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The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay

123 Ferry Road | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2037 , Australia
02 9518 9011
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Ranked #43 of 5,211 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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English first
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Boathouse had a great vibe, good service and delicious food. The only downfall was that it was so far away. You have a fantastic view of the Anzac Bridge, and I read online they offer a ferry service, which wasn't running at this time of year and very unclear sign posting....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Nice atmosphere with understated but elegant decor. Food price was on the high side and does not match the food taste and quality which was average. Wait staff was friendly and attentive without being overbearing.

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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

One of a special occasion - the restaurants overlooks Blackwattle Bay in sydney with a great view of ANzac Bridge (and if you are there at night you will see the odd illuminated tour boat pass by from the nearby wharf), the restaurant is stylish but restrained as if it does not have to show off its style. The staff... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Gorgeous location in Sydney, brilliant waitstaff - our waiter Brad was professional, efficient and friendly. Snapper pie is to die for. Can't wait to go back and get it again. Oh and the caviar. Highly recommended.

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Banff, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My partner and I dined here last Saturday evening at around 8.30pm. We had a lovely evening view of the city. We started with a dozen of their freshly shucked oysters. Our waitress helped us decide which ones to order as per our tastes (we usually prefer sydney rock oysters but it was nice to try other species' also!). My... More

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Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Visited this restaurant for the first time on a Friday night. The location on the water is good and very inviting and the valet parking a good idea given the difficult parking in the surrounding residential area. Even with a very busy Friday night the service was very friendly, polite, attentive and efficient and our needs were met without it... More

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went here for a celebration dinner, just two people and at the early sitting. The food was good but for the cost I expect a little more food and or accompaniment on the plate.The outlook in the evening at the window table was great but No Linen? this is not a bistro or cafe. At the early sitting the... More

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Berrima, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We took friends here for a special birthday & with our last visit being 10yrs ago we were a little worried it may have gone down hill as places do but no, it's as good as ever. We arrived by water taxi which I recommend doing as it's a scenic way to arrive, we arranged champagne on arrival & a... More

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Novosibirsk
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39 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Sydney definitely loses a food battle to Melbourne. Its restaurants are more overpriced, more opulent, more snobbish, but lack the main for what we visit restaurants - the FOOD. Another example is the Boathouse. Fantastic location with gorgeous Sydney view, stylish interior, spacious hall, trendy waiters - all these make you feel happy right after your enter their door and... More

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Loved the Boathouse. Is relaxed with great service and fantastic food. We had bilinis, sour cream, wasabi, fish roe and oysters to start - amazing! Followed by mahi mahi (gorgeous!) - with others in the group choosing the delectable snapper pie. Beautiful views & next time I'm in Sydney I'll return here immediately!

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