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Rubiras at Swallows

192 Station Street, Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria Vic 3207, Australia
9646 2746
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“chilli prawns” (12 reviews)
“seafood” (45 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
192 Station Street, Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria Vic 3207, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Johnny rubira has been around for a long time. Seafood hotshot. Not cheap but knows his fish & seafood. REcommend chilli prawns. Oysters also great. Pub atmosphere but top seafood restaurant. Recommend flathead & oysters & all seafood

Thank selwyn a
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Id never heard of Rubiras but some friends took me. What a gem. From the outside looks like a normal inner suburbs pub. Understated inside and you wonder until you see the menu. And every mouthful was a delight. Best scallops I've ever had, tender...More

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely fabulous experience with wonderful staff who know ther food so well and will happily recommend dishes. Try the scallops and oysters!

Thank Dleigh2017
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

The main dishes are seafood, they do have other dishes if you don’t like seafood. Staff were very good Food was fantastic The restaurant in in an old Pub I will return

Thank Vktippy
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

We visited with friends from overseas and I was disappointed. The decor was old and tired, the place needs a refurbishment. The food to me was just average pub food, it wasn’t bad, it wasn’t memorable.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Incredible food at this classic restaurant in pub style. Fresh seafood to die for, together with a decent glass of wine - you can’t ask for more. Plus cheerful staff and beautiful ambience make it a place to remember.

Thank babylovemay05
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This has to be Melbourne's best seafood (in our opinion anyway!) SO incredibly fresh - simple and delicious. A great selection of fish of the day - the hardest thing is how to choose! Grilled rockling and gluten free salt and pepper prawns were outstanding....More

Thank Melb22
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Ordered 1 x Linguini of Fresh Seafood and 1 x Beer Battered Snapper Fish & Chips. 1 of the best seafood pasta. Taste is awesome. Wished that there were more seafood! The fish&chips is not as fantastic. Just normal. Ambience is good. I was allocated...More

1  Thank GuoTai
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The usual tale of old hotel turns into a restaurant and does it well. Or perhaps it is not the usual story but it is at Rubiras. The old Swallows pub is now a smart eatery that specialises in seafood but has choices for those...More

1  Thank OzHershy1
Reviewed 10 September 2017

From the outside, this place looks unimpressive. Enter into a cozy pub atmosphere, and you're still unlikely to understand what's in store until you look at the chalkboard menu. What this place does is seafood (yes, there are other things on the menu - but...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • Neighbourhood: Port Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 9646 2746
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