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Claypots Barbarossa


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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $55 Special request
  • American express Welcome
Salt & pepper calamari & tentacles
Moroccan claypot
Grilled local calamari w. salad - arrow squid
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Chilli Crab with Mussels
Moroccan Claypot
Sambal Stingray
Grilled cuttlefish with squid ink

Ratings & Reviews


based on 126 reviews
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Quality of food :8.5/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. 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!

  2. Daniella A.
    Daniella A.
    • one review

    Walked past so many times and never went in. Was lovely atmosphere, even given the current restrictions. Staff welcoming, food was nice, great menu with lots of options. The chili crab was delicious. We’ll be back to try a few more things off the menu as a lot of what we initially wanted was sold out or not available.

  3. Joss P.
    Joss P.
    • one review

    Staff were amazing and helpful, however we found the food slightly disappointing with some spices underutilised in some dishes and overused in others. As we were entertaining a business colleague from overseas, I cannot recommend it for business dinners. But would be perfect for a group of friends enjoying a night out in the city.

  4. Alba C.
    Alba C.
    • one review

    Delicious fresh seafood, one of my favourite seafood restaurant in Melbourne

  5. Karen P.
    Karen P.
    • one review

    Love this place! Third visit. Delicious super fresh seafood. Stingray sambal and cuttlefish superb. Great atmosphere. Unpretentious, casual dining. Can't wait to go again.

  6. John W.
    John W.
    • one review

    Lots of tasty dishes to chose from. Staff friendly, and musicians playing added to the atmosphere. Spicy halloumi. And a baked eggplant dish were excellent

  7. Adam B.
    Adam B.
    • one review

    Food was fantastic, service was perfect. Will definitely be back. We had the set menu for Valentine’s Day. The whole flounder was delicious. Thank you Apu

  8. Joshua G.
    Joshua G.
    • one review

    Great fresh seafood. Beautifully cooked. Reasonably priced food & wine. Service was prompt Thoroughly enjoyed it. Would go again when in the area

  9. Philip S.
    Philip S.
    • 2 reviews

    Pleasant tapas styled restaurant on Hardware Lane. Seating inside and out. Good menu choices and specials on blackboard we were invited to peruse. Live music at weekends and daily happy hour and aperitif hour with free tapas. Worth a visit

  10. Sashikala R.
    Sashikala R.
    • one review

    The food at the claypots in st Kilda and South Melbourne were better.the dishes seemed rushed. Our grilled prawns were burnt and squid ink pasta was bland. The chilli oil of the grilled prawns was really good and our scallops were good too.

  11. Colette S.
    Colette S.
    • one review

    Our waitress was terrible but the other staff members were great. It was a cosy place to settle down for a meal and the food and wine exceeded my expectations. Very nice atmosphere!

  12. Sid K.
    Sid K.
    • 2 reviews

    Excellent food and friendly service. Was expecting middle eastern flavours going into the dinner but was (pleasantly) surprised at the strong influence of Thai and Vietnamese flavours that went into each dish. Favourite dish was the swordfish. The chilli crab is great-be prepared to get your hands dirty though. Only slight criticism is that the food took quite a while to come out.

  13. Tracey H.
    Tracey H.
    • 2 reviews

    Great atmosphere. Great service. Great food. Get the chilli crab and mussel dish. And the fried squid. Delicious!

  14. Sam S.
    Sam S.
    • one review

    Great atmosphere with live music and staff very friendly, but my colleague's portion of the Kingfish cutlet was so paltry and small I gave him half of my dish. I was so embarrassed because I chose the location based on current reviews. My Fish Plate was comprised of small whole fish that didn't have much taste and I spent a lot of time 'fishing' bones out of my mouth. It was interesting to note that all other eateries in Hardware Lane were overflowing, whereas Claypots was not - it may be the locals know something I didn't! Although we are both on diets, we decided to have dessert to fill in our tummies. The desserts were good as was the Turkish coffee - they only type of coffee they serve.

  15. Ashish S.
    Ashish S.
    • 7 reviews

    Food came after a long wait and they forgot one of the order, which was disappointing ????

  16. Vicki T.
    Vicki T.
    • one review

    Entree should have been served on 2 x separate plates as they were 2 x separate orders I was waiting for mine to come but didn't get it due to both orders on one plate so mine got eaten did they tell us? No did they offer to replace my entree? No bad business should have still given me my entree but no offer made

  17. Gaelene H.
    Gaelene H.
    • 2 reviews

    While the food was fresh and well cooked, 3 dishes I ordered were not available, even though we were the only group of 8 in the restaurant. This could have been conveyed at the beginning of ordering.

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 277 reviews

    All the seafood options were so delicious!

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 255 reviews

    We were not given a table on the second floor as promised.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 264 reviews

    Had the meze plate for entree which was not worth $18. The barramundi wings tasted good except that it was way too salty. If less salt, it would have been perfect. The swordfish dish was also good but too salty.

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How to get to the restaurant

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

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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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