What

What

Where

Where

Seafood

Claypots Barbarossa

Average price $55
8.2/10
100 reviews

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Restaurant menu

Average price $55 Special request

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Ratings & Reviews

Very good
8.2/10
based on 100 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.1/10
Service :8.3/10
Setting :8.3/10
  1. Philip S.
    Philip S.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    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

  2. Sashikala R.
    Sashikala R.
    • one review
    5.5/10

    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.

  3. Colette S.
    Colette S.
    • one review
    8/10

    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!

  4. Sid K.
    Sid K.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    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.

  5. Tracey H.
    Tracey H.
    • one review
    10/10

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

  6. Sam S.
    Sam S.
    • one review
    8/10

    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.

  7. Ashish S.
    Ashish S.
    • 6 reviews
    5.5/10

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

  8. Vicki T.
    Vicki T.
    • one review
    6/10

    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

  9. Gaelene H.
    Gaelene H.
    • 2 reviews
    7/10

    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.

  10. A A.
    A A.
    • 277 reviews
    8.75/10

    All the seafood options were so delicious!

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 255 reviews
    4.75/10

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

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 264 reviews
    7/10

    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.

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 271 reviews
    7.25/10

    The service was great.

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 263 reviews
    8/10

    GREAT LIVE MUSIC

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 287 reviews
    9.25/10

    My new favourite restaurant! ??

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 288 reviews
    8.5/10

    Food was delicious and the serving portion was generous. Highly recommended :)

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 250 reviews
    9/10

    Food was excellent! We loved all the dishes! The flavors were exquisite. Would love to come back.

  18. Joe R.
    Joe R.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Enjoyable night with good food and great atmosphere

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 276 reviews
    5.25/10

    Cute restaurant but table was tiny and the plates are really large, made dining uncomfortable. Food was ok, very seasoned. I probably wouldn’t go back.,

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 255 reviews
    7.75/10

    Another great spaghetti marinara!

More information

How to get to the restaurant

79 Hardware Lane Melbourne CBD, 3000, Melbourne, 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!

Features

Vegetarian, Tapas,

Services

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