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Cnr Coventry and Montague St, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia (South Melbourne)
(03) 9699 9600
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Ranked #808 of 4,076 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, Gastropub
Neighborhood: South Melbourne
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Large group went there for dinner last week both of us ordered the special rib eye steak. It was over cooked to a char and hands down the toughest piece of meat we both had and at the same time the duck was raw and inedible. You would be hard pressed to go out and find a piece of meat... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

A Thursday night, great expectations after seeing the interior, and accepting the waiter's service of white starched napkins. Alas, the food was inconsistent in our table of 5. Even inconsistent between plates of same order, & plating was basic (eg Steak & Guinness Pie = tough meat, some inedible, even to unfussy palates. Accompaniments consisted of 2 small collapsed quenelles... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Have eaten here before and after meal last night would say that service was excellent and very friendly, food was okay but not probably as good as it should be for the prices charged, which seemed to have increased. The atmosphere has always been good and its a nice convenient place to visit - we will go back.

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Varberg, Sweden
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74 reviews 74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us and we went there for a dinner. It was not a complete disappointment but unfortunately rather bed then good. I would say slightly overpriced meals but definitely overpriced wines! This was without doubt a disappointment as we did expect much better.

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Melbourne Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

O'Connell's Hotel is a well known South Melbourne landmark. It has undergone renovations and provides a nice atmosphere. The menu caters for most tastes and food quality is good. Service is quite good and friendly. The hotel is well presented and food and drink (little on expensive side) good. Nice place for a special evening meal or family get together.

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Cork
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My previous visit to O'Connells was great. My most recent visit was not. The table we awere shown to was poor...practically in a large open doorway into the entrance hall. There was no opportuinity to move tables as the restaurant was fully booked. There was a lot of staff & customers milling about which was disconcerting & not at all... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Excellent food. A little rushed; they know all about their promotion and talk about it too much! I would like to see more originality.

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aussie
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I dinned with my daughter for a nice lunch before she returned to work full time. The staff was very welcoming and didnt rush us to order. Great selection of wines, by the glass and bottle. The quality and presentation of the food was excellent. Very cosy hotel.

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Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

One of the things I like about travelling in Britain is the huge number of cosy pubs where you can have a great lunch over a pint. Aussie pubs don't usually come anywhere near them. O'Connells Centenary Hotel does. Good food, great atmosphere, cosy surroundings, friendly and attentive staff, This one's definitely on the list for a repeat visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I hadn't been to O'Connells for a number of years but went back this week for a business lunch. Service, food and atmosphere is fantastic. Large groups or very small well catered for and it's extremely quiet in terms of ambient noise so you can actually hear a conversation rather than having to yell across some other pubs in Melbourne... More 

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Additional Information about O'Connells

Address: Cnr Coventry and Montague St, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9699 9600
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > South Melbourne
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary, Gastropub

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