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Rubiras at Swallows

#251 of 3,168 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Port Melbourne
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192 Station Street, Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria Vic 3207, Australia
9646 2746
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Fri 12:00 - 15:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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San Diego, California
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106 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our out-of-town friends came to visit from Los Angeles, and we wanted to take them somewhere special. They love seafood, and I trusted the reviews on TripAdvisor when booking here. This place did not disappoint. The oysters were some of the best we've ever had, and we agreed that the fish was now on our top 10 list. The service... More 

Thank KindaAF
Maldon, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rubira's at Swallows is definitely not a typical haunt for the tourist trade but on the day we visited it was packed with locals who clearly love this old world looking pub like place. The most notable thing about Rubira's is no doubt the seafood which is absolutely wonderful, you can see that the guy who runs this place goes... More 

Thank Batch65
Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I get around and love my seafood, but am frequently let down on promise of excellence. Not so at Rubira's, set in the relaxing and pleasant atmosphere of the old Swallows Hotel. This is probably the best seafood restaurant in Australia and definitely Melbourne, delivering the best quality fresh seafood in generous portions. The menu offers a wide selection from... More 

Thank NOEL M
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

This intimate upscale old world pub serves great seafood. Suggested by a friend, we will go back often.

Thank KTSL
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

For seafood lovers And not only There are great menu and good wine list One of amazing places in Port Melbourne for either business lunch or romantic date

Thank Nat G
Lafayette, California
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82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Loved this place. Had never had bug tails before but they were great. Sort of a local lobster. The fish rolls were wonderful. Good wine list. Wonderful service. This is off the beaten path so you need to cab it there but prices are very good.

Thank Carolyn S
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Locals know this restaurant well as it's always busy. Off the beaten track for visitors . Located in an old pub that has retained original features of Bar and classic green tiling. It's mainly seafood with oysters, prawns , lobster, variety of white fish cooked different ways. Quite an extensive choice of non fish dishes. Excellent service. Good wine list.... More 

Thank Peter L
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I visited twice during my recent visit to Melbourne. Delicious seafood , always fresh and cooked very well. It is well worth a visit and book to avoid disappointment

Thank John B
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

A high quality seafood restaurant . A great choice of all seafood. Excellent service attentive to your requirements.

1 Thank Philip V
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Myself and my partner visited Rubiras on Saturday night. Firstly, my hangover from the work Christmas party was next level. Our server Rachel was very quick to notice this and for the rest of the night, she was amazing! Water, Post mix coke pints... Wine... She suggested that we try a few different items off the menu and it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 192 Station Street, Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria Vic 3207, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Port Melbourne
  • Neighbourhood: Port Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 9646 2746

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?