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The Clare Castle, Port Melbourne, AU-VIC

The Clare Castle

4.6
4.6
830 Reviews
$41 to $100
Gastro Pub
  • Neighbourhood gem
  • Good for groups
  • Good for special occasions
The Clare Castle Port Melbourne is one of Melbourne's finest pub restaurants. Pub classics are a feature but we raise the bar with amazing char grilled steaks, incredible seafood including prawns, beautiful fresh fish, freshly shucked oysters and our signature Moreton Bay bugs available in numerous dishes. We also have house made gnocchis, vegetarian and gluten free options and many other delights.

We offer multiple dining options: FULL SERVICE in the Restaurant and on the Restaurant Terrace. BAR SERVICE (and optional QR code ordering) in the Bar and on the footpath tables. We also have a private wine room for your special occasion (please ring to enquire about this room).

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 19 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:45 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9646 4588
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Our Spectacular Wine Room is a beautiful private space for up to 20 seated diners. A la carte menu as well as specially curated menu's are available. Call 9646 4588 for details.
  • Area
    Port Melbourne
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    A 2 minute short walk from tram 109 get off at Stop 128 Graham St
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 830 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Inner City South

    Good for business meals

  • Inner City South

    Good for business meals

  • Inner City South

    Good for groups

  • Inner City South

    Neighbourhood gem

830 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our lunch We come here with friends when we are Melbourne and always find it very good.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my son's birthday who is a bit of a gourmet customer and really enjoyed his oysters. We all did. They were super fresh and some of our favourite type (Sydney rock). All the food was fantastic, there was a great choice of wines/drinks, and most of the specials were available. Moreton Bay bugs seemed to be a standard special on the menu so we sampled some of those too. Lamb shanks were done simply and cooked beautifully, the steak was done to perfection (med/rare and luckily not overdone as it often is in some places), and the fish of the day was amazing. It was a freezing, rainy winter's Monday evening, and the open fire place was much appreciated, contributing to the ambience as well. Best of all was the service, we were welcomed warmly and both the staff who served our table were knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you guys! It was our first time at the place, and I was hesitant booking online for a birthday without prior experience, but did read some very positive reviews and was very pleased to have made that choice for dining, we will return again. I should say the deserts were also beautiful, my favourite being the sticky date pudding but the warm chocolate crumble was incredible and the birthday boy's favourite. There was no singing or birthday candles etc. but that was not necessary as we had done that earlier, and it was more than enough to have a stylish, elegant, warm and welcoming pub restaurant experience pertaining to our group's tastes.

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  3. TanyaP

    Melbourne

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We have a lovely Saturday lunch. It was quite busy but the service was good and the food was great.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely delicious, 6 different meals between the 7 of us and everyone thought theirs was amazing, also had someone that was a celiac and they had plenty of options for her to pick from aswell! No one was disappointed. The only downside is the parking isn’t great

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful central location for six distant diners to enjoy a fantastic catchup

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  6. Greg

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our dinner experience was fabulous! The food was delicious and the service faultless. Will be coming back for sure 😃

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  7. LindyLoo

    Victoria

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ordered for our group was fantastic. Menu is extensive and everything we saw come out of the kitchen looked amazing. 2 of our party had the rare scotch fillet with Moreton bay bug and it was cooked to perfection ( so often rare steak is not) the specials steak $ ale pie was so delicious and enormous! Chicken burger fantastic. We didn’t have room for dessert but beautiful lunch

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Came here for the first time and the food is delicious! We ordered the focaccia and freshly shucked oysters to start (natural & granita), lamb shanks and spaghetti gamberi for main, and the house made chocolate brownie (to share) for dessert. You won’t leave hungry… all dishes were well portioned and the quality was on point! If there was a very minor criticism, the mash (with the lamb shanks) could have used more butter as it was a little dry. As I said, this would be a minor adjustment as overall, the dishes were delicious and we had a great experience from start to finish! The hospitality was relaxed yet attentive, the ambience was cosy, and the dishes were mouth-watering that it’s more than enough reason for us to come back soon! Thanks all for a wonderful evening!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and staff , have been many times before never disappoints! Good is amazing

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  10. Grace

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant lunch with friends. The service, food and ambience at The Clare Castle were all outstanding. We dined as a group of 4 and also had our little baby in a pram and we were very well accommodated. The restaurant was quite busy and the two wait staff managed incredibly well. An excellent experience!

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The Clare Castle is rated 4.6 stars by 830 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for The Clare Castle

354 Graham St, Port Melbourne, AU-VIC 3207

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Port Melbourne
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:45 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    A 2 minute short walk from tram 109 get off at Stop 128 Graham St
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9646 4588
  • Private party facilities
    Our Spectacular Wine Room is a beautiful private space for up to 20 seated diners. A la carte menu as well as specially curated menu's are available. Call 9646 4588 for details.
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