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Box On Collins

#276 of 2,867 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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11:00 am - 10:00 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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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
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 Garnished with Outstanding Service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Travelfather59
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 20 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 

Rosanna
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

saganaki entree was delicious!!! Plenty of variety and food is a high standard - the service is excellent, particularly if you're in pre-theatre seating. The only downfall is the toilets are on another level that require you to use lifts to get to and as a result there was a passing thoroughfare of traffic using access to lifts

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

Hi JanineRodge, Thank you for your feedback, great to hear that our service and products were of high standard for you. We greatly appreciate hearing from you. We look forward to serving you again in future. Regards, Box on Collins More 

Australia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We were a table of 11 and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. The most amazing seafood. The freshest oysters and my family rated them the best they have ever eaten ( they try oysters at most restaurants). Would come back next visit to Melbourne.

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

Hi Sharrisonwa, Thank you for your great feedback, we are very happy to hear your family enjoyed our oysters. Look forward to seeing you again in future. Regards, Box on Collins More 

melbourne
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We ate at Box on Collins prior to a show over the road at the Atheneum, we were looking for a good quality restaurant nearby and another one we had eaten at before had poor recent reviews. We were not disappointed, the food was first class. My husband had the hot chilli prawns mentioned in previous reviews, they do underline... More 

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

Hi sid052, Thank you for your detailed review. We appreciate your support and glad we were able to provide you with a great experience. Thank you for recommending us we greatly appreciate it. Look forward to serving your again soon. Regards, Box on Collins More 

Geelong, Australia
Level Contributor
35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Lovely restaurant next door to the Regent Theatre. Due to its' position the staff are au fait with meal timings & theatre timings. We shared Dukka & Saganaki as entree, both were perfect, the Dukka was served with deliciously light, fresh rolls. My companion had Crayfish Rissoto which was deemed delectable & I had the Flathead Fillets which were served... More 

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

Hi P0lly53, Thank you for your detailed review, we are very happy to hear about your experience with us and look forward to serving you again in the near future. Thank you for recommending Box on Collins we greatly appreciate it. More 

Geelong, Australia
Level Contributor
45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We were greeted at the door and seated at the window table. From the minute we sat down we were treated as though we were the only patrons in the restaurant. The food was delicious. I had a lobster risotto with prawns which was filling enough but we couldn't resist a dessert so shared a sticky toffee pudding with honeycomb... More 

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

Hi Sharon G, Thank your for your detailed review. We value your feedback and will pass this onto our staff so they can continue to welcome patrons in the same fashion. We look forward to seeing you again in future. Regards, Box on Collins More 

Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My wife and I had a pre-show dinner here and it was amazing. The magnificent artwork currently displayed of lions set an awesome scene. The staff were friendly and very helpful and before we knew it entree was served. Before I could finish my beer the staff were there asking if I would like another, fantastic! Overall the dining experience... More 

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

Hi Johnny F, Thank your for your detailed feedback. We are very happy to hear that our staff made for an enjoyable and pleasant experience. Thank you for recommending Box on Collins, we greatly appreciate it. Regards, Box on Collins More 

Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We were welcomed in & served as soon as we were ready. After a gorgeous entree we were asked by the manager if we would like the window seat at the front. Perfect spot to watch the bustle of Melbourne life. We had three courses & even had a delicious glass of dessert wine each, all due to the wonderful... More 

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

Hi vpholidays, Thank you for your detailed feedback. We very happy to hear about your great experience with us and hope to see you again soon. Thank you for recommending Box on Collins Regards, Box on Collins More 

Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Four of us enjoyed a dinner here before going to the Lion King at the Regent Theatre next door. Staff were very friendly and efficient and mindful of getting our meals out on time. My calamari was very basic, my partner had the seafood risotto which was absolutely fantastic, others had the salmon, once again fairly basic and similar to... More 

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

Hi Razzy38, Thank you for your review. As you have found many of our dishes are served without the addition of other food products, we have designed our meals this way to allow diners to enjoy the product. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed experience with us and hope to see you again in the near future.... More 

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Additional Information about Box On Collins

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

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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?