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The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay

#152 of 4,637 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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123 Ferry Road | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2037 , Australia
+61 2 9518 9011
18:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wouldn't have chosen a snapper pie as a main but as it was their signature dish thought I would give it a go and it was awesome. My cousin set himself a goal in the uk of finding the best fish pie and he reckons it beats all he tried. Great selection of oysters, cold and fresh, the best. Great... More 

Thank Neil M
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Attractive restaurant, friendly and attentive service, spectacular views, wonderful fresh fish ! All these things were great, but the extensive selection of oysters took pride of place. Simply the best I have ever tasted ! Wine list was also very good.

Thank pedroboats
Maberly, Ontario
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my birthday lunch. Our table was right by the window and the view was wonderful. Our waiter, James, gave us a beautiful bread basket with lovely fresh bread choices and skillfully helped us choose a bottle of wine and a beer for me that would go with the food selections we were planning to order. The beer was... More 

Thank Linda H
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful special occasion restaurant! Even if the special occasion is that it's a Tuesday... I dined here with my ageing parents, mid-week... the service was attentive and friendly, warm and professional. The vibe was definitely relaxed for early in the week, and the restaurant was comfortably full, without being overwhelming - lovely ambience, no noise. We shared entrees,... More 

Thank nikkibee75
Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stick with the great selection of oysters from up and down the coast of NSW because the main are a bit and miss. We all had over cooked fish for mains (x4). The soufflé was sensational.

1 Thank HedgemeisterHK
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely a good restaurant decision to celebrate our 3rd year of marriage! Save yo dollars because it is a little pricey. Started with a $85 bottle of bubbly and king prawns. Succulent and soaked in sauce. (Use the homemade bread to soak the last bits up) Of course we both chose fish-John dory and stargazer. Crispy outside. Too full for... More 

1 Thank Jenny K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought we were going to a rustic waterside venue. I was wrong. This is a modern restaurant with great service, the staff are knowledgeable and the food fresh and wonderful. It's been there for years - how did I miss that?

1 Thank DDTravellerSydney
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We went here for my mums 90th birthday and were very well looked after .The food was good ,well presented and timely ( all mains came at same time ). The barramundi was particularly tasty. The panacootta very pretty and delicious. I loved that they added happy birthday in chocolate on my mums desert. Our waiter was very attentive and... More 

1 Thank Jane P
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Don't get me wrong I love the venue, and I love what they deliver, but my last experience with them was a little rusty. Served by a foreign girl who came across as a little rude and this didn't meet the standard in which I normally receive. I love the food here at the Boathouse and I recommend it to... More 

1 Thank rookiechef69
Adelaide, Australia
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

For the location and price, the experience could have been better. We were a table of four and every dish was well-presented, cooked perfectly, and tasted really good. The servers were attentive, right until we were near the end of our meal. Hands reached across the table to snatch away empty glasses and plates. It really made us feel that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Ferry Road | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2037, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Glebe
  • Neighbourhood: Glebe
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9518 9011

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Glebe

Neighbourhood Profile
An inner city suburb along the water, Glebe has a deep-rooted sense of cultural history and heritage. It originated as a semi-rural resort for the well-to-do, but has transformed into a student-centric melting pot. Visit Glebe Point Road for ethnic cuisine as standard as Mexican, Indian, Italian and Chinese, or as diverse as Spanish, Bavarian, Polish, Czech and Lebanese. You will find that Glebe is accepting of the eccentrics and aboriginals that roam the streets, integrating students and people of all economic statuses into the multi-cultural fabric that distinguishes this suburb. Glebe Foreshore is a great destination for a leisurely walk along the Bay, and the Saturday market is a great scene for bargain hunters.
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