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Shadowboxer Bar & Kitchen, South Yarra, AU-VIC

Shadowboxer Bar & Kitchen

4.9
4.9
200 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 9 times today

Additional information

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    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

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 200 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Best Overall

  • Melbourne

    Best Food

  • 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 Ambiance

  • Inner City South

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Inner City South

    Late Night Find

  • Inner City South

    Notable Wine List

  • Inner City South

    Outdoor Dining

  • Inner City South

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. M

    Melbournefoodie

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    A trip back to Melbourne wouldn’t be complete without a dinner at shadowboxer!! Fantastic food / great atmosphere- can’t wait to head back again soon!

  2. JM

    JasonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great wine and perfect service. Felt instantly comfortable on arrival..

  3. MM

    MatthewM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you could bring back the steak Tartare as an entree that would be fantastic

  4. CH

    CarolineH

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and wine were great, outstanding service ! Can’t wait to come back 😊

  5. TD

    TomD

    Victoria

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Attentive and friendly service as usual. Delicious food and great wine selection.

  6. JB

    JohnB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food as always

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took my dad for lunch. He enjoyed the fish and I loved the special crab pasta. The passion fruit panacotta was perfect for the warm weather. Appreciated the selection of non alcoholic drinks on the menu! Will definitely be back 🖤

  8. w

    wendyf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was fabulous about this restaurant to service the food the ambulance the noise levels the location everything highly recommended

  9. TL

    TaraL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing and staff were so friendly and lovely

  10. GR

    GemmaR

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Shadowboxer was a lovely place for a quiet Sunday family lunch. The wine list is extensive, lots of great local and international options to choose from. The food was well made using quality seasonal ingredients. Service was attentive. Would happily return.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Shadowboxer is always a delight - Nick and Luke always make the experience amazing, with fantastic food, wine list and great vibes. Will be back again soon!

  12. JB

    JohnB

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovey food as usual and the drinks are pretty good to

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tropical North Queensland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service as always at one of our favourite locals.

  14. JD

    JoD19

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great relaxing atmosphere with excellent service, stunning food and extensive wine list. We sat outside but inside looks lovely too. Big tick.

  15. L

    Lulu

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual never disappointed service and food excellent one of my favourite restaurants great to see lots of people enjoying themselves again. Outside seating perfect lovely evening

  16. KR

    KirstyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous! Staff were friendly and food was amazing! Recommend highly.

  17. H

    Helen

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We just wanted a quick catchup over a drink and nibbles to discuss the movie we have just seen. Shadowboxer was perfect for this! Just across the road from the cinema complex, easy to book, table inside out of the heat and a bottle of bubbles and a coupe of plates of fries and aioli. We didn't have the chicken ribs this time which is my all time favourite!

  18. SP

    StefanieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service! Seafood pasta was amazing. Will be back!

  19. AS

    AngelaS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous as always - great service, food and ambience

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing as always. Excellent food, service, cocktails and wine list. A local favourite

  21. AR

    AnnaR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great service and delicious food, will return again thank you!

  22. JC

    JoshC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, drink and service. Highly recommend.

  23. F

    Faye

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Very helpful and attentive staff. Very cute outdoor dining out the front. Food was nice, although not mind blowing. Good place for a drink and a snack!

  24. DK

    DivyaK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious meal, all of the flavours were incredible and precise. Staff were lovely, attentive and made great suggestions! We didn’t feel rushed or left alone and the negroni and pasta were to die for

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful meal and service as always. Changes were made with no issues for a pregnant person in our group 🖤

  26. v

    valt

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous, as always 😊

  27. CH

    CarolineH

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and ambiance was amazing! Great value for money ! Will definitely return

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food, drinks and service is always amazing at Shadowboxer

  29. RM

    RoMcQ

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    drinks and service incredible and that burrata garnish is too good!

  30. SL

    SuzieL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always fabulous service. Food was delicious - and wine recommendation was lovely.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My first choice for my birthday dinner! We sat at the bar and enjoyed great banter with the staff. Thank you for such a fun and delicious evening!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I made my Northside work friend meet me at my favourite spot for lunch. We had such a wonderful afternoon on the terrace. Loved the new menu items including the king prawns and tuna tartare. Always a treat to try new wines by the glass too. Service and food were perfect. Can’t fault this place!

  33. AS

    AnnaS

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food, wine, service and atmosphere were absolutely amazing. I can’t even count the amount of times we all said ‘this is just so good!’. I’m gutted it’s taken me this long to try, but we ordered most of the menu and couldn’t fault a single dish. Staff were knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and genuine. I can’t wait to return. For such a nice restaurant they were still very accommodating of my dog, bringing us a dog bowl with water. There are pubs and cafes that don’t allow dogs in their outdoor areas so this was amazing to discover! Couldn’t recommend more highly.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Poor dining experience where we were advised after dining and drinking that a minimum spend of $180 for three of us was required. Left a bad taste in my mouth when we were charged forcefully then to make up a minimum spend that wasn’t clearly clarified at time of arrival.

    Shadowboxer Bar & KitchenResponded on December 7, 2021

    We are sorry that you had a negative experience with us but we feel compelled to clarify a few things. It is very clearly stated when booking that during dinner service we only take reservations for dinner (not just for drinks or a snack) It also states that if guests ignore that rule then a spend may apply. Sadly we cannot afford to put aside space during peak periods for a snack or a glass of wine given we seat less than 30 people inside. We welcome these more casual visits on a walk in basis.

  35. MC

    MichelleC

    Melbourne

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    It was my second time dining at shadow boxer and it didn’t disappoint. Service is friendly and knowledgeable and certificates are checked. Food was delicious and fair value for money. Excellent wine list.

  36. TD

    TomD

    Victoria

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Shadow Boxer was excellent from our greeting as we walk in thru to when we paid the bill, nothing could be faulted. We will be back!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The staff are always super helpful & friendly. So often the staff are what make a place fabulous. It’s even extra better when the food & wine list back them up. Keep up the good work & thanks once again

  38. KK

    KarenK

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Four of us had dinner on Sunday evening and we had a lovely time. The service and food were good. We did wait a while to initially order and then between courses but that didn’t spoil our evening. We didn’t have desserts, instead opted for another cocktail, but the desserts did sound nice! We’d go again!

  39. PL

    PrahranLocal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent for dates and celebration. Food is top notch, cocktails excellent, wine list has exactly what you need. Friendly service, great atmosphere. Have been twice now (lunch and dinner)and had excellent experiences both times.

  40. KS

    KimS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service food was excellent and cosy warm atmosphere and with lots of people enjoying there time together with us

FAQs

Shadowboxer Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.9 stars by 200 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Shadowboxer Bar & Kitchen

302 Toorak Rd South Yarra, AU-VIC 3141

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Chapel Street

  • Neighborhood

    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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