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The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay

#75 of 5,462 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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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

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  • 143
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 26
    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
Great food

Really enjoyed the food and service here and the location is excellent. Possibly a bit over rated as there are many better restaurants not rated as highly but its still an excellent restaurant if that makes sense.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
dunbro
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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259 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Really enjoyed the food and service here and the location is excellent. Possibly a bit over rated as there are many better restaurants not rated as highly but its still an excellent restaurant if that makes sense.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

Booked a dinner here during one of our last nights in Sydney before heading to Queensland. Restaurant is situated above a boathouse on Blackwattle Bay at the end of a suburban street. Valet parking is available or you can use a taxi or water taxi. We used taxi both ways and it is around 10 mins from central Sydney. The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We have dined here before and enjoyed the experience; the last two times we had our dinner paid for. I don't think we would return to pay for ourselves. This time we arrived by water taxi from Circular Quay with friends visiting from overseas - quite a trip and an arrival. The food was great, the ambience special and the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Great location, ambiance is nice, friendly and attentive staff very willing to help out with the menu. The shellfish and fish from the menu were very fresh and of a good quality but most of the 'mains' dishes lack creativity. Although the fish itself is very good fish, that's all there is to it, the dishes were quite bland and... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

amazing views, delicous oysters, innovative dinner dishes. expect to pay high price. appetizers aud25+, mains aud45+. excellent service. suitable for that special occasion. ask for table by window

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Sydney, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

You can bring anyone to this restaurant as the food is really good without being overly gourmet scary (as long as they like seafood). Quite a few family groups were there for Sunday lunch obviously enjoying themselves, although it's probably a bit pricey if you have littlies. Hubby and I shared a dozen oysters of mixed origin (and discovered that... More 

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Los Altos, CA
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76 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

We essentially had two distinct experiences during a dinner visit to this lovely spot. During the first, we were promptly seated, drinks arrived as and when ordered and a dozen marvelous oysters were enjoyed. During the second, when the restaurant filled up, our waitress went missing and had to be corralled to order a second bottle of wine and to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Amazing Seafood with a View in a very exclusive restaurant hidden in Glebe ... this is our second visit and the staff and food once again were divine We didn't have a lunch booking however, they managed to accommodate us which was a bonus however, would recommend a reservation for lunch or dinner We had the organic oysters which were... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I booked a table at the Boathouse after googling restaurants in the Sydney area looking for a restaurant that would be nice for a family get together to relax over lunch on the day. We were looking for a restaurant that had atmosphere, hopefully water views, not with a feeling of being closed inside a large room and of course... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Was taken here by a local and it was so good. We had oysters to start from 3 different regions (they had close to 10 kinds on the menu) and then I had the snapper pie. It was delicious. I was fight my husband off of it...I thought it sounded odd and almost didn't ordered it by the locals told... More 

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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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