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O'Connell's

Pub, Australian, Gluten Free, Contemporary, Gastropub
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407 Coventry ST, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
61398100086
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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444 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We came for lunch on a Tuesday and really enjoyed the great food, wine and welcoming service. I really enjoyed the the succulent pork belly and the other members of our group tried the beer battered fish and chips, crab risotto and the hearty beef and Guinness pie. We will definitely come again and next time try the steaks.

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

Thanks for the terrific feedback Jude. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Have been to O'connells a number of times. Great warmth on a winters night. Fantastic food, great selection of wine, friendly service. Fish has always been good but the slow meat dishes are out of this world. So popular that it can get noisy and the staff pushed to keep up. Only downside to a great restaurant is that others... More 

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

Thanks for the great feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back at O'Connell's again soon. 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
Pub, Australian, Gluten Free, Contemporary, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Business meetings, Large groups, Bar scene
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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