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Rubiras at Swallows

#285 of 3,322 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Port Melbourne
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192 Station Street, Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria Vic 3207, Australia
9646 2746
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Fri 12:00 - 15:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My new favourite Melbourne eatery Great food, great service, great atmosphere Had oysters, prawns, bugs and KG whiting

Thank David C
Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

9 of us went to lunch including three hungry children the overall feeling from the others was it was great as for myself I have to say the waitress who served me (don't know her name ) was really jovial and helpful, nothing was a problem we had beers and wines all were and all were cold and we never... More 

Thank rod l
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great dining, superb seafood and friendly casual service. Extensive menu however asking for share platters worked very well. Terrific barramundi spring rolls and chilli prawns were exceptional for entre. Following this a platter of Cajun barramundi and crumbed boarfish accompanied by fries and a salad topped off a delightful nights dining. A good and sensibly priced wine list made the... More 

Thank desp737
Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Restaurant has been converted from a pub. Our group of 6 couldn't decide from the extensive variety of Entrees, so our waiter suggested a selection of shared plates. They were all delicious especially the Moreton Bay Bug Tails. For the Mains, so many different types of fish cooked in so many different ways. Our group all enjoyed their main meals... More 

Thank Debbie S
San Diego, California
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107 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Our out-of-town friends came to visit from Los Angeles, and we wanted to take them somewhere special. They love seafood, and I trusted the reviews on TripAdvisor when booking here. This place did not disappoint. The oysters were some of the best we've ever had, and we agreed that the fish was now on our top 10 list. The service... More 

Thank KindaAF
Maldon, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Rubira's at Swallows is definitely not a typical haunt for the tourist trade but on the day we visited it was packed with locals who clearly love this old world looking pub like place. The most notable thing about Rubira's is no doubt the seafood which is absolutely wonderful, you can see that the guy who runs this place goes... More 

Thank Batch65
Melbourne, Australia
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I get around and love my seafood, but am frequently let down on promise of excellence. Not so at Rubira's, set in the relaxing and pleasant atmosphere of the old Swallows Hotel. This is probably the best seafood restaurant in Australia and definitely Melbourne, delivering the best quality fresh seafood in generous portions. The menu offers a wide selection from... More 

Thank NOEL M
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This intimate upscale old world pub serves great seafood. Suggested by a friend, we will go back often.

Thank KTSL
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

For seafood lovers And not only There are great menu and good wine list One of amazing places in Port Melbourne for either business lunch or romantic date

Thank Nat G
Lafayette, California
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Loved this place. Had never had bug tails before but they were great. Sort of a local lobster. The fish rolls were wonderful. Good wine list. Wonderful service. This is off the beaten path so you need to cab it there but prices are very good.

Thank Carolyn S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?