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The Deanery

13 Bligh Place, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
(03) 9629 5599
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Ranked #361 of 4,008 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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English first
Wollongong, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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388 reviews 388 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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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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467 reviews 467 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
249 helpful votes 249 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Held a business dinner at the Deanery and was impressed from the moment I arrived. The dinning room is busy and comes alive with activity as it fills with bustling business types. The upstairs area has a large communal table perfect for business dinners, the room is surrounded by cellar wines starting the salivation. The wine menu is extensive with... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

After a tour of the city decided to have a few cool ales to get some liquid relief from the Melbourne heat. What a find!! The service here was excellent!!! Probably the best I have ever experienced for a wine bar. Whilst having a few local beers on tap, the staff offered some water and constantly kept our glasses topped... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We had a chatch up dinner with some friends and we were pleasantly surprised that we could actually hear each other as most of new restaurants nowadays are so noisy it's not funny. The staff was very helpful, proffesional, polite and friendly. You can stay the whole evening too, they don't have that annoying double sessions system where you have... More

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Melbourne
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

I went here last month as part of our office gourmet club who do express lunch menus. These menus are on offer around Melbourne and give you a choice of 2 dishes for around $30 -$40, some with complimentary wines. Firstly - I love where this is, in an alleyway that looks grungey on the outside as you pass other... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

My partner and I stumbled across the Deanery at the end of a Melbourne lane. We were looking for somewhere to have an early evening drink and possibly dinner. Upon entry the staff were very helpful and welcoming. We enjoyed a relaxing drink the in lounge area, then relocated to the restaurant. The spacing between tables in the restaurant was... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Had a business dinner and was amazed at the restaurant. The food was excellent - the cheese mushroom souffle was elegant, the steak was perfectly cooked and the salmon was fresh and tasty. The wine list is wonderful - but as a sommelier, I can tell you the wine service was perfect. Normally I notice a few things that should... More

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