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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 #1,155 of 4,130 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 January 23, 2015 NEW

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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42 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 via mobile

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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36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Hervey Bay, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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21 restaurant reviews
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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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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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33 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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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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