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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 #20 of 5,171 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
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The seafood is spectacular. The atmosphere is great - fireplace inside, located on a pier with large windows looking out onto lights reflected in the water. Mains are $40 + Lots of gluten free options.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was perhaps the best seafood meal my wife and I have ever had. The restaurant is away from the city and somewhat hard to find. The building it is in clearly was a boathouse, and from the street side is very unimpressive. Once inside it is beautiful, with a wonderful view of the bay. During dinner we were able... More

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Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Late dinner for four on Friday evening. Wonderful dishes particularly their signature Fish Pie. Wide range of oysters and fish. Yummy desserts and cheese board. Lovely vegetables, especially the brussels sprouts. Extensive wine list. Attentive service, lovely room design with wonderful views. Nice, subdued vibe. Not cheap and, as with most high end restaurants, prices for side dishes, starters and... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Recent dinner here was lovely. Extensive wine list which was appreciated. Beautiful view and service was prompt and professional. The entry to the building was along the left of the building which seemed quite dark on the night I visited. One then enters via stairs to the dining area. Food was lovely and perfect sized entrée and mains. The hand... More

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Fish pie; spectacular. Souffle; spectacular. Oysters; spectacular. First time tonight and hopefully many more to come. Champagne list lacking variety however this was overcome with complimentary champagne from our lovely waitress.

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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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