The Local Port Melbourne

Average price $20
41 reviews

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Scores & Reviews

Very good
based on 41 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :8/10
Service :8.6/10
Setting :8.1/10
  1. A A.
    • 250 reviews

    Nice and attentive staff

  2. Johana M.
    • one review

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

  3. Peter C.
    • one review

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

  4. A A.
    • 266 reviews

    Best Guiness in Port Melbourne.

  5. Lou O.
    • 20 reviews

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

  6. Michael S.
    • one review

    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.

  7. A A.
    • 258 reviews

    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.

  8. Ed T.
    • 11 reviews

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

  9. A A.
    • 264 reviews

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

  10. Elizabeth H.
    • one review

    We loved our little allocated spot and service was great.

  11. A A.
    • 271 reviews

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

  12. A A.
    • 258 reviews

    Great way to spend the afternoon with friends

  13. A A.
    • 261 reviews

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

  14. TORREN M.
    • one review

    Great service, friendly staff

  15. A A.
    • 286 reviews

    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.

  16. Kerry H.
    • one review

    Great pub, great food and fantastic staff.

  17. A A.
    • 265 reviews

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

  18. Sam P.
    • 3 reviews

    Great pub to watch sport

  19. Michelle e.
    • 14 reviews

    Very pleasant pub with good food

  20. A A.
    • 276 reviews

    Relaxed atmosphere, great service and well priced.

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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