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Claypots Barbarossa

79 Hardware Lane | Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9670 5255
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh seafood” (11 reviews)
“octopus” (7 reviews)
“sardines” (6 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 16 May 2018 via mobile

This has got to be the best restaurant for miles! The quality of food is outstanding, the service is second to none and the tapas variety is exceptional. What an exceptional find.

Thank RichardM8290
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

We walked the length of the Hardware Lane to find Claypots Barbarossa. Plenty of Italians trying to get us to eat Italian but we shuffled past to find this fish restaurant. Fresh fish on display at a small window, we got a street table and...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Took TA's advice and tried this small restaurant on recommendations / reviews as we are in Melbourne for a few days. This was / is a real find food was really good and the entertainment in the form of a live three piece set was...More

Thank martynspost
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Found this place on trip advisor for lunch it is everything they say Great service, great food & great ambiance We thought we were back in Europe

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Went with some friends thinking we weren’t really hungry. Lovely waitress but the food was divine. The lamb tangine was our stand out meal for our time in Melbourne. Next time although it says to share I don’t want to.

Thank Wonderer_39
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Service 0 Food 0 never came Service: we arrived I straight away ordered a beer and 12 oysters. They arrived really quickly and were fresh. When she arrived with the oysters (5mins) we ordered our food. In the same journey took order next to us....More

Thank Hugolababy K
Nurul W, Owner at Claypots Barbarossa, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Hi. I personally apologise for your inconvenience. We were short of staff and 2 of our key floor staff accidentally had to leave that afternoon for their personal reason, we couldn’t replace them properly. Would you please allow me to invite you all to dine...More

Reviewed 10 April 2018

It's not just the fresh seafood , it's about the experience, you just feel like you're on holidays in Europe as soon as you sit down in this salon. Friendly observant staff, reasonably priced wine list, occasionally live music and an ambience that spills out...More

Thank jaffatraveller54
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I would have given this restaurant five stars if it hadn't been for the excessive use of garlic and spices which almost killed the taste of the gold banded snapper which was one of the fish dishes of the day. The oysters delicious, wine good...More

1  Thank JamesBischoff
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We loved this place as soon as we sat down, the warm friendly atmosphere, amazing flavours /seafood and the rustic, unpretentious, colorful vibe. Aperitivo hour (happy hour) included free small plates of food to go with your drinks; wish more places in Melbourne would catch...More

1  Thank Christopher T
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

I love King George Whiting so had to order it. Served whole and grilled. I would rate as good but not the best I’ve had. Nicely cooked and not dried out with meat easily falling away from the many bones. Also a bit pricey at...More

Thank mikalis
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Questions & Answers
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$29
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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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