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O'Connell's Centenary Hotel

Seafood, Contemporary, 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 - 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Late Night, 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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  • 31
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    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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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 Centenary Hotel, 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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Centerville, Massachusetts
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205 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

THis is not a cheap eats and as such one experts the service to match the food. The food was very good but the service let them down one and half hours before the main arrived thirty minutes and we had to ask for a wine list. Was it worth the wait, yes but who wants to wait

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Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The Family went to O'Connell's for lunch over the Easter Break. All family members decided on plates of appetisers of Chilli Olives, Fried Caulflower and Mini Arincini. I chose Fried Salt and Pepper Calamari which were delicious and Tagine of Moroccan pumpkin, eggplant and couscous. Very tasty with a wonderful spiciness. My husband decided on his favourite Linguine Marinara. The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Great food and very good service. We had 8 of us and we were looked after very well with fantastic food and good wine.

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Caulfield, Australia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great when the experience matches the promise of great Melbourne food. Took 5 international guests who were very happy with evening.

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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, 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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