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The Clare Castle, Port Melbourne, AU-VIC

The Clare Castle

4.6
4.6
783 Reviews
$41 to $100
Gastro Pub
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 24 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 783 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

    Great for brunch

  • Inner City South

    Good for business meals

  • Inner City South

    Good for business meals

  • Inner City South

    Most Booked

783 Reviews
  1. stevie

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    great casual dining with friendly staff and food always well presented

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  2. AnneM

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, beautiful simple decor. The menu is large compared to most places since COVID, so it is great to have such a choice.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious Sunday roast, staff were lovely, would highly recommend.

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  4. ShaneA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As I have been there before on many occasions And always excellent food and service First time with wife and she was over the moon with the food and service and asked when can we go back

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  5. ShaneL

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal in a warm and inviting environment.

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  6. CharlesC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is great, lovely ambience. Perhaps some new menu would be nice, other then the specials of the day.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always a fabulous experience at The Clare! As always food was fab, wine was delicious and the service exemplary. It’s an absolute fave!

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  8. FoodieR

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been a regular patrons to Clare Castle. The recent dinner there was especially good as the staffs really extended their warm welcome. The dining experience was excellent!

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  9. LanceW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food, reasonable prices. Friendly staff. xxxxxxxxxx

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  10. DonaldA

    Melbourne

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As usual, the food and service at this fine establishment was excellent. I am disabled and the assistance provided when required is very much appreciated.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful family experience tonight food was exceptional service also very good

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  12. Patrick

    Victoria

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We ordered the pot pie special - the ramekin was only 1/4 full and we were both hungry afterwards. It didn’t come with a side of greens or even peas - which was a bit disappointed, considering the special was priced at $40!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappointed when we visit The Claire Castle , the choice you are given is excellent and we are yet to have a meal that is not of top quality.Thanks to all.

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  14. MarcelC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Its always good food, good value for money and thus a regular

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  15. robynH

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent indoor and outdoor areas. Definitely a quality food hotel. Excellent selection of both wine and beers. Staff efficient and attentive.

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  16. SimonW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Air con in the room made it too cold I had to put a jacket on.

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  17. FionaR

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our small group dines with you several times a tear, coming from across Melbourne and one of us from Torquay. We enjoy the varied menu and the ambience of the bistro. Service is always reliable, we get good value for money and we will book our next lunch for June. Yesterday didn't disappoint. Thank you.

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  18. Hambleton21

    WA

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is always a great experience visiting The Clare Castle. We love introducing our guests to good food, great service and a very friendly atmosphere

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  19. maryb

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    always a good meal. friendly efficient staff. Great to have such a good pub close by.

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  20. FrankS

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food and great service, great location and the ambience was good.

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  21. haichey

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was amazing as well as the service Will be back for sure

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  22. OrtensiaB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very impressive , have gone a few times now and have been very happy with everything.

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  23. DianeM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We come to the Clare Castle at least once or twice a month. The steaks are outstanding, the service is discreet and professional. My husband loves the crumbed cutlets with mash which, as a loving wife, I dont feed him at home!! LOL. I did think that the $32 we paid for a nip of Glenfiddich was a bit much but I may be out of touch with current spirit pricing. Overall, it's a very well run hotel, with excellent food.

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  24. MarkK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been there many times & have always enjoyed it

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful meal cooked to perfection- service was outstanding. Thank you

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent and the service was even better. Food was value for money. Highly recommend.

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  27. TMac

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best pub feed in Port Melbourne cutlets 10/10 surf and turf 10/10

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  28. Jenn

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great value, friendly service, diverse menu and consistently great, it’s our fabulous favourite

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  29. Budgey

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While the food is outstanding, the staff at the Clare really set it apart! Friendly, professional and nothing is too much trouble. We eat there a lot and have never had a negative experience. Book with confidence and enjoy the experience!

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  30. LeonieH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambiance. Staff are very obliging.

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  31. Kobe

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This venue was quite and the staff very friendly and helpful.

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  32. Annod

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always! Our absolute favourite local!

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  33. PetetP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy dining at Clare Castle, the food is good, the service friendly and the atmosphere is comfortable. Our 2 birthday celebration dinner was made special with the staffs handling of the birthday cake we were allowed to bring.

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  34. KathM

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints. Always great food and lovely friendly service. An absolute favourite.

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  35. chrism

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Quiet, being a Monday, service very attentive. Food, as always, consistently excellent. Late booking, but no fuss and as always, very relaxed.

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  36. NikP

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great place with great food. made to feel very welcome

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  37. LisaW

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Magnificent food and service. One of our favourites. Love it.

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  38. GaryH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently excellent meals and the seafood pasta dishes are magnificent. I will return anytime, food is fresh, plate presentation is a delight.

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  39. DavidP

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked for 5 people and the only booking left was for outside so we took it. Upon arriving with our 2 grandchildren (aged 3 & 5 ) as it was quite warm outside I asked if we could eat inside. The staff were very accommodating and found us a table. Thanks again to all the staff involved and as it wasn’t our only time we have eaten there , it certainly won’t be our last!

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  40. ShaneL

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal. Difficult to decide what to eat with so many great choices!

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FAQs

The Clare Castle is rated 4.6 stars by 783 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 24 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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