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The Boathouse Restaurant

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366 Nepean Hwy, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia
+61 3 9770 5330
12:00 - 22:00
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On the whole a nice meal - staff poor. One of the dishes we ordered was excellent the second mediocre

Thank Anne B
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would thoroughly recommend the Boathouse. From a couple of wines outside enjoying the beautiful views to the excellent food. The service was very good, although there was a little delay in getting our food. The menu had lots of different choices which would cater for varying tastes, and being a vegetarian its great to have a choice. I really... More 

Thank Robyn R
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A la Carte lunch on Valentines Day. Pork belly was sensational and blue cheese and walnut soufflé was tasty. Gorgeous environment and lovely service. Only negative was that the meal took an hour to serve and we didn't want to fill up with bread while waiting. Would love to go there on a sunny afternoon and sit outside.

Thank Marie W
Yarra Glen, Australia
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the food at the Boathouse, the menu had options for various eating styles, and as a vegetarian I was very happy to have a number of options. Some really interesting looking desserts were available too, but, as a smaller eater, no room sadly, next time I'll plan better to include dessert. Service a little slow, room cool and... More 

Thank Lyn F
Bittern, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here the other night for my boyfriends mums birthday dinner. The place is relaxed and good view of the creek. Though, we won't offered drink for a while and our meals were lovely but the plates sat for ages after we had all finished. There was no check back on meals and we weren't offered a second... More 

Thank Emilee M
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

The restaurant backs onto Kananook Creek and has a lovely outlook. The meals and service were excellent and the menu was quite extensive. There is plenty of off street parking.

Thank Rod L
Cam T, Owner at The Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Rod, thanks for the nice review, the gardens are rather lush at the moment making al fresco dining a delight. Hope to see you again soon, cheers Cam More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The setting outside on a warm sunny day is fanatic ,nicely shaded. However the food was not to my liking. The shared earth board was only fair the steak was better. The service was efficent and pleasant. A nice place for a romantic lunch or dinner if you are not too particular about the food ,perhaps my choice of food... More 

Thank Arrowhead11
Cam T, Owner at The Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Arrowhead, thanks for your review, sorry you weren't happy with your Earth Board. Good news the menu will be changing in the next week or so as Summer comes to an end so I hope to see you back trying something different. Cheers Cam More 

Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The boathouse is situated off Nepean hway with plenty of car parking, it overlooks kana nook creek, the out door eating area is treed, lush and appealing. Inside the decor is simple , the service is great, we felt under no pressure to order or to leave after the meal. The meal was fresh, tasty and enjoyable, bathrooms clean.

Thank roknjan
Cam T, Owner at The Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Roknjan, thanks for your nice review. We do take pride in our food, service and appearance, without trying to rush anybody. Come down on Friday afternoon for "Happy Hour" with half price cocktails and discounted drinks 4:00 - 6:00, cheers Cam More 

Frankston, Australia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Enjoyed a beautiful lunch here lovely service plenty of choices of dishes. We had the hunter platter and then only needed entrees to follow as well as a light glass of house sauvignon blanc . A lovely view on the creek and it was great because it wasn't too noisy.

Thank Rettiepo
Cam T, Owner at The Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Rettiepo, thanks for the nice review and we are happy you had a perfect lunch. cheers Cam More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The 'Earth Board' was great, but we queried the artichokes that were missing! Celeriac Remoulade to die for - if you've never tried, give it a shot, this is magnificent food. I love that you can share dishes here. Must have the Candy Lane Martini dessert & watch it being made. This dish is a work of art, not to... More 

Thank chevmag
Cam T, Owner at The Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks Chevmag, sorry about the artichokes, we will give you some extras next time. How cool is the Candy Lane Martini... cheers Cam More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Seafood, International, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 366 Nepean Hwy, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Mornington Peninsula  >  Frankston
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9770 5330
The iconic Boathouse Restaurant is Frankston's premiere dining destination. With an unpretentious menu based on fresh locally sourced produce, this eclectic restaurant boasts a lush, creek-side location at the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula. Recently refurbished to the highest standards, the restaurant is a popular favourite among locals and holiday makers. Whether you're looking for a romantic dinner, family get together, special occasion or wedding reception venue The Boathouse Restaurant is perfect for any occasion.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?