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Rubiras at Swallows

#310 of 3,203 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Port Melbourne
Seafood, Australian
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192 Station Street, Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria Vic 3207, Australia
9646 2746
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Locals know this restaurant well as it's always busy. Off the beaten track for visitors . Located in an old pub that has retained original features of Bar and classic green tiling. It's mainly seafood with oysters, prawns , lobster, variety of white fish cooked different ways. Quite an extensive choice of non fish dishes. Excellent service. Good wine list.... More 

Thank Peter L
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

I visited twice during my recent visit to Melbourne. Delicious seafood , always fresh and cooked very well. It is well worth a visit and book to avoid disappointment

Thank John B
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

A high quality seafood restaurant . A great choice of all seafood. Excellent service attentive to your requirements.

1 Thank Philip V
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Myself and my partner visited Rubiras on Saturday night. Firstly, my hangover from the work Christmas party was next level. Our server Rachel was very quick to notice this and for the rest of the night, she was amazing! Water, Post mix coke pints... Wine... She suggested that we try a few different items off the menu and it was... More 

Thank stacey0live
Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

What a fabulous seafood menu (there is meat as well) with such a range offered - all fresh and served in either banquet style or by the plate. Staff are terrific and every option and detail explained. What a great night out. Good wine menu as well. Highly recommend, should book as very popular.

1 Thank Tramanto
Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

The location is an old hotel in Port Melbourne, good access and parking was not that hard, seeing it was a Saturday night. Four friends celebrating a birthday, good range of seafood and extensive wine list, and nice ambience at a good sized table. Waiter was excellent, very attentive and helpful. Couple of bottles of Heathcote Shiraz, oysters, scallops, prawns... More 

Thank RealDogLover
Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

Don't get me wrong, I didn't hate it; was just expecting more and maybe I should have chosen something more exotic than garfish as a main course, but I do like garfish! Moreton bay bugs and lobster I love too, but didn't want to pay $58 for a bug. Lovely oysters, large selection of market fresh fish. A few options... More 

1 Thank Hodkinson101
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Family catch-up at this renowned seafood restaurant. Stunning knowledge of staff serving tables who were very accommodating. Had series of entrees shared at table. Scallops, prawns spring rolls, scampi and then followed with cheese platter. Great!! Also discovered a new Chardonnay. Risky business. Went really well.

Thank Troonie1
Melbourne, Australia
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

We dined here last night. We decided to have a mixture of starters the entire night rather than a traditional starter followed by main. Our favourite starters were the chilli prawns (we ended up asking for more after the first serve), the calamari, the steamed chilli and ginger scallops, the buttery Grilled Moreton Bay bugs and for a non-seafood starter,... More 

1 Thank Marilyn M
Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

An acceptable glass of house sauvignon blanc accompanied by chilli prawns. Batter, an unknown secret, except to maybe the Chef! The tiny serve of rice that is on the plate is enough to engulf the balance of the chilli sauce allowing one to enjoy every mouthful! Wonderful! Delicious......

Thank TeTLOW8

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 192 Station Street, Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria Vic 3207, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Port Melbourne
  • Neighborhood: Port Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 9646 2746

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?