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Shadowboxer Bar & Kitchen

4.8
4.8
141 Reviews
$41 to $100
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.

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Booked 53 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Wine Bar, Australian

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9041 7707

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    South Yarra

  • Cross Street

    Chapel Street

  • Parking Details

    Como has undercover parking- rates differ / dependant on number of hours.Street parking is available - some spots are permit zoned but others are safe to park unlimited after 6pm.

  • Public Transit

    Tram 58 stop #129 Tivoli Road/Toorak Road. Tram 58 stop #128 Chapel Street/Toorak Road. South Yarra Station 500 metres/8 minute walk.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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What 141 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Melbourne

    Best Overall

  • Melbourne

    Best Service

  • Melbourne

    Modern Australian

  • Inner City South

    Best Overall

  • Inner City South

    Best Food

  • Inner City South

    Best Service

  • Inner City South

    Best Ambience

  • Inner City South

    Notable Wine List

  • Inner City South

    Outdoor Eating

  • Inner City South

    Romance

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  1. LE

    LucyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service phenomenal. Lovely space and staff very friendly. One of the best restaurants I’ve found in the area, never disappoints and highly recommend!

  2. M

    Monique

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A delicious evening - can't go past the duck ribs and Tommy's magaritas. A huge selection of drinks and very attentive and kind staff.

  3. CD

    CharlotteD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love it here. Great neighbourhood place for a weekday drink or meal.

  4. AS

    AngelaS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a pleasure to grab a drink and bite to eat with the wonderful crew at shadowboxer.

  5. J

    Jacqui

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great night out with the family everyone had a wonderful.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic, prompt service. Food was delicious!

  7. LL

    LizaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant lunch venue to take clients or friends. Wonderful food and fantastic service. Definitely will go back there.

  8. A

    Alicia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place, great wine, great intimate service! Loved Shadowboxer and will be back :)

  9. AP

    AnthonyP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food and staff amazing - top Australian cuisine and wines. Definitely going back

  10. LS

    LucyS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great food, service and cocktails. Toms Margarita ……. 11/10

  11. CD

    CharlotteD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for a snack and a good glass of wine, or a proper meal. Love it!

  12. DL

    DebL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a favourite of ours before or after the movies but would be excellent for any occasion. The modern Australian style food and professional, but cheerful, service are always excellent. Check out the amazing duck ribs, a specialty of the house. Also great ambience - not too noisy or quiet.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service. Exceptional

  14. NP

    NickyP

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved this place which came up in my Google Maps search "Wine Bar". The artichoke ravioli (called something different on the menu) was delicious and my friend enjoyed his Butternut Pumpkin stack. The waiter knew his wine and was attentive to us. Good spot!

  15. LO

    LozO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great attentive and informative service, quality cocktails, excellent wine pairing recommendations and outstanding food.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Know their food and wine pairings. Service was attentive.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service fantastic as always!

  18. T

    Taza

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambience, lovely service, nice wine good food!

  19. j

    janinec

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A very enjoyable night out. Food and service were lovely, wine was ok

  20. EB

    ErinB

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have dined at ShadowBoxer a number of times now and every single visit has been exceptional. The food is exquisite, the service was perfectly attentive and even though it is now winter in Melbourne, we sat outside and were comfortably warm. I can't wait to return to ShadowBoxer!

  21. R

    Rosalynd

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great afternoon or night out. Food and drink are excellent and staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. Been going to Shadowboxer for years and love it.

  22. RS

    RSCO

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely loved our experience at Shadowboxer. Great service, extensive drinks menu and great shares and mains. Excellent ambience with seating options for dates and larger gatherings. Highly recommend and look forward to our next visit there.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing staff, beautiful food and cosy atmosphere. Highly recommend.

  24. MT

    MichaelT

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always enjoy the Cocktails Wines and and delicious dishes at Shadow Boxer. The team always provide great service and advice know their wines well and always have different interesting options

  25. B

    Biderz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and service . Highly recommend . Would go back in a heartbeat!!

  26. HG

    HarrietG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service and delicious fresh dishes. Always a delightful evening at Shadowboxer. Highly recommended.

  27. EG

    ElizabethG

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Picturesque space inside and out. The staff are wonderfully attentive and really know their food and beverages very well. I highly recommend the creme brulee and any cocktail on the menu.

  28. L

    Lily

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and exceptional food as usual! I’ve been there since they opened and it’s always consistently good! I highly recommend the duck ribs, carrots and seafood tortellini.

  29. DA

    DeniseA

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food friendly staff. Always a pleasure to go to Restaurant

  30. EK

    ElizabethK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Couldn’t fault the food or drinks, the service was exceptional, the staff charismatic. Only thing to note was the noise level, made it very difficult to have a conversation over dinner

  31. MH

    MahsaH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Nice food, great wine, very friendly staff, will definitely go back

  32. MR

    MarinaR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very nice place and food. Will definitively recommend to friends and family.

  33. SW

    SandiW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful night at Shadow boxer. The meals were delicious and they coped with two gluten frees and a seafood allergy with ease. Highly recommended.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Small intimate. Amazing food. Great service. Fabulous cocktails.

  35. SG

    StephenG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    First of all from the time of entry till our departure we enjoyed our dining experience. We were a party of six that included two chefs. Five of the party enjoyed a pork coletta as a main & I opted for the barramundi. Two of the party had a fondant whilst I enjoyed the inspiring coconut, pineapple & mint dish for dessert. I think our waiter's name was Michael & he was very pleasant and also quite enthusiastic and knowledgable about the different dishes and flavours

  36. AB

    AaronB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never had a bad experience with Shadow Boxer, great food, drinks and service.

  37. s

    sarikam

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was beautiful, service was great, and friendly and attentive staff

  38. TD

    TomD

    Victoria

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent service combined with excellent food mean the restaurant is always providing a very enjoyable experience.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and wonderful service. Fresh, special and tasty. Really recommend it!

  40. B

    Belinda

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and exceptional service - we will be back!

FAQs

Shadowboxer Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 141 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

Make a reservation

2 people

October 2021
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
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Booked 53 times today
Google Map for Shadowboxer Bar & Kitchen

302 Toorak Rd South Yarra, AU-VIC 3141

  • Cross Street

    Chapel Street

  • Area

    South Yarra

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Wine Bar, Australian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Como has undercover parking- rates differ / dependant on number of hours.Street parking is available - some spots are permit zoned but others are safe to park unlimited after 6pm.

  • Public Transit

    Tram 58 stop #129 Tivoli Road/Toorak Road. Tram 58 stop #128 Chapel Street/Toorak Road. South Yarra Station 500 metres/8 minute walk.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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