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Box Seafood Restaurant

189 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 0411
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
189 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great, convenient place to start an enjoyable evening. The service was excellent and prompt especially after they asked if we were on our way to the theatre. There was an inviting atmosphereg in the restaurant; the seafood platter, to share, was wonderful, if...More

Thank brangushiddensprings
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Arrived there at 5.45 pm for dinner before show. We encountered the following •Staff rude •late service •Food extremely salty and extremely overpriced We won't be recommending this place. 👎🏻👎🏻

Thank Reen C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very bad experience 375 aus. Dollars for 2 (without any wine or dessert) for a lobster tasteless in a creamy ugly sauce. Service and design are OK . Perhaps should we take a more common food ...

1  Thank Kcirtapduanyar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to this restaurant many times in the past and have always throughly enjoyed it! Saturday night though was a shame! We were staying at the Sofitel up the road and figured for dinner it was best to stick to a restaurant we...More

1  Thank taryn81
Reviewed 1 week ago

I eat out three times a week, and this is the worst dining experience I have ever encountered. The poor service and incompetence was remarkable. I’ll try to summarise: 1. My mother asked for no garlic as she has an allergy. They checked with the...More

1  Thank jacksnacks6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seafood pasta main and softshell crab entree was the best I had.. Manager came to greet us to introduce himself.. had food envy when we saw the other table order the seafood platter.. Only drawback was the toilets were two levels above the dining area

Thank Phil T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came from out of town and were looking for a good seafood restaurant. The reviews praised this venue, giving it #4 in Melbourne. Service was very good and the staff were kind. Entrées were great (the calamari and mussels with pipis), although the calamari portion...More

Thank BarduJones
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here in the past, it seems to be better each time we come again. Most convenient for pre show (at the Regent) dinner. All dishes were yummy

Thank Alex4Goldy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What immediately strikes one is that this restaurant is fully booked. From the time we were received and seated until we left this was a first class experience. The waitress Monica was a delight. My meal of Atlantic Salmon Fillet layered between crispy won ton...More

Thank Jenni J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So we found this restaurant cause of the great reviews but we were disappointed and will not return. Before they sat us down they ask if we are going to the Theatre next door and we didn't realized the real reason why they asked that...More

Thank Salisa L
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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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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