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The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay

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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
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 154
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    Very good
  • 26
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    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 view, great service, great food

We were celebrating my husband's birthday and he LOVES seafood. I'm vegetarian so we normally don't go to seafood restaurants. They have a vegetarian entree and main and the main was quite good (I didn't try the entree), my husband really loved the oysters and fish dish and we both loved our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Mumdadnlil
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We were celebrating my husband's birthday and he LOVES seafood. I'm vegetarian so we normally don't go to seafood restaurants. They have a vegetarian entree and main and the main was quite good (I didn't try the entree), my husband really loved the oysters and fish dish and we both loved our dessert. We went to a 6.30 sitting and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We choice this restaurant to celebrate our anniversary but unfortunately the poor service put a dampener on the night! We were shown to our seats, immediate thoughts was lovely decor and views/ location. Menus were on the table so my partner and I looked through both the extensive food and wine menu. After waiting for around 10 minutes without any... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The delightful setting and excellent food - especially the outstanding oyster selection,Hapuka main,perfect accompaniment of butternut with mozzarella melt and chunky crispy skinned chips and imaginative dessert choices - provided the perfect venue for ankle stone birthday celebration. An obvious downside is the ambivalent service which varied from inattentive to positively arrogant. Such a shame,as this establishment has many elements... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I decided to go to the Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay for my partner's birthday because we love nice dishes and atmosphere every time we cereblate some anniversaries. Food was really fabulous and loved them a lot, but service was quite disappointed. First, the maitre-d took us the seat with big racist attitude. That was my first disappointment. Second, the waiters... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a brilliant restaurant and wonderful showcase of Sydney dining. The snapper pie is awesome. Oysters were amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A favourite of mine, I hadn't been for many years. It does not disappoint. Merimbula oysters for starter were the best. Service was impeccable, great wine list, snapper pie still fantastic! The bar area is great and allowed for a later dinner time so we could have some cocktails prior.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Whilst the food at Flying Fish may have been slightly better this was a better all round experience. The setting was great and the whilst not a dessert person, the fig based one was one of the best we have tried. Our waitress was attentive and despite me asking an obscure question about the wine maker for a Pinot she... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Boathouse is in a beautiful location on Blackwattle Bay and as the sun sets the lights sparkle across the bay. This was a special occasion dinner and we thoroughly enjoyed the seafood experience from start to end. We began with a dozen oysters selected by the very helpful waiter. We received 6 pairs of oysters with a list to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Had a wonderful belated Valentine's Day lunch here. Have dined here several times and it is still fantastic. The snapper pie and the oysters were the highlight for us. We also had an amazing prawn dish with grits. The Boathouse is one of those consistent high achievers. I love the view of the working harbour and the Anzac Bridge. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We dined at The Boathouse on a Friday night and we were both delighted with the food and the service. There was also a lovely view of the city across Blackwattle Bay to enjoy with dinner. The menu is seasonal and changes on a regular basis, but the staples such as the Snapper Pie are almost always present. The portion... More 

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Additional Information about The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay

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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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: Romantic, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?