The Fifth Province

Home to St Kilda's creamiest pints, live music and a proper Sunday roast lunch.
Orlaith Costello
Published on May 26, 2023


Come down and have a taste of the Emerald Isle at The Fifth Province Irish Pub, a gastropub in the heart of St Kilda.

Step inside and you'd think you've stepped into a pub along Shop Street in Galway or O'Connell Street in Dublin. There are framed old-school Guinness posters on the walls touting the old tagline "My Goodness, My Guinness", plus a carefully crafted wine list, a specialised Irish cocktail menu and an array of local craft beers on tap — there are 14 taps on rotation.

The pub hosts a weekly lineup of classic specials plus what it says is the best Happy Hour in Melbourne —  Monday–Thursday from 4–6pm when you can get $7 house wines, spirits, and pints — and live music most nights during the week and every weekend.

The menu features a selection of contemporary pub meals and Irish classics that hero Victoria's seasonal produce. You'll find the lesser-known Irish lunch staple the chicken fillet roll alongside a braised beef and Guinness pie and a McDonnell's chicken curry — the preferred curry powder in the land of saints and scholars. Every Wednesday from 11am is Parma Day with $20 house made chicken parmas and every Thursday from 11am is $25 steak day.

Locals also get their own special night with 20% off mains on Mondays and Tuesdays from 6pm. The local favourite is arguably the Sunday roast lunch, every Sunday from 11am there's a choice of two roast lunch options with all the trimmings — we're talking mash, beef fat roast potato, roast veggies, Yorkshire pudding and  gravy


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