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Claypots Barbarossa

79 Hardware Lane | Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9670 5255
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh seafood” (12 reviews)
“oysters” (10 reviews)
“swordfish” (6 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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79 Hardware Lane | Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food is fresh & tasty, we ordered the swordfish, baby snapper & fried prawns. Really tasty food, however the service was very average with no attention to detail. Wrong food delivered & wrong bottle of wine to our table.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MarkO913
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had high hopes for Clay Pots , Hardware lane. We pre booked, the Restaurant was about half full. The menu was full of interesting seafood. We placed our order and waited, and waited. Finallly asked where our order was. It had not apparently been...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank williamsD2606TR
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our daughter for lunch for my husbands birthday whilst visiting Melbourne! Wow what a friendly welcome form the lovely waitress ,(she even got this old girl 2 cushions for my old body to sit on the hard chairs out front ! )My daughter...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Trevor A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly can't think of a way my experience at this restaurant could be improved. The staff was lovely and accomodating (I have a lot of intolerances but that wasn't a problem), and the food was amazing. Best calamari I've ever had. The portions were also...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tommasologi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a superb place! The food was gorgeous, we had the Moroccon claypot and seafood pasta, stunning! This must be the best seafood menu in Melbourne. Even better, a live band playing jazzy-chill music. We ate hear on our last trip to Melbourne and it...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank catrionah3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly - in a street of a lot of choices we think we made the right one. Just asked the waitress to bring what she would recommend and the it was a good choice.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Scott J
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Having only eaten previously at Claypots St Kilda I was hopeful that Claypots Barbarossa would live up to its reputation for fresh seafood and great dining and it didn't disappoint. On a warm night Hardware Lane is a great place to sit, eat and watch...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank simone e
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

We had a great meal of flavorful fresh seafood at this wonderful spot. Since we arrived during their free buffet spread (ends at 1830 - free with a drink order), we were very full with 4 small plates and no large ones. We’ll definitely return...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bighack
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Sunny Weekday, Hardware was buzzing. I read the Quick Lunch Menu and decided that was for me. I had the Gold Band Snapper with Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables and a glass of house Pinot Griggo. Prior to meal I was given a small plate of 3...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Neitzy
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Went to Claypots for a pre-theatre meal and enjoyed it so much, it was sad to have to rush off. The service is exceptional, and if fresh seafood is something you enjoy this is a great place to dine. I grew up fishing with my...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MelbourneAussieMum
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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, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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