Bells Hotel, South Melbourne VIC

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Bells Hotel, South Melbourne VIC

The Bells Hotel is a hotel located in South Melbourne, Victoria. They have a bar and great food and drink options. They also have a great dine-in restaurant - you may be able to download their menu on their website.
They have an average rating of 4.1 out of 1180 reviews, with the latest ratings ranging from 1 to 5.
We had our wedding at Bells hotel, and wow! All the staff were amazing I had a vision and they planned everything to exactly how I wanted it. They sent me floor plans asked how we wanted it all and they set up the whole venue for us (we hired the whole top floor with the main room). Nothing was an issue and so accommodating. We chose to have a cocktail style wedding and there was so much food which everyone after has told us how good it was. We even had comments from some of our guests that said that it was one of the best weddings they had ever been to. Definitely would be back for any future events, we were just so happy how the night turned out. Thankyou to everyone there that made our day and night possible.
157 Moray St, South Melbourne VIC 3205
This venue is currently open

Opening hours

Monday: 08:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Thursday: 08:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Friday: 08:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Saturday: 08:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Sunday: 09:00 AM - 11:00 PM
This venue is currently open

Opening hours

Monday: 08:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Thursday: 08:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Friday: 08:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Saturday: 08:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Sunday: 09:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Other Clubs and Pubs in South Melbourne

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Latest reviews for Bells Hotel, South Melbourne VIC

Abbey Quinn
08/01/2024
We had a fantastic time at our end of year party in December 2023. The events team were amazing to work with, in executing a wonderful event. The bar staff were super attentive and the food was amazing. Highly recommend having your event here if you're on the hunt. The main room fit our brief perfectly to enable us to play 'college party' games. Thanks to CHG Functions & Bells Hotel - such a great event!
Ian skelton
02/01/2024
Went with a group for Wednesday Steak night. We were all very impressed with the quality & value for money, one of the best pub steaks around. They did forget one meal, but old mate got a free beer for his extra wait, so all good! Staff were all very pleasant and professional.
Will be back to try out some of the other weekly specials.
Ivan Klimenko
19/07/2023
The place is nice with beautiful drinks and meals. But met a beetle and a mouse while had a dinner. That is only one thing I really didn't like.
Saku Notomi
23/06/2023
We had a wonderful dinner at Bells Hotel. Tuesday night was steak night, $25 for steak and drinks. The staff were very friendly and attentive. There are many sitting areas to dine in, most are really spacious and have a nice atmosphere. Highly recommended

Photo updated: We went back on busy Friday evening, food orders came within 15 min and they were delicious. Chicken parma and baked gnocchi.
Kristen Houghton
29/05/2023
My husband and I chose Bells Hotel for our wedding reception (Lady Kaye room) after our initial booking at another venue fell through. From day 1, Elle and the events team were amazing to deal with - they were so kind, thoughtful and attentive to anything we needed! The venue is absolutely stunning and the food was delicious - we had many guests rave about the cheeseburger spring rolls! I wish we could get married all over again just so we can have the reception at Bells again - it was seriously the best night we could've asked for. Thank you to Bella as well for being an amazing bartender and new friend - much love to Elle and the team from myself & Liam ??'-??'-??'-
Allyson G
04/05/2023
Went for dinner tonight. After wait staff initially gave us the wrong meal (that they'd been wandering the pub with for at least 10 minutes trying to find the correct table) our actual meals arrived. The steak was OK, nothing remarkable. The pork belly was clearly reheated and was ice cold in the middle. We found a large piece of plastic in the mashed potato which the wait staff were completely unfazed and uninterested about. We didn't eat anymore after that as clearly food hygiene is not a priority. Probably skip this one!
Amelia C
07/04/2023
A great local pub - friendly owner & staff, food was great, portions were massive!! Spacious seating & cute lil rooftop terrace. 10/10 would recommend and will definitely be back!!
Saku Notomi
21/03/2023
We had a wonderful dinner at Bells Hotel. Tuesday night was steak night, $25 for steak and drinks. The staff were very friendly and attentive. There are many sitting areas to dine in, most are really spacious and have a nice atmosphere. Highly recommended
Matt Scholz
11/12/2022
The food was perfect, the venue gorgeous. But, more importantly, Anton and his team are miracle-workers. To make our wedding night as amazing as possible they worked hard and ran a tight ship. They were also the friendliest and most helpful bunch you could ask for. The service was amazing! We can't thank Bells enough for ensuring our special day was more than special. Nor could we recommend them highly enough. Book your next function at Bells - you won't regret it!
South Melbourne #1 International Reviewer
25/09/2022
Apart from the pub's money grab, this day was a complete failure!

To pay a $50 entry fee for AFL GF Day with 1x meal and 3x beers included you would at least expect your beer to be poured in a glass, not plastic. I am also following up further action in relation to my ticket, the conditions and what I allege is misleading. #poorform

What pub serves beer in plastic?? ??'?

