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O'Connells

#1,029 of 4,181 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
South Melbourne
Seafood, Contemporary, Gastropub
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Cnr Coventry and Montague St, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
(03) 9699 9600
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A great little gem!

Can't fault a place when you have friendly, attentive staff matched with a great meal. Caught up with a mate for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed our meals.. he had a steak (scotch) and I had the beef and guinness pie. Had a good little shiraz to go with from the extensive wine list. All in all this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Can't fault a place when you have friendly, attentive staff matched with a great meal. Caught up with a mate for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed our meals.. he had a steak (scotch) and I had the beef and guinness pie. Had a good little shiraz to go with from the extensive wine list. All in all this is well worth... More 

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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Had a catch-up with a former boss of mine. I went in, 15 minutes before we had reserved the table. To the bar, had two pints. Wanted to go for a smoke, asked the tender, i it'd be ok, that I leave my wallet on the bar (means for not running off.....). Absolutely no worries, I may take my valuables.... More 

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20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I have eaten at this place several times. The food is of a consistent good standard. The only downside is that service can be a little slow; so if you are running short on time it is best to advise them of this as you place your orders. The pie is a speciality and a tasty meal. Plenty of street... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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159 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Irish maitre d is sensational the service then becomes less than average but the food is really good, the room is really comfortable pub dining room and the wines not badly priced. The pub is out of the way which is just fine with me. A seriously good night

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We had an early dinner at O'Connells Saturday Jan 16, 2015. Seated down by 615pm and gone before the hour finished. This time however, was vastly different from the time prior. As we were eating early the restaurant was not a full capacity. The waitress took our order. I asked if the Barramundi was grilled. She stumbled on the question... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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47 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

After several years' absence interstate, we returned to this South Melbourne institution, to find the food just as delicious, the wines/beers as impressive, and the staff still brilliant. At very busy times, a little patience might be required. The charcuterie board, with its amazing pate and rillette, is a great start, and each of the mains was hard to fault,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Had lunch here yesterday, the food was great, we shared a scallop entree with confit duck, delicious! Whole flathead was served with a wonderful nicoise salad, washed down with a delightful west australin chenin blanc. Good food, good sevice, we will be revisiting this charming local again very soon.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I had a gnocchi with pulled lamb.The gnocchi had no taste and the lamb had a bland bad meat taste.And to top it all off , it came with what I would say came from a frozen packet vegie combo of carrots and peas.My god it was one of the worst meals l have ever had.And it cost $25 .Extremely... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We went here for a girls xmas lunch. Waited an hour before we were given menu's only having to ask for them. Thank goodness the food made up for the delay. Our waitress was friendly but time seemed to be lost with her. Would think twice about revisiting here

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cnr Coventry and Montague St, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > South Melbourne
  • Neighborhood: South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03) 9699 9600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary, Gastropub
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?