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O'Connells

407 Coventry Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia (South Melbourne)
+61 3 9699 9600
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Ranked #400 of 3,887 restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Neighborhood: South Melbourne
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Neighborhood: South Melbourne
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Great pub meal Good menu with a range of options Great specials A solid range of wine and beers Good place for small to medium sized groups

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melbourne
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Lovely quiet place for lunch on a Sunday. A little dark -sky lights covered but waitress told us the specials.good wine selections. Lots to choose food wise whether you want classics or something new. Duck pie - different and delicious, Guinness pies and veal schnitzel - seasonal desserts. Mains a bit slow coming.

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Malaysia
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157 reviews 157 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I have been to O'Connells off and on for around 6 years. Sometimes it is fine and other times I have been very disappointed. This latest visit was another disappointment - starting with zucchini flowers which were a bit limp and overwhelmed by a tomato & cheese sauce. Then along came a house special - the beef and guinness pie.... More

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Corvallis, Oregon
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85 reviews 85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

this was our best meal in Melbourne by far and a very special evening with friends was even more special in that we were seated in a room on our own where we could talk easily. I had barramundi for the first time and it was one of the best seafood dishes I have ever had. My husband loved the... More

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Melbourne
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

My wife and have been going to O'Connells for about 20 years. Great location and a South Melbourne gem! That said, we experienced Aussie complacency at it's best there the other day. The lamb burger needs some serious attention. It was a small, mean burger with a few pieces of feta. You are better off at Andrew's Hamburgers around the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

It's great when you can rely on an establishment to always deliver, such is the case with O'Connells. Recently renovated the Restaurant serves quality fare with a wonderful range of wine BTG. I always look forward to this time of the year when I can impress my clients with a meal at O'Connells ! NB: Parking is easy and convenient

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Wheelers Hill, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

My lovely wife and I went to O'Connells for lunch and drinks with some good friends. The beer, wine and Guinness were fine, the food was excellent with only one small exception which was the portion side which was a little small. The prices were as expected for a contemporary Melbourne establishment and the drinks were actually very reasonably priced... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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103 reviews 103 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Located in the back streets of South Melbourne, walking distance from the Market, this was a gem of a find. Invited for dinner by some friends, we made up a party of 8. Having arrived early, we sat at the bar for drinks whilst waiting for our hosts. Bar had an above average range of drinks but everything was served... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We had a family lunch at O’Connell’s during my visit to Melbourne. The Pub interior is bright and upscale. It has been the first warm weekend in Melbourne so apparently the patrons has drained the cellar as the they were out of the first 3 white wines we picked off the wine list. The Scotch egg and Cauliflower fritters were... More

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