Pilgrim Bar

4.5
122 reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Located alongside the historic Federation Wharf vaults and Yarra River right in the heart of Melbourne, Pilgrim is an intimate waterfront venue that proudly engages producer authenticity through its unique range of all Australian wine, beer and spirit lists. This producer engagement drives our seasonal share plate dishes, a focused menu that encourages grazing. From vineyard, distillery and brewery to your glass, from farmer to plate, the entire process and experience is a genuine one which makes our relaxed bar environment the ultimate place to laze and graze, all year round, while taking in one of the best views of the Yarra.

Experiences

  • Gin High Tea - $65pp (2 hours)

    A$65.00 per person

    Aug 4 - Oct 31, 2021

    Inspired by afternoon high tea, enjoy a two hour session with a decadent selection of sweet and savoury delights, four tea inspired cocktails and bottomless sparkling wine or tea for $65pp. All bookings are placed outdoors in our heated, weatherproof terrace. Payment will be processed in venue, on arrival. 1 drink permitted per person at any one time.
What 122 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.5
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4.4
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DaniF
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and value! The cocktails and food were on point. Highly recommend High G&T at Pilgrim.

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NicoleS
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Was a.great High tea. Such a fantastic experience and just a lot of fun

TD
TinaD
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great Gin High Tea at the Pilgrim Bar.
The food was delicious and gin cocktails were great. Great area, be fantastic in warmer weather but the heaters kept us warm.
Staff were helpful.

AW
AmandaW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been here twice. Love it. Great location and the gin high tea is a fun concept.

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DeannaB
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an absolute blast. The food was devine, really delicious and unique, the cocktails made from tea, outstanding and the ambiance was beautiful, seated on the Yarra with heaters and gorgeous view. The waitress was attentive and very friendly. We'll be back.

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CaitlinS
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yummy food, good drinks, nice atmosphere. Will visit again

JW
JaneW
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Had the Gin High Tea and overall enjoyed drink food and service, but they needed more heating on a ten degree day.

KB
KatieB
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, lovely cocktails and beautiful people providing great service. Definitely recommend. A Melbourne must go.

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LisaT
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for the Gin High Tea
It was amazing
The vegan option was well done
Highly recommended

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Emma
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and drinks were delicious and service was amazing!

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RobynF
6 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and drink. Service was good and Gin high tea was good value.

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MariaS
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was great. Not very flexible with making change to what’s included in high tea. Vegetarian = vegan which are very different things. Service slow considering it’s a 2 hr sitting. high gin & tea not really explained (ie. starts with hot gin tea) - would have been a better experience if explained properly as at the end high tea was quite fun and unique.

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nico
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the bottomless gin high tea. It exceeded all expectations. The waitstaff in particular were warm and super helpful. Thank you for a lovely afternoon

MH
MasonH
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the drinks were just as good. Great value for money!

EN
ElaineN
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great value & atmosphere. Loved the Gin High Tea.

SA
SteveA
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience5

Always a great afternoon out with friends. It's hard to beat gin, nice food and a perfect autumn afternoon on the river !

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PamE
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Advertised as 'bottomless' gin. It was not. To us that means never not having a drink in your hand. The drinks were weak, and at one point we waited nearly 30 minutes with no gin. The waitress came up to us at 5pm with the bill and I advused we had not yet had our fourth drink. Very slow service and deceptive advertising as 'bottomless'. Food was great however

JK
JoshuaK
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were fantastic and so were the drinks and food. 10/10 would go again and would recommend!

MJ
MJune
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

Booked for the bottomless gin, did it via the link, the link took me to a booking time and so I choose 7pm. Assumed because I used the link for the bottomless and wrote in the comments that it was all ok. When I got there they told us there bottomless last sitting was at 6pm. Very disappointed as I used the link and wrote a comment on the booking.

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cookie
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent meal pleasent staff great atmosphere
A very high standard as usual

KD
KimD
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

We had booked the bottom less G & T and tapas package with notes about it being for a celebration. When we arrived we were told the package wasn't available, even though I had confirmation via email. Very disappointed

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a great time at Pilgrim before the footy on Anzac Day. Great place to meet for a couple of beers and a brilliant toastie before the quick stroll to the MCG. Highly recommend

PW
PamelaW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Pilgrim Bar is in a great spot next to the Yarra River. Good range of food, including GF options, but would have liked a sav blanc by the glass. Service was very prompt although would like to have more than one user per table able to use the QR code when ordering.

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LaurenM
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

We felt the food took too long to come out and that impacted our drinking. Its hard to drink such large gin and tonics without a good timing of food coming out. We found we had to rush our last 2 drinks.

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NicT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

The bottomless gin was more of a paired gin experience and felt expensive for the amount of tonic water in the large balloon glasses. Drinks were clearly spaced out to ensure they were limited to 4 per person

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ChrissyD
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were fantastic and very accommodating. Drinks were great as was the food. (There could have been a little more of the food included though.) Lobster sliders were a great add on. Sitting beside the Yarra was a great place to enjoy gin cocktails. Again, the staff were great! Will definitely be back

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DianaM
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food - GREAT SERVICE

The staff were very helpful and very friendly - they went out of the way to make sure that we were comfortable. The Gin and Tapas menu was such great value!! The Gins were MAGNIFICENT, food amazing and customer service fantastic.

Thanks for a great afternoon.

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AshleighB
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for the 2-hour bottomless gin and tapas deal. Great food and drinks, excellent service, and amazing value for money. They can work around any dietary requirements (their gluten free alternatives were absolutely delicious!). Not to mention they have such a beautiful view and convenient location. Will definitely be going again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great views and great food. Not much more you could ask for

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AmandaW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing value for money, great location, excellent gin choices and really genuinely pleasant staff. Will definitely go back.

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AndreaT
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great value experience (juniperlooza), food and service was fab. Gins did not disappoint either, we would definitely go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall, the experience was quite good. There were delays with getting our bottomless gin started, so someone came and told us it would start once we received our first drink, which was excellent news, as otherwise we’d lost a very long time. The food was really nice (most of the table had the vegan menu) and it was great that everything was explained when it came to the table - even if we mostly couldn’t hear her! There was no difference by booking it as a special occasion, if that’s worth mentioning.

Slight confusion with payment, as I thought it had been paid for online when I made the booking, but otherwise I think everyone was really happy.

JT
JimT
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Riverside open air casual dining. Nice river views, great food and drinks.

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Chellyboo
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The gins were full size and were perfect for the food - would highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gin was great, food was delicious

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BellaZ
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We attended the Bottomless Gin & Tapas event - it was a lot of fun, great vibe, food was amazing, the G&Ts were so delicious and location was perfect. There were a few minor hiccups but staff were amazing at rectifying the issues! Definitely give it a go!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Was very disappointed with Pilgram. We went for the bottomless gin and Tapas. My wife is anaphylactic to shellfish. They would not deviate from the shellfish on the menu. I asked for them to just leave it out and not bring it too the table but the waitress stated the kitchen won’t do that. They still brought it over and left it on the corner of the table and nobody ate it. All I asked was for them to be left out. Still happy to pay but instead wasted food.

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ToniaD
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The gin & tapas was reallyvenjoysbke and great value

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LukeG
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Pilgrim is a beautifully situated bar and their gin and tapas package for Juniperlooza (2021) was good value and had a very nice vegan option. I definitely recommend a pilgrimage for a nice relaxed drink on a nice day.

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Chelsea
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Had the bottomless gin and tapas. Food and drinks were amazing, it was a really great experience.

FAQs

Pilgrim Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 122 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.