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“There are better places for an evening out.”

Noosa Boathouse & Sunset Bar
Ranked #6 of 111 Restaurants in Noosaville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$33
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, View
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Floating on top of the Noosa River is where you'll find this award winning, 3 level waterfront dining hub offering a morning coffee and breakfast bar, lunch and dinner in the bistro, a rooftop Sunset Bar, stunning weddings/event spaces and riverside fish & chips. Noosa Boathouse showcases a modern Australian menu that lets seasonal produce shine and offers a strong emphasis on locally harvested produce, fresh seafood and quality beef, combined with an ambition to deliver excellent experiences and service. The bistro - on the first level You'll find Chef Shane Bailey's signature dishes such as baked wild Qld scallops with sea urchin butter, slow cooked bundy braised beef short ribs or crispy pork belly with Thai red curry sauce on the menu. Not to mention our famous 3 tiered seafood platter and a variety of great Australian wines are also a strong feature in the menu. Open Tuesday - Sunday Little Boaty - on the front deck The newest addition to the venue is the coffee & breakfast bar open from 6am 7 days. There's great coffee, panini presses, jaffles, yogurt & muesli bowls and other delicious goodies baked fresh inhouse. The Sunset Bar - on the top deck Open Tuesday to Sunday from 4.30pm the Sunset Bar captures spectacular sunsets over the water and is the perfect spot for a great cocktail or a casual afternoon drink. There's an afternoon frypan menu and everyday drink specials including $6 international beer and wine. Uniquely perched on an idyllic waterfront location in one of Australia's best natural environments, with a menu that lets seasonal produce shine, Noosa Boathouse is a iconic bistro, bar and events destination that truly encapsulates the relaxed Noosa lifestyle.
Queensland, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“There are better places for an evening out.”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

The food quality was good, but fairly small serves. Expensive for what it was.
Ambiance was not great, no tablecloths, not even paper ones.
The background music was too noisy, so customers had to talk louder to compensate, which just made things louder.
The younger staff were OK. The 'manager' wasn't very efficient.
Hasn't improved in five years, so will visit one of the numerous other restaurants in the area from now on.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Easygoing4566
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BoathouseNoosa, General Manager at Noosa Boathouse & Sunset Bar, responded to this review, 10 April 2014
Thanks for the feedback and we are glad you enjoyed the food. It would be great to know which dishes you had when dining with us as "small portion sizes" is not a comment we hear often. We would also be keen to understand better your comments in relation to management efficiency so we may have the ability to reflect on this in a more constructive way. If you have the time, feel free to email us any further feedback directly at md@noosaboathouse.com.au
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Solothurn, Switzerland
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92 reviews
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“Very nice but not cheap”
Reviewed 3 April 2014

Finally got to the boathouse this time around and we were not disappointed. We just felt like a small lunch and opted for their lighter menu selection. The service was very nice, the view excellent, and the meals nicely presented - a bit pricey but it was worth it. Fish and chips is excellent here!

  • Visited December 2013
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BoathouseNoosa, General Manager at Noosa Boathouse & Sunset Bar, responded to this review, 10 April 2014
Thanks Marc for sharing your dining experience and we are so glad you enjoyed it! We look forward to welcoming you back again to Noosa Boathouse when you are next visiting.
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Wonderful Wedding Venue”
Reviewed 3 April 2014

We recently had our wedding at the Boathouse and it was just perfect! Loads of compliments on the food and how great the staff were. Everything ran smoothly and our guests had a wonderful time. Tahlia was an absolute pleasure to deal with and made it easy to organise our reception there. Would recommend without hesitation.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Amanda C
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BoathouseNoosa, General Manager at Noosa Boathouse & Sunset Bar, responded to this review, 10 April 2014
Hi Amanda, thank you for sharing your review. We are always thrilled to hear feedback such as yours from our wedding clients. It is such a big part of our business and we love to hear that we have made your big day extra special!
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Just RUDE”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Great view ! Ok food ! Whoever was standing at the bar at lunchtime on 25th march should hang your head in shame. Young staff just lovely. Old skinny grump not so! Maybe owner maybe manager dont care plenty of places to spend my money and I refuse to give it to someone that can only manage a grunt. Won't be back

  • Visited March 2014
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BoathouseNoosa, General Manager at Noosa Boathouse & Sunset Bar, responded to this review, 27 March 2014
Hi and thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the view and the food. We have also taken on board your comments and have addressed them with our team. We are happy to hear more specific feedback if you wish to contact us directly at md@noosaboathouse.com.au
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Just what we wanted”
Reviewed 28 February 2014

On a recent motoring holiday through the Sunshine Coast, we decided on a light lunch at the boathouse.

From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel welcome by all the staff, who were very friendly, as well as efficient. The bistro was about 50% full, but we weren't kept waiting for long.

The food, which comprised oysters natural for entrees, followed by a Thai salad, was sumptuous and well presented.

There were many eateries to choose from in the area, so we were well pleased with our decision to eat at the boathouse, which, incidentally, has uninterrupted views of the Noosa River.

Thanks to the floor and kitchen staff. Well done.

I would like to add that I am employed in the hospitality industry, very fussy on occasions, but my friends and myself had nothing to complain about. I have also mentioned this bistro in a review I have just made of where we stayed, Cooroy Country Cottages, which also come highly recommended.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Ian D
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BoathouseNoosa, General Manager at Noosa Boathouse & Sunset Bar, responded to this review, 1 March 2014
Thanks for visiting us at Noosa Boathouse during your recent motoring holiday to Noosa. We are very pleased you had time to enjoy lunch with us over the weekend and thanks for sharing your great feedback. We hope to welcome you back again one day.
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