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The Deanery

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Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
Australian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
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13 Bligh Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9629 5599
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Canberra
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

this was a lovely meal. Every course lived up to expectations and description. Good wine list. Nice out of the way location which might be suitable for a private meeting

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Thank fj2011
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Wonderful staff and quaint little place for a drink. The nibble menu looked very interesting but we were just thirsty. There were families with kids and people having a business meeting so it caters for all.

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Thank Enbion
Grass Valley, California
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Great wine. Great food. Great wine list with plenty of options. Really nice menu. We loved the sevice from our Canadian server. I wrote a much better review but Trip Advisor lost it and I had to write it again.

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Thank PinotNoir
London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

This restaurant is a real gem. It is tucked away down the laneway but yet it still feels spacious. The menu is small but everything on it was appealing. The wine list is very good. The service is excellent. The main attraction of this restaurant, however, is that it provides the perfect place for a business lunch as it is... More 

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Thank Melanie B
New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Went for a birthday lunch with some work colleagues while away from home in Melbourne. We found the place by accident after walking around the area. The menu was creative and inspiring. The taste was even better. Nicely paired wine list and starters. Would highly recommend. GF, DF, and vegetarian options available (and delicious!). Not a place for a quick,... More 

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Thank Courtney S
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Was really looking forward to having dinner and drinks with friends at The Deanery on Saturday night. The reviews looked good and it was also in the Flavours of Melbourne book. When I made the reservation Donelle was lovely on the phone - great customer service etc. We called the restaurant at 10 minutes before we were due to dine... More 

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3 Thank Marisha G
Hong Kong, China
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Been to back a few times as a guest for business lunches. Food is ok, from the steaks to the seafood dishes. Good selection of entrees, mains and desserts. However, no one dish really stands out. Beware it can get very noisy if there are functions and bearly have a conversation. Food service is slow so be patient. service staff... More 

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1 Thank Black_Ninja2013
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

I took a friend to dinner here. What a wonderful experience. It was quiet enough for us to be able to talk without shouting, the food was excellent and the service was impeccable. I will return.

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Thank Anthony W
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere of this restaurant was pleasant. Great menu choices and wine list. I had the duck and it was delicious. The only complaint I have was the length of time we waited for our meal. It wasn't that busy. Allow plenty of time.

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Thank Leisajagiello
Canberra, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Very attentive staff, no delays in looking after you which is great. I had the porterhouse which was quite fatty and a bit of a let down because all of the entrees were fantastic. Good friendly atmosphere so definitely recommend and the salmon I heard was lovely..... Jealous!!

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Thank Tony J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Australian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Bligh Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9629 5599

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighbourhood Profile
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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