De Baun & Co

3.6
26 reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian

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Casual
Pre/post Theatre
The “Old Melbourne” pub has been re-envisioned and honoured with a new name, paying homage to its founder John De Baun. Located on the corner of Hay and Milligan Streets, De Baun & Co is steeped in history, with a heritage dating back to 1897. Expect a traditional pub experience with great eats and drinks alongside your favourite live sports. De Baun & Co is the perfect place for after-work drinks, catching up and non-private events.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 26 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.6based on recent ratings
3.6
Food
3.7
Service
3.2
Ambience
3.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
64% of people would recommend it to a friend
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dessertlover
4 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Service was slow as only 1 person mending both the cafe and pub on a Saturday. Food portion was good and looked great but the steak was over cooked.

MM
MaureenM
3 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great spot for a value for money meal. We booked into the restaurant for a before a concert meal. Everything was delivered promptly, the food was tasty, fresh and large portions. Although it was noisy due to the floor boards in the restaurant, we could not fault anything else.

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GailH
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We had ordered room service when we arrived at the hotel and had a drink, only to discover that the menu at DeBaun for our dinner reservation WAS the room service menu.................also our dinners went cold while we waited for drinks at the over crowded and understaffed bar whose bartenders served queue jumpers and not those lined up and social distancing

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SarahT
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Nice food. Didnt like being seated in the hallway. Dissapointed there were no happy hour drinks like other pubs in cbd

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Liesl
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely dining area. It was empty so not sure about how the acoustics would be if it was busy. Great menu variety and really good prices. We were very happy with everything, and the wait staff were attentive, but not over-bearing. Will definitely go again.

JB
JonathanB
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Food quite average and expensive for the portion size. Didn’t realise it closes at 9pm. No atmosphere and background music. Went in with a group of people to celebrate a birthday. Felt quite awkward.

GM
GregM
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

This is a city workers bar. Certainly not a place for dinner. Bar service only and expect to wait

JB
JohnB
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

No real kids meals on offer otherwise service and food were great

NA
NolaA
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

We made a booking one week before and were reminded day before to confirm.When booking was asked if a special occasion and replied our wedding anniversary.When we arrived at restaurant it was a very noisy bar (Thurs evening 5.45)Said we had already made a booking but waiter said no need just find a table ourselves so eventually he found one in corridor. Meal was ok.

JL
JessicaL
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Would definitely come here again, the salt and pepper squid was my favourite so fresh and quick service.

JC
JackyC
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed our meal. We had the steak with prawns, the lamb salad and the salmon. All very good value for money. My vegetables with the salmon dish, could have been cooked a little longer. We ate our meal in the courtyard so it was more comfortable and quieter. The service was good.

RF
RobinF
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Two long tables in a narrow room made it very noisy. The chips and the hamburger were quite cold.

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Christine
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

1. Staff appears to be short - had two larger group coming in for lunch.
2. Staff were very professional
3. Food was served timely - greatly appreciate this as we had commitments after lunch
4. Business lunch menu simple and had great choices - would be great for a bit of variation over time

Excellent all round

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HELENB
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

Bar is very noisy. The side area is reasonably ok, but not much ambiance. Food is good but a small salad with the steak and potato would not go amiss.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff, good food at good prices, quick service.

KB
KarenB
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

We had a lovely lunch. Food was very good. Not sure about going to the bar for a drink. Table service would have been better. Prices were reasonable. We will go back.

CK
CathyK
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Lovely meal. Lovely venue. Lovely staff. We'll definately be back again.

SC
SharonC
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food at a good price, with attentive service

TC
TrevorC
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

first time to De Baun & Co. We went as a group of four for a pre-show dinner, so weren't expecting to stay long.
service was prompt and polite, with shared entrée tasting plate and four mains. All were very good.
Smallish venue so not too noisy, we'd go again.

MW
MarkW
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Went here to see what they have done with the old Melbourne. Nicely done up with some old style elements. Reasonably good wine list and beers. Good value up market pub fills a gap at that end of town.

SA
ShirleyA
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely Staff. Food was great and was out in a very timely manner. Would come back to eat again.

NM
NataliaM
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s was delicious 😋
Friendly staff
Fast
Enjoyed every moment
Thanks 🙏

PH
PrueH
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Unfortunately we did not enjoy our experience at this restaurant at all. Our seating location was extremely odd, being placed in what appeared to be a hall way in between the bar and another restaurant. We had to order our meals at the till (we assume as they had people leaving without paying) and the meal took over 45 minutes to arrive.

To top it off, my friend's chicken was completely raw and she could not eat it, and my fish was dry and flavourless. I would not eat here again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Staff were lovely, food was great. Would of preferred not to be on a table on a walkway though (I could of asked to move)
Will be back

TC
TamsinC
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Casual modern setting with good quality food. Unfortunately the waitress and kitchen staff were not able to understand a request for a meal with special dietary requirements, so we all ate at different times.

JM
JenniferM
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

I booked the table for 6pm to beat the rush plus we had a show on at 8pm at the Perth Arena.
We had been seated less than 10 minutes and was asked twice to order. After ordering a entrée and main my sister and I had only finished one drink. I went to toilet and by the time I came back my entrée and MAIN were on the table at the same time. Who wants that??? I asked to take away as I don't want at same time. The response from waitress was I will put under warmer until you ready - I said no I want a fresh steak when I am ready. She also proceeded to tell me that they were basically rushing us (2 people) through as they didn't know how busy it would get. More or less getting us out as quickly as possibly. The entrée was nice - calamari. Steak bit tough but the 1/4 of cabbage on my plate was far from appealing. Very disappointed and will never eat here again.

FAQs

De Baun & Co is rated 3.6 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.