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Claypots St Kilda is synonymous with superb seafood. It’s a homey and welcoming spot on Barkly Street – just a stone’s throw from St Kilda Botanical Gardens – ideal for a cocktail, a wine or a beer, but even better for some ocean gourmet. The food tends to be Mediterranean-inspired and although the menus and specials boards change regularly, there’s often dishes in the way of Moroccan couscous with eggplant, harissa, mussels and fish fillet, as well as chilli crab, cajun flathead or sambal stingray – it really depends on when you go. That said, one thing that never changes is the warm welcome. At Claypots the staff are passionate and friendly, although we guess they have to be when manning one of the most popular seafood spots in Melbourne.
The menu is almost exclusively seafood. There was one vegetarian dish listed on their claypots board. There were some non-seafood items listed in the menu (plate of olives) which we were told was only available as a bar snack (and therefore couldn't be ordered and brought to our table!). Other items on the menu are better as large fish shared dishes. If you love all things seafood this is the place to go. However, we were a group of 11 people, some of whom weren't keen on seafood, so to find that there was only one non-seafood dish was disappointing.
Great food and environment (we sat at a courtyard table). the service was warm and appropriate. Definitely i would recommend Claypots to my friends and tourists.
Best meal in melbourne will definitely come back. The seafood and wine are perfect
Claypots St Kilda is one of the best, if not the best seafood restaurant in this part of Melbourne and we can’t get enough of it. The locals love it as much as we do, of course, thanks to the very welcoming vibe, the friendly staff and even the sense of community that’s really quite infectious. Claypots St Kilda is a cool little haunt on Barkly Street, just a stone’s throw from St Kilda Botanical Gardens, as we said, where we’re sure you’ll end up sitting and relaxing for a lot longer than planned with some quality fish or seafood and one or two drinks.
Being a restaurant where the produce used in the kitchen is always super fresh, what’s available on the menu or the daily specials board does change. That said, some common dishes you can expect and ones that we really rate include the grilled mackerel with chilli and lime, the duck fish with a walnut crust and the snapper with rosemary and lemon. At Claypots St Kilda you can also order a whole load of things to share or get involved with the set menus that offer really good value. For ocean grub in this part of Melbourne, look no further than Claypots.