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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 #59 of 5,322 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

So, the question is why? Well, its simple; fresh produce, great service - but not over the top, views (that don't include the Opera House or Bridge; Anzac incase you are wondering) and great mains alternatives if you are not having the Snappy Pie, which is awesome by the way. Oh, the Oysters and wines are also excellent. Some reviewers... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We get there 30 mins early and they had no problem to give us a table. Even though the online booking said there is 2 hours time limitation for dining, we stayed there over 3 hours and they were happy for us to stay longer. Always try oysters and a fish pie was amazing shared by two.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We have been meaning to visit the Boathouse for many years, and now having finally done so, we wished we had been coming for all those years. The service was the perfect blend of professional, knowledgable and comfortable - nothing pretentious but with that special something that makes a really great dining experience and memorable night out. The menu is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Had lunch here with 20 work colleagues on a Friday. THE BEST oysters I have ever eaten, even being spoilt for choice as a Sydney-sider. There were 4 or 5 different oysters on the ice-platter, which came with a list of them, but being distracted by the work Xmas party I am not sure which was which. However, there was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were lucky to have a best table seats near window, which we can enjoy the seaview during our meal. Oysters are very fresh and lobster is well cooked. Very nice restaurant and I would like to visit again.

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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

A great location and very good service, but stray outside the safety of the fine snapper pie for a main course and welcome to blandsville. The chef doesn't seem to believe in salt, or seasoning of any type, if the two fish dishes I've had here are any guide. Two people at our table asked for lemon - which came... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is possibly the best meal I have eaten in Sydney, which is a big call, as I am lucky enough to have eaten at some fine places. This is a deceiving venue on arrival, especially if you arrive for a 12pm booking - as the roller door on the rowing shed is closed until 12pm on the dot -... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We dined here with two business guests from the USA. We had the oysters and clarence river prawns for entrees, both some of the best any of us have ever tasted. The snapper pie is my favourite. Even though I am someone who doesn't eat fish normally I can never go past this dish whose flavour is unique to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Went there a couple of nights ago on a Saturday and the place was very, very busy but the service was great, the food fantastic and the atmosphere was really nice. Would recommend this to anyway looking for a nice night out.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It is a must-go place for Sydney food lovers. I can name a number of items on the menu that is not only unique but delicious. The only down part I can see is the kitchen was a little bit slow during the busy hours.

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

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