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Shadowboxer, South Yarra, AU-VIC

Shadowboxer

4.6
4.6
317 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. You can't miss our hand-rolled pastas! On weekends we serve brunch menus which are good way to have a tasty and relaxing afternoon.

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. Come to try our own negronis and house cocktails.

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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Wine Bar, Bistro
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu 4:00 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

Experiences

  • Group menu for 8+

    A$80.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Chefs Group Menu 1. Starting with shared snacks & entrees Spelt flat bread, whipped curd, green olive za’atar Burrata, preserved blood plum, basil, pistachio, malted potato bread Selection of cured meats 2. House-made pasta Sweet corn and pecorino agnolotti, spring onion, smoked chicken butter 3. Main course & sides Hazeldene’s half roast chicken, kohlrabi, pineapple achar, curry leaf Triple cooked roast potatoes, confit garlic, rosemary & oregano Radicchio & cos salad, candied walnut, buffalo feta & nectarine vinaigrette 4. Dessert Rhubarb tart, whipped custard, strawberry gym meringue
    Group menu for 8+ Photo

What 317 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Inner City South

    Good for groups

  • Inner City South

    Great for outdoor dining

317 Reviews
  1. Alana

    London

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived on time for our 8:15 booking, table wasn’t ready and we were informed the previous table were just having dessert. They asked us to wait 30minutes, and whether this would be ok? We said no, and miraculously they had a table ready in 10 mins. No sorry, no complimentary drink, nothing. Following being seated, we cannot fault our waiter, he was attentive and lovely. The food in itself was nice, however the lack of organisation would make it unlikely for us to return.

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  2. Jacinta

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Complements to Chef Chris and his team. Amazing food and service! Recommending to everyone to check out Shadowboxer.

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  3. AntB

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and delightful staff. Will be back again in the near future.

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  4. Helena

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe & delicious food! Would recommend coming on a nice, sunny day & sitting outside.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Mains took 45 minutes to arrive. Potatoes were burnt and dry. Chicken was dry. Spritz filled with ice and watery. Initially tried to convince us the mains were ordered separately which was incorrect. Apologised with 2 free drinks which was nice. But probably need more staff on.

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  6. Cathy

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and restaurant was lovely, but had very long waits for drinks and food to arrive.

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  7. KyleM

    Melbourne

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food game has really levelled up here lately. We had a set menu for V day and everything was well cooked, well portioned and delicious. The wagyu tartare was terrific. As always, a great wine list and selection of cocktails. Cannot fault the place.

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  8. IvanS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exelent staff service. Food was very tasty and looked presentable. Just that 1 thing which is portion size. You pay high price but the portion size is too small

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very attentive staff. Food and drinks were right on the money. Will be back!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The outside area is great. Food tasty but small portions. Would try somewhere else next time

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FAQs

Shadowboxer is rated 4.6 stars by 317 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Shadowboxer

302 Toorak Rd, South Yarra, AU-VIC 3141

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Chapel Street
  • Neighborhood
    South Yarra
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Wine Bar, Bistro
  • 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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