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O'Connells

407 Coventry Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia (South Melbourne)
+61 3 9699 9600
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Ranked #675 of 4,003 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Excellent food. A little rushed; they know all about their promotion and talk about it too much! I would like to see more originality.

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aussie
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I dinned with my daughter for a nice lunch before she returned to work full time. The staff was very welcoming and didnt rush us to order. Great selection of wines, by the glass and bottle. The quality and presentation of the food was excellent. Very cosy hotel.

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

One of the things I like about travelling in Britain is the huge number of cosy pubs where you can have a great lunch over a pint. Aussie pubs don't usually come anywhere near them. O'Connells Centenary Hotel does. Good food, great atmosphere, cosy surroundings, friendly and attentive staff, This one's definitely on the list for a repeat visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I hadn't been to O'Connells for a number of years but went back this week for a business lunch. Service, food and atmosphere is fantastic. Large groups or very small well catered for and it's extremely quiet in terms of ambient noise so you can actually hear a conversation rather than having to yell across some other pubs in Melbourne... More

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Melbourne
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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232 reviews 232 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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
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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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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117 reviews 117 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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