Claypots Evening Star in South Melbourne

After a long 2 hours and very disappointing walk to Dockland, I decided to head back towards the other side of the Yarra River – “the right side” as most Melbournian will tell you. That is the side of Southbank, South Gate and Crown, and not far behind theSouth Melbourne Market.

I was hungry and wanted to try something different. There are cafes and food outlets at South Melbourne Market. I decided on “Claypots Evening Star” or just “Claypots”. It is a casual bar seafood type place with live music, offering outdoor seatings and indoor bar stools type seatings. There was a live 3 piece band at the front of this little corner cafe when I got there. The ambience has a typical Melburnian’s feel. The band was folksy with some banjo and violin numbers.

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The service was friendly and relax. The focus of the food is on the freshness of the seafood. I ordered a tapas grilled scampi ($7) and grilled skewer of octopus with onion and red capsicum ($10) and a grilled whole red mullet with salad ($15). I haven’t eaten grilled seafood for a long time. Claypots has certainly impressed me. My seafood – scampi, octopus and red mullet – were grilled just right with the sweetness and juice of the seafood flesh still intact. It was an enjoyable, lazy Sunday afternoon lunch listening to the live band before I headed into the market for some fresh produce grocery.

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