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Box On Collins

#124 of 3,038 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Central Business District
Australian, Gluten Free, Seafood
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189 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 0411
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

They were ready for us! We didn't book a place and had 50 minutes to get through dinner and get to the theatre next door. Express service was upstairs! The dinner was fabulous, I enjoyed Moreton Bay Bugs in white wine, garlic chilli and basil, my wife had king prawns. We also had the tiger prawn spring rolls and glad... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited last weekend. My calamari was average but my husbands lobster was amazing and so were his tiger prawns. The restaurant is attractive inside. The waiter was great. Lobster was as you would expect, expensive (husband thinks it was worth every penny spent).

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Thank Cass H
Mount Gambier, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here before going to the Sound of Music, and it was by far the best meal I have had for a very long time. The staff were extremely friendly, and fast. They asked when we got there if we were going to the theatre, to ensure we had time for our meal. I have not seen another restaurant... More 

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Thank Hungry_Hungry_Aussie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the restaurant after watching "The Sound of Music" at the Regent Theatre. The seafood platter was excellent. I am a seafood lover and have high expectation on seafood. Box on Collins' seafood platter definitely exceeded my expectation. Will definitely go back again.

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Thank Shirley C
Boxoncollins, Owner at Box On Collins, responded to this review

Hi Shirley C, Thank you for review and rating Box on Collins with a 5 star rating. We are so proud to hear that our Seafood platter was excellent and that we are able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again sooner rather than later. 3 Thank you, Box on Collins More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Box on Collins is the best premium seafood restaurant in Melbourne. It offers not only fresh Australian seafood, but non-seafood, vegetarian and Gluten free options, too. It is a restaurant with an admirable ambience, companionable staff with a good sense of humor and a pocket friendly menu. So, next time you're at Collins Street, pull out a stool outside this... More 

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Thank Wick E
Boxoncollins, Owner at Box On Collins, responded to this review

Hi Wick E, Thank you for your review and providing great positive comments. We value being called “the best” and appreciate your acknowledgment of all the aspects of products we provide. It’s great that you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to having you dine with us again so you can watch the world go by. Thank... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this restaurant by accident when going to a theatre show at the Regent and wanting something close by. The Box on Collins exceeded my expectations on a number of fronts with impeccable service, delicious food and a wonderful ambiance in the restaurant. We decided to have the seafood platter and were in no way disappointed; it was visually... More 

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Thank Martine G
Boxoncollins, Owner at Box On Collins, responded to this review

Hi Martine G, Thank you for your review and giving Box on Collins a perfect rating, we take this with great value. We appreciate such positive feedback and are very happy that we were able to exceed your expectations on a number of fronts. This is a trust testament to the standard that we have at Box on Collins. Thank... More 

Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for lunch wanting good seafood near our hotel on miserable and wet Melbourne day. The seafood platter was better than we expected and so was the service. It's a clever idea calling it The Box because the space is boxy but they have it well laid out and the place works well. Recommended by a couple of Kiwis.

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Thank Tw0_0ldies
Boxoncollins, Owner at Box On Collins, responded to this review

Hi Tw0_0ldies, Thank you for dining with us on miserable and wet Melbourne day. It’s great to hear your positive comments about your experience with us and greatly value your recommendation. Thank you, Box on Collins More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch before a 1.oclock matinee performance, they opened at 11.00 which was great, no rushed lunch,I had 3 grandchildren with me plus their parent, food was very good, they brought a bowl of chips to the youngest, so he didn't have to wait for our mains,service was excellent,my only complaint is that they advertise (kid friendly) and they... More 

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Thank Kerin M
Boxoncollins, Owner at Box On Collins, responded to this review

Hi Kerin M, Thank you for your review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our service and food. Although we do not currently display menu options for children we are more than willing to provide children size meals if requested. Nevertheless we appreciate your acknowledgement of our service and look forward to seeing you again. Thank you,... More 

Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was the menu that got me in to the restaurant, and I was really looking forward to the seafood. The choice is great, and the entrees lived up to their promise. Of the mains, the salmon was very overcooked for the two people who chose it which is hard to credit in a fish restaurant, and the chef's special... More 

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

Hi LilibetMelbourne, Thank you for your feedback and dining with us. It’s disappointing that two people received overcooked salmon, we would have like the opportunity to rectify this. Although this is the first instance of an issue with our Seafood chowder we will take your feedback on-board. We have an ample selection of desserts and are glad your guests enjoyed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have often stayed at the Westin but had never been to Box until a recent visit. The restaurant is a long narrow corridor with a lift at the far end. Kitchen and additional tables are upstairs and the restaurant and lift provide disabled access to the Regent Theatre. Sounds bad but works well. The welcome is warm from the... More 

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

Hi Newerfarm, Thank you for your detailed review. We appreciate your positive comments and deciding to dine with us. We hope you come and dine with us again in the near feature. Thank you, Box on Collins More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 0411
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.

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

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
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.