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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 10 October 2017 via mobile

Great service, great food and all round wonderful atmosphere. We were a group of 9 and were really looked after. Very special night - thanks, and yes, all the fish dishes were excellent

2  Thank CeliaK180
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This place is truly amazing. From 5.30 to 6.30pm week days they offer aperitif hour. Free food which is excellent quality seafood if you buy a drink. Great music by a French musician and an excellent place to finish the work day 👌

1  Thank VickyT_TravelBug
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We could have been in Paris, Barcelona, Budapest! Interesting, yummy seafood. Lovely staff, energetic kitchen and a fun duo playing in this very eclectic restaurant. Very Melbourne and a restaurant we will return to again and again when in town. Merci Beaucoup

Thank Bernie1502
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We were tempted in by $1 Coffin Bay oysters and enjoyed the most amazing seafood and service. The friendly staff and top quality food have tempted us to go back for happy hour tomorrow for live music and complimentary tapas. If today's food was anything...More

1  Thank yodoll56
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here with my family (4adults & 2kids) on a Saturday night. Booked ahead and they were very accommodating even though we were 30mins late. Waitress was very friendly but not very knowledgeable. Ordered 2doz oysters but they only had 19. Seafood was nice...More

1  Thank Unaisi L
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This restaurant appears to have cultivated unknowingly a homely atmosphere where people will gather for a drink, listen to that evenings entertainment, singalong and have a snack or two. It is a seafood/fish place that has a daily specials menu which items are deleted as...More

1  Thank Han_yinu
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Not feeling well today run down with a cold ... not flu i have been here before and enjoyed delicious fresh seafood paella. Today i hoped there was a hearty soup on menu.was not disaapointed for $10 i had delucios lentil and trevelky soup with...More

Thank Neitzy
Reviewed 3 July 2017

A short holiday from Australia found me in Sooke. Brilliant hotel, great staff, amazing outlook, great food.

Thank Marion A
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Tucked away in Hardware Lane where there is so much choice to dine. Choose quality over quantity in this part of the world. I always worry with restaurants that have their menus lit up and hawkers outside. This restaurant does not so a very good...More

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

We are very happy you enjoyed the experience. Thank you!

Reviewed 6 June 2017

On a cold, rainy Melbourne evening, we visited Claypots Barbarossa and enjoyed a carafe of wine and delicious complimentary aperitivo. As mains we then enjoyed chowder and mussels. A great place to visit!

Thank AusEms
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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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