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Box Seafood Restaurant

189 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 0411
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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11:00 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
189 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic place to eat before or after seeing a show at The Regent Theatre. It is next door and has lift access into the theatre. The food is tasty. You can have nibbles, entrees, mains and desserts with a lovely wine or...More

Thank Cheryl K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of the best seafood around.We started with whitebait to share YUM. I enjoyed the Garlic Prawns which didn't have that over the top garlic flavour. I could taste and enjoy the huge prawns. My friend had the seafood risotto which she raved over. The...More

1  Thank Kay F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful lunch with my daughters before heading to see My Fair Lady. The food was fabulous and there was great menu options for my fussy eaters. Waitstaff were friendly and were very conscious of our need to leave for the theatre on time....More

2  Thank LeesaAO
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi LessaAO, Thank you for your great review of Box Seafood and choosing to dine with us prior to the theatre. It’s great to hear that our staff were friendly and able to get you out on time. We look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017

What a great, convenient place to start an enjoyable evening. The service was excellent and prompt especially after they asked if we were on our way to the theatre. There was an inviting atmosphereg in the restaurant; the seafood platter, to share, was wonderful, if...More

1  Thank brangushiddensprings
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi brangushiddensprings, Thank you for your review and dining with Box Seafood, we greatly appreciate it. It is pleasing to hear that we were able to make you feel comfortable and enjoy our mother-watering seafood platter. The design of the building does have a lavatory...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Arrived there at 5.45 pm for dinner before show. We encountered the following •Staff rude •late service •Food extremely salty and extremely overpriced We won't be recommending this place. 👎🏻👎🏻More

Thank Reen C
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Reen, We take our reviews very seriously. Could you please email us at info@boxseafoodrestaurant.com.au with specific details regarding your experience as the description you have provided is very uncharacteristic of our staff and food and we would like to address this. Look forward to...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Very bad experience 375 aus. Dollars for 2 (without any wine or dessert) for a lobster tasteless in a creamy ugly sauce. Service and design are OK . Perhaps should we take a more common food ...More

2  Thank Kcirtapduanyar
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Kcirtapduanyar, We are very disappointed to receive your comments as a ‘very bad experience’. The price for your bill was dictated by the choices made and you were guide through the whole process during your dining experience with us. The Crayfish that was ordered...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant many times in the past and have always throughly enjoyed it! Saturday night though was a shame! We were staying at the Sofitel up the road and figured for dinner it was best to stick to a restaurant we...More

1  Thank taryn81
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Taryn81, Thank you for deciding to dine with us, it’s great to hear that you have enjoyed dining with us. On this occasion we apologize for the experience you have had with us as this is very unlike us and it’s disappointing to read....More

Reviewed 10 June 2017

I eat out three times a week, and this is the worst dining experience I have ever encountered. The poor service and incompetence was remarkable. I’ll try to summarise: 1. My mother asked for no garlic as she has an allergy. They checked with the...More

3  Thank jacksnacks6
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Jacqui At no time during the evening was the waitress advised of any allergies of patrons at your table, asking for alterations of a dish does not imply in any degree that a person has any dietary requirements. This must be told to the...More

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Seafood pasta main and softshell crab entree was the best I had.. Manager came to greet us to introduce himself.. had food envy when we saw the other table order the seafood platter.. Only drawback was the toilets were two levels above the dining areaMore

Thank Phil T
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Phil, We are very proud that the seafood pasta and soft shell crab was the best you have ever had, we truly appreciate your review and hope that you can return in the near future to enjoy our delicious seafood platter. Thank you, Box...More

Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Came from out of town and were looking for a good seafood restaurant. The reviews praised this venue, giving it #4 in Melbourne. Service was very good and the staff were kind. Entrées were great (the calamari and mussels with pipis), although the calamari portion...More

Thank BarduJones
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi BarduJones, Thank you for deciding to dine with and acknowledging our service efforts. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your entrée as we do our best to find a balance between quantity and quality. It is surprising that you found the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
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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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