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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: Late Night, Dinner, 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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Maroochydore, Australia
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44 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Visited on a Monday night so they weren't busy , service was attentive, but table (5) next to us, the only others there, had a long wait and then food arrived one dish at a time spread over 5 minutes. Our mains were tasty and of a good size but were not hot. Starting to think this is a Melbourne... More 

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Townsville
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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