We care in and out booking had apparently not worked, they say us next to the open door which was freezing and I specified that my partner could not have gluten or dairy.
They accomodated none of that and we left immediately. Staff were very unhelpful and couldn’t have cared less.
Food was tasty but service was below par. We were seated next to the entertainer so was noisy & difficult to hold a conversation.
We had a incredible experience at our last dinner of our stay in Melbourne. From the quaint location on a lane way, to the accordion players, to our waitress and the food - it was all exceptional and made for an unforgettable evening!
This restaurant has outstanding and innovative seafood. If you get there before 630 for dinner, you may partake in free buffet appetizers.
Basic but efficient service, great food and loved the environment. Well done! Will definitely be back.
Unfortunately on arrival the venue didn't exactly represent the expectation the photos suggested the place being. It was quite outdated and we left due to this. A little TLC in the venue would go a long way as it simply came down to the vibe/ambience not being enjoyable.
Food and service was fantastic
Live music was enjoyable
Such a relaxed environment
We had our booking confirmed via Open table. Turned up to find the restaurant closed. Very frustrating!!!!
Quite disappointing. We go to claypots in st kilda all the time. The waitress didn't remember our order correctly and come over to double check twice. Then the fish we wanted sold out because she didn't write our order down. Then what was even worse. The wait between our two dishes was over 45 mins and it wasn't even that busy. Won't be going back. Not a nice night out.
Really fantastic! We all enjoyed the whole experience
Apparently they don't take bookings via Opentable even though we got a confirmation text, be careful and maybe call too!
Music on a Friday, though great, can be a little loud especially if seated indoors
Claypots is notable for its delicious fresh sea food. We were a group and agreed to share a whole calamari. It was so delicious we ordered a second. We had a cous cous salad on the side. It was very pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. We had a table upstairs at the back. It was easy to hear our conversation which was a pleasant change. They seemed to be having some staffing problems but this didn't affect us at all. It's reasonably new and still settling in but ( as a fan of the St Kilda restaurant) I wasn't disappointed.
This restaurant is very small and I was surprised I was able to secure a reservation on OpenTable as the max # of guests looks to be around 30. It looked like there was more outside seating available than indoor seating. Outdoors is great but it can be very warm, as we learned earlier in the week.
Nonetheless, the meal we enjoyed was one of the best we had in Melbourne! I can't say enough good things- the food we tried was excellent: only thing that could have been better was more sauce please on the Sambal Stingray! We chose to order tapas style, meaning our table shared all of the dishes so we could try more items. We loved the crispy skinned whole fish (flathead) , the orange & fennel salad, the baked kingfish cutlets and the crispy-smashed potatoes. Bravo!