Our Story

“Everything started in 1998 with our first Claypots St Kilda. We found that jazz musicians needed a place where we did not have a cover charge, the acoustics were terrific, a real jazz hub; similar to those people can find in New York or New Orleans, that was missing, and Claypots kick-started it”

By that time Claypots St Kilda used to have writers meeting, philosophy gathering, So, the hardest part was deciding a name. That put together all the essence. Initially, it was known as “Next Door Bar”, it went by various names. However, initially was a tavern and fair, we want a place where you could also swap and exchange ideas and goods, after another name, Claypots finally came to Renan’s Mind.

Claypots Seafood St Kilda,(213 Barkly St, St Kilda VIC 3182) Barbarossa, (79 Hardware Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000), Seafood Express (83 Fitzroy St, St Kilda VIC 3182), or Evening Star (South Melbourne Market, 101 Cecil St, South Melbourne VIC 3205)

Enhances day per day to keep our Unique traditions. We are not only a restaurant but a bar, a meeting place, a place where locals and foreigners enjoy the freshest and best seafood in Melbourne

tasty and crunchy

Founding Partner

Since Renan Goksin, owner and creator of our Menu, was a baby, he was surrounded by an incredible mixture of cultures, each, well known for the richness of the food, colours and traditions. He was born in Brazil; his parents are from Turkey, a short part of his life was in Europe and, Australia was the place where he finally decided to settle down to develop and create something for his first love, Seafood. It’s his passion what has generated organic growth in the different venues which have worked under the slogan, “Food without fetish”.

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