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Claypot King

Central Business District
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209 Swanston St | Level 1, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 3222
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Brisbane, Australia
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2015

We went there as a family and had a good cheap meal. Not amazing quality, but in keeping with the fast food prices.

Thank bigjules1
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015

This place is now closed, but the value for money may be why they went out of business. Never fear, they have another location in Glen Waverly and Box Hill. If you have a big group, definitely worth the trip to this place.

1 Thank MnahH
Wellington, New Zealand
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2015

Claypot King, Swanston Street, Melbourne........so handy to Mercure Welcome Hotel. Unobtrusive entrance from street, but good signage when we pass by in the tram. Very well patronised and understandably so. No frills, no fuss, but efficient and inexpensive. Claypot chicken served on plate, not in traditional claypot, but still interesting and flavoursome. The lamb curry was far more interesting and... More 

Thank aquarian1935
Gold Coast
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284 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Went here for lunch and had beef with noodles. The service was prompt and staff efficient and friendly. Not a bad place to sit down in and the food was nice and plentiful.

Thank JMC000111
The Bush
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2014

We went to a random restaurant in Melbourne CBD and ordered some random dishes of the menu for a late night dinner. While the cost was cheap and the service was prompt, the meal itself was just average. It was not bad but once leaving the restaurant we found us talking about other things and not the meal. A good... More 

Thank Faarreak
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Went there19 sept 14 and had nasi goreng. Probably the worst nasi goreng I have ever had. Very bland, tasteless and dry. Possibly left out or old food reheated but I had to visit clay pot at home several times that night to expel myself of it. Would not recommend.

Thank Ceja77
Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2014

We eat here often; the dumplings are tasty and there are few places you can eat this well and this cheaply in the CBD. The décor is basic and the tables are close together but if this is not a concern, you will enjoy your meal. Cash only.

Thank AnnG122
Woodville, Nsw
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36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2014

We ordered an entre and two mains. The Claypot main appeared first, obviously preprepared and microwaved to the extreme. The kindest thing that could be said was that it was hot (temperature wise). The mixed seafood lacked taste and the rice was a blob stuck to the dish. The most disappointing experience of all the noodle bars on this street.

Thank johnwalked
Bangkok, Thailand
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261 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2014

I had lunch at this restaurant. The food quality is good. The only thing is that they don't accept credit cards which is not very common in Australia. Otherwise food is ok. It is served hot which makes it more tasty as per the standards with Asian foods.

Thank David N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 Swanston St | Level 1, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9662 3222

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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