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613 Great North Rd | Sydney Rowing Club, Abbotsford, Sydney, New South Wales 2046, Australia
11:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 21:00
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travelled to Abbotsford on the River Cat from Rydalmere whilst our overseas friends travelled in from Circular Quay; why would you want to travel any other way than via Sydney Ferries for this location. The Club is a short walk up the hill from the wharf. Reception staff are friendly when signing in; just don't forget to bring ID... More 

Thank awpursey
Lane Cove, Australia
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104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here many times and done past reviews. Menu has improved or at least been changed. A tad overpriced. The specials have never inspired us. My prawn salad tonight was fine. I asked for it with dressing on the side. Maybe 1/2 a red onion was on the excessive side but 4 king prawns were cooked to perfection. No... More 

Thank AnkaliRachel
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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133 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

A beautiful spot for a late summer lunch on the Parramatta River. There is an 18+ lounge bar area and then the dinning area covers 3-4 areas indoors and outdoors. The table seating is suitable for intimate couples to large family groups. The space is bright and airy and they have ample high chairs for toddlers. Now the food is... More 

Thank Marisa H
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Caught train to circular quay then hoped on ferry to Abbotsford. Very short walk up hill to Sydney Rowing Club where we signed in to the club and wandered into the Watergrill Restaurant which is very popular. We shared a bottle of wine between 3 of us and ordered our meals which was salt & pepper squid & a prawn... More 

1 Thank Sharon K
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

the food is the usual offer on the menus of an average club; it is cooked professionally but there is no passion in it; it is expensive compared with the portion; a seafood basket in a normal fish and chips would have more fish

Thank sydneysider002
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Prawn cutlets were tough, chips limp and salad very tired. I left my meal and just drank the water as it was hot and the bistro cooking smell was overwhelming.

Thank Doodle680
Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

The Watergrill in the Sydney Rowing Club offers club food and a great location. There's a good selection of beer on tap. The food is standard but the serves are large. It's the perfect spot for a relaxing afternoon with great water views. There is parking on site and it's just a short stroll to the ferry wharf.

Thank Rodney Y
Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We live 300 metres from the club and occasionally go there for a meal in the watergrill bistro. The views from the venue are sensational and location cannot be beaten. The problem is the price v quality of the food. We are talking around $28 to $32 for VERY average bistro food. We actually went there tonight for dinner and... More 

Thank Glenn1962
Murrumbateman, Australia
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

With views over the western parramatta river this is a great location for dinner however the food can be variable. While generally good it can disappoint and the inconsistency let's it down. To many courses rely on chips and salad rather than providing a reasonable vegetable alternative.

Thank David R
Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

A great casual restaurant for catching up with friends or dining with couples with fabulous views of the Sydney Harbour. We caught the ferry from no. 5 wharf at Circular Quay which was a scenic trip along the harbour and just a few stops to Abbotsford (30 mins approx). The Rowers Club is a short stroll from there. A good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 613 Great North Rd | Sydney Rowing Club, Abbotsford, Sydney, New South Wales 2046, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Abbotsford
  • Phone Number: 6197125503
This exquisite setting offers the ultimate casual dining experience. With seating for over 400 people across the main dining floor, lounge and multiple alfresco decks and terraces you are guaranteed to find the perfect spot to relax. Experience why the Watergrill has been awarded "Best Casual Dining Venue" three years running.

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