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The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay

#62 of 5,373 Restaurants in Sydney
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123 Ferry Road | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2037 , Australia
02 9518 9011
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Sunday
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 134
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Truly Marvellous

The Boathouse is a truly marvellous place to eat out. We requested a water view table with our reservation to find that ALL tables have a water view. We took a short ride in a taxi to get there but we found that there is a light rail station close by and we saw other people arriving by water... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
Ian L
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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240 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The Boathouse is a truly marvellous place to eat out. We requested a water view table with our reservation to find that ALL tables have a water view. We took a short ride in a taxi to get there but we found that there is a light rail station close by and we saw other people arriving by water taxi.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

14 of us for lunch today. Food was delightful. Everything from bread to oysters fish cheeses and salads were excellent. Service was also very good. A wonderful combination to delight the senses.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the evening we had at Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay in celebration of his Birthday. My husband and I had a selection of Oysters from their Menu which tasted like they had just been brought in from the ocean. My husband ordered the Snapper Pie with Smoked Tomato and Mashed Potato for his main which... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had pre booked for dinner at The Boathouse and arrived on time. On arrival the reception guy was curt blank faced, unsmiling and unpleasant not a nice start to the evening. I had three overseas guests in my group. The service was slow. The seafood dish that the waitress had said was terrific was small tasteless and unappealing 4... More 

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65 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

It was our last night in Sydney and we wanted to have a formal Australian seafood dinner. Based on the positive Trip Advisor reviews and the waterfront dining room, we decided to make reservations at The Boathouse. We were not disappointed! The Boathouse is off the beaten track of Syney's tourist-filled restaurants and long waits. We dined at night and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We went there last October for a lunch , it was great day and we made no reservation, so I think we were lucky to get a table. The presentation of the food was amazing, and we also got a tasting plate of number of different oysters based on their region. The waitress was kind enough to write down the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Three went here to celebrate my birthday with dinner. Loved it. Perfect table by the window without asking, lovely peaceful views, uncrowded dining room - not too many tables. The service was terrific. Not under attentive or too frequent. We had 3 entrees and three main courses followed by a dessert shared by my daughter and me. My Beetroot salad... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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31 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

This is our 3rd or 4th visit to the Boathouse. If you are an oyster fan, go there and ask the waiting staff for some recommendations, they will be spot on! Fish pie is still very nice and the fish dishes are always amazing. As I like to say: cooked with love. The view of the Anzac bridge is lovely.... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We have been to some great restaurants (including Noma) - this would be in our Top 5! We travelled by water taxi from the city (only 10 minutes). The view back to the city was lovely with 270 degree views from the restaurant. Our waitress was superb - a wonderful smile backed up with professional service & good humour. Every... More 

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Sydney
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12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

After eating here several times succumbed to the snapper pie.... Should have selected it a few times ago. Oyster were the freshest I'd eaten for awhile...go for the selection plate which gives you a oyster from different parts of the country. Surprising just how good those Tassie oysters are.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 123 Ferry Road | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2037 , Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: 02 9518 9011

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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