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.
The staff are friendly and the food is very tasty and varied dishes easy to share at the table amongst your friends. I especially like the way meze platters are placed at a central table for all to enjoy prior to 6 pm when enjoying a post-work drink with friends. I like the general ambience of the restaurant and plan to go again.
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.