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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 #34 of 5,185 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
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English first
sydney australia
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Our first visit to The Boathouse in a year or so. Perhaps it is even better than last time. The oysters are excellent - quite a few, mostly South Coast of NSW - and are shucked to order, of course. With the fish dishes the chef seems to have managed to make dishes interesting with altering or disguising the raw... More

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Sydney Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Just going by reviews and word of mouth about how good this place was: Well verdict....went there for my 40th and wished we'd gone somewhere else. Firstly staff are very friendly, it's fine dining, where they do everything for you (put he pie on your plate). So firstly we're ordering wine, cheapest bottle at $61. When it comes it's a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We heard a lot of great reviews about this restaurant and its seafood. So yesterday, my mom and I decided to give it a try to see if it lives up to its reputation. Man, what a disappointment! We went for lunch and from the get go, I felt the owner / the owner's son are not very interested in... More

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It was five years since our last meal at the Boathouse, largely because we were underwhelmed the first time. This time, we went for my birthday (and it's walking distance from home!). On the plus side, the views are amazing. The wine list is great. We only ate there 2 nights ago and I'm struggling to remember the flavours. I... More

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 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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