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“Great food, friendly staff and noisy atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kelly's Bar and Kitchen

Kelly's Bar and Kitchen
1510 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Olinda, Victoria, Australia
97511 05
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Ranked #7 of 24 Restaurants in Olinda
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great food, friendly staff and noisy atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We've been here a few times, the food is always good and service helpful and friendly but not intrusive. It's also a nice place to stop for just a drink, half the restaurant is simple bar and you could be in an old English pub!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Nice Sunday Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

My husband, myself and our 7 month old baby stopped in at the Kelly for lunch on Sunday while taking a drive around the Dandenong's and we were pleasantly surprised by the great food, friendly and quick staff.
The staff were really quick to find a highchair and bring the menus to us. Once we decided on our meals (pork belly for myself highly recommend and chicken pama for my husband) the meals did not take long to come out. The staff come back regularly to make sure if there was anything else they could get us (put not annoying us too much).
The only down side is that this is a pub and does smell like a pub with that moldy beer smell in the air but other than that its a great place for a stop when up in the hills for the day.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Suprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We had a delicious meal at Kelly's on NYE, before heading up to Sky High to see the fireworks.
We both enjoyed our meals of barramundi & eye fillet and when my meal wasnt at the table at the same time as my partner the staff were very apologetic and gratious to see what the hold up was. I found it to be great service unlike many reviews, and the staff were very friendly and accommodating.

I will definently be back again!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Poor service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

It took ages to receive menus, then waited for an hour to get our meals 2 adults and 3 kids. We needed to ask foe cutlery, needed to remind staff for our drinks and we were seated right next to the stage without being told there would be someone singing. It was VERY loud

Visited January 2014
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Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
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“Saved by the Waittress”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Went there for lunch. Upon being seated noted there was one person waiting the entire room and it's a fair sized room with a good crowd. Usually when you see this you know you're probably not in for a good time and our hearts sank. But to the Waittress' credit she worked that room like you wouldn't believe and she even managed to keep smiling throughout the whole time. Overall whilst the speed of service wasn't great it wasn't anything to complain about either. Hopefully they just had a late drop out and she's not expected to work that hard every day. Otherwise the menu is good, with a reasonably priced children's menu. We had the Parma and it was excellent. Chips were just ok. Prices a little on the high side though considering the portion sizes and quality of the fare not too harsh. We would be happy to dine here again.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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