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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 #21 of 5,160 restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This place will always have a special spot in my heart as it was one of the first higher end restaurants we went to when we moved to Sydney. I am sure you have read from other reviews about the fish pie. It truly is worth ordering!!

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Renmark, South Australia, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Just go here. There will be no regrets. Seafood exquisite. Souffles perfection. Wine marvellous. A gastronomic experience.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Sydney. I've been there many times over the past 5 years and yes I'm guilty of almost always ordering the famous "fish pie" but everything I've ever had in this place was consistently excellent, I like their wine selection too! The serves, the atmosphere of understated elegancy the view - ... it's... More

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

Went to the Boathouse recently with friends and had a great night out. Although our booking was at 9pm we arrived early and after ordering a cocktail we were taken to our table right beside the water. The food was high quality. Shared a crab and a couple of other dishes for entree. My friends and I all had fish... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We attended boathouse at blackwattle bay last night and through enjoyed the whole night! The food was simply amazing. We highly recommend the snapper pie ( as does everybody!) but it really does live upto expectations!! I'm not normally a fan of fish pie but after this I'm converted! The service was impeccable. We got a table right by the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My partner and I celebrated our tenth anniversary over lunch last month. Weather was excellent and the table had a beautiful view - and such is the excellent interior design that it would be quite difficult not to get a good view! The oyster menu is quite extensive and made an excellent start to the meal. I don't like to... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

We had a good laugh with the lovely waitress about our fish and chips order for our romantic dinner. The view on Sydney is gorgeous, great staff, lovely fish. Unfortunately we found the place very noisy (due to poor accoustic) and I would discourage the order of chips - too big and we actually burned our mouth due to extreme... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My husband and I celebrated his birthday here. We had a nice table with a view of the water , as requested when I made the reservation. The seafood was fresh and uniquely seasoned, lovely! The oysters we weren't so sure about. Service was a bit short staffed, so a bit of a wait here and there. The evening was... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Highly recommend. The caviar is amazing. Great setting away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The restaurant has a great feel, good menu and wonderful food.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We arrived at 6pm and were the first diners in the restaurant. Seated by the window by a cheerful waitress. I ordered oysters from the eight varieties on offer and found they were the best and freshest I had eaten in a restaurant that I could remember, although at that price, one would hope as much. The baby octopus terrine... More

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