Head Chef Aaron Starling (formerly of Bistro Guillaume and the Carlton Wine Room) focuses on quality and invention, with fresh ideas and produce on display in his seasonally shifting menu. This local landmark is a spacious venue with plenty of separate areas for functions, large groups or more intimate get-togethers. The interior is contemporary yet cosy, with plush carpets and open fireplaces.
The modern gastro-pub menu is inspired by the flavours of Europe. The 300g pinnacle porterhouse is a generous portion of quality meat cooked perfectly to order. It is served with your choice of buttery mash or crunchy triple-cooked chips, plus a light side salad. For a more complex dish, try the confit duck leg. It sits atop a slice of Cipollini onion soaked in a rich Cumberland sauce; chargrilled baby cabbage is a surprisingly flavoursome addition to the dish.
PSST! Looking for a daytime function venue? O’Connell’s has a sunny outdoor courtyard that can seat up to 32 people.