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Claypots Barbarossa

79 Hardware Lane | Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9670 5255
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh seafood” (8 reviews)
“octopus” (7 reviews)
“sardines” (5 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
79 Hardware Lane | Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a great meal of flavorful fresh seafood at this wonderful spot. Since we arrived during their free buffet spread (ends at 1830 - free with a drink order), we were very full with 4 small plates and no large ones. We’ll definitely return...More

Thank bighack
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunny Weekday, Hardware was buzzing. I read the Quick Lunch Menu and decided that was for me. I had the Gold Band Snapper with Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables and a glass of house Pinot Griggo. Prior to meal I was given a small plate of 3...More

Thank Neitzy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Claypots for a pre-theatre meal and enjoyed it so much, it was sad to have to rush off. The service is exceptional, and if fresh seafood is something you enjoy this is a great place to dine. I grew up fishing with my...More

Thank MelbourneAussieMum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this restaurant tonight with a group of people and we were impressed by the array of seafood, flavour and the excellent customer service. The atmosphere was great and the staff were very attentive to our needs. The $45 per person set menu...More

Thank Patricia T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been supporting Claypots in St Kilda and South Melbourne for years. This was my first outing to The Hardware Lane Claypots taking 10 people from work to celebrate a 60th. Firstly, to walk down Hardware Lane and with all the restaurants packed, an...More

Thank Werner S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had sardine and a pot of prawns and mussels, it's fresh and tasty, very good. Staff are friendly too.

Thank Jinqiang Z
Reviewed 9 September 2018

I had previously eaten in Claypots in St Kilda and absolutely loved it. I stumbled across the City version when walking through Hardware Lane waiting to decide where to eat. I feel a bit guilty only giving a 4 as it was really good, but...More

Thank JimmyD_8
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

There are a number of daily specials in the display cabinet. Fresh and fast. Otherwise the clam chowder (winter only) is worth the wait.

Thank OzCynic L
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

I've made the schoolboy error to fall for the spruikers along Hardware Lane, peddling their free garlic bread and glass of house wine, on too many occasions. But not this time. We chose this little place in part because there werent any pushy spruikers to...More

Thank Sandals-in-Public
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Claypot Barbarossa is located in Melbourne’s vibrant Hardware Lane, towards Lonsdale street. We rang earlier to make a reservation and were informed that they only take reservations for minimum of 10 people. We came here for dinner and arrived around 5.30pm. Other people that were...More

Thank maf s
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3 August 2018|
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Response from Nurul W | Property representative |
Hi. You can find and download our menu from our website. You can find website link in our tripadvisor profile
Narrelle S
6 October 2017|
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Response from Nurul W | Property representative |
Hi Narrelle. Yes we do have many gluten free options. You can choose from our daily fresh seafood dishes, meat or healthy vegetarian dishes. Sorry we don't carry glutton free bread or pasta but we have so many exciting... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Hardware Lane | Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9670 5255
  • E-mail
European bar & seafood grill. An escape from the hustle & bustle of the city. A hideaway from the office. Fresh seafood & healthy salads in high rotation. Budvar lager on tap. Small yet impressive list of half bottles. Local wines by the glass, carafe and bottle. Records, amplifiers & books. Aperitivo Hour Monday to Friday 5:30pm. Live Music (mainly jazz) Wends-Thurs-Fri-Sat evenings Trading Monday to Saturday 11am - 11pm, Sundays 11am - 10pm
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