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The Local Port Melbourne

Average price $20
8.5/10
50 reviews

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Fabulous
8.5/10
based on 50 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.4/10
Service :8.8/10
Setting :8.5/10
  1. Brett T.
    Brett T.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Friendly staff, great food at really good value, awesome setting to watch the sport. Would've killed for some sound but overall great experience will def be back!!

  2. Kate J.
    Kate J.
    • one review
    10/10

    Genuinely great vibes about the place, food is always lovely and service is always consistent.

  3. A A.
    A A.
    • 253 reviews
    9.25/10

    Nice and attentive staff

    The Local Port Melbourne

    Thanks for the very kind review! We're very happy you choose to spend your time in our little pub and even happier you enjoyed it.

  4. Johana M.
    Johana M.
    • one review
    9/10

    Great service, they were keen to help out and make our dinner special!

    The Local Port Melbourne

    Thanks very much for the kind review Johana! Glad you enjoyed our little pub. Hope to have you back soon!

  5. Peter C.
    Peter C.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    In the tradition of a local pub, this place is tops

    The Local Port Melbourne

    Thanks for the amazing review Peter! We're very happy you enjoyed your time in our pub! Hope to have you back again soon!

  6. A A.
    A A.
    • 270 reviews
    9/10

    Best Guiness in Port Melbourne.

  7. Lou O.
    Lou O.
    • 25 reviews
    8.25/10

    Friendly service and reasonable prices for the Port - love the booths!

    The Local Port Melbourne

    Thanks for the lovely review Lou! Glad you enjoyed your time in your venue. We appreciate the amazing feedback! Hope to see you back again soon!

  8. Michael S.
    Michael S.
    • one review
    0/10

    We thought we had booked the upstairs restaraunt but when we came the restaraunt was holding a private function and we were offered a table in a noisy downstairs pub area which we declined and went elsewhere.

    The Local Port Melbourne

    Hi Michael, I'm very sorry about your negative experience at our venue. Unfortunately we don't have an upstairs dining room, all we have up there is a private function room that is seldom used. I'd love to make up for the miscommunication and to find out more about who took you're booking so I can ensure it doesn't happen again. I'd love to have you in for lunch or dinner one day, courtesy of me if you would be willing. You can contact me at laurie.gallagher@thelocalportmelbourne.com.au. Kindest Regards Laurie

  9. A A.
    A A.
    • 260 reviews
    6.5/10

    Went for an evening meal. But the food was average. More of a pub than a place for a meal. Australian Venue Co. own other pubs, such as the Vincent that are better for meals. I would suggest going to one of those instead.

  10. Ed T.
    Ed T.
    • 11 reviews
    8.25/10

    Comfortable seating, friendly service and good meals... especially the Salmon.

    The Local Port Melbourne

    Thanks for the kind review Ed. We really appreciate you taking the time to come out to Port Melbourne to have some of Evans Salmon! Hope to see you back again soon!

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 268 reviews
    10/10

    Easy to get to. great atmosphere. Friendly service. Great food. Renovation looks great.

    The Local Port Melbourne

    Thanks for the amazing review! Glad you enjoyed your time in our venue! Hope to see you back again soon!

  12. Elizabeth H.
    Elizabeth H.
    • one review
    8.75/10

    We loved our little allocated spot and service was great.

    The Local Port Melbourne

    Thanks for the kind review Elizabeth! Glad you enjoyed your time in our venue! Hope to see you back again soon!

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 273 reviews
    9.5/10

    A great Port Melbourne local establishment to have a few drinks and a great meal with your friends!

    The Local Port Melbourne

    Thanks for the amazing review! Glad you enjoyed your time in the venue. Hope to have you back again soon!

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 262 reviews
    7/10

    Great way to spend the afternoon with friends

    The Local Port Melbourne

    Thanks for the very kind review. Glad you enjoyed your afternoon in the venue. Hope to have you back again soon.

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 268 reviews
    8.25/10

    Great Pub , our local , nice renovation and amazing Parma's.

    The Local Port Melbourne

    Thanks for the kind review! Glad you enjoyed your time in the venue! Hope to see you back again soon!

  16. TORREN M.
    TORREN M.
    • one review
    8.75/10

    Great service, friendly staff

    The Local Port Melbourne

    Thanks for the great review Torren! We're really glad you enjoyed our venue! Hope to see you back again soon!

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 291 reviews
    9/10

    Service and food was great. What forces us to leave was when the footy was put on tv and the sound level caused us to shout at each other we did request the sound to be reduced and even the next table behind us also wanted the volume reduced. There was not a lot of people actually watching the footy but it did force us to leave and go to another venue. Not everybody likes footy and to have 2 tv,s on blasting the sound out in a small area is not fair on other customers. Our visit was to meet friends and talk not to have to shout over footy on tv.

    The Local Port Melbourne

    Hey, Very sorry that the TV was too loud. I will discuss with staff and management to make sure there is always a quieter space available for our guests to enjoy. I'm ery happy you enjoyed the food and service however and would love to have you back again. Kind Regards. Management

  18. Kerry H.
    Kerry H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great pub, great food and fantastic staff.

    The Local Port Melbourne

    Thanks for the lovely review Kerry! We're very happy you enjoyed you're time in the venue and would love to have you back again soon!

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 269 reviews
    7.25/10

    It was a good steak meal and not crazy expensive like most of the Port/South Melb pubs.

    The Local Port Melbourne

    Thanks for the kind review! Glad you enjoyed your steak! Hope to see you back again soon!

  20. Sam P.
    Sam P.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    Great pub to watch sport

    The Local Port Melbourne

    Thanks for the very kind review Sam. It's much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed you're time in the venue and hope to see you back again soon!

More information

How to get to the restaurant

22-24 Bay St, 3207, Port Melbourne, Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne City, Port Melbourne, Port Phillip

About the restaurant

Grab a Pint Looking for a traditional pub?

The Local in Port Melbourne is it. Everything from the dark wood bar to the leather booths to the dated carpet says this is a pub’s pub. And it is. There are several big screen TVs and projectors, meaning you can catch the game while savouring one of the many beers on tap. There are happy hour drink specials during the week, making The Local the choice for — you guessed it — Port Melbourne locals. You can grab a traditional Aussie pub meal here, including sausages and mash, steak or a chicken parma. The Mexican parma is a hit too. There are several salad options, including chicken or calamari, for something a little on the lighter side. For sports and beer fanatics, The Local has it all: a relaxed and casual atmosphere where what you see is what you get. The Bay Street location and proximity to the bay is definitely a bonus too.

Best dish: Cumberland sausages and mash

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