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O'Connell's

Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary, Gastropub
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407 Coventry ST, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
61398100086
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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
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Karratha, Australia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A corner pub in an 1870s inner suburb with lots of other corner pubs in the locality. We decided to go here for dinner because it was a short walk from our accommodation and the weather was wet and windy. Friendly phone call to make reservation and an equally friendly welcome when we arrived. Starters whitebait and beetroot salad and... More 

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Thank Pilbara1953
opdcmarketing, Manager at O'Connell's, responded to this review

Thanks for the terrific feedback. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience at O'Connell's, and look forward to welcoming you back when you return to Melbourne. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

O'Connell's has been popular for a number of years, for a medium sized hotel it packs a punch. A good bar area, bistro area and an adjoining dining room. Also a private room for celebrating a birthday or special occasion. Years ago the Chef, Greg Malouf ran the kitchen and even though he has left the kitchen continues to provide... More 

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Thank Miffy112015
opdcmarketing, Manager at O'Connell's, responded to this review

Thanks for the terrific feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the very near future. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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2,000 reviews
476 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

The Irish are famous for their pubs, and so it is no surprise that the O'Connell serves good beer. The meals are better than average pub standard. South Melbourne has been well and truly gentrified over rhe last 30 years, but the beer is still good.

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Thank Jeffry B
opdcmarketing, Manager at O'Connell's, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback Jeffry. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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302 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Attended here for an after work meal. Great table , by the fire. Place was filled with people that came after work or couples. Big venue but feels intimate. The waiters/waitresses seem to walk around with their eyes closed unfortunately. Needed to get their attention every time... they came to take our orders.. saw empty water glasses and didnt even... More 

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Thank Dennis M
Melbourne, Australia
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110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We booked a dinner here, this pub/restaurant is located in a quiet street on a corner in south Melb. There is a nice stylish front bar that has some seats to sit down and eat from the bar menu. Then theres the full on restaurant at the back which can seat quiet a few people. We ordered the beef cheek... More 

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Thank Justin R
opdcmarketing, Stef R. - Community Manager at O'Connell's, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback Justin. We value all feedback from our customers and would very much like to find out more. If you could please contact us directly via feedback@themelbournevenuecompany.com.au, in particular with the date/time of your visit, we'd really appreciate it. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We started at the friendly bar, where knowledgeable staff showed a real interest in matching our tastes with the good range of open wines and craft beer. The dinner menu was varied and interesting. We shared arancini, crisp whitebait and brilliant cauliflower fritters. Our mains comprised a splendid Morton Bay Bug risotto, pork belly with five spice flavours and tangy... More 

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Thank BongGio
opdcmarketing, Manager at O'Connell's, responded to this review

Thanks for the fantastic feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. More 

Hoppers Crossing, Australia
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77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We have been here a number of times & the standard never changes. The staff are very friendly & helpful. The food is always fantastic. Will be coming back again.

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Thank Lauren G
opdcmarketing, Manager at O'Connell's, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing feedback Lauren. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

What a delightful little corner pub for a girl’s night out. You can tell it is going to be classy from the moment you walk in. The building has been lovingly restored and tastefully designed. The open fire and the comforting ambiance make you feel so at home. The meals look like they come from a photo-shoot and taste fresh... More 

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Thank Holidaygogetter
opdcmarketing, Manager at O'Connell's, responded to this review

Thanks for the terrific feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. More 

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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Below average pub food. Heard there was a new chef so maybe he is still finding his mojo. Service was good and place full --- I suspect a function of the previous chef. Need to lift there game quickly before word of mouth hurts their business.

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Thank Peter D
opdcmarketing, Manager at O'Connell's, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback Peter. We're disappointed to hear you didn't enjoy your meal, and would appreciate any further information you could give us. Are you able to please contact us directly via feedback@themelbournevenuecompany.com.au, in particular with the date/time of your visit and any dishes you ordered? More 

Melbourne
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We took 2 visitors from Cairns to lunch. The Signature Beef Pie was well cooked and beautifully presented but it lacked seasoning and was quite bland. We also found the service quite slow and too pretentious for opur liking.

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Thank DavidViewbank18
opdcmarketing, Manager at O'Connell's, responded to this review

Thanks for your honest feedback David. We would very much like to know when you visited, and would appreciate if you could please contact us directly via feedback@themelbournevenuecompany.com.au. In particular with the date/time of your visit and any details on those who served you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children
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
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: 61398100086
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.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?