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Box On Collins

Melbourne CBD
Seafood, Australian
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189 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
03 9663 0411
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Drawing from an abundance of luscious seafood, fresh Australian produce...
Drawing from an abundance of luscious seafood, fresh Australian produce, and regional wineries, The Box on Collins experience will be one you will always remember. Our creative team of chefs and dedicated floor staff ensure your meals are prepared to perfection and delivered to you within our cosmopolitan Collins street address. Locating us is also easy as we are next door to one of Melbourne's breathtaking landmark venues The Regent Theatre. The Box On Collins menu takes the experience one step further. You'll find a variety of fresh fish and shellfish preparations that draw upon coastal cultures Australia wide. And as always, generous, tempting specialties of beef, game, poultry along with vegetarian offerings abound when you crave a non-seafood dish. We use only the freshest, highest quality seafood and only from sustainable stocks. Our emphasis on Australian produce also ensures flavourful, seasonal dishes that translate beautifully into delicious main course and entree dishes.
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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Great Seafood Restaurant

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 !!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Brett B
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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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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Hong Kong, China
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

The Morton bugs and seared tuna was average. The bug or slipper lobster was mealy, not fim, or succulent. Tuna was also not firm and had average taste. We expected more from a resturant of this caliber. Service was very good. Too bad the food did not match

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We visited Box on Collins over the Christmas period as we were a captive audience with not much else open within walking distance of the Westin in the cbd. The service was excellent and the manager was lovely enough to suggest a menu option for our 7 year old which was the good old favorite of fish and chips. We... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Overall the food was good and the service very good. It was good to be welcomed to a restaurant and expertly served. With it all perfectly timed before an evening at the theatre. Probably just on the expensive side. Three of our party of four shared the whitebait and all agreed we had eaten better. Just not enough flavour. For... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We were staying next door at the Westin and were told this was a good option for our last dinner in Australia with our children (due to storm clouds arriving). Whilst the interior does not exude the best ambience the service and food was fantastic. Great relaxed service and the crayfish was amazing. Thanks for a good last supper!

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Great service and fantastic seafood . Will definitely be returning , very soon . I have read other comments about over pricing . I think box on Collins was very reasonable .

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10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Food, service and atmosphere was excellent for our late lunch stop here...definitely recommend the spaghetti marinara - it was delicious, light and worth the price. Cocktails were great too, try the see-c before your meal to get you in the mood.

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Albany, Australia
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22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Box on Collins is a fantastic seafood restaurant and the ideal place to grab a bite to eat before a show at The Regent. Recommendations: Oysters Bugs I wish we lived around the corner.

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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

seafood platter/2 was good value at $100 but with wine etc it's always at least $100/head at the Box...but will return because food/service is top shelf

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 189 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Melbourne CBD
  • Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
  • Phone Number: 03 9663 0411

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Australian

Description

Drawing from an abundance of luscious seafood, fresh Australian produce, and regional wineries, The Box on Collins experience will be one you will always remember. Our creative team of chefs and dedicated floor staff ensure your meals are prepared to perfection and delivered to you within our cosmopolitan Collins street address. Locating us is also easy as we are next door to one of Melbourne's breathtaking landmark venues The Regent Theatre. The Box On Collins menu takes the experience one step further. You'll find a variety of fresh fish and shellfish preparations that draw upon coastal cultures Australia wide. And as always, generous, tempting specialties of beef, game, poultry along with vegetarian offerings abound when you crave a non-seafood dish. We use only the freshest, highest quality seafood and only from sustainable stocks. Our emphasis on Australian produce also ensures flavourful, seasonal dishes that translate beautifully into delicious main course and entree dishes.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?