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Claypots Barbarossa

8.7/10
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79 Hardware Lane Melbourne CBD, 3000 Melbourne (VIC)See map

Average price A$55

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Extra cleaning services implemented at the tables, toilets and kitchen
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Guest spacing 1,5m
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Restaurant menu

  • Average price A$55
  • American express Welcome
Salt & pepper calamari & tentacles
A$23
Moroccan claypot
A$25
Couscous & seafood baked in eggplant sauce
Grilled local calamari w. salad - arrow squid
A$31

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Moroccan Claypot
Chilli crab and mussels
Whole flounder
Chilli Crab with Mussels
Moroccan Claypot
Sambal Stingray
Grilled cuttlefish with squid ink

Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous

8.7/10
based on 192 reviews
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Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :8.3/10
Setting :8.4/10
  1. Lucy R.
    Lucy R.
    • one review
    10/10

    Loved it! Delicious high quality food that came out very quickly. Great friendly staff and a reallt good vibe. Will definitely make this a regular!

  2. Kylie W.
    Kylie W.
    • 2 reviews
    7/10

    Seafood selection is vast and fresh - enjoyable, wine list needs an upgrade. Overall the luncheon was lovely. The octopus and stingray were tender and the sauces tasty

  3. Louisa L.
    Louisa L.
    • 2 reviews
    4.5/10

    I really like clay pots in st kilda and south Melbourne, so expected same. I was disappointed. Food underwhelming, service chaotic. I will never go here again, would rather go to st kilda.

  4. Manesha W.
    Manesha W.
    • 10 reviews
    9/10

    As always, an enjoyable evening. Tasty food and friendly service.

  5. Danielle P.
    Danielle P.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Great, friendly service and amazing food! Had the scallops, oysters, swordfish and ceviche.

  6. Yvonne M.
    Yvonne M.
    • one review
    10/10

    The staff was very welcoming very friendly and knowledgeable about the food on the menu. The vibe and atmosphere was incredible . The food....OMG!!! Best restaurant food I have had in a very long time.

  7. Albert S.
    Albert S.
    • 9 reviews
    9/10

    Excellent service and I love the chilli crab

  8. Daniela Y.
    Daniela Y.
    • one review
    10/10

    Food was amazing

  9. Adam L.
    Adam L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing food, particularly the Moroccan claypot and stingray sambal. Very friendly and helpful staff. Efficient service. Can't wait to go back!

  10. Shea S.
    Shea S.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent food & friendly staff. Lovely restaurant, would 100% return.

  11. Kelly J.
    Kelly J.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    As soon as we arrived we received the best welcome from the owner and staff. Drinks came within minutes of ordering. The menu is packed with so many options. We were a table of 3. So we ordered everything to share. We ordered all the different smaller plates and oysters natural and kilpatrick. The oysters were fresh and amazing. Every single dish was a taste explosion of pure joy. The whole flounder and the chilli crab with mussels for our mains were out of this world. All delivered to us by the gorgeous smiling happy staff. This restaurant has been put on our number 1 restaurant list. We will definitely return when we visit Melbourne again. When paying our bill we slipped into the kitchen to thank the chefs for their amazing food. They also were smiling and happy. Food prices are very reasonable and worth every cent. Couldn’t have had a better night if we tried. Thank you Claypots. See you again soon.

  12. Manny R.
    Manny R.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Great food, wonderful people and reasonable prices. The grilled king prawn and spaghetti marinara were delicious. I'll definitely go back and recommend to other people.

  13. Althea S.
    Althea S.
    • one review
    10/10

    We had a few small plates and the seafood platter for 4 people. Staff were very warm and friendly and food was delicious! I would definitely go back again to try other dishes on their menu!

  14. Paul F.
    Paul F.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    Seafood was really well cooked & very tasty. The grilled octopus was very yum and a generous portion, as was the salt & pepper calamari. Reasonably priced seafood & wine.

  15. Vikas D.
    Vikas D.
    • 2 reviews
    5.5/10

    We saw the high ratings and made a booking. Just post lockdown, it was hard getting a booking in our usual places so we thought we would try this one out. The place was busy with all out-door tables taken up. There was only one waiter for the outside and people were not getting served. One patron got really upset and left. It took 10 min to get a menu, 35 min to get starters and 3 requests to get a drink and then 1 hour 30 min to get the mains. Some of the dishes we ordered were not available. This was understandable as we were the 2nd sitting. Seems very disorganised. Food was average in general but squid ink pasta was good. Margarita tasted like cordial. House Sauvignon Blanc was good and a generous proportion. We won't be going here anymore. Don't see the value.

  16. Veenitha S.
    Veenitha S.
    • one review
    5.5/10

    Disappointing that we were not catered for. An adult party of 5 that that already made a reservation were put in a corner of the restaurant with 2 tiny tables hastily joined together. We were unable to order 2/3 of what was on the menu because there was apparently a shortage. There was not enough waiters for tables so ended up having to wait to order every time we wanted a drink or extra cutlery etc. Most of the crockery on which our food was served was chipped and we were left having to check whether or not the chips of crockery might have been among our food. Although the food was good and the waiter friendly I will not return.

  17. Ash S.
    Ash S.
    • one review
    10/10

    The staff , especially Alessandro was welcoming from the start of our night till the end. The food, the music, overall service from the rest of the friendly and attentive staff made our night!

  18. Gavin E.
    Gavin E.
    • 6 reviews
    6/10

    Disappointed..great selection of seafood, but service was average, the food was uninspired and overcooked, produce was fresh and good quality, but it has the potential to be way better. Probably wouldn’t return.

  19. Jane N.
    Jane N.
    • 12 reviews
    10/10

    The food was amazing and the staff were so friendly and warm! The atmosphere was inviting and very welcoming. Such a great place for a casual dinner!

  20. Stephanie M.
    Stephanie M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Came here with my partner last night and was amazed at how much we both loved it! We ordered 6 dishes which were very quick to come out and besides the octopus being a little bit chewy which happens, I cannot fault anything. The flavours are incredible and leave you wanting more even if you couldn’t possibly eat anything else. Service was also very good, with the manager and waitress both coming around constantly ensuring you are happy with everything. Would definitely recommend!

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79 Hardware Lane Melbourne CBD, 3000, Melbourne (VIC), Australia

About the restaurant

Located in Melbourne’s CBD, Claypots Barbarossa is the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious meal with a group of friends after work. Get excited to experience their delicious South European inspired Seafood menu. It’s an experience that will keep you coming back!

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