Ponyfish Island – Yarra River Bar in Melbourne

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Ponyfish Island – Melbourne’s First Floating Bar

When imagination meets reality…

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Dramatic cocktails, wine, a café and pizza with a river front view; Ponyfish Island sits upon Melbourne’s Yarra River allowing you to appreciate waterside CBD views.

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Ponyfish Island, is a floating bar known for its comfy lounges and terrazzo-topped tables. Offering you luxurious menus sporting a variety of seafood, local wines, and crafty cocktails.

You can experience this hidden island venue under the Evan Walker Pedestrian Bridge, anchored to the Southbank of Yarra River. Only accessible through discrete descending stairs. 

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Ponyfish – Melbourne’s Favourite River View

Ponyfish Island in Melbourne took its name after rumours made by locals saw a mysterious creature in the water. Surrounded by water on all sides, Ponyfish’s bar is a true heaven for its visitors.

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Amazing scenes present themselves from all angles under the golden light of the afternoon sun with a glass of wine. 

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Ponyfish Island | Drinks, Menu and Booking Details

Ponyfish Island Menu

Ponyfish is a masterpiece of architecture. Situated in the middle of the Yarra river it tantalises guests with great views, delectable drinks and a delicious pizza menu.

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With seafood dishes like prawn rolls topped with Marie Rose sauce and bruschetta with radish, chili, and tuna, it’s sure to have something for you .

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Ponyfish Pizza Menu

Straight from the oven to your table. Have your choice of delicious pizza’s with your favourite toppings. Aloha pizza includes pineapple and shaved Virginia ham, Margherita pizza infuses basil oil and fresh basil leaves.

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Not to mention the house favourite, Ponyfish supreme pizza. Topped with smoked kingfish and Ortiz anchovies, pickles, celeriac remoulade, and butter to tingle your taste buds.

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Ponyfish Cocktail, Beer and Wine Menu

Discover a dedicated collection of beers, wine, and craft cocktails. My favourites include Bright N Sunny with spiced rum and cranberry sprinkle, lemon and mint. Bee’s Knees has honey and spiced apple syrup. 

Or for the beer lovers, Ponyfish’s bar menu also includes exotic collections of tap and bottled of beer. You can source your favourites including Brooklyn Lager and Brooklyn Bel Air Source from the bar.

Discover a dedicated collection of beers, wine, and craft cocktails. My favourites include Bright N Sunny with spiced rum and cranberry sprinkle, lemon and mint. Bee’s Knees has honey and spiced apple syrup. Or for the beer lovers, Ponyfish’s bar menu also includes exotic collections of tap and bottled of beer. You can source your favourites including Brooklyn Lager and Brooklyn Bel Air Source from the bar. 

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Ponyfish Island Caft – Dramatically Designed Coffee

Ponyfish Island is an unexpected smash providing you delicious coffee, a world-class experience and down to earth waterfront views. Ponyfish cafe is open to salty air and bright sunlight. They use recycled timber furniture of hearty colours with sunbrella sunshades to provide your comfort.

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Dramatic curved arches of the bridge contrast the fresh white tiling to refine its shape. Making this one of the best Melbourne cocktail bars to experience exotic drinks and food.

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Ponyfish 2020 Renovations

Ponyfish Island Melbourne originally opened in 2010, origionally designed by Moth Design is ownded by Andrew Mackinnon, Grant Smillie and Jerome Borazio.

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The open air bar and restaurant under the pedestrian bridge is in a prone spot to cope the weathers harsher conditions. But you needn’t worry as more recent renovations by Studio Gram in 2020 have added both heightened safety and class.

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Ponyfish Island Bookings

Ponyfish Island’s a spacious venue is the perfect place for your events and be sure to book to make your day special. The newly renovated Ponyfish Island offers 150 patrons room to enjoy their night comfortably.

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Daily opening hours are from 11.00 AM to 1.00 PM, but before visiting with your crew, make a reservation and book your appointment first. Timings may change due to lockdowns in Victoria.

Pickup and delivery, options are available for your favourite drink and dish from their website. So don’t let the lockdowns stop your love for exotic seafood and crafted cocktails. 

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Ponyfish Shop Merch

Ponyfish Island has introduced wearable items with a logo picture of their beloved Ponyfish. Beautifully crafted caps, masks, and a variety of T-shirts are also available in three sparkling colours; Ocean Green, Coral, and White. 

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Award Wining Melbourne CBD Views

Ponyfish Island Bar is one of the coolest spots in Melbourne to watch sunsets with your loved ones. Comfortable sitting and exotic drinks give you the most high-grade view of the town. Order a cocktail and sit with your crew late at night.

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Book Your Event at Ponyfish Island

Ponyfish Island Cafe/Bar/Restaurant offers you the experience of both fine dining and a vibrant bar. Book your next event and celebrate your cherished moments in this truly memorable space.

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Address: Pedestrian Bridge, Southbank, Melbourne Victoria 3000

Website: www.ponyfishisland.com.au

Email: manager@ponyfish.com.au

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