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Box Seafood Restaurant

#142 of 3,197 Restaurants in Melbourne
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Central Business District
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189 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 0411
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After walking our teenagers senseless around the CBD, we were very fortunate to get the last table available on a Thursday evening. Even more fortunate, the table was outside (still with fine table linens) which was great for people watching on this summer evening. The restaurant is fine dining but accommodated our casual dress. We were famished and noted that... More 

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Thank MichaelTheWanderer
Noumea, New Caledonia
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great seafood restaurant with a lot of different dishes including excellent oysters, superb lobsters. Staff are effficient and Adrian The Boss assists you when chosing fishes as plenty of on the menu.

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Thank MATOU71
County Galway, Ireland
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a recent birthday with my wife - we have been going there for many years now. As always our Host Adrian Gerlach was there to welcome us - wonderful table at the front and from then on the wine - for my wife, and the amazing Antipodes Mineral Water for me, flowed freely. Started with Olives, Prawn Spring... More 

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Thank Gabriel L
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Gabriel L, Thank you for your amazingly detailed review and support of Box Seafood Restaurant. We a very proud to hear about your experience with us. It is a pleasure to serve yourself and Joan and we look forward to seeing you again soon so that you can enjoy our dessert once again. Thank you, Box Seafood Restaurant More 

Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lived in Melbourne for 60 years and never knew this seafood restaurant existed. Great location in the center of the city. food was well prepared and the type of seafood available was of interest - not the normal f&c. The service was excellent and well certainly return.

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1 Thank Roger P
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Roger P, Thank you for your review and deciding to dine with us. We are very happy to hear that we were able to meet your expectations. We look forward to see you again sooner rather than later. Thank you, Box Seafood Restaurant More 

Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent place to dine whether it's before the theatre or just because you're looking for a quality seafood restaurant for dinner. The Box on Collins is for you. My wife and I have dined there a number of times and both the food and service have been faultless on each occasion. Staff are particularly efficient and very friendly without... More 

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Thank Ross Y
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Ross Y, We greatly value your continued support of Box Seafood Restaurant and appreciate your 5 star rating. It’s fantastic to hear about your experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon so that you can continue to explore our menu. Thank you, Box Seafood Restaurant More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best seafood in Melbourne. The Crayfish was sweet and meaty. Prawns were huge and amazing and oysters were perfect. Will recommend this to anyone looking for that perfect seafood dining experience.

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Thank TimMustafa
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi TimMustafa, Thank you very much for your 5 star review. We are very proud to hear that you enjoyed our Seafood and highly appreciate your recommendation. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you, Box Seafood Restaurant More 

Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Be ready to spend big for what you get on your plate. Service was good and value for money not so. I guess the only reason why we ventured out was due to the reviews. We decided not to order the seafood platter and I feel this is where we went wrong.

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Thank Kylie R
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Kylie R, Thank you for deciding to dine with us. We appreciate that diners have different tastes and preferences and we endeavour to achieve diners expectations by providing fresh produce and attentive service. We hope to see you again in future. Thank you, Box Seafood Restaurant More 

Brunswick East, Australia
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We dined here Friday night after work with colleagues for a Christmas team gathering. A few of us decided to indulge in the seafood platter which cost $100 a head. It was well worth it. A massive amount of seafood came out, natural oysters, kilpatrick oysters, scallops, soft shelled crabs, prawns, mussels - a magnificent feast which we couldn't finish... More 

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Thank 198staceyd
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi 198staceyd, Thank you for your amazing detailed 5 star review of Box Seafood, we are delighted to hear about your experience with us and that you enjoyed your night. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you, Box Seafood Restaurant More 

Leverkusen, Germany
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775 reviews
442 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I asked the hotel reception staff to recommend a good quality seafood restaurant on a Saturday evening recently. They made a number of suggestions but I finally secured a table at the Box Seafood restaurant on Collins - just a stones throw away. I was warmly received by the staff and was well looked after by a nice Colombian lady... More 

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Thank Eyekaytoo
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Eyekaytoo, We truly appreciate that you decided to dine with Box Seafood Restaurant as we understand there are many restaurants in Melbourne. Thank you for your detailed feedback and rating Box with 5 stars, we are so proud of the experience you have had with us and hearing such positive comments. We look forward to serving you the next... More 

Victoria, Australia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

After carefully reading reviews I chose this restaurant for my husband’s 30th birthday dinner, it did not let me down!! The food was absolutely delicious. We shared the seafood platter which was $100 per person; personally I thought that was total value for money. Every single thing on that platter was divine! Although most of us had seafood (enjoyed by... More 

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Thank Drea L
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Drea L, Thank you so much for choosing to dine at Box Seafood Restaurant and for rewarding us with a 5 star review. We are so proud to hear that we were able to meet the expectations of yourself and your friend. We greatly appreciate your kind words and that our staff made you feel comfortable. We look forward... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 0411
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
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