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Box Seafood Restaurant

189 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 0411
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood platter” (21 reviews)
“crawfish” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
189 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Box is hands-down our favourite place to eat in Melbourne. Located in the prestigious Collins Street, Box is well situated next to the Regent Theatre, making it an excellent choice for theatre goers. We frequent The Westin Hotel next door, several times per year, and...More

Thank MsAmaaanda
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a favourite lunch option for us when in Melbourne - they have an extensive seafood menu with many interesting options, and a good wine list, although we usually just go for a bottle (or two) of bubbles. On a sunny day, it's great...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being a bit slack, I guess warning bells should have rung when I phoned to book just a few hours before we're intending to attend the show at the Regent - literally next door - and they still had seats. The welcome was attentive, we...More

Thank 96fuad96
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had an amazing night at Box Seafood restaurant. My husband and I made a reservation and got the best table there. We were greeted with the the most friendly staff. We ordered the hot seafood platter for mains, octopus for entree and my husband...More

Thank Sinem I
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sinem, Our team highly values and appreciates your review of Box Seafood and we are very pleased to hear about your experience with us. It is really good to hear that our staff made you feel welcome and that you found our produce fresh...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017

This is a relatively small restaurant that is managed by a very knowing operator. I had a main dish of Flathead. The fish was very fresh, well cooked and served simply with thick cut chips and a side accompaniment of a good sauce. Cooking and...More

1  Thank gmerchant3
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Gmerchant3, Thank you for your positive and detailed review of Box Seafood, your comments are a true representation of our team’s efforts. It is really good to hear that we were able to meet your expectations and make you feel comfortable. We greatly appreciate...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

Dined there before a show on Saturday night. The service was great and the ambiance was lovely. We let the waitress know that we had to go to a show at 9.15pm and even though we were a table of 8, and had 2 courses...More

2  Thank Vilma1301
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Vilma, Thank you for choosing to dine with Box Seafood and rewarding us with 5 stars. We are very pleased to hear about your experience with us and that we were able to make you feel comfortable. We look forward to your next visit....More

Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

So glad we decided to try this restaurant. Had a 2,3 kg crayfish, cost AUD391. Cooked two ways: natural and baked with garlic Owner is so honest (without over selling ) and friendly and so as the waitresses. We waited a bit (without reservation) because...More

2  Thank Bnw3223
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Hi Bnw3223, We are so happy to hear that you decided to dine with us and enjoyed our fresh Crayfish. Your patience waiting for a table is most appreciated and we are glad that we were able to make you feel comfortable. Thank you so...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017

Dined here recently before going to a show at the nearby Athenaeum Theatre. Started with a duo of small bread rolls, dukkah and olive oil. $5. Waitress noticed we were out of olive oil and another was provide without asking. A nice touch. We had...More

Thank 12iguasu13
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Hi 12iguasu13, Thank you for your feedback and choosing to dine with us before attending to theatre. We are happy that our staff were able to make you feel comfortable. It’s disappointing to hear that the saganaki and prawn rolls were not to expectation, as...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

This is my very first review here on TripAdvisor. I had dinner here with my parents. We enjoyed so much and we are extremely satisfied! Great service! Great team and they are attentive too! Great food! Those seafood are real fresh! Great wine! We chose...More

1  Thank Homā L
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hi Homa L, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Box Seafood and providing a great review. We are so glad to hear about your experience and that you were able to enjoy dinner with your parents. Thank you for your acknowledgment...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful meal. Very good service and good value, good wine list unhurried service. The bread and butter desert was a perfect finish

1  Thank Barbara C
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hi Barbara Cush, Your positive comments about Box Seafood are very welcomed and appreciated. We are very happy that your experience with us was 5 stars and look forward to seeing you sooner rather later. Thank you, Box Seafood Restaurant

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 0411
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Description
Fishing for great Seafood? Melbourne's Premium Seafood Restaurant, Box on Collins is the place to go! Located in the heart of the CBD (Central Business District) on the Paris end of Collins Street, Box Seafood Restaurant offers an extensive range of fresh Australian produce and fresh Crayfish. Our team of creative chefs and dedicated floor staff will ensure your meals are prepared and catered to perfection so that you experience the best that Box Seafood Restaurant has to offer. Box menu takes the experience one step further. This is because we pride ourselves on serving fresh Australian Seafood. You'll find a variety of fresh fish and shellfish preparations that draw upon coastal cultures Australia wide. We also have generous selection of non-seafood, vegetarian and Gluten free options.
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