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Box On Collins

#395 of 3,929 Restaurants in Melbourne
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Seafood, Australian
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189 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 0411
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 51
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  • 37
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
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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
A good start for our first evening in Melbourne!

Would recommend this restaurant, the food was good and although a bit pricey we felt that being so conveniently central it was to be expected. There was a good choice on the menu, not all fish as the lamb was very much enjoyed!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Susan M
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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Hong Kong
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Wow. What a fantastic experience - the food was superb, as was the wine; we could not have asked for better or more attentive service, and we ended up staying for one of the best long lunches ever. It was not the cheapest meal we had in Melbourne - but it was absolutely worth every cent. Just superb.

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

Hi gbhk2013, Thank you for your review, glad to hear about your experience with us. Hope to see you again soon. Regards, Box on Collins More 

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

All the meals we ordered were very well presented and very tasty,the portions were of a reasonable size,served promptly by by very friendly and attentive staff ,would highly recommend you will not be disappointed

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

Hi Dennis N, Thank you very much for your review, we appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you again. Regards, Box on Collins More 

Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We stumbled on this beauty before seeing a show on a Saturday night. It was very quiet inside but the staff were lovely and the aromas from the kitchen were amazing so we decided to eat and we're glad we did! I had the Barramundi and my fiancé had the eye fillet for main and the brûlée and brownie for... More 

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

Hi Richele, Thank you for your feedback, very happy to hear about your experience with us. Hope to see you again soon. Regards, Box on Collins More 

Camperdown, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We had a great evening here, we had been there only once before and again received a warm welcome. It was quite busy and we had a table in the doorway but we were moved to a larger table which was out of the cool breeze, thank you very much. Our meal was really great, the oysters were some of... More 

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

Hi Ian, Thank you for your review and happy to hear you enjoyed our food. Look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Box on Collins More 

Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My daughter and I were given tickets to the theatre and we found this cafe next door. The dips were shop bought - generic brands, I'm sure. I was told the prawns were spicy but they were so overpowered by the sauce, I could have been eating anything!! My daughter had the barramundi which was rubbery. When I mentioned these... More 

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

Hi 336Margie, Thank you for your feedback and apologies for the experience you had with us. I would like to clarify that the location next to the theatre “Box on Collins” is a restaurant and not a cafe as stated on our front window and outside umbrellas. Please see extract from our menu “House-made dips served with warm pita bread”... More 

Tamworth, Australia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Lordy , what an awesome meal,scrumptious entrees-soft shelled crab - one of our favs- and scallops beautifully cooked. Then swordfish fillets melt-in-your mouth stuff and half bugs with a buttery sauce- looked absolutely wonderful, I was happy with my swordfish - we also decided to share a dessert of the trio of ice creams, just enough to fill us without... More 

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

Hi Pamela, Thank you for your detailed review and happy to hear your about your experience. Look forward to seeing you again More 

Tamworth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Would recommend this restaurant, the food was good and although a bit pricey we felt that being so conveniently central it was to be expected. There was a good choice on the menu, not all fish as the lamb was very much enjoyed!

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

Hi Susan, Thank you for your recommendation. Happy to hear you enjoyed the non-seafood "special" More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We believe Western Australia has the best seafood in Australia. To prove this the owner told us the crayfish is flown in fresh everyday from Cervantes WA. A family group of 4 adults enjoyed lunch on Saturday 4th April 2015 Fantastic food and service. The oysters were sublime. Thank you, we will be telling all our friends.

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

Thank you Yenrut, great to hear! Thank you for the review More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This restaurant is an excellent place to go for a meal especially Seafood. Service was fantastic. Staff very friendly. Highly recommend to anyone visiting the area. Enjoyed it immensely !!

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

Hi Brett, Glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, look forward to seeing you again More 

Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

I've been to Box several times that I've visited Melbourne? Why? Because it's really close to either of the hotels I stay in and very conveniently located. What's more the menu has a good number of choices; the food is well prepared and the service is good. All in all a good choice - feels like one is paying a... More 

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

Thank you KilburnKid, hope to see you again soon 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?