Shadowboxer Bar & Kitchen

4.8
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12 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
Shadowboxer is a wine bar and modern Australian restaurant in South Yarra.

We are proud to offer you an exclusively Australian wine list showcasing local winemakers and growers. Our seasonal food menu is flexible for traditional 2/3 course dining or sharing amongst friends. When it comes to cocktails, hell, we like making them almost as much as drinking them. Our cocktails incorporate Australian boutique distillers and we keep it simple. We strive to support sustainable companies that produce quality flavours.

Set within an original terrace house built in 1895, Shadowboxer is a relaxed yet refined space with a sunny two tiered terrace out front, and two dining spaces inside with banquette seating.
What 12 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.9
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Service was great, food was delicious. Food presentation left something to be desired. Otherwise a fantastic dining experience. Wine list is extensive and servers are knowledgeable.

IK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service offered at Shadowboxer was outstanding. I was comfortable, staff were friendly, food was amazing and the music was really good.

N
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service! Easy menu with delicious food and fantastic wine list.

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Best service in town and lovely atmosphere. Unfortunately let down by bland food that looks spectacular but tastes very average. Season your food pls!

GM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we popped over from a movie at Cinema Como having heard good reports. we were delighted with the food, the texture, taste and presentation. the team could not have been more friendly or helpful....drinks list for all...we had the Adelaide Hills Blanc de Blanc to support those in that area effected by the bushfires...delicious sparking wine.

BA
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We have eaten here many times, the food and service is always excellent.
The owners really care about their customers.
Try their own Negroni recipe amazing.

Shadowboxer Bar & Kitchen
Responded on 18 January 2020

Hey Barb, Thank you so much for your continued support! It's always lovely to have you in and bringing in new friends! And yes... that negroni! Killer! Glad you enjoy and very happy to have you in!

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JH
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience- lovely waiter, and the food and wine were great. Best meal I’ve had in some time. We shared a barramundi and lambs neck - both perfectly cooked and great flavours. Only complaint was I found it really noisy inside so sat outside.

AB
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They have the best Barramundi I have ever eaten and they also have great service.

Shadowboxer Bar & Kitchen
Responded on 17 January 2020

Hi Aaron, Thanks so much for the great review! We get a lot of very positive feedback on our barramundi, and a re very glad you enjoyed it, as well as the service. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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AA
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome place - cannot recommend enough. Great food, fantastic service. Just go & enjoy!

Shadowboxer Bar & Kitchen
Responded on 17 January 2020

Hi Alex, Thank you so much for the great review and kind words. We're all glad you enjoyed the experience here and look forward to catching you next time you are in. Thanks again!

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MK
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience. Great ambience and service that was professional but not intrusive. I have already recommended the restaurant to friends and would definitely return again. Keep up the good work!

Shadowboxer Bar & Kitchen
Responded on 17 January 2020

Hi Maria, Thank you so much for coming in and for taking the time to write a review and recommending us to your friends. We're glad you enjoyed your experience, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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KW
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Firstly, the staff are fantastic, the food is phenomenal and the experience is always perfect from beginning to end. I have taken all my family and friends who visit Melbourne to Shadowboxer with great results and will continue to do so.

AH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pasta is amazing. Favourite is the gnocchi. All fab