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!
I got everything that I requested. The atmosphere was terrific and the staff were really great. I shall be back again because of the buzz in the place
Friendly staff, delicious food and amazing atmosphere. Felt like being home. Prices reasonable, went early so wasn't too busy. Looks like it would be a good place for beers after work! Awesome vibes.
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.