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The Clare Castle, Port Melbourne, AU-VIC

The Clare Castle

4.8
4.8
371 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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Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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.

  • Neighborhood

    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

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What 371 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Gastro Pub

  • Inner City South

    Most Booked

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  1. m

    markp

    Gold Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food and service was very good. Great menu. They have got it rightly

  2. DA

    DAVIDH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Very good value, food was great and we all thoroughly enjoyed the evening. My partner loved having white tablecloths

  3. EA

    EvanA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food selection together with excellent courteous service. The food is delicious and the beers cold.

  4. FH

    FayeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Service is impeccable. Always a lovely experience.

  5. MC

    MrsClinton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely pub dining room. Moreton Bay Bugs yummy. Great service.

  6. DO

    DONNAP

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really enjoyed this place, didn’t know the menus were under the placemats. Otherwise lovely!

  7. CP

    CharmaineP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dennis I live locally and it’s our go to for dinner always we love it

  8. TS

    TonyandSimone

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service and food and wine list lived up to everything we had been told about it. Cannot wait to go back.

  9. GM

    GaryM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Nice and cosy on a wintery day - and great food and service

  10. DA

    DonaldA

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Once again a most enjoyable food experience with Friends. Our custom is ensured for months ahead

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely fire, good food and great service. Thanks Amanda and Jocelyn, and the remarkable chef !

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing staff and food

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good ambiance and food. Easy to talk.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, friendly, attentive staff - no wonder they are busy all the time. Definitely recommend.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never fails, great food and service.

  16. D

    Debsta

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We're trying Melbourne's Sunday roasts, and this is one we've rated highly so far!

  17. LS

    LizS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ive been here multiple times and love coming back time and time again. Food is always amazing (moreton bay bug Spaghetti is my fav) and the service and atmosphere is always welcoming

  18. PW

    PaulW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place love to return soon. Excellent service and food always

  19. RM

    RodMcC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent in all respects. Great staff, food and ambience. Thoroughly recommend to anyone looking for a great night out!

  20. DC

    DebC

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We found the menu had lots of variety and covered dietary choices. Definitely could find something for our group to eat happily. Portion size of pastas was good and not too big. I loved my Marinara.

  21. DB

    DarrenB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great place for a quiet evening. Food is very good.

  22. JJ

    JacintaJ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was so wonderful, I can’t wait to go back. My friend I was dining with, actually booked for lunch the following day she was so happy with the meal.

  23. SA

    SusanA

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely local eatery - fab staff, very good food and great atmosphere.

  24. MF

    MichaelF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great evening with excellent service and quality food set in a lovely dining room!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We come to the Clare a lot for dinner, we love it, great place for kids for early dinners, great service & food

  26. FS

    FrankS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The service and food was outstandingly good tasty and flavorsome. The staff friendly accommodating with a willingness to provide general advice on food and wine pairing which was a welcome change definitely will be back again and highly recommend.

  27. PE

    PETERL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great to see the Clare Castle as a "Gourmet Food" pub, where the locals can enjoy good food and wine, with friendly and attentive customer service.

  28. RS

    RobertS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great environment for having a meeting with multiple attendees. Service was exemplary and very enjoyable food.

  29. TK

    TreiK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was fantastic, the Veal Parmiagiana I had was to die for. Absolutely impeccable work from the kitchen - I will be returning with friends again for sure. I even thanked the two chefs personally.

  30. SF

    ShaneF

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    A great inner city gastro pub with a wide selection of food options to satisfy most.

  31. AQ

    AnnaQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5

    Loved the atmosphere, the service and food was good. I will certainly go back again.

  32. LA

    LeonieA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great food served in a restrained, respectful setting. We have never been disappointed at Clare Castle and recommend this restaurant for a quiet meal, a family gathering or a festive occasion. The menu and drinks list are many and varied.

  33. DA

    DonaldA

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Once again the meal was excellent. I enjoy dining here as the meals arrive piping hot and you feel no need to hasten your eating before it gets too cold—something not found in many eating establishments. I selected the Moreton Bay Slider last night for the first time. The taste was, personally, superb. It will be my starter for some time.

  34. SA

    SusanA

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful local gastro pub: great food; wonderful wait server team; and cold beer!

  35. MM

    MelissaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always outstanding, always busy make sure you book before hand even on a week night.

  36. EB

    ErinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, drink, service, parking and location. Really lovely restaurant on the back streets of Port Melbourne. Menu had lots to choose from and reasonably priced.

  37. GD

    GlenysD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good range of meals and prices. Service great. Excellent Chef. Friendly staff.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The bug spaghetti is to die for

  39. C

    Chetom

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Always have a delicious meal at Clare Castle. Good home style food in lovely surroundings. Convenient and with lots of parking available nearby.

  40. RC

    RichardC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were in the Wine Room - the venue, service and food was excellent

FAQs

The Clare Castle is rated 4.8 stars by 371 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

June 2022
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Tue
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Booked 5 times today
Google Map for The Clare Castle

354 Graham St Port Melbourne, AU-VIC 3207

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Port Melbourne

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:45 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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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