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Box Seafood Restaurant

189 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 0411
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
189 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After theatre we went for a dinner to this restaurant and definitely had an amazing time. Seafood generally was very good and I fell in love with the oysters. Including drinks it was one of the best gastro experience we had on our trip to...More

Thank tolmaerb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location in the city, next to Regent Theatre, always busy on Saturdays but nice ambience and prompt service. I had moreton bay bug risotto for dinner and it was delicious.

Thank belkhon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited last month and had a fantastic time. Wonderful service, delicious seafood platter for two. Every type of seafood you can think of and all cooked really well. The cocktails and champagne was perfect too. Highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to returning...More

Thank Tania W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food in a modern restaurant. Perfect service and even better seafood, fresh and delicate. We had the best oysters of our australia roundtrip. Try the moreton bay bugs. Whatever sauce you order, they are top. Needless to say, it is not a cheap place....More

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

Hi Tarca, Thank you for your 5 star review of Box Seafood and for choosing to dine with us on your round trip. We are very pleased that you found our service perfect and seafood even better. Hopefully in future we can serve you again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service from waitress good, not cold sparkling complained but returned with another the same$15 dollars a small glass. Wife ordered gluten free fish&chips expected standard potato chips with fish received sweet potato instead only mash potato as substitute fish good, but poor management not a...More

Thank johnemery42
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Johnemery42, We appreciate you deciding to dine with us however we need to clarify items in your review. The sparkling that you ordered was chilled and the glass that we serve is a flute which fulfills the legal requirement. As listed on our menu,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ms Amaaanda, Thank you for rewarding us with a 5 star review and positive comments. Our team greatly values your kind words and appreciates your ongoing support. It is really nice to be promoted as your favorite place to eat in Melbourne. We look...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

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

Hi Rick, We appreciate your continued support and acknowledgement of our offering. It is wonderful to hear that we are able to make you feel comfortable and enjoy the atmosphere of our establishment. We value your recommendation and look forward to serving you again soon....More

Reviewed 7 October 2017 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
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi 96fuad96, We appreciate that you chose to dine with us prior to attending the theatre, and it’s great that we were able to accommodate you. Having tables that seem available doesn’t depict our restaurants reputation as we have many reservations that are reserved for...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017

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 24 September 2017

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 9 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 24 September 2017

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

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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, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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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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