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The Deanery

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Beautiful food and service

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
Snowyfriend
via mobile
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
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
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
60 helpful votes 60 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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Wollongong, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The deanery is at the end of one of those little lane ways off flinders lane and therefore must survive as a destination in itself as there is no "passing traffic".i thought it was a bar and went in for a drink with my wife but it has a dining area at the back. The decor and ambience were casually... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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474 reviews 474 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A hidden gem but really nice. When I first enter, I think I'm in "just a pub", but this place is much more - there are lots of options too. It can be a good after work drinks outing, just snacks and tapas or you can choose to have a great meal in the good dining area upstairs. Food is... More 

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

The food was the best we have had in quite some time. And the service was excellent. Wonderful selection of wines. The price of food was very reasonable. Clearly the chef loved making the best food for his customers. Highly recommend The Deanery to any one in Melbourne CBD.

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Melbourne, Australia
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557 reviews 557 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
364 helpful votes 364 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We came here only for entree as we had other restaurants booked for mains and desserts. The entrees did not disappoint though I felt the beetroot could have been seasoned a little more. The oyster with lime and green chilli is to die for!! Our other 2 guests also enjoyed their entrees. We had a nice wine here to. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian

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