Forget about leprechauns and other tired cliches, The Fifth Province is a genuine Irish pub full of authentic charm. Located on St Kilda’s Fitzroy Street, this cosy joint serves up home-style Irish dishes with a range of malt whiskeys and European beers on tap. Popular among Melbourne locals as well as the city's Irish expats looking for a home away from home, The Fifth Province can get busy so book ahead to grab one of the best tables!
With its traditional wooden furniture and walls adorned with vintage relics, Melbourne’s The Fifth Province is full of character. Boasting a warm and welcoming atmosphere, the food on offer here is equally as homely too. The Galway full Irish breakfast (black and white pudding, Denny-style sausages, grilled rashers of bacon, tomato, fried potatoes, sautéed mushrooms, fried eggs and baked beans served with sourdough toast and a fresh slice of Irish soda bread) will have you jumping out of bed in the morning and running over to St Kilda’s Fitzroy Street.
Other hearty Irish dishes on the menu include the St James Gate beef stew (slow-cooked beef in a rich Guinness stout with root vegetables, served in a crusty cob loaf on a bed of mashed potato) and the bagun agus cabaiste (Irish boiled bacon served with buttered new potatoes and a pan-fried mix of cabbage with a parsley sauce). Of course you’ll find Guinness on tap at The Fifth Province and a steady supply of Jameson, alongside an array of craft beers and malt whiskey. Bringing a little bit of the Emerald Isle to Melbourne’s St Kilda, this lively pub can fill up fast so book in advance to avoid disappointment!
Great place, excellent service, and good food! Parma is highly recommended Staff were friendly and helpful. We will be back again sometime soon without a doubt.
The table was perfectly placed, the staff were amazing and it was a really friendly, warm atmosphere. I would not hesitate to go back to The Fifth Province
Service, meal & half pint of Guiness was excellent. Venue was charming, warm and comfortable. Definatlely will visit again. Missed the opportunity to hear Lunasa last Sunday evening.
Food was great, I had the salmon and it was cooked perfectly and HUGE, husband had the curry and enjoyed it.. ambiance great, staff friendly ...good find...happy hour till 6...GO!
The Fifth Province has great atmosphere, the service was friendly, the food was of good quality and the servings were generous. Overall, a pleasant experience.
great food and great service, thank you very much :-) we all enjoyed the food very much, the quantity of food provided to us was much more than we expected, so we were so full
The atmosphere was enjoyable with music that fitted very well. The staff were very friendly and attentive. Nice meal. I would recommend this place for a friendly drink :)
Good service, excellent food, wine is a little expensive, definitely recommend though. Can get very busy so it pays to book. Excellent pub fare at a reasonable price.
Nice atmosphere. Good food. Decor was interesting. Made to look and feel like an Irish tavern. Staff were friendly and generally attentive. Overall had a good evening.
Friendly waiting staff, speedy and generous portios. A bit noisy for us but a good atmosphere. Free parking is available not far away from the restaurant.