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O'Connell's

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Bar, Pub, Australian, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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407 Coventry ST, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
61398100086
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11:00 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
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171 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location. Outdoor drinking, indoor eating. Short selection menu and then the barramundi was not available. Table setting, glasses etc very nice. Service indifferent. Ordering took some time (early Sunday evening). Food OK but over salted.

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Thank JimS48
opdcmarketing, Manager at O'Connell's, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our venue JimS48. We're sorry to hear the service was not up to our usual high standard. If you'd like provide some more details, please feel free to send us an email at feedback@themelbournevenuecompany.com.au. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there for a business dinner. The food was great, we had a charcuterie board and chips to start - very yum and then I had the bug tail risotto which was delicious. Unfortunately our waitress was not very attentive - we would have ordered more drinks had she been around. I felt that most of the night was... More 

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Thank MimiFlorence23
opdcmarketing, Manager at O'Connell's, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to tell us about your visit MimiFlorence23. We're disappointed to hear that your experience did not reflect the positive feedback we generally receive from our guests. We'd like to look into your visit a bit further, and would appreciate if you could please contact us directly via feedback@themelbournevenuecompany.com.au. In particular with the date/time that you... More 

perth
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paid $44 for an eye fillet which was over cooked and dry. Ordered a $10 side of broccolini which was mostly stringy stalks. Wine expensive. This place is not for me again.

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Warrandyte, Australia
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114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

When we arrived at this pub I was quite excited because the decor and ambience is great. It has open gas fireplaces, a great bar and even nicer restaurant, and more than one outdoor area. The food however was disappointing. I had whitebait and then schnitzel and were both below par. The whitebait was overcooked to the point where it... More 

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1 Thank Jim K
Melbourne, Australia
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97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Classy pub with great outdoor seating area on the street and a great bar. Have had meals in both the bar and the restaurant and both have not disappointed. My favourite would have to be the veal snitzel. Great wine list and good staff as well

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Traralgon, Australia
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565 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

7 of us dined last night and while some enjoyed their meals, I am reviewing the 3 of us that ate the steaks and were seated together. Our entrees (confit of ocean trout, cauliflower fritters and deep fried whitebait) were great but our 3 steaks (2 scotch and 1 eye fillet) were over cooked x 2 and way under cooked... More 

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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived and enjoyed a gin & tonic at the bar and pleasantly surprised by the use of Hendricks with cucumber. The next surprise was truffle flavored popcorn fresh from the kitchen. Dinner was amazing with a house made pie with parmesan mash and desert was to die for. The wine list was broad and offered much to choose from.... More 

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Thank Mace H
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80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Gastro pub in South Melbourne with better than average food. Great Oysters then average fish and good desserts. Friend had beef burger and enjoyed it. Good wine list but did not have the wine we wanted. Staff were friendly but slow. It was okay without being great.

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1 Thank Paul H
opdcmarketing, Manager at O'Connell's, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave your review Paul. We really appreciate all feedback from our guests as it assists us to improve our standards and the experience we provide our patrons. If you would like to elaborate further please feel free to contact us directly via feedback@themelbournevenuecompany.com.au More 

Karratha, Australia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

A corner pub in an 1870s inner suburb with lots of other corner pubs in the locality. We decided to go here for dinner because it was a short walk from our accommodation and the weather was wet and windy. Friendly phone call to make reservation and an equally friendly welcome when we arrived. Starters whitebait and beetroot salad and... More 

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Thank Anthony G
opdcmarketing, Manager at O'Connell's, responded to this review

Thanks for the terrific feedback. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience at O'Connell's, and look forward to welcoming you back when you return to Melbourne. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

O'Connell's has been popular for a number of years, for a medium sized hotel it packs a punch. A good bar area, bistro area and an adjoining dining room. Also a private room for celebrating a birthday or special occasion. Years ago the Chef, Greg Malouf ran the kitchen and even though he has left the kitchen continues to provide... More 

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opdcmarketing, Manager at O'Connell's, responded to this review

Thanks for the terrific feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the very near future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Australian, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 Coventry ST, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 61398100086
Description
Open Daily from 11am, O'Connell's Bar and Restaurant has an extensive Australian and International wine list, nine Craft beers on tap and exquisite menu.

Wine and beer are also a focus at O'Connell's with the new list featuring over 250 wines from Australia, NZ, France, Italy, Spain and Austria. In there bar, there are 14 craft beers on tap and a concise selection of wines by the glass.

Refurbished by renowned Melbourne Architects, Techne, all the key features of O'Connell's have remained with an emphasis on enhancing these characters and balancing them with modern design elements.

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