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Central Business District
0.3 km from Flinders Street Station
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Reviewed 18 April 2024 via mobile

Chef’s Special - sweet crab and scallops parpadelle was perfectly paired with a crisp Prosecco…plate sizing was perfect - allowing ‘room’ to indulge in a fantastic desert - salted chocolate crème brûlée - wow! Great service, friendly and highly professional staff. Fabulous location beside and...opposite The Regent & Athenaeum Theaters. Sophisticated atmosphere and I noticed pam’s and guests in wheel chairs comfortably accommodated too.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 27 January 2024

Quality of seafood was very good ...service also was very good the ambience 🤔felt like I was sitting in a hallway very dark and narrow and although the quality of the food was good presentation was basic ...I've had better so came away thinking it...was ok not greatMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023

Couldn’t fault this place. Happy,Friendly and efficient staff. Great atmosphere and the food was to die for. We had the tiger prawn entree plus assorted dips. Seafood linguine and garlic King prawns. Then decided we’d try the Patagonian toothfish! Glad we did. Magnificent Will return...and would definitely recommendMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 September 2023 via mobile

Not “wow”, but was good. We had the seafood platter, good food, enough of it, but nothing that would cause you to rave about it. Dessert menu was the same as just about every other restaurant in Melbourne Good if you’re after a pre-show seafood...dinner, but that’s about itMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Box Seafood, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2024

Hi FamilyTraveller1012, Thank you for dining with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your food. Unfortunate that you did not find that the food had a ‘wow’ factor, however, we are always open to customer feedback. If you have any specific feedback...More

Reviewed 25 May 2023 via mobile

Pre show dinner was the intention. Ordered rissoto and when I received it, it was cold and some of the veg was almost frozen. It was $32 for a very small serve. When asked if all was ok i said the risotto was cold, I...was asked if I wanted it to go back to the kitchen I said no thanks. It was still billed to me so won't be going back there.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Box Seafood, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2024

Hi SerenaD, Please email us at info@boxseafood.com.au to further clarify this review. We are unsure as to what dish you ordered as none of our dishes are $32. If this dining experience did occur at our restaurant, we always do our best to fix any...More

Reviewed 10 April 2023 via mobile

Delicious food, beautifully presented but very $$$. The downer for us was being charged $2 extra for Parmesan cheese for a vegetarian risotto. That’s just not on. Would we go again? Definitely not on a Saturday (10% surcharge) but probably for a special occasion.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Box Seafood, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2024

Hi 15Debrat, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. The weekend surcharge is common practice across hospitality as we pay our staff penalty rates on weekends. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Box Seafood team.

Reviewed 16 March 2023 via mobile

One of the worst restaurant dealings I’ve ever had. Refused to accept a booking with dietary requirements they actually cater for as per their menu. Absolute rocks in their heads!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Box Seafood, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2024

Hi Beta4Me, We were unable to accept your booking based on the requirements advised. Considering you have not actually dined with us, we don’t find this review applicable. Thank you, Box Seafood team.

Reviewed 25 February 2023 via mobile

Cannot be better… seafood and service to perfection. This is a place where you really can get the best: starting with fresh oysters, followed by a good appetizer and a perfect crayfish, accompanied by a nice wine. Adrian, the owner, loves his business for more...than 25 years now, and you can taste that with every bite.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Box Seafood, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2024

Hi 606gerdm, Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. Our team appreciates your positive comments and were so glad that you enjoyed your meal and consider us the ‘best’. Kind regards, Box Seafood team.

Reviewed 9 February 2023

This is one of my favorite restaurant it is right next to the Regent Theatre. The food is very good and the service is fantastic. Would recommend this restaurant especially if you love seafood.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 26 November 2022

My husband and I ate at Box Restaurant last night prior to going to the Regent Theatre. The food was delicious but more than that the service we received and the ambiance of the restaurant was amazing. Our waiter was, Phillipe, he was attentive and...caring to our wants and needs and quite honestly we couldn’t speak highly enough of him, the owner came to our table and chatted to us which was a very nice touch. Well done Box, very well done.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Box Seafood, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2024

Hi Allanna5, Wow, what a wonderful review to read! Thank you so much for choosing Box Seafood to dine with before heading to the theatre. We will definitely pass your comments onto Felipe & hope you enjoyed the rest of your evening. See you again...More

Reviewed 6 November 2022 via mobile

On a whim I booked into Box at last minute. Lovely Sarah organised a table for us within 45mins of booking and was there to greet us on arrival. This restaurant ha a lovely vibe. It is family owned with Sarah and her brother working...front of house, with other staff, when we were there. We decided to treat ourselves being on holidays and ordered the hot seafood platter. What a meal, wow. Fresh, beautifully cooked seafod well presented. We thoroughly enjoyed it all and found it good vue for the money. Sarah's customer service was outstanding.Very friendly, personable and didn't rush away when we were probably being a bit too talkative. Thanks so much Sarah and all the very best for you in the future. Totally recommend this restaurant for a relaxed and friendly experience and beautiful, fresh seafood at it's best.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Box Seafood, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2024

Hi 446Suet, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review for us. Our team definitely takes pride in what they do, and we could not be thankful enough for your comments. We are so glad that you enjoyed your food and...More

Reviewed 4 September 2022 via mobile

Yummy seafood platter with opportunity to try seafood we dont have at home ..Enjoyable topped offcwith last minute decision prompted by owner to go to HAIRSPRAY next door...wow Thankyou for the Limoncello enticement S@G..NZ

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 24 July 2022 via mobile

Starters and Main was delicious. Oysters were fresh and our daughter loved it. Linguni, Risotto and Chilli Prawns were out of this world. Start to end hospitality was excellent...We now waiting for second time visit to have shell fish with burnt butter

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 9 July 2022

Where to start...It was a beautiful start to an evening. My partner and I were seeing a show at The Regent and needed somewhere to enjoy a nice meal prior...well we weren't disappointed to say the least. Upon arrival my partner and I were greeted...at the door by whom appeared to be the owner, walking through the restaurant we were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful wall art and general feel to the place. As for the warm nature of the staff it was a genuine rarity to be treated the way we were, and for this reason we are so happy to be providing this review. The most difficult part of the evening was choosing what to order off the menu as it was full of the most tantalizing sounding dishes. My partner ordered the Atlantic Salmon as a starter which was undoubtably some of the best eaten, mains where king Prawns and I went for a stuffed chicken breast. The food was of an exceptional standard and left us more than content. Finishing the meal with a baked cheesecake topped with a berry coulis and accompanied by the most flavor intense berry sorbet we've eaten, this was a most divine end to our meal. The wine was equally as enjoyable and complimented the dinner superbly. Overall the experience was memorable and we had both said to each other that this would undoubtably not be our last time here. We could not recommend Box restaurant more highly, you will surely not be disappointed. Kelly & DavidMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 July 2022

WE were greeted by owner shown to our table and handed over to the professional and cheerful Sara. The seafood was fresh and delicious as was desert. We found this restaurant while holidaying in Melbourne. Can’t wait to get back to enjoy another night of...good food and fantastic attentive staff.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Box Seafood, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2024

Hi SharonO, It is with big smiles that we read your review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. We are delighted to hear that you found us while holidaying and enjoyed your time with us. We do hope you visit...More

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5