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Claypots Seafood Bar

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££ - £££
Seafood, Mediterranean, Australian
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213-215 Barkly Street Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9534 1282
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Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great place - good buzz with live jazz music coupled with a good selection of drinks - this was my first impression. Second impression was disbelief on how quickly they sell out of various seafood - I can now see why, the seafood is exceptionally fresh, lovingly prepared and the dishes make your taste buds dance - spectacular!... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Outstanding restaurant. Has an awesome cool vibe and super fresh fish. We had a whole snapper and one of the famous claypots. Both simply delicious! Take your own wine for $10 corkage too. Bit of a bonus. Was super busy the night we went, but the quality was faultless. Great place. Cannot wait to go back.

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Thank Michael S
Melbourne
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's nothing like putting spluttering hot garlic prawns in front of your business associates to see how they tackle it to know who you're dealing with. With gusto, sleeves rolled up and a lot of "ahh-ing" and "yum-ing". The prawns are the stand out dish as everyone says so don't miss it. I've been to Claypots several times over the... More 

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Thank Cheryl_VIC
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a unique venue that offers the greatest seafood around and fantastic live music. The owner is a perfectionist and you won't be sorry and I guarantee you will be back many times.

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Thank Matt J
Worcester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely dinner here. The menu is updated daily with what's available so it's amazingly fresh. We were advised on what to order, starting with some oysters and king size prawns in garlic and chilli then moving on to grilled squid followed by a whole white fish. Everything was really tasty. The 2 later courses came with roasted potatoes... More 

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu is breathtaking in respect of the fish offered and presents a serious difficulty in making a choice if you are,like us, only able to make a single visit during your stay. Charming and efficient service with a brisk presentation of our orders which is by no means a common experience. Our party left only the bare bones of... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go there before 6 for the live band in the bar area. Then, at 6, move to dining area. We had couscous stew and flathead and king prawns as a starter. I can't recall the price but we loved it !

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Thank Frog_Singap
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a seafood selection, all very good! The service is fast and the staff is friendly. The atmosphere is confortable. The wine list is good! It has piano music. It's just too crowded for the space they offer.

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Basel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a treat !!! The food was so good, that I went twice during my short stay in Melbourne. Menu changes daily, the food is very fresh and delicious. Sometimes one has to wait to be seated in the bar next door as this place is most of the times full. During the week might be better. Do not go... More 

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a family group of 8 including two children. We had a giant prawn each for starter (excellent) and then a cod and a John Dorey to share with 1 claypot. The menu looks expensive but the meals are for sharing so the total (food) cost was under 300 aud for the group. Service was good, but at times... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$60
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Australian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 213-215 Barkly Street Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9534 1282

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?