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The Deanery

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13 Bligh Place, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9629 5599
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Local Gem

This is a local gem of a place. The food is always good quality and with decent serves - a 3 course might find you rolling out the door. The wine list is terrific and the sommelier knows his stuff. I like the feel of the place - its comfortable and its not bustling. The service was great but it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Stuart S
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Townsville
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Went to the Deanery on a Thursday evening as part of a group. Orders were taken relatively quickly but it took more than 2 hours to get our mains and, quite frankly, they were not worth the wait. Find somewhere else for dinner.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a local gem of a place. The food is always good quality and with decent serves - a 3 course might find you rolling out the door. The wine list is terrific and the sommelier knows his stuff. I like the feel of the place - its comfortable and its not bustling. The service was great but it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Brilliant little bar and high quality restaurant at the end of a lane way in Melbourne. Perfect experience for a date, business lunch/dinner, or any other occasion. They also have a big table for a larger group (<10). They server Port Philip Estate Kooyong range of wines, which is one of my favourite local wineries and also a number of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I was looking forward to trying this highly-rated eatery and so brought some friends from Switzerland here. Not a great start when a private function had booked the restaurant, but that was ok, we could eat downstairs...a little more casual but no problem. I ordered some wine. The waitress was no help, frankly, and I ordered a dud off the... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

We wandered around a little after an evening flight to find a nice restaurant and stumbled upon this gem. The good was outstanding! The steamed chicken buns are a must and a lovely surprise. Mains are very nicely presented, good size and tasted amazing. Great wine menu, as it is also a wine bar. Great service and price. Would happily... More 

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Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

2 days ago my wife and I had a great dinner at the Deanery. Located in the back of a vary busy alley where you might not want to go in at first sight. I had a perfect bloody mary and I can't remember having eating such tender slow cooked meat in a wine sauce. My wife had croquettes filled... More 

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Melbourne
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111 reviews 111 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I was taken here for a work dinner with colleagues, the service was fantastic and thee were many gluten free options. The decor was lovely and the food very tasty, what more could you want!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Have been there a few time for dinner & also for a drink and light bites. On each occasion the food, wine and service have been excellent. A very extensive wine list which at first seemed daunting but all you have to do is ask for help, say what you intend to order and the style of wine you like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I spent AGES trying to find a location that wasn't too intimate, too noisy, too pricey etc for a business dinner. I came across The Deanery thanks to a search on Dimmi for 'business' meal locations and confirmed it was the place for us after reading a review on Tripadvisor. The eight of us were take upstairs to a carpeted... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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108 reviews 108 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

with lots of tapas-type starters (some unusual combos, quite innovative) to graze on and an excellent wine list. Did not leave at all hungry after a really yummy cheese course and another glass of Shiraz ...

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Address: 13 Bligh Place, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9629 5599
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Cuisine: Australian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 Bligh Place, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03) 9629 5599

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian

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