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Box Seafood Restaurant

#140 of 3,340 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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189 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 0411
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We only had time for a drink and an entree seafood risotto and seafood linguini before our theatre show. Heaps of fresh seafood in both dishes. Looking forward to returning to try some of the other dishes which looked very tempting as they went past our table.

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Thank Leonard P
Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have time before going to the Regent, this is a wonderful place for a delicious bite of seafood and a drink.

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1 Thank Peter V
melbourne
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding service, excellent seafood. We had the seafood platter and it was fantastic. A little pricey, but would definitely visit again.

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

Hi Purrjo, Box Seafood greatly appreciates your kind words. It is fantastic to hear that you found our service outstanding and our seafood excellent. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you, Box Seafood. More 

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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had many a great meal at this establishment over the years the atmosphere in this restaurant is very relaxing . Today being good friday spent the day with family enjoying fresh lobster 😋 beautiful pacific oysters that tasted as if they just come out of the ocean. Great job adrian and staff especially julie . Anyone visiting melbourne a must... More 

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

Hi Phillip, Box Seafood appreciates your ongoing support. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your good Friday meal with your family and that our staff were able to make you feel comfortable and welcome. We greatly value your recommendation. Thank you, Box Seafood. More 

Wodonga, Australia
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89 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for a second time on a Sunday night.....even better than the first visit about 18 months ago. Great waitress, friendly and welcoming. Food amazing. Lovely atmosphere.

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

Hi Clearclearclear, Thank you for ongoing support of Box Seafood. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, Box Seafood. More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a seafood fan myself but my wife and I enjoyed the whole night of dinner. Great selection of land and sea items not to mention the wide array of drinks. The table beside us keeps on complimenting the food and I understand why. The staff are great and not too nosy giving you enough privacy to enjoy a... More 

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

Hi Ronald, Thank you for your detailed review. We would like to thank you for dining with us, and selecting Box Seafood as your destination for your night out with your 'special someone'. We look forward to seeing you again sooner rather than later. Thank you, Box Seafood. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Very friendly and attentive staff. Mindful of theatre commencement times.

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

Hi Steveroe, Thank you for your 5 star review of Box Seafood and choosing to dine with us before attending the theatre. We are very proud to read your comments of excellent food and service and look forward to your return. Thank you, Box Seafood Restaurant More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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325 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We were made welcome at 11.30 am, and able to order lunch immediately. My salmon was delicious and my carnivore husband's fillet steak was equally satisfying. Coffee was very good, and the waiting staff are charming.

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

Hi Joan A, It's great to hear about your experience with Box Seafood and we are glad you we able to dine with us before the theatre. Thank you for placing your order promptly as this helps us provide you with a better experience. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thank you, Box Seafood More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I came in looking for a cup of tea and a break from the Hustle and bustle of the Melbourne CBD and as always Box delivered on both fronts ! While fine dining restaurants can feel cold or pretentious at times Box is the complete opposite . Whether you come on your own with a group, for a full meal... More 

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

Hi Jgrinblat, Thank your for your detailed 5 star rating of Box Seafood. We appreciate your support, kinds words and are very happy to hear about your experience with us. Thank you, Box Seafood Restaurant More 

Melbourne, Australia
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114 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We again ate here prior to Ladies In Black last night. Six of us had another excellent meal and service. Our waitress was terrific, she was so attentive, cheery and efficient. The meals were excellent as in the past. We had Risotto apes store, Linguini Marinara, Bugs with chilli and garlic and the Flathead fish and chips special. All were... More 

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Thank Flipper_3627
BoxSeafoodRestaurant, Owner at Box Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Flipper_3627, Your 5 star review is greatly valued by all our staff and we appreciate your continued support. We are very proud to hear that the waitress was attentive, cheery and efficient and that your enjoyed each of your meals. Thank you for trying out our NEW deserts and describing them as delicious, we will pass this onto our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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