Shadowboxer Bar & Kitchen

4.8
58 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.
What 58 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
Service
4.8
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4.5
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BrenoM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great staff. thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend

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SusanM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just amazing - the service and food were second to none. Our waiter couldn't have done more for us and all the dishes were just divine - if it wasn't for COVID rules we would have settled in for the rest of the night
I'll definitely be back!

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SamanthaS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our meal at Shadowboxer! Easy to adapt the menu to dietary requirements and all the staff were lovely. Will be back here again!

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Talia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, food and cocktails! Will definitely be going back.

KB
KyleB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. Entertaining. Great on street atmosphere.

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SarahL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service.
The food and drinks were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was great. Food was divine and service was great. Unfortunately the customers at the table next to us were incredibly rude so if you could just get better customers that would be great haha! In all seriousness I give this place a 10/10 and would recommend for a romantic date night

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ClaireL
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant food great service fab cocktails - had a ball

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VvMm
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect! Food was amazing, place was cool and the staff there were perfect!

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TiffanyH
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place for dinner, pasta was exceptional! Will be back!

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Lisa
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

First time at Shadowboxer last night & loved it! Great attentive service and a nice ambience. We both had pasta and it was delicious as was the dessert and wine. Will definitely be back!

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StephenC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fun and slightly boozy lunch with friends to celebrate the end of lockdown. Great atmosphere, excellent food, outstanding service.

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LeahB
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and experience! Lovely atmosphere for a date night

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Amelia
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is excellent and great service. Wonderful ambience on their front terrace area. Highly recommend!

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Kath
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful wine bar with a great spritz list and lovely team!!!

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PaulK
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite South Yarra restaurant, with a little "north-side" energy!!!

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Scarlett
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great staff and it never disappoints!!

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NatalieB
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The pappardelle is amazing. Good cocktails and service.

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JulietteS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Tasty, nicely presented food with great wait staff and lovely ambience.

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EllaR
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant ever!! Nick and Luke give the best service, our go to spot

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Stef
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super friendly service, superb food and wine list. Great atmosphere!

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AmyB
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time at Shadowboxer and we loved very bit, the food was amazing and the service fantastic-can't wait to come back!

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Lilli
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious food and great service - attentive but not annoying and barely noticed servers were there (which is the mark of great service.) Great wine list with servers who know it well. Will definitely be back

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IvanS
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend this place to anyone that is looking for a dinner date or just a seat in for some fun. The staff is polite, genuine and they crack some jokes, but the food is amaizing.
"If i could i would lick the plate"

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TomD
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food,service and staff were all excellent We were all very happy with the night out.

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Steph
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our local favourite! Food, service, wines, vibe - everything is exceptional :)

JM
JacquiM
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I have been twice in two weeks I love the food here so much and the service is 100%.

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Conor19
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food with waiting staff who genuinely seemed to care about how your evening was going.
Brilliant that you can have a conversation without shouting over people and the value was spot on for what we ordered. Thank you!

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AlexL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great service and atmosphere. Food options are limited but are great for snacking with wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service. Will come back!

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AlanP
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service here never ever disappoints. I can recommend Shadowboxer is the place to go to anytime. I just wish I lived closer so I could go more often

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ZoeW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came in with a friend who frequents the bar - and I might just have to join her more often! The staff were so friendly and helpful and the food was great - thanks so much :)

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WadeM
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is outstanding and the service was even better , sitting outside during winter not a problem still very warm

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Beets
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food - favourites with a special touch. Service was excellent - attentive and informative without being overbearing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an amazing time at shadow boxer

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall4Food1Service5Ambience5

Great drinks - great service, the food wasn’t good.

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RachelD
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food was amazing! Felt great to be able to enjoy a special evening.

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JamieW
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Luke & the team made sure we were well looked after. Can not fault anything!
Thank you guys!

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PriscillaR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic service and delicious food, will defiantly be back.

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valt
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love you SBX 😊

FAQs

Shadowboxer Bar & Kitchen offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9041 7707.

Shadowboxer Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 58 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 reservations at the moment.