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Claypots Seafood Bar

213-215 Barkly Street Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9534 1282
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“garlic prawns” (27 reviews)
“seafood” (110 reviews)
“bok choy” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Australian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
213-215 Barkly Street Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When you feel like seafood this is your destination. There is plenty to choose from, food is fresh and yummy. You can sit inside or in romantic courtyard. There are local musicians in the evenings for a bit of a relaxation over glass of wine

Thank Ms B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fresh seafood, great quality, tasty recipes. Food was served fast (the restaurant was quite empty). Good service, very nice waitress. I heard they opened a new place on Fitzroy Street, i'll check it too.

Thank zobzz z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

2  Thank PurplePink123
Reviewed 18 April 2017 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...More

Thank Kram R
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 15 April 2017 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.

Thank George I
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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.

Thank Raeline B
Reviewed 4 April 2017

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.

Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 4 April 2017

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...More

Thank ERIC L
Reviewed 3 April 2017

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...More

Thank wucie
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are you open for pre-theatre dinner, i.e. 5pm on a Sunday?
2 February 2017|
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Response from renangoksin | Property representative |
Yes. The kitchen stay open all day Sundays. Cheers
Are you BYO?
3 December 2016|
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Response from renangoksin | Property representative |
Claypots Seafood Bar St Kilda provides full bar and wine selection. However if you have special wine or bubbly it is possible to BYO. The venue will charge $10 corkage for each opened bottle.
Pam S
Do you have fresh seafood (ie not fried) just cold rawns, lobster oysters for instance
26 September 2016|
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Response from Paul L | Reviewed this property |
Sure do and yummy as well
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 60
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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