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Claypots Barbarossa

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

Average price $55

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This restaurant is following the relevant safety practices*:
1.5m social distancing
Additional safety and cleaning measures in place
Cashless transactions available
Contact information is obtained
Contactless menus available
Hand sanitizer available
Staff have completed mandatory government training
Staff wearing masks & gloves
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Restaurant menu

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


based on 170 reviews
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Quality of food :9/10
Service :8.7/10
Setting :8.6/10
  1. Yvonne M.
    Yvonne M.
    • one review

    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.

  2. Albert S.
    Albert S.
    • 8 reviews

    Excellent service and I love the chilli crab

  3. Daniela Y.
    Daniela Y.
    • one review

    Food was amazing

  4. Adam L.
    Adam L.
    • one review

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

  5. Shea S.
    Shea S.
    • 2 reviews

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

  6. Kelly J.
    Kelly J.
    • one review

    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.

  7. Manny R.
    Manny R.
    • one review

    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.

  8. Althea S.
    Althea S.
    • one review

    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!

  9. Paul F.
    Paul F.
    • one review

    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.

  10. Veenitha S.
    Veenitha S.
    • one review

    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.

  11. Vikas D.
    Vikas D.
    • 2 reviews

    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.

  12. Ash S.
    Ash S.
    • one review

    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!

  13. Gavin E.
    Gavin E.
    • 6 reviews

    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.

  14. Jane N.
    Jane N.
    • 12 reviews

    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!

  15. Stephanie M.
    Stephanie M.
    • one review

    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!

  16. Kate F.
    Kate F.
    • one review

    First night out after the lifting of Covid restrictions and what a great night. The food and atmosphere was fantastic and all the staff lovely. I would definitely go there again a 10/10.

  17. Alarna R.
    Alarna R.
    • one review

    It was super yummy food and amazing service, great quality of an experience for a low price. My mum and I enjoyed a few drinks and a meal for her birthday and it was such a great experience. Would definitely recommended

  18. Zeng L.
    Zeng L.
    • one review

    When we arrived at the restaurant, we told the waiter we had made a booking under my name. He went back to check the records and came back still looking unconvinced and I had to show him my reservation booking before he seated us. During our meals, no one came over to ask if we needed assistance whereas the couple next to us had more waiters coming over asking if they needed anything. When we went to pay for our food, it seems the waiters didn't even remember us and said "hello" again. The best thing about the night was just one dish: the morrocan clay pot.

  19. Maria D.
    Maria D.
    • 17 reviews

    I pre booked using the app due to Covid , had reminder emails, then there was no knowledge of the booking after showing the confirmation emails. Very disappointed as we wanted a seafood dinner. You will need to call them to double check

  20. Sophie S.
    Sophie S.
    • one review

    Amazing food and service! The food was delicious and it was definitely worth the money and time :) The staff were very kind and friendly as well. Highly recommended for a nice night out!

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How to get to the restaurant

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

Directions to get there

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne City

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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