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The Gem Bar and Dining

289 Wellington St, Collingwood, Yarra, Victoria 3066, Australia
+61 3 9419 5170
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (5 reviews)
“french fries” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
289 Wellington St, Collingwood, Yarra, Victoria 3066, Australia
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1 - 10 of 47 reviews

Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

What a lovely Sunday evening. Lots of people around, lots of fun! Live music was great, very classic country style. Beers were delicious, bar personnel was great. Just a perfect end of my Sunday last week.

Thank Jelle N
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Had dinner at The Gem Bar on Saturday night with 7 other friends, we had a private dining room. The service was 5 stars, we were so well looked after and the food matched it. My partner and I had the Pit Master, it was...More

Thank MelJ888
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We were a group of 7 and had dinner on a friday night. Friendly service and were very helpful with dietary requirements. We got a mix of dishes from the menu and everyone was happy with what they got, servings could have been bigger though.

Thank jaxonq
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The Gem is quirky and I loved the decor - the wallpaper and the pressed metal. The staff were professional. I had an excellent Bloody Mary. We tried the ribs, pulled pork and brisket. The brisket was the highlight, the pork was great but the...More

Thank 4chillis
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Gem Bar is a surprising find. It is quirky, rustic and the food is so tasty. The brisket is to die for and highly recommended. The evening we attended it was to listen to a band with friends and we were not disappointed. Please...More

Thank Anne N
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I've head a lot about the food at The Gem but I was disappointed. I had the brisket sandwich which was a small amount of meat on super thick slices of white bread. Reminded me of Sizzler. I had fries on the side and they...More

2  Thank Ross N
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

American BBQ food Great staff... the Gem bar is rocking Benny Peters and the flyby nighters were playing.....that should say it all book early for dinner...this place is a must ! Quirky, small and jam packed with a great vibe....never been disappointed !

Thank jmce17
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is a cosy, friendly pub that has that traditional atmosphere that you only seem to find in the inner city suburbs, very happy about that. But don't get too excited about having a meal, especially on a Tuesday night. Our meals were very ordinarily...More

Thank RobPaul007
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Great vibe and ultra friendly staff. Sticky tables, tough fried chicken, dry and cold pork bits, average loaded fries but yummy brisket - food only 1 to 2 /5 but service, decor and music lifted the experience and that brisket very moorish.

Thank 2014traveller-b
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Just love the ambiance here. Friendly mix of non judgemental age groups. Above average meals a real surprise. Well priced drinks. Great live music. Always feels comfortable.

Thank Its_Just_Food
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
Bar, Barbecue
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 289 Wellington St, Collingwood, Yarra, Victoria 3066, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Collingwood
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9419 5170
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With great food and drink six nights a week, and some of Melbourne's best live music and DJs on the weekends, it's pretty easy to see why so many folks love to call The Gem in Collingwood their very own pub.Drop in sometime and see why the critics rate our pub grub as some of the best damn pub food in Melbourne.Great music. Great food. A great Collingwood pub. A great Melbourne pub.
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