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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 January 2018 via mobile

We tried many seafood places in Melbourne, Claypots Barbarossa is the best in the city, good customer service, fresh seafood, great chef for a fair price, and live music 😍😍😍

1  Thank sharareh60
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Amazing restaurant. The experience from delicious fresh seafood, to kind warm and helpful service, to location and atmosphere, all and all create a delightful lunch and dinner experience. We originally came here for dinner and it was so good we came back for lunch on...More

1  Thank Romina M
Reviewed 15 January 2018

We had a great meal at this little restaurant. Don't be fooled by the small men if looking online, they have a great specials board. We had the sambal stingray, scallops and some fresh oysters for the entree. All were very nice, but the scallops...More

Thank Zane v
Reviewed 4 January 2018

A bit overpriced for the small sized plates, especially since on the same street you can find much better restaurants.

Thank noob1985
Reviewed 2 January 2018

The service was friendly and the paella was fresh and tasty. A restaurant full of atmosphere, nice décor and great food. A comfortable place for solo diners too.

Thank Birdposeinparadise
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Hardware Lane is yet another Melbourne gem packed with restaurants to stroll by and stop for a meal. Claypots is an excellent option if you're in the mood for seafood. We were and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. We'll be back for sure.

Thank 0591TimS
Reviewed 11 December 2017

We were in Melbourne visiting my daughter and decided to try a seafood restaurant. This restaurant is located in Hardware Lane and it is quite cozy and welcoming. Since we like to share, we ordered spaghetti alle vongole, spaghetti marinara, grilled king prawns, grilled calamari...More

Thank blue_ring001
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

This small cozy restaurant on Hardware Lane in the heart of Melbourne's CBD is a true find. Absolutely worth going and exploring their menu. We had a yummy trout appetizer, a side of grilled veggies and their amazing crab and mussel main course.

Thank Heidi S
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Just half a block away from the touts of nearby Hardware lane is a gem of Mediterrenean & Seafood kitchen. The happy hour is here 'Aperitivo Hour' with complimentary drink and a small buffet of mainly seafood appetizers. The interior is rustique but the combination...More

Thank onobond
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

A nice and unexpected find in the hustle and bustle of hardware lane and the food hawkers yelling at you to come in and try Their food. We had the chilli crab and mussels to share, some octopus skewers and prawn and scallop entree! Wow,...More

Thank avidreviewer86
renangoksin, Manager at Claypots Barbarossa, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Thank you! Very glad you enjoyed the experience.

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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$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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