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Box Seafood Restaurant

189 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 0411
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
189 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good place to have a quality seafood dinner but also a chargrilled steak. The wine list is good but the one in the photo... very nice. Also, ranked within 1% by Vivino. Staff... helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank piancov
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Down to Melb for the Tennis so a visit to The Box was appropriate for a lazy seafood lunch. Conveniently located in Collins St next to the Regent Theatre, it offers a comprehensive seafood oriented menu with something to suit most palates and budgets. It...More

1  Thank David W
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a detailed review. We appreciate all the comments and are proud of the experience you have had with us. We do have a unique location that we are glad we were able to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff so knowledgeable and pleasant. Food did not disappoint. Scallops Mornay were perfect. Second time visited and will not be the last.

2  Thank Simi0412
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Simi0412, We are delighted to read your comments and greatly appreciate your 5 star review. We are glad your enjoyed your meal and thank you so much for returning. Thank you, Box Seafood

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived early for a pre-theatre lunch. Excellent coffee preceded the taking of our order. Lunch was served soon after 11.30 am which allowed plenty of time to enjoy the barramundi and Atlantic salmon. Access to the Regent Theatre is via the lift at the...More

2  Thank Joan A
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Joan, We thank you so much for returning to dine with us. It is wonderful to read your comments and our team is proud to hear that you had an excellent experience with us. Thank you, Box Seafood

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So after the first visit I have returned to try again, as you know sometimes when you go back to a restaurant it’s not as good, well that was the theory. This again was a great experience food staff the hole box and dice, so...More

1  Thank bryanwalmsley
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Bryanwalmsley, It is with great appreciation we read your review and thank you so much for your support and kind comments. Our team will look forward to your next visit with us so you can try our Fresh Australian Crayfish. Thank you, Box Seafood

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the food the service so I didnt look at the bill. This is my first time here and im sure I will come back

Thank SamBoy11
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi SamBoy11, We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and service and felt comfortable. It is with delight we accept your 5 star rating and look forward to your return. Thank you, Box Seafood

Reviewed January 17, 2018

Tiny restaurant with some big reviews? I’m really missing something. Seated immediately in a narrow restaurant with paper tablecloths the waitress pushed bottled water. The seafood chowder was a yellow floury poorly cooked bowl of tastelessness. The whitebait was poorest quality reeking of old dried...More

Thank Luvinspoonful
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Luvinspoonful, It is with great disappointment that we are reading your feedback. It is our standard service to offer diners a drink on arrival so it is pleasing to hear that this expectation has been filled. In regards to your comments with the meals...More

Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

Just read the review titled above. It’s rated extremely highly. Sure, maybe if you’re used to fish and chips in a take away box! The delicate flavours of the seafood were strangled and drowned in cheese sauces, Asian flavours (sweet soy) and and tomato pastes....More

Thank Lady_Lilly-M
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Lady_Lilly, We are extremely disappointed to read your review and your attempt to cause defamation against our brand. Our team works incredibly hard to produce the quality of products and service that we offer and we will not let this be disregarded. Our wonderful...More

Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Its a small cozy place on the main street. The seafood was outstanding . The servers were attentive until it got really busy. I enjoyed the chicken pasta dish. I almost died taking the stairs up 4 flights to the restroom. Use the elevator inspire...More

2  Thank gfarmer668
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2018

Hi gfarmer668. Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you found our seafood outstanding and felt comfortable with our service. The restaurant is designed in a unique way, making for a small adventure to the bathrooms. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

We dined here after reading the reviews and we were pressed into ordering bottled water as soon as we sat down, before we could really look at the menu, otherwise we would have left as soon as we realised that the seafood was served with...More

Thank ozzierose
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2018

Hi Ozzierose, Thank you for your detailed feedback. After reading your comments we are very disappointed that you will not be returning. Offering diners a drink on arrival is quiet common in the industry and it is a shame that you felt uncomfortable in this...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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 Seafood Restaurant 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 Seafood Restaurant has to offer. Box 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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