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Box Seafood Restaurant

189 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 0411
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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11:00 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
189 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I had an amazing night at Box Seafood restaurant. My husband and I made a reservation and got the best table there. We were greeted with the the most friendly staff. We ordered the hot seafood platter for mains, octopus for entree and my husband...More

Thank Sinem I
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a relatively small restaurant that is managed by a very knowing operator. I had a main dish of Flathead. The fish was very fresh, well cooked and served simply with thick cut chips and a side accompaniment of a good sauce. Cooking and...More

1  Thank gmerchant3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined there before a show on Saturday night. The service was great and the ambiance was lovely. We let the waitress know that we had to go to a show at 9.15pm and even though we were a table of 8, and had 2 courses...More

2  Thank Vilma1301
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we decided to try this restaurant. Had a 2,3 kg crayfish, cost AUD391. Cooked two ways: natural and baked with garlic Owner is so honest (without over selling ) and friendly and so as the waitresses. We waited a bit (without reservation) because...More

2  Thank Bnw3223
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Bnw3223, We are so happy to hear that you decided to dine with us and enjoyed our fresh Crayfish. Your patience waiting for a table is most appreciated and we are glad that we were able to make you feel comfortable. Thank you so...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017

Dined here recently before going to a show at the nearby Athenaeum Theatre. Started with a duo of small bread rolls, dukkah and olive oil. $5. Waitress noticed we were out of olive oil and another was provide without asking. A nice touch. We had...More

Thank 12iguasu13
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Hi 12iguasu13, Thank you for your feedback and choosing to dine with us before attending to theatre. We are happy that our staff were able to make you feel comfortable. It’s disappointing to hear that the saganaki and prawn rolls were not to expectation, as...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

This is my very first review here on TripAdvisor. I had dinner here with my parents. We enjoyed so much and we are extremely satisfied! Great service! Great team and they are attentive too! Great food! Those seafood are real fresh! Great wine! We chose...More

1  Thank Homā L
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hi Homa L, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Box Seafood and providing a great review. We are so glad to hear about your experience and that you were able to enjoy dinner with your parents. Thank you for your acknowledgment...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful meal. Very good service and good value, good wine list unhurried service. The bread and butter desert was a perfect finish

1  Thank Barbara C
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hi Barbara Cush, Your positive comments about Box Seafood are very welcomed and appreciated. We are very happy that your experience with us was 5 stars and look forward to seeing you sooner rather later. Thank you, Box Seafood Restaurant

Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is a fantastic place to eat before or after seeing a show at The Regent Theatre. It is next door and has lift access into the theatre. The food is tasty. You can have nibbles, entrees, mains and desserts with a lovely wine or...More

Thank Cheryl K
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hi Cheryl K, Thank you for your 5 star review and choosing to dine with us before attending the theatre. We value your kind comments about our offerings and look forward to your next return. Thank you, Box Seafood Restaurant

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Some of the best seafood around.We started with whitebait to share YUM. I enjoyed the Garlic Prawns which didn't have that over the top garlic flavour. I could taste and enjoy the huge prawns. My friend had the seafood risotto which she raved over. The...More

1  Thank Kay F
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hi Kay F, We are so proud to read that you have described our seafood as some of the best around. We greatly appreciate your 5 start review and appreciation of our service efforts. We look forward to your next visit so you can experience...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful lunch with my daughters before heading to see My Fair Lady. The food was fabulous and there was great menu options for my fussy eaters. Waitstaff were friendly and were very conscious of our need to leave for the theatre on time....More

2  Thank LeesaAO
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Hi LessaAO, Thank you for your great review of Box Seafood and choosing to dine with us prior to the theatre. It’s great to hear that our staff were friendly and able to get you out on time. We look forward to seeing you again...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, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: 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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