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The Gem Bar and Dining

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Bar, Barbecue
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289 Wellington St, Collingwood, Yarra, Victoria 3066, Australia
+61 3 9419 5170
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Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to work out how to rate our visit. The chicken and waffles, cheeseburgers and eggplant burger were absolutely magnificent according to those of us that ate them. On the other hand, the pork ribs left us a bit bewildered. 3 smallish ribs for $20 with very little meat on them that was cold, tasteless and very disappointing. We were... More 

Thank Andyroo94
Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

The Gem is a great little old school pub its authenticity invites you in like a friends house to come in and hang around a bit. There is an interesting menu with an array of vegetarian and slow cooked meat dishes with a Mexican / modern theme which is always interesting and delish'. There are dining rooms beyond the bar... More 

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I have eaten twice here and will continue. This place is fantastic with a great atmosphere. The food was delicious with an excellent choice. A great selection of beers and drinks. Above all the staff are amazing and so attentive. Overall a great place so don't miss going!

Thank sue657w
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This pub is right out of Texas with a hearty selection of slow cooked meats and traditional sides. Our server was just excellent and nothing was too much trouble for her. We settled on the meat platter which was great except the brisket was a bit dry. The sides were great with mac and cheese and coleslaw the best two!... More 

Thank David S
Melbourne, Australia
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131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Will come back again. American style BBQ cooked well with a variety of sides available. Beer options a plenty, great staff, reasonably priced. A winning formula.

Thank DirtiSanche3
Melbourne, Australia
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297 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

What's not to like? Friendly service and VERY reasonable prices. We loved the buffalo wings, brisket, mac cheese, coleslaw, french fries and very naughty 'scratchings' (crispy pork crackle). Tip: you can book on-line but if you don't see a time slot you like, try calling as they will try and fit you in.

Thank familyfuninsun
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Cool place, good atmosphere, bbq was great. Loved the fried chicken, the chips had no seasoning which was dissapointing but the chipotle helped that.

Thank Matt K
Melbourne, Australia
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166 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

My friends had booked a table for dinner at the Gem. Not knowing what to expect I walked into the bar and thought oh no. This isn't what I want. Loud music, people everywhere. Not my scene! Anyway she was taken aback too. She asked around and found that we need to be upstairs, so we made our way up... More 

Thank EverydayMum
Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Been many times for drinks, and have had some snacks. Really want to their full menu as it looks awesome. Bar staff are really nice and they always have good wines by the glass

Thank ayyyy2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
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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
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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