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O'Connell's

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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407 Coventry ST, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
61398100086
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
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Hong Kong, China
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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at the restaurant for a 7:30 pm booking and it was busy though not full. We ordered and waited and waited and waited and were not served until 8:35. The Manager did deal with our complaints by offering free drinks and as there were no takers he agreed to take the existing order of drinks off the bill.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited your restaurant recently and ordered the beautiful Rib Eye which I shared with a friend the others ordered the Eye Fillet Steaks. Do you know when your thoughts are expecting what you are going to receive. Well our expectations were fulfilled. Excellent steaks and cooked to our expectations. Delicious condiments and lovely side dishes. The Roasted Cauliflower, the... More 

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Thank Joseph P
AVCCommunityManager, Manager at O'Connell's, responded to this review

Hi There. Thanks for the wonderful review. We'll make sure to pass on your feedback about the food and service to the manager. We look forward to welcoming you back next time. More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oconnells is always worth a visit any day of the week, Good beer and great bar food with an excellent restaurant for those business lunch or a special Diner. Monday night is steak night and it can be busy but sit outside in the sun and enjoy a steak and Glass of Red for $20 can't be bad, I also... More 

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Thank ray a
opdcmarketing, Public Relations Manager at O'Connell's, responded to this review

Hi ray a. We appreciate you taking the time to leave this wonderful review and hope to see you around again soon! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

The week before Christmas and we ended up at three different pubs in South/Port Melbourne. O'Connell's was the first and the service as usual was excellent, the meals reasonable - not exceptional - and little bit slow to arrive. Good wine list and the drinks service was prompt and efficient.

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Thank Greg R
opdcmarketing, Public Relations Manager at O'Connell's, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Greg R. Hope to see you back again soon. More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We went for Sunday lunch and found staff very attentive. The menu is not massive but a good range. Everyone was happy with their meal and there was no sense of over crowding. Highly recommend for a small group. There is outside dinning in the better weather. I would always book. We tend to have a cleansing ale the the... More 

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Thank MelbourneMikie
opdcmarketing, Public Relations Manager at O'Connell's, responded to this review

Hi MelbourneMikie. We appreciate you taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We hope to see you around again soon! More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Amazing food Cosy place Good service and great wine list One of the hot spot in Port Melbourne /Albert Park

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Thank Nat G
opdcmarketing, Public Relations Manager at O'Connell's, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Nat G. We hope to welcome you back again soon! More 

South Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

I actually wondered if I had made a mistake and that South Melbourne had two O’Connell’s and we had picked the lesser. Even on a Wednesday night the restaurant was busy with no tables to spare and the service was a tad pushed by the young team. You can’t really criticise the restaurant for the boorish behaviour of an joining... More 

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Thank MontagueMelbourne
opdcmarketing, Public Relations Manager at O'Connell's, responded to this review

Hi MontagueMelbourne. Thank you for reviewing our venue. We’re sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience. We will make sure to pass this on to the manager as we are always looking for ways to improve our food and service. If you’d like to contact us directly about anything, please feel free to email us at feedback@themelbournevenuecompany.com.au. More 

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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely lunch at this bustling iconic South Melbourne pub. The menu was quite varied and the service was prompt, friendly and professional. The onion bargies were excellent served on a bed of raita with a very tasty mango chutney. Snitzel was flavoursome with the parmesan crumb. My dining partner ordered the Scotch fillet and was certainly not... More 

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Thank Deb C
opdcmarketing, Public Relations Manager at O'Connell's, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review Deb C! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back next time. More 

Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Had a great evening with family and friends drinks in the bar then excellent meal in restaurant. Service was very good selection of wine out standings. All 10 dishes were cooked as ordered and very tasty. Décor was modern and tastefully done all in all it was and excellent and relaxing evening.

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Thank Jack R
opdcmarketing, Community Manager at O'Connell's, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review Jack R. We hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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317 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

O'Connell's is always good, has been for many years, be it for a quick drink and a cheese platter or for a full dinner meal. So we decided to start the new year with a nice dinner. O'Connell's, as always, was a good choice. We know what to expect - good food, quite expensive and somewhat overpriced, a good wine... More 

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Thank Nathan1000
opdcmarketing, Community Manager at O'Connell's, responded to this review

Hi Nathan1000. Thank you so much for sharking your great experience. We look forward to welcoming you back next time. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Australian, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?