About Claypots Barbarossa
Dear diners, please note that online reservations are for the set menu only.
Anchored in Hardware Lane with a shipload of fresh seafood to add to its already trendy cafe and restaurants scene, Claypots Barbarossa is now among the most reliable CBD spots to pick up local sustainable seafood and an array of healthy salads and vegetables. Inspired by the daily catch, specialties include a bountiful spaghettini marinara bianco, a peppery okra and seafood gumbo, seared Hervey Bay scallops, whole grilled calamari and Snapper alla Puttanesca. Salads and Vegetables are in high rotation; look out for quinoa with grilled vegetables and feta, Greek salad with horseradish dressing and olive jam, and couscous with chickpeas and kale. A small yet impressive list of European half bottles and Australian and New Zealand wines by the glass make this a popular spot in Melbourne’s CBD so it’s wise to book a table well ahead of time.
- Monday 11:00 - 23:00
- Tuesday 11:00 - 23:00
- Wednesday 11:00 - 23:00
- Thursday 11:00 - 23:00
- Friday 11:00 - 23:00
- Saturday 11:00 - 23:00
- Sunday 11:00 - 23:00
View Claypots Barbarossa Function Menu
Functions for min groups of 12 people Tapas menu $25 pp Please advise special requests via the booking form
This place is awesome. LOVE the very different food. Seafood in ways so tasty and to be savored. The staff just gorgeous friendly and helpful. Able to cope with and deliver amazing fructose free dish for our onion and garlic allergic friend. Thanks heaps guys. Go here for dinner you won't be disappointed but delighted.
The food was fresh and delicious and the staff provide service with a smile. It's already a great hang out for after work drink - live listening music, friendly staff and yummy foods. Thank you Barbarossa Claypots for a great lunchtime and Friday night experience.
Food was fresh and very tasty. Very hard to find seafood of this quality. Highly recommended. Staff were friendly and helpful and reasonably priced. Will be going back
Really good food at very reasonable prices combined with friendly attentive service and a casual and warm ambience - made for an easygoing and enjoyable evening.
For a Saturday night, it was surprising that for a party of 6 (and there was only another dozen odd people) we had limited selection on some items. Despite this, we did get excellent service and the food was fantastic. It was reasonably priced for seafood, with the meals averaging around $40 a head. Only other downside was sitting outside and in the opposite alley was rubbish bins which were being used regularly, disturbing what was an otherwise pleasant enough outdoor experience.
Overall, the food and service was good. We started with the Galician octopus sandwich which was tasty & spicy. Beetroot and vodka cured ocean trout with Russian salad was then followed by a whole grilled calamari and spaghetti marinara bianca. All were good although I would say I have had better at the other Claypots. Service was good and attentive.
Waitress charming and food delicious including the smashed potatoes we hadn't ordered which apparently replaced the green vegetables which we had. We were going to the theatre and had limited time so appreciated the staff meeting the deadline. Would like to return for a longer evening.