Pauline Osborne

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O'Connell's Centenary Hotel

South Melbourne

Pauline dined on Mon, 31st Dec 2018 (10)

O’connells is a must do venue! Great place for a cheeky New Year’s Eve lunch and always our choice for a special occasion.

Pure South


Pauline dined on Sun, 21st Oct 2018 (9)

Wonderful little gem. Shame more people fon’t Know about it. Amazing food and produce.



Pauline dined on Sat, 23rd Jun 2018 (8)

Lovely atmosphere and service. Very large entrees and smaller mains but so much food and great wines. A touch pricey but that’s Crown for you. Very enjoyable.

Hochi Mama

Melbourne CBD

Pauline dined on Fri, 15th Jun 2018 (8)

Lovely food and great funky atmosphere. Can be quite noisy with larger groups. Food very tasty though 2-3 dollars cheaper would be ideal as they are small plates with half filled w rice.

Imperial Hotel Bourke St

Melbourne CBD

Pauline dined on Thu, 7th Jun 2018 (8)

Great for a team lunch as they cater for all dietary requirements and have lots of options, Can get very busy and noisy on a Friday but the food is good.

Mount Erica Hotel


Pauline dined on Sat, 12th May 2018 (9)

Great lovely new pub interior and pub. Highly recommended for couples, families and larger parties. Plenty of room and good range of well-priced options.


Melbourne CBD

Pauline dined on Sat, 16th Dec 2017 (8)

Great food and atmosphere. Wine list is very pricey and some share options are not very sizeable - ie the barramundi for 6 people was one piece.

Cerberus Beach House

Black Rock

Pauline dined on Sat, 21st Oct 2017 (9)

Great place to enjoy a lovely lunch overlooking the bay. The only feedback I would give is that depending on what waiter you get some of them don't take you through the specials or options available. Our waiter did not tell us the fish of the day or that we could get the fish n chips grilled or battered. My husband would have preferred grilled.


Melbourne CBD

Pauline dined on Fri, 18th Aug 2017 (10)

Awesome place. Wonderful food with great flavor and a real difference. Highly recommended

Imperial Hotel Bourke St

Melbourne CBD

Pauline dined on Thu, 22nd Jun 2017 (9)

Great place for late groups. Great staff and friendly service


Melbourne CBD

Pauline dined on Fri, 16th Jun 2017 (8)

Lovely restaurant, great atmosphere and food was delicious. It is a bit pricey though I felt for the portion size and what you got - $8 for 1 sardine. I am happy to pay when I think it is fair but with such great food in Melbourne at great prices, I felt this was a little steep. It would make me think twice about going again.

O'Connell's Centenary Hotel

South Melbourne

Pauline dined on Sat, 20th May 2017 (9)

Always a enjoy to dine at this understated venue. Great good and amazing wine list.

Bombay by Night

Caulfield South

Pauline dined on Tue, 25th Apr 2017 (9)

Great neighborhood gem with amazing food and service. BYO wine is also a bonus!

Star of Greece

Port Willunga

Pauline dined on Sat, 15th Apr 2017 (8)

Amazing views. Food was lovely but dessert options were very average so we declined.

The Post St Kilda

St Kilda

Pauline dined on Fri, 24th Feb 2017 (9)

A great neighborhood gem with a great menu, drinks and a lovely warm outdoors space. The staff are always so friendly. Highly recommended for a Friday lunch.

Montereys Brasserie


Pauline dined on Tue, 21st Feb 2017 (9)

The buffet is amazing value at $55 per person. Great selection of food and you could not ask for more. Seafood, carvery, curries, dessert and more. Winner!

Bombay by Night

Caulfield South

Pauline dined on Thu, 2nd Feb 2017 (9)

Great little find!

Punch Lane

Melbourne CBD

Pauline dined on Sat, 7th Jan 2017 (10)

Amazing intimate place with great European flair. Stunning!

Healesville Hotel


Pauline dined on Sat, 3rd Dec 2016 (9)

Great services as always!

Squires Loft City Grill Room

Melbourne CBD

Pauline dined on Fri, 4th Nov 2016 (8)

The steaks here are worthy of a medal! They are so tender and cooked to perfection. You can't beat the steaks and the sauces that accompany them. A total gem of a restaurant - if you want great steak, do no further!

The Post St Kilda

St Kilda

Pauline dined on Fri, 21st Oct 2016 (8)

Great place. Great food and fabulous service.

Wayside Inn

South Melbourne

Pauline dined on Sun, 16th Oct 2016 (9)

Great little gem.

The Post St Kilda

St Kilda

Pauline dined on Thu, 29th Sep 2016 (9)

Great local gem that has good food and beverages with great staff. Can't wait for summer and the use of the beer garden.

The Post St Kilda

St Kilda

Pauline dined on Tue, 9th Aug 2016 (9)

Great pub with a great atmosphere and menu. So much better than the incarnation before. Love the fact there is no gaming either. Total gem!

Nu Nu Restaurant

Palm Cove

Pauline dined on Tue, 7th Jun 2016 (8)

Lovely views and great service. The food is good but probably 20% overpriced. An entree for $27 has to be perfect. I understand this is a quality restaurant and you pay for that but I think maybe $22 is more appropriate. Saying that we had a lovely evening.

Newmarket Hotel

St Kilda

Pauline dined on Wed, 20th Apr 2016 (8)

Beautiful food but the portion sizes were very small for the price. We had to order a salad on top to fill us up!

O'Connell's Centenary Hotel

South Melbourne

Pauline dined on Sun, 17th Jan 2016 (9)

Wonderful wonderful lunch. O'Connells is an institution. Such great food, wonderful service and we always go back time and time again.

Red Ochre Grill

North Adelaide

Pauline dined on Mon, 4th Jan 2016 (8)

What a lovely setting - matched only by a wonderful "earthy" menu showcasing some of the finest local produce the region has to offer. Greeted by friendly, yet minimal in number, staff my wife and I were seated by the window with gorgeous views east up the Torrens. The warm bread, dips n olives we chose were the perfect accompaniment to our beverages though the air conditioning was a tad on the chilly n blowy side. Mains (we shared the signature grill platter) was hearty, filling and definitely tasty. We'd definitely recommend this for hungry carnivores!! Though the need to remind wait staff we were waiting on a side of greens (previously ordered) shouldn't be required. Further, when requesting a glass of wine - my wife had to repeat her request and subsequently had to wait close to half an hour, finally receiving it with my port and our dessert. Dessert ? Yes, there was (just) enough room left to share the lovely chocolate fondant as we watched the sun setting over the skyline. In essence this was a lovely, relaxed dining experience. The food n views were of the highest order and it was just a couple of slight detracting (chilly air con/ wait for drinks/ etc) factors that prevented the night from being perfect. Overall a lovely night 4/5 kangaroo paws :)

Taxi Kitchen

Melbourne CBD

Pauline dined on Sat, 28th Nov 2015 (7)

Great bar and amazing food - the Szechuan Duck was superb but with a lot of people nearing Christmas it got very busy and very noisy. Shame as if it was quieter we would have stayed for coffee too. Otherwise, really great service, wine and food

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