At O'Connell's it has been our ambition to present exciting new dining experiences to Melbourne food lovers.
This ambition has resulted in O'Connell's winning in its category at Australia's highly regarded American Express Awards for the past three years in a row - and then being elected to the American Express Hall of Fame, joining the renowned Flower Drum Restaurant.
Three years ago Cath Kalka was named by The Age "Epicure" as one of the six most influential young chefs in Melbourne. Cath's special food style is distinctively her own. Her new menu is adventurous, fresh and light, reflecting the multicultural flavours and textures of Australia today.
Cath is particularly influenced by the complex layering of flavours in sophisticated Asian cuisines. Cath belong to a new wave of contemporary Australian cooking and, as you may have noticed, our kitchen has been redesigned and rebuilt to complement and reflect that innovative, exciting style.
THE AGE "EPICURE" SAYS
"Lively, inspired and beautifully crafted, Kalka's menu is a joy. O'Connell's is a . . . Melbourne dining icon. What Kalka shares with her predecessor (Greg Malouf) is creativity and the inspired pairing of sympathetic ingredients, fresh herbs and spices to come up with original dishes. There is nothing here I'd expect to be less than great." John Lethlean, 15 May 2001
407 Coventry Street, South Melbourne 3205