However, if you buy a glass or wine or bottled beer then it will be in glass, makes sense. ?

Understandable on NYE, but not one of Australia's biggest sporting event days and a chance to showcase your venue.

Bar 20 people deep, 1 person serving. Seriously, who is this Publican?! #noidea ???"

I ended up buying Pure Blonde bottles, it had a rusty taste, these had clearly sat out in the sun for a prolonged period of time or are out of date. This is what the beer tastes like on Christmas Island when they sit on the ship for a month during transport. #expublican

I ordered 2 meals together. The lukewarm parma with dry chips & mushy salad (see picture, pictures don't lie)(sitting under the heat) came out within 3 minutes of ordering, burger came out 25 minutes later. #notfresh

??'' the worst pub to watch an AFL GF at in Melbourne due to average service, poor food quality, beers in plastic and running out of beers on tap.

I could not be more critical of a venue.

Reviewed by Sth Melbourne's #1 International Reviewer for TA and Google
Mandy P
09/04/2022
Been waiting 1/2 for an entree.
Said they would get the manager to refund my meal since it's been so long, and now I have to head off to my next venue.
Manager never turned up.
I left with no food. I just paid for nothing.
Go here if you you want terrible service.

Response to owners comment:
Given the unbelievably terrible service and the non committal response from management on Google maps, needless to say I have no plans of returning to your establishment. I value my time and money.
Shaun Clements
02/04/2022
Went to the Bells Hotel for the sports bar experience.
Bar itself is set for sports..
Majority of staff can't or don't understand a sports betting matching and simply can't work it.
Not the best in a sports bar.

Toilet: 1 male toilet for the facility...not 1 urinal, 1 toilet total! Hardly acceptable for an establishment of this size.

Happy to come back and experience this again on another day to change this.
Guru Gun
15/03/2022
Nice service, enjoying the roof top area. Good value $24 dollar Tuesday special for steak comes with a drink. Except the steak was a little bit over cooked, but for its great value nothing to complain. Will definitely come more often for drinks and food. The chicken burger is so Beautiful, and the fish and chips.
T X
15/03/2022
Nice service, enjoying the roof top area. Good value $24 dollar Tuesday special for steak comes with a drink. Except the steak was a little bit over cooked, but for its great value nothing to complain. Will definitely come more often for drinks and food. The chicken burger is so Beautiful, and the fish and chips.
Mina
09/03/2022
The food was standard pub food to me. My side salad was over dressed and the deep fried calamari were too oily. On a plus side, the calamari were not chewy and it didn't have any stringy bits. Some of the water glasses on our table were dirty and I had to ask to get clean ones.

It was ok overall but there are better pub meals around for the same money, in my opinion.
Jeremy Cox
21/07/2021
Always a wonderful time at the Bells. Great food, top service, warm and friendly atmosphere.
Appreciate all Sammy and his team do for our rugby club!!
Monalisa Hollanda
01/07/2021
Good pub. Food was good. I ordered nachos and it was good value for money.
Nice pub to match sports too.
Service could be better.
Emma Jansz
21/06/2021
We had our wedding at Bells hotel, and wow! All the staff were amazing I had a vision and they planned everything to exactly how I wanted it. They sent me floor plans asked how we wanted it all and they set up the whole venue for us (we hired the whole top floor with the main room). Nothing was an issue and so accommodating. We chose to have a cocktail style wedding and there was so much food which everyone after has told us how good it was. We even had comments from some of our guests that said that it was one of the best weddings they had ever been to. Definitely would be back for any future events, we were just so happy how the night turned out. Thankyou to everyone there that made our day and night possible.
Janette Robinson
08/05/2021
Whilst the staff were mostly new and somewhat inexperienced the service was A1, super friendly and very fast. Food was quite nice too. Would go back for the drinks alone! Lovely service from the people behind the bar tonight
Tom
05/05/2021
Came here for lunch and had the vegan schnitzel. It was top notch and better than any I'd had elsewhere. Great chips too.I would like to come here again and try their other vegan options, even if they are limited.
Verity Enoch
17/04/2021
Food quality was above average, but the Mediterranean chicken that a friend ordered looked very good. Beer options were average, nothing fancy, but service was very good. Happy to give it another go
Rose Subritzky
17/04/2021
Amazing Staff Amazing venue. We hired the Garden Bar, roof top and topiary for my daughters wedding. Thank you to Jess who done an excellent job of listening and trying to accommodate all our requests and planned the night to a Tee. Big thanks to Melanie and staff for executing the plan on the night. Nothing was too hard and everything ran without a hitch. The staff are a credit to your establishment. They are friendly and so accommodating. We had canape's and feasting platters. There was more than enough food and we were happy with the quality. Well done chefs. Beautiful venue which caters for every need. Thank you Bells Hotel for an awesome night. Highly recommend
meagan naish
26/01/2021
Great afternoon, well worth checking out the new decor, great food and service. Tuesday Steak special was excellent value. Thank you for the warm welcoming!
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