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Claypots Evening Star

Corner Cecil and York Streets | South Melbourne Market, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9645 5779
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“mussels” (18 reviews)
“seafood” (24 reviews)
“abalone” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Grill, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Corner Cecil and York Streets | South Melbourne Market, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got here on tram no. 96 from CBD - stopped at South Melbourne tram stop and walked for abt 2-3 mins to the restaurant. We’ve been here at least 3x and so far hv been satisfied each time. Food: Tonight we celebrated our wedding...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Ordered mussels that came out submerged in some over spiced saucing designed to hide any sense of freshness. Chefs need to learn from countries where seafood is a primary staple how to sauce fresh ingredients like mussels. When we requested another more complementary sauce you...More

Thank Mister8888
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

We had the most wonderful seafood meal here, so good that we returned the following evening! Prices are reasonable and the food was cooked to perfection! We had the freshest Oysters ($1 per peices, yes I'm not kidding) Prawns, Mussels, Abalone and a fish to...More

Thank iliew_mil
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Decided to stop here for lunch whilst visiting South Melbourne Market. What a delight! Freshest oysters I’ve had in a long time and inexpensive. The mussels were the highlight for us - fresh and flavoursome. I could have sat there all day eating. Service was...More

Thank KazNFaz
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Food was aimply devine. Plenty of character in the busrling South Melbourne markets. The mussels were superb. I want the recipe!

Thank Markoledaddio
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

This is a favourite lunch spot. The menu is extensive and fresh. We like to perch on a stool and watch the food being prepared. Mouthwatering! Good wine list and you can select plates from small snacks to sumptuous spreads. I love their bbq fish...More

Thank Heather W
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

I have always loved Claypots in StKilda, and Evening Star/Claypots in Sth Melbourne has continued the tradition of European market ambience, good food and fine wines. Always value and excellent staff. Hassan who owns manages it has grown up with the traditional values required, It’s...More

Thank Phillip R
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Our first time at this restaurant. We passed by the other restaurants and found ourselves (2 people) drawn to the specials menu - which had about 15 dishes listed. We sat inside at the bar looking outside. Service was prompt and we ordered 3 share...More

Thank Knills
Reviewed 12 March 2018

After looking at so many restaurants,we decided to try this restaurant because of the claypot. We ordered mussels cooked with lemon grass and ginger, they were exceptional. We also tried sesame seasoned tuna, tasted a bit different as the tuna we tried before was black...More

Thank blue_ring001
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

The mussel festival was on while we had a lovely evening here with friends. Unfortunately because of the festival they didn’t offer the full menu but nonetheless the tuna, the snapper and the flathead were absolutely device. Washed that done with a bottle of Pino...More

Thank Ravinder S
South Melbourne
South Melbourne hosts the city’s oldest continuous
market, founded in 1867. Rows of neatly arranged
fruit, vegetables and flowers splash yellows, greens
and reds along the entire perimeter, where the whole
neighbourhood gathers for Saturday feasts. Inside the
hall, shoppers hover over the mouth-watering displays
of delicatessens and specialty food shops. Further in,
a bazaar full of giftware, clothing, and kitchen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 44
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner Cecil and York Streets | South Melbourne Market, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > South Melbourne
  • Neighbourhood: South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9645 5779
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A kitchen nestled inside a bar. Sit around and graze all day long at Melbourne's oldest market.
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