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Box On Collins

#210 of 2,906 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Australian
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189 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 0411
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Fishing for great Seafood? Melbourne's Premium Seafood Restaurant, Box on...
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 on Collins 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 on Collins has to offer. The Box on Collins 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good Seafood

Box is so narrow that you'll miss it if you blink whilst passing by. It's next door to the Regent Theatre on Collins Street - indeed it turned out that it's actually connected through to the theatre on an upper floor - we found out because when you want the loo, you go three floors up in a lift... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Jules8Perkins
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Melbourne, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had a great lunch at thiws seafood restaurant. The best oysters we have ever eaten. The seafood platter is the best value for money and great quality. It was so good we went back the next day for another luch.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Stunning! What a find - perfect for our pre-dinner before seeing Lion King at the Regent Theatre next door. We were lucky they could squeeze us in without a reservation and we're so pleased we got to savour Box Seafood Restaurant. Service is perfect and the cuisine absolutely amazing! Loved the Moreton Bay Bugs and the Seafood Chowder is the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Box is so narrow that you'll miss it if you blink whilst passing by. It's next door to the Regent Theatre on Collins Street - indeed it turned out that it's actually connected through to the theatre on an upper floor - we found out because when you want the loo, you go three floors up in a lift and... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My Mum and I came here before the Lion King on a Saturday night and were asked straight away by a pleasant man if we were going to go to the Lion King - we told him we were. We were seated upstairs with other tables who were also all attending. To start we had the pita bread and dips... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Had dinner with my wife here before going to see a show, both the food and staff were exceptional and the swordfish was incredible, would highly recommend!

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Boxoncollins, Owner at Box On Collins, responded to this review

Hi Michael H, Thank you for your review and dinning with us before your show. Very glad to hear that you enjoyed our swordfish and appreciate your support in recommending us. See you again soon. Thank you, Box on Collins More 

Australia
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I took my wife here for her birthday as part of her Melbourne weekend birthday getaway on a whim since she was craving seafood. Tripadvisor recommended this restaurant and we arrived with no booking and got a nice table in front of some beautiful artwork. It was pretty quiet and intimate downstairs. From the on-set, the customer service was fantastic... More 

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Boxoncollins, Owner at Box On Collins, responded to this review

Hi Sang_from_Oz, Firstly Happy Birthday to your wife, we thank you for bringing her out to Melbourne's Premium Seafood Restaurant on her special day. Very happy to hear about your experience with us and look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you for recommending us we really appreciate your support. Thank you, Box on Collins More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We dined here before seeing The Lion King. The staff are so so friendly & the food was simply delicious. The whitebait made a great starter & the salmon & barramundi were cooked perfectly - my husbands only complaint was that the serving of barramundi was not big enough! Sticky date pudding & a warm brownie made the perfect ending... More 

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Boxoncollins, Owner at Box On Collins, responded to this review

Hi JenKtown, We appreciate your feedback and are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meals and the service. Hope to see you again in the near future for another great experience. Thank you, Box on Collins More 

Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I found this restaurant online while looking for a place for an early dinner before going to the Lion King at the Regent Theatre production last weekend. An unobtrusive restaurant that is located conveniently next door to the Regent Theatre. From the initial phone call to arrange a reservation; to asking about any special needs or requests during the booking;... More 

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Boxoncollins, Owner at Box On Collins, responded to this review

Hi Cathy P, Thank you for your highly detailed review, we appreciate the effort you have taken to leave feedback for us and are delighted that the service and product was to the standard that we stride to provide each day. We look forward to serving you again in future and await your return. Thank you for your feedback. Box... More 

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A friend recommended this restaurant as I was looking for a good seafood restaurant in Melbourne. I was not disappointed with the food we ordered. What was even more pleasant was the service. The waiter was constantly on the lookout if we needed attention. We had the Seafood Chowder which is one of the best I have had. Deep fried... More 

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Boxoncollins, Owner at Box On Collins, responded to this review

Hi Travelfather59, Thank you for your support and detailed review. Very happy to hear that you enjoyed our products. Look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Box on Collins More 

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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is located in the heart of the 'posh end of Melbourne.' The food and service were amazing, however it did lack atmosphere. This may have been because we went on a Thursday night or that we were seated next to a stark white concrete pillar. The wait staff were very efficient, seemed like they were hovering sometimes. The... More 

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Boxoncollins, Owner at Box On Collins, responded to this review

Hi LisaGr8, Thank you for your detailed review, very happy that you enjoyed our seafood platter. Look forward to serving you again in the near future. Regards, Box on Collins More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 189 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 0411

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Australian

Description

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 on Collins 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 on Collins has to offer. The Box on Collins 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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