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Box Seafood Restaurant

#130 of 3,325 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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189 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 0411
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Nowra, Australia
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is no doubt this place is super convenient if you are heading to the theatre. I didn't explore far, however the ground floor of the restaurant and bar are decorated nicely and tables are well presented. Seating is comfortable and roomy so thumbs up there, (there is nothing worse than feeling like you are sitting with the table next... More 

Thank Emma D
wilby, victoria
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an anniversary weekend in Melbourne so wanted somewhere special for our meal. Seafood on the menu, tick, booked on line couple of weeks earlier, too easy. Welcomed on a Sunday night around 7pm. Given the choice of tables, water on arrival and menus to check out. Hubby would have the cray no matter the $$. After speaking with the... More 

2 Thank nev_wayne
Melbourne, Australia
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Needed a quick bite heading to a show. The staff and young woman who served us was vibrant and welcoming, she was very proud of the food and talked it up. We ordered simple, a few starters, which arrived in no time. Unfortunately the food was very disappointing. The batter on prawn rolls doughy not good at all. Dips were... More 

Thank Prue16
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to a show at the Atheneaum Theatre, and beforehand we had dinner at the Box Restaurant just across the road. The meals, service and friendliness of staff were all first rate. I had the linguini marinara which was the best I had ever had, full of seafood and delicious. My family all went for the flathead fish and... More 

Thank RayMelbJuly2015
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only had time for a drink and an entree seafood risotto and seafood linguini before our theatre show. Heaps of fresh seafood in both dishes. Looking forward to returning to try some of the other dishes which looked very tempting as they went past our table.

Thank Leonard P
Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have time before going to the Regent, this is a wonderful place for a delicious bite of seafood and a drink.

1 Thank Peter V
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Outstanding service, excellent seafood. We had the seafood platter and it was fantastic. A little pricey, but would definitely visit again.

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

Hi Purrjo, Box Seafood greatly appreciates your kind words. It is fantastic to hear that you found our service outstanding and our seafood excellent. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you, Box Seafood. More 

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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Had many a great meal at this establishment over the years the atmosphere in this restaurant is very relaxing . Today being good friday spent the day with family enjoying fresh lobster 😋 beautiful pacific oysters that tasted as if they just come out of the ocean. Great job adrian and staff especially julie . Anyone visiting melbourne a must... More 

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

Hi Phillip, Box Seafood appreciates your ongoing support. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your good Friday meal with your family and that our staff were able to make you feel comfortable and welcome. We greatly value your recommendation. Thank you, Box Seafood. More 

Wodonga, Australia
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89 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Visited for a second time on a Sunday night.....even better than the first visit about 18 months ago. Great waitress, friendly and welcoming. Food amazing. Lovely atmosphere.

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

Hi Clearclearclear, Thank you for ongoing support of Box Seafood. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, Box Seafood. More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I'm not a seafood fan myself but my wife and I enjoyed the whole night of dinner. Great selection of land and sea items not to mention the wide array of drinks. The table beside us keeps on complimenting the food and I understand why. The staff are great and not too nosy giving you enough privacy to enjoy a... More 

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

Hi Ronald, Thank you for your detailed review. We would like to thank you for dining with us, and selecting Box Seafood as your destination for your night out with your 'special someone'. We look forward to seeing you again sooner rather than later. Thank you, Box Seafood. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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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 of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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