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Box Seafood Restaurant

#151 of 3,176 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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189 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 0411
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant serves amazing seafood. Everyone of our visits have been received with impeccable service and delicious food. You wont be dissappointed!

Thank Tilda J
Beechworth, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped to look at the menu as we passed and it looked interesting. A young waitress asked if we had any questions and was very helpful; so we booked. We then read some rather negative reviews but decided we would take our chances. On arrival, the reception as we walked in was very positive, and we half jokingly asked if... More 

1 Thank Dickie952
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful dinner here last night. Our server was Natalie and she was great. They have a great menu with lots to choose from. A definite must in Melbourne.

Thank Dwanla
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102 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had Dinner here last week with my friends. My first and their first visit to this Restaurant where we were greeted by warm friendly staff with a keen eye on customer Service. Great wine list and the food was exceptional. One of my favourites so far in Melbourne keep up the great work. Try the Bugs with Garlic, Chilli and... More 

1 Thank GrouchoStockport
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155 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered the seafood platter for 2 And wow I had to put after pictures in. We are big eaters and we were hungry as we missed breakfast as you do when on a break, no alarm clocks yah! But we just couldn't finish it and we tried hard, it was all so so good I think I drooled a... More 

Thank JasonandNataliaR
Toowoomba, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was really wanting seafood and this restaurant did not disappoint us. The rice was excellent and very attentive. The food was very delicious. A little expensive but we treated ourselves and do so again..

2 Thank Rsimpson60
Newcastle, Australia
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best smoked salmon ever - flavours were awesome and melted in the mouth. I wish I stopped there. The rest of the exciting menu was full of well presented dishes that mostly fell a little short of wow in taste. The staff were very attentive without being excessive. I'd give it a four and a half but just short of... More 

1 Thank trinks-au
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Trinks-au, Thank you for your great review of Box Seafood. It makes us very proud to hear that you thought it was the "best smoked salmon ever". We appreciate your comments and look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you, Box Seafood Restaurant More 

West Vancouver, Canada
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146 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If we could rate this restaurant Zero, we would. We reserved this restaurant for dinner on our last night in Melbourne and we were really looking forward to what we thought would be a good seafood experience. Turns out we'll never know. After my wife was served her appetizer of Tiger Prawn Spring Rolls, no more food appeared. After about... More 

2 Thank gaylecooke
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Gaylecooke, Thank you for your feedback. Regards, Box Seafood Restaurant More 

Cambridge, UK
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our expectations were very high but they must have had an off day. My wife's prawns weren't cooked properly and the substitute was so late we sent it back. They didn't charge us for her food but the high class seafood dinner we were expecting did not materialise and 150 plus Aussie dollars was wasted as only one of us... More 

1 Thank David_Cambridge_UK
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi David_Cambridge_UK, We greatly appreciate your decision to dine with us and are truly disappointed with the experience you have had. Due to our products being made to order, it can take our chefs sometime to prepare meals. Nonetheless, we are sorry we were not able to meet your expectations and hope you return so that we can make amends.... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

After walking our teenagers senseless around the CBD, we were very fortunate to get the last table available on a Thursday evening. Even more fortunate, the table was outside (still with fine table linens) which was great for people watching on this summer evening. The restaurant is fine dining but accommodated our casual dress. We were famished and noted that... More 

Thank MichaelTheWanderer
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi MichaelTheWanderer, Thank you for your highly detailed review and kind words. We appreciate you dining with us and are glad we were able to make you feel comfortable. Thank you for your recommendation as this means a lot to us. We look forward to seeing yourself and your family next time. Thank you, Box Seafood Restaurant More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
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 Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 0411
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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