A St Kilda institution, Claypots Seafood Bar is a mecca for seafood lovers. Cases of glistening fish meet the eye upon entry, a sign of the fresh and tasty dishes to come from Head Chef Neelam Sami. An eclectic, rustic and colourful dining room, Claypots Seafood Bar buzzes with happy diners and eager guests waiting in the bar area. It’s a lively place that is ideal for a shared meal and a glass of wine or two.
Naturally, seafood is the star of the menu, with extensive varieties of fish and prawns, plus stingray for the more adventurous. A generous dish, kingfish with tomatoes, capers and parsley offers succulent and perfectly cooked fish with a flavoursome sauce. The fish is well matched by the accompanying desiree potatoes and sautéed bok choy. Claypot is an impressive main brimming with tender white fish, meaty mussels, Moroccan accents of harissa and za’atar, buttery chickpeas and warming couscous.
PSST! Make sure you visit the kitsch bar for a drink before or after your meal, and watch out for the ceiling cable car.