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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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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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
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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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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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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 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The food, atmosphere and company was excellent! The choice of food is limited however the quality is very good.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The place looks fantastic sort of hidden away among the South Melbourne houses and inside is just as impressive. What lets it down is the attitude of several (male) staff members who were rude or abrupt at best, considering we spent nearly $2k on the day its a little hard to accept. The highly recommended veal schnitzel was about as... More 

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

Hi Brendan P. Thanks for taking the time to review our venue. We're very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience. This is definitely not up to the high standard of service we strive for. If you could please contact us directly at feedback@themelbournevenuecompany.com.au with the time and date of your visit, we will look into this further. 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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?