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Box On Collins

#117 of 3,056 Restaurants in Melbourne
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Central Business District
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189 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 0411
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Closed
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Community of Madrid, Spain
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A really good meal with a glass or two of extremely pleasant wine, well matched to the food by the very engaging maître d. Explained that we were off to the Regent Theatre next door for a show. We were informed that this would be no problem and that they were accustomed to this. The meal was well paced in... More 

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

Hi Frank B, Thank you for your review and deciding to dine with us prior to attending to the Regent Theatre. It is great to hear that you were able to feel comfortable and enjoy a meal with us. We look forward to seeing you again in future. Thank you, Box on Collins More 

Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was so pleased to dine here and so surprised at what a great time we had. The food was awesome-as were the choices- octopus, saganaki and king prawn spring rolls for entree. ( i hate octopus, and you know the food is good when you positively comment on foods you dont like)! There were 4 of us and for... More 

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

Hi Kristie m, Thank you so much for your perfect rating and detailed review. We greatly value such positive comments such as yours. It is absolutely wonderful to hear about your experience with us and we glad you were able to enjoy food that you don’t particularly enjoy. We will take all your feedback on board and continue to provide... More 

Bendigo
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Melbourne to see a matinee of The Sound of Music and we were keeping an eye out for somewhere to have lunch before the show and Box on Collins on next to the Regent theatre was perfect. The service was friendly and efficient and our seafood meals were great, we can recommend this restaurant for lunch before a show,... More 

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

Hi BendigoGlug, Thank you for your review and choosing to dine with Box on Collins prior to the show. It is fantastic that you enjoyed our service and meals. We greatly appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you sooner rather than later. Thank you, Box on Collins More 

San Francisco
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88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here as a family of four with children ages 9 and 12. While this is clearly a more adult oriented restaurant, we received a warm welcome. While there is no child's menu, they had several options that our somewhat picky children enjoyed. The cocktail list was quite inventive and I had a wonderful passion fruit cocktail. The food... More 

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

Hi Bob999, Thank you for your five star review, our team greatly appreciate this. We are really happy to hear about your experience with us and that your children were able to enjoy as well. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you, Box on Collins More 

Pakenham, Australia
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an early pre show dinner at Box on Collins. and with an early booking, we had plenty of time to enjoy our non rushed meal. Service was attentive, friendly, but not overbearing. Seafood is the speciality and the 3 course meals were delicious, of good size, and of excellent quality. We will return.

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

Hi Photogram, Thank you for your review and rating Box on Collins with 5 stars. It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us prior to the show. We look forward to seeing you sooner rather than later. Thank you, Box on Collins More 

Melbourne, Australia
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104 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten at Box twice recently after discovering it near the theatre we were attending. The food is delicious, prices fairly reasonable (for what you get) and service is good. We had the fish and chips the first time but returned with a good idea of what we wanted to try the second time. I had the scallops and... More 

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

Hi Patrica D, Thank you giving Box on Collins a perfect 5 star rating. We highly value your positive comments and are really grateful that you decided to come twice. It's really good to hear that you were able to try different types of food we have and we were able to meet your expectations. We look forward to seeing... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 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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Thank Esteban D
Boxoncollins, Owner at Box On Collins, responded to this review

Hi Esteban D, Thank you very much for your detailed review. We are very happy to hear about such a fantastic experience you have had with us and truly appreciate being given a 5 stars. Hopefully the next time you dine with us you will have more time on your hands. We look forward to seeing you again in the... More 

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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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

Hi Cass H, Thank you for your review and visiting us. We are disappointed to hear that our calamari was not up to your expectations. Nonetheless, it is great to hear that you enjoyed our wait service and your husband was able to enjoy our fresh Australian Crayfish. We value his comments as we match this very competitively with our... More 

Mount Gambier, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 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
Boxoncollins, Owner at Box On Collins, responded to this review

Hi Hungry_Hungry_Aussie, Thank you for your amazing review and giving Box on Collins a perfect rating, this means a lot to our team. It’s very pleasing to hear that we were able to provide you with such a memorable dining experience. We greatly appreciate the time you have taken to write this review and look forward to seeing you again... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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 St, 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.