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O'Connells

407 Coventry Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia (South Melbourne)
+61 3 9699 9600
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Ranked #717 of 4,012 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Neighborhood: South Melbourne
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Neighborhood: South Melbourne
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English first
Melbourne
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Refurbished and reopened with fanfare approx 12 months ago. Disappointing visits marred by unreliable cooking. Its a shame as we are always on the lookout for eating places within walking distance.

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Melbourne, Australia
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214 reviews 214 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Could not believe how tiny this salad was as it was presented at the table. When the poor waitress was quiried if 'that was it?' we were told the cos lettuce leaves had not been separated and if I pulled these apart it would look larger? I am not a magician. My pet rabbit would have struggled with this portion.... More

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Langwarrin, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

At the recommendation of friends that we were catching up with after a long break, we had sunday lunch at O'Connells. What a complete disappointment. Hugely overpriced meals for a quantity that was an embarrassment to talk about. Never before have I seen pork belly sliced so thinly it gave the appearance of bacon, even to the extent of laying... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We chose to eat in the restaurant, which was a la carte, and the service was excellent. The staff were pleasant, but the servings were extremely small and rather pricy. The green salad was extra $$ and unfortunately literally dripping in oil, which made it inedible for both of us. The wine list was extensive, but also overpriced. We both... More

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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My last evening during my annual weeklong MEL trip. Had dinner with my previous boss. I was 10 minutes early, which is good, considering, I had to travel from Fitzroy in peak hour traffic. So I started on the pints. Nice selection. Table was booked for 6pm, my mate arrived at 6.20 and we were absolutely ok to stay at... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Had a pleasant business lunch here. Service was respectably slow - we were in no hurry. I found it difficult to get excited by the food - all pretty standard stuff. Mine was fine - I quite liked the chicken roll starters although they were dripping with oil (at least the cooking oil was very fresh). It's in a nice... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Meeting potential clients over a public lunch can be a risky business, especially as I was running late, but after lunch at O'Connells I am happy to say this underrated icon of Melbourne has hit it's stride. Seared scallops were cooked to perfection, the manager recommended a glass of fiano to marry my whole flathead, and the pie.... I had... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We used to come to O'Connells for "Pie and Guinness Night" because the food was tasty, the atmosphere "just right", not too crowded or noisy and the Guinness .... well was Guinness. Last Sunday we lunched along with a HUGE crowd of other folk with their Mothers and the food was tasty, the atmosphere "just right", and given the crowded... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Our lunch group visited O'Connells yesterday and had a most enjoyable lunch, not having been here for some time we were very pleased with the service and the quality of the food, A great menu with a fine selection of dishes, something there for everyone. A great wine list and fine beer selection for a pre dinner drink. Highly recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I have been to this pub restaurant regularly for about 7 years. Late last year we were there with my family and I was so surprised that many things had been changed after a total refurbishment. Even staff and food were also not as good as before and it was now so devoid of the lovely old charm and ambience... More

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