O'Connell's Centenary Hotel

435 reviews

Average price $75

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $75 Special request
Beer-battered fish & chips

Cos salad, pickles, tartare

O’connell’s beef & guinness pie

Mushy peas, pomme purée, red wine jus

Wagyu beef burger

Herb & parmesan crumb, creamy sauerkraut slaw, chips

Dietary options

, Gluten free

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Ratings & Reviews

based on 435 reviews
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Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :9.3/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. Lou O.
    Lou O.
    • 27 reviews

    Return visit - and will again - all be it post Covid as it does detract from the experience...we prefer things like a cloth table cover and extended menu for our fine dining affairs. Staff were superb!

    • 5 reviews

    We were a party of 4. We shared several entree, they looked delicious so we wanted to try them all. The baby snapper and pork belly for mains were to die for. Fantastic Rose (wine) to compliment the meals and shared a couple of creme brulees which tasted typically French. Given the state of the nation with COVID, the restaurant was quiet but the staff were upbeat and looked after us very well. We will definitely go back.

  3. Anthony B.
    Anthony B.
    • 2 reviews

    Organised a lunch for my brother's 60th (he wanted it to be low key). Staff, food, setting all excellent. Everyone enjoyed the food. Very good pub grub. We will be returning.

  4. Sarah J.
    Sarah J.
    • 3 reviews

    Absolutely loved our experience here! The service was lovely, food great and atmosphere relaxing. I know we will be returning many more times.

  5. Mel M.
    Mel M.
    • one review

    We thoroughly enjoyed our special 50th Wedding Anniversary with our family and friends. As usual, O'Connells were magnificent - food excellent and service first class, our favourite local dining place. Mel, Southbank Residential.

  6. Kevin T.
    Kevin T.
    • 3 reviews

    Went here with my wife for Valentine's Day dinner. The food is great, great atmosphere and buzzing with energy. We order grilled squid as entree, steak and duck for main. And chocolate delice for dessert. The highlight was the squid and steak!

  7. Lindsay P.
    Lindsay P.
    • 99 reviews

    This was our first time back for about a year. It was an absolutely superb dining experience supported by nice food, wine and grea service. We will be back soon.

  8. CK C.
    CK C.
    • 4 reviews

    The duck breast was fabulous. Perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. Service was excellent. Thanks we all had a great evening.

  9. Andrew F.
    Andrew F.
    • 3 reviews

    All good

  10. Kym H.
    Kym H.
    • 5 reviews

    We hadn’t been here for years, but happily the standard is still as good as ever. Our steaks were great, and service was personable and professional. Will definitely return soon.

  11. Ian G.
    Ian G.
    • one review

    Great service. Friendly and welcoming. Nice dining room and good bar. Curb side beer garden was nice for a post lunch drink. Food was well presented and tasty.

  12. Denice M.
    Denice M.
    • one review

    Brilliant service, delicious food. Great atmosphere and the wait staff were exceptional. They interacted with our group encouraging us to order in French. It was amazing.

  13. Nathalie B.
    Nathalie B.
    • 6 reviews

    The ambience was pleasant and the dining area has a warm, welcoming feel. Service was attentive but rather curt - bordering on unfriendly. It took us all quite aback. There also an exceptionally long wait time. We had a lovely time nonetheless and enjoyed our meals.

  14. Michelle R.
    Michelle R.
    • 12 reviews

    The staff were very good, no waiting for anything. The meals are on the pricier side for a hotel but it is a little more up market. Good size portions. My husband loved the gnocchi.

  15. Steven H.
    Steven H.
    • 6 reviews

    The food and service were first class. The sardines entree was the best and the steak main was cooked to perfection. The staff made us feel at home and really looked after us. Highly recommended.

    • 2 reviews

    I absolutely love this place!!! I live in Sydney and whenever I'm in Melbourne I always try to make it to O'Connell's. A hidden gastro pub that has amazing food, exceptional service and all in all a great vibe. It never lets you down and I can't wait to revisit again on my return trip to Melbourne.... sooner rather than later!! Bravo O'Connell's

  17. Robyn W.
    Robyn W.
    • 3 reviews

    Staff were fantastic great atmosphere

  18. Giovana P.
    Giovana P.
    • 2 reviews

    Great food and service as always!

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 285 reviews

    Visited for the Spring launch, Saturday afternoon. A good idea and well put together, pity the weather didn't cooperate. Was an enjoyable afternoon.

  20. Leigh O.
    Leigh O.
    • 2 reviews

    great service, food as always was wonderful

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More information

How to get to the restaurant

193 Montague Street, 3205, South Melbourne (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne City, Port Phillip, South Melbourne

About the restaurant

Pub it up

If you thought Melbourne’s pub scene couldn’t get any cooler, think again. Enter O’Connell’s Centenary Hotel, which brings stylish to an all new level. O’Connell’s has an understated and laid back vibe that appeals to hipsters young and old. And this South Melbourne pub shows its popularity with several awards for their gastronomic delights and their service. What’s so good about them? Well to start with they’ve got a team of chefs working who’ve just about earned their celebrity status. And their modish yet informal setting provides the perfect space for a dinner time wind-down. Who doesn’t want to eat fancy food in a place that spares you the awkwardness of fine dining? O’Connell’s pay plenty of attention to the quality of their meals and they’ve got a lot to brag about! Their menu lists their delicious dishes as well as the origins of the produce, showing you that their meat comes from tip-top Aussie animals and super-fresh local fish. Here, you’ll have a classic pub meal done with a bit more elegance, and a wonderful wine to match. O’Connell’s are sure to impress the pants off you.


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