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O'Connell's

Seafood, Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub
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407 Coventry ST, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9699 9600
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Open Daily from 11am, O'Connell's Bar and Restaurant has an extensive...
Open Daily from 11am, O'Connell's Bar and Restaurant has an extensive Australian and International wine list, nine Craft beers on tap and exquisite menu. Wine and beer are also a focus at O'Connell's with the new list featuring over 250 wines from Australia, NZ, France, Italy, Spain and Austria. In there bar, there are 14 craft beers on tap and a concise selection of wines by the glass. Refurbished by renowned Melbourne Architects, Techne, all the key features of O'Connell's have remained with an emphasis on enhancing these characters and balancing them with modern design elements.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
well above average pub food!

We met family here that live locally. Their recommendation to eat here was a hit! Food,service and atmosphere was very good and the cost was very reasonable for the quality of food and wine. My teenagers loved it - highly recommend their famous Guinness and beef pie and their chips!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We met family here that live locally. Their recommendation to eat here was a hit! Food,service and atmosphere was very good and the cost was very reasonable for the quality of food and wine. My teenagers loved it - highly recommend their famous Guinness and beef pie and their chips!

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Although it's what we've come to expect over the years, o'Connell's never fails to satisfy. We wandered in, got a table close to the fire on a bleak Monday lunchtime, and were treated to interesting and tasty food with good wine selections. My lamb done 3 ways was tender and pink, succulent and juicy and charred and yummy in that... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Was quite cramped inside and to me just wasn't my kind of pub. Formal dining area did look good. But quite pricey for what you get.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My husband and I had pre booked a table here recently on a Friday evening. We were seated in the back room near the kitchen. Very cosy and warm. Wait staff very courteous and knowledgeable when I asked about a specific wine. Great choice of food,we both had the Guiness Pie and it was delicious and so was the pavlova... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Cold night in Port Melbourne and we tried to dine at the Railway Club Hotel - fully booked but rang their "sister" hotel O'Connels in South Melbourne and we were in. Not the easiest place to find but once in the door we good a friendly greeting and a nice table near one of the 3 fires. Good list of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Had a long lunch to celebrate my wife's 40th birthday at O'Connells on the weekend. The food and service was fantastic. Even a "misunderstanding" after an 8 hour lunch couldn't spoil a great day. A Special mention to one of the MANAGERS Sandy, who takes great pride in his wine cellar. My tip is to ask him for his recommendation,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I have been frequenting O'Connells for more than 10 years. It is a restaurant and bar to suit all needs. The bar is like an English pub friendly patrons and eager to please staff who care and are most professional. I have never eaten in the bar however it is an option. I prefer the large room retaurant where you... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

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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oconnellsMelbourne, General Manager at O'Connell's, responded to this review

Good afternoon James, thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience and I am sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. We'd like the opportunity to discuss this further, please contact me directly on sandy@oconnells.com.au Kind regards, Sandy Ingram More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Exellent service. Exellent food. Exellent atmosphere. Food presented beautifully. not fault anything. Dont mind paying for food that is quality, tastey and edible. We drove to hours to eat here. The chef heard and gave us complimentary oysters which embarrassed us but we very much appreciated, they were delicious and a nice touch, thank you! Have never had this done... More 

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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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Additional Information about O'Connell's

Address: 407 Coventry ST, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9699 9600
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  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, Pub, Gastropub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 407 Coventry ST, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9699 9600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub

Description

Open Daily from 11am, O'Connell's Bar and Restaurant has an extensive Australian and International wine list, nine Craft beers on tap and exquisite menu. Wine and beer are also a focus at O'Connell's with the new list featuring over 250 wines from Australia, NZ, France, Italy, Spain and Austria. In there bar, there are 14 craft beers on tap and a concise selection of wines by the glass. Refurbished by renowned Melbourne Architects, Techne, all the key features of O'Connell's have remained with an emphasis on enhancing these characters and balancing them with modern design elements.
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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