glad you’re a fan of our pub, please be sure to pop in again soon. Slainte, The team at P.J.O’Brien’s

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

I have visited P.J. O’briens Twice and it is a great bar with lovely staff but the lack of Irish music is greatly disappointing. We asked the band to play some Irish music (as we were in an Irish bar) and they played Taylor Swift.More

1  Thank Rosie M
CeireQ, Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Hi, Thanks a million for taking the time to review us here in PJ's Southbank. I am sorry that you have not heard any traditional Irish music here in the venue yet. Our band on Friday nights is more of a party cover band to...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

The food servings are a little on the small side, but were reasonably tasty. The staff at the bar were a little inexperienced on the night we went - struggling to get drink orders right. Quick service of food if you’re in a hurry -...More

Thank snuff82Melbourne
CeireQ, Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Hi, Thanks a million for taking the time to review us here in PJ's Southbank. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meals with us. I am sorry for the mix up with your drinks, we will most definitely take your feedback...More

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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, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
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
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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