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O'Connells

#963 of 3,915 Restaurants in Melbourne
#1,064 of 4,236 Places to Eat in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations

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  • 22
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    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
Comfortable neighborhood pub

We met a business acquaintance of my husbands here for dinner. Very comfortable, either in the pub or bar. Cozy. The burger was very good as was the beef and Guinness pie. Pork chop was mostly fat, but the part that wasn't was tasty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
suzy b
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Centerville, Massachusetts
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Used to love eating here and stopped about 12 months ago.Thought I would give it a try but had reservations based on friends feedback. Group of 4 people and the 1st thing we ask for was a shared platter for all of us with a food portion for each person on the platter.1st thing that turns up was 3 scallops.What... More 

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Centerville, Massachusetts
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202 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We met a business acquaintance of my husbands here for dinner. Very comfortable, either in the pub or bar. Cozy. The burger was very good as was the beef and Guinness pie. Pork chop was mostly fat, but the part that wasn't was tasty.

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Caulfield, Australia
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92 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I don't know if the ownership has changed, or even if the chef has changed in the last ten years, but O'Connells is as good as I remembered it. I kick myself for waiting so long to venture here again. A small work luncheon where everyone felt like they were a winner. The menu had so many dishes that I... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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164 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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91 reviews 91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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
  • 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?