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Claypots Seafood Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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213-215 Barkly Street Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9534 1282
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been going to Claypots since it first opened in St. Kilda and have always loved it. After living out of AU for some time, I was excited to go back to Claypots for dinner. I was honestly shocked at how the place had deteriorated in every way. The decor and toilets were filthy, the fish was overcooked, and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time I visit Claypots I walk away felling like I have been somewhere exotic! Asia, the Mediterranean... I am not sure where but it is great! Be it a hot summer night in the courtyard with prawns and octopus legs or winter with a hearty claypot... yum!!!

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Thank Kram R
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice courtyard even in cool night... food & service is amazing, try the shell fish stir fry u will love it!

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Thank Michael L
Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did not have a booking and had to wait about 20 minutes. It was well worth the wait. The vibe was great and the food was great and the service was excellent.

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Thank George I
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Claypots is an institution. The seafood is to die for and the interior is quirky to say the least. It has live music ( mainly jazz nightly and also boasts an outdoor dining area. The bar staff are fun and good mixologists.

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Thank Raeline B
Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I should have worn a big as I splashed the most beautiful garlic sauce down my blouse and I didn't care cause they were beautiful. Yes you have to peel them yourself, but that's the fun in eating Prawns and their prawns were amazing.

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Thank Jennifer T
Melbourne
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119 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been frequenting this place for several YEARS now. There is no better seafood restaurant in town! Everything is extremely fresh - menu changes with what's available. So exotics like razor-clams and Morton Bay bugs are seasonal ... Dishes and flavours do take on an Asian influence, but that's all for the better. Some whole fishes may be a tad... More 

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Thank ERIC L
Bern, Switzerland
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286 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 551 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best food we’ve had in Australia. It’s a quirky place, serving mainly seafood, with several rooms and a metal octopus clinging to the ceiling in one and a small inner courtyard garden surrounded by bougainvillea and hung with ships that twinkle with lights at night. It’s popular too and loud (not the place to go for a... More 

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Thank wucie
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner went to clay pots last night, craving some good seafood as we usually eat a vegetarian diet and occasionally indulge in fish. The waiters were all friendly and helpful, the portions were very generous and the flavour in the dishes was perfectly balanced, allowing the seafood to stand out! We started with a king prawn each... More 

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Thank Julinka U
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6 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Over cooked & difficult to eat. Served sizzling hot, somehow you need to shell & devein the things. Once that's done you're left with a chewy tasteless prawn because the flavours are left in the bowl & around the shell. Unless you're like the guy sitting next to us & enjoy chewing on industrial grade prawn shells:-/ We wanted to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$60
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 213-215 Barkly Street Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9534 1282

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?