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RST Seafood Restaurant

5 Rae St, North Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3068, Australia
+61 3 9489 1974
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“seafood” (37 reviews)
“prawns” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
5 Rae St, North Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3068, Australia
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

Staff were very good, attentive and friendly. The seafood was very fresh, if a little lacking in presentation. The decor is well due for a change, chandeliers ok but the downlights were way too bright. I found the artwork and fake plants a little confusing...More

Thank Kerry A
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at RST Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Kerry A, Thanks for your kind words, feedback, review and recommendation. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the fresh seafood and service we provide. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and feedback to the rest of the team. We look forward...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

The best seafood east of port Melbourne is to be has at the RST (Richmond Seafood Tavern). Great bar, friendly service, and magnificently cooked fish, etc. you could find better. If you do, let me know because it’s the best I know of east of...More

Thank Mark S
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at RST Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi Mark S, Thanks for your kind words, feedback, review and recommendation. We appreciate the glowing words and compliment as one of the finest seafood restaurants in the area. We're glad you love our food, staff and ambiance. I'll be sure to pass on your...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018

RST is without doubt one of the finest and best restaurants not only in Fitzroy but in the whole of the Melbourne area.It,s friendly staff,it,s great ambiance and it’s fantastic food selection make this the perfect place to spend for a fantastic dining experience.More

Thank Barry M
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at RST Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Hi Barry M, Thanks for your kind words, feedback, review and recommendation. We appreciate the glowing words and compliment as one of the finest restaurants in the area. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and feedback to the rest of the team. We're...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018

Stumbled across this restaurant a bit by surprise as it is off the main roads. I went in for a drink and gained some quality sports discussion in the bargain. My family came and joined me an hour later for dinner and we were all...More

Thank Robliners
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at RST Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Hi Robliners, Thanks for your kind words, feedback, review and recommendation. We're pleased to hear that you stumbled across us and you had a lovely time. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and feedback to the rest of the team. We look forward...More

Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

A very good friend of mine invited me to this hidden gem. I would have driven past this place 100 times or more and never noticed it in particular as a specialty seafood diner. There is patron parking at the rear and I was told...More

Thank IngoReisch
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at RST Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Hi IngoReisch, Thanks for your kind words, feedback, review and recommendation. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and that you had a lovely time. You certainly seem to know your seafood, and we appreciate the feedback and kind words. We're glad...More

Reviewed 30 June 2018

I simply can't fault this restaurant in terms of staff, atmosphere and above all else, the food! Every dish was absolutely delightful. My only criticism was that there were so many dishes available that we had a problem deciding on what we would eat! We...More

Thank pauls02Lilydale
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at RST Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Thanks for your kind words, feedback, review and recommendation. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and that you had a lovely time with us. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and feedback and I'm glad the only criticism was...More

Reviewed 29 June 2018

Our most recent visit was to celebrate my 93 year old mother's birthday. Everyone raved about the seafood. The service was (as usual) most accommodating. This is not a "fancy" restaurant but it is my favourite in all of Melbourne and we eat out a...More

Thank gdixonrb
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at RST Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Hi gdixonrb, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here with us at RST Seafood Restaurant. We're pleased to hear that your mother and your guests had a lovely visit with us, and thank you for...More

Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We dined here last night and were not disappointed. The service was professional and friendly. We opted for a heap of smaller entrees to share instead of mains (that way we also got to try more options!). Our favourite was the whitebait fritter and this...More

Thank nightcap71
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at RST Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Hi nightcap71, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here with us at RST Seafood Restaurant. We're pleased to hear that there were a number of dishes on our menu you enjoyed, and the Bloody Mary...More

Reviewed 15 June 2018

Four of us went along for dinner, our two friends had been here before and recommended it. We were not disappointed. As the name suggests this restaurant specialises in seafood. There are a few non seafood options but you really should try the beautiful fish...More

Thank Christine c
Chrissy S, Marketing and Communications at RST Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

Hi, Christine c, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at RST. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed all of your dishes, and were able to have your favourite- King George Whiting. I'm glad...More

Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Has the pleasure of eating here last weekend as it kept popping up on Facebook made a late booking and got in. Service was great and helpful and the food was amazing we have been to another popular seafood restaurant but I can say this...More

Thank tan2802
Chrissy S, Guest Relations Manager at RST Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Hi Tan, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at RST. We're pleased to hear that our marketing activity and temptation on facebook introduced us to our restaurant. I'm glad to hear that our staff...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$49
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Rae St, North Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3068, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  North Fitzroy
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9489 1974
  • E-mail
Description
Previously named Richmond Seafood Restaurant, RST has had a name change since it moved to North Fitzroy in 2011, however, its famous seafood specialities are even better than ever. Specialising in Melbourne's finest, fresh seafood, RST Seafood Restaurant is constantly evolving to bring exciting new flavours to Melbourne's seafood lovers. With an intimate restaurant, a premium function space and a chic bar and garden area that’s become known for its racing events and themed days this place is perfect for all occasions. Chef Danny Cecchi serves up what’s arguably the best seafood in Melbourne with freshly shucked oysters, a creamy clam chowder and plenty of non-fishy options (prawns, scallops, crabs, Moreton Bay bugs, mussels and crayfish). You’re sure to see him roaming around the restaurant – always smiling, he likes to personally greet his customers. Plus he's also been working on a fabulous new menu that is definitely worth checking out. It’s always busy and bustling so bookings are essential for the full RST experience.
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