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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 good45%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Southgate | Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
Neighbourhood: Southbank
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We've now been to P.J. O'Brien's 3 times over the years. Each time we've received great service and tasty food. The staff are friendly, great atmosphere and tasty food. Highly recommend the Guinness pie! Will definitely be back!

Thank Sally H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great night out. Good band, good, quick service at the bar especially for a busy Saturday night. Attentive security got rid of broken glass on the dance floor very quickly and checked in with a couple of girls who looked like they might...More

Thank mikeandtanja
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous atmosphere in this Irish pub. Food was delicious & meals were huge. Great band & the place was jumping with happy revellers on a Saturday night. Highly recommended.

Thank jemGoldCoastOz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great pub with a nice steak on Wednesday nights. My English friend declares this the best Guinness in the country - I found it hard to disagree.

Thank Bruce R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here a number of times. It's busy, it's noisy, and it's good food and drink. Extensive menu based on pub food and great range of beer and wine

Thank rama1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at PJO'Brien's. Lunch menu is great value for money. Kids menu was good size. Location is good and place quite confortable.

Thank fer743
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Friendly,fantastic service, relaxing experience, delicious food, pricing, atmosphere suitable for singles, couples, celebrations. Well worth a visit if you want value for money.

Thank kamaggie2015
Reviewed 16 April 2017

the bar was noisy but we were able to sit in our own cubicle which felt very private. We both ordered the calamari, it was delicious. The meal was a good size, it arrived very quickly and the staff were friendly and helpful. It was...More

Thank Tad T
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Superb bar.. buzzing on a sat night . Went to watch the Australian open final. Was too good. Guiness on the tap is excellent.. bar snacks are good. Nice place

Thank suhel2016
Reviewed 10 April 2017

we just turned up for a quick meal and a drink on an early Saturday evening (5pm), and got looked after very quickly in the bar area. Waiter got us our drinks and took our meal order. Ordered steak and guiness pie. It was very...More

Thank Britt A
AoifePJs, General Manager at P.J. O'Brien's, responded to this review

Hi Britt A, Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience at P.J's. The pie is certainly our most popular dish and is a great hearty meal. Looking forward to seeing you in...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$22
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 03:00
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
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.