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“We left the best till last!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Boathouse Wine & Grill

The Boathouse Wine & Grill
Ranked #23 of 148 Restaurants in Kata Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$70
Cuisines: French, Seafood, European, Thai, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“We left the best till last!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

The Boathouse lived up to reviews on Trip Advisor. We were a little apprehensive about taking our 2 boys (under 7) as it's fine dining but were pleasantly surprised they had an extensive and well priced children's menu. My son had 2 serves of the steak and mash (490 baht each). Complimentary bread and a spring roll each to start was a nice touch. Highly recommended the Siam Taster as an entree (for sharing between 2). Our mains were delicious and we had poached pears with icecream for dessert. Yum! Our last night in Phuket won't be forgotten - just a pity we missed the sunset as location is great.

Thank Maria M
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A great little find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

When the weather closed in, we were looking for a restaurant to go to and were recommended to visit the Boathouse. The restaurant car came and collected us and we were pleasantly surprised to find such a gorgeous place - right on the beach!! The food was superb and the kids even had their own extensive kids menu which the chef was happy to add vegetables as well as chips to the various dishes on offer.
The restaurant is in a big space but it didn't feel too big with a lovely sophisticated band and a gorgeous view along Kata Beach.
The wine list and cocktail menu was fantastic with loads of choices.
The staff were great and very professional.
It was a little pricey given the surrounding places but we enjoyed the evening.
I would recommend dining here again and now it is attached to a new beach club - on the beach - we will definitely come back again for the day.

Visited June 2014
Thank Katespy169
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Shanghai, China
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic finale!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

We saved the Boathouse Wine & Grill for our final night in Thailand. It was incredible. The tastes, the service, the sound of the ocean and, to top it off, the lantern service. It was a wonderful way to finish up a dream trip. Marie and team are amazing!

Thank Cooper B
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A bit disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

My wife and I were saving The Boathouse as a special dinner, alone without the kids. In my opinion the location is unmatched in Phuket, you are as close as you can be to the beach without being on the sand. A light breeze meant you could sit outside and enjoy nature's air-conditioning.
Unfortunately the dining experience did not match the location. The table next to us had brought their pet dog, surprising a restaurant of this quality allows this. While said dog was well behaved, it is off-putting having a dog moving around your feet after scraps. In hindsight we should have asked to be moved, but didn't want to give up such a beautiful view.
The meal was just so-so in terms of quality, my wife had the steak and myself the fish (the lamb shank was unavailable this particular evening). Service was frustrating, for a quiet evening we had a difficult time getting the attention of wait staff.
Maybe an off-night for the Boathouse, since our experience seems to have been an exception to the norm.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Setab69
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BoathouseByMontara, Manager at The Boathouse Wine & Grill, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Dear Setab69,

I truly appreciate your review and that you selected us as the venue for a romantic dinner with your spouse. Through my discussion with our restaurant manager, I have discovered that he did in fact allow the couple to bring their pet in, but only after the couple assured him they would only be staying briefly for drinks. Our manager allowed them in with the best of intentions and did not foresee that it could negatively impact other guests’ dining experience. This was a wrong decision to make and you have our sincere apologies.

We hope that you will consider to return with your partner and experience Boathouse Wine & Grill the way it was supposed to be enjoyed, with truly unmatched atmosphere and equally delightful cuisine.

Warm regards,

Santiago Lopez
Executive Assistant Manager
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Geelong, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Special dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

We had the Thai degustation dinner which was excellent. Thought we would have a nice bottle of wine, extremely overpriced for what was offered, which is a shame. Venue was magnificent, didn't need the hawkers trying to sell a flying light thing! We were driven by the venue back to our digs which allowed us to enjoy he night. Great staff, would recommend.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Findlays2
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