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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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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

The fish pie is probably the only great thing on the menu, and served with a lot of fan fare (a bit like being served peking duck at a chinese restaurant). We sampled a few things on the menu, nothing really jumped out at us, at this price point we were disappointed. The chips and bread were good as sides.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in Sydney. Everything is delicious, including their very popular specialty - the snapper pie (with truffle oil). Great for a romantic dinner or special occasion.

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ChilliGarlic
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86 reviews 86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

This has been an outstanding restaurant for years, which is an achievement in itself. We needed a venue for a quick lunch and The Boathouse came to mind. I hadn't been for years, but the reviews still seemed good. We were so impressed! Staff have the balance of service right. Friendly without being familiar, efficient without being intrusive, sophisticated without... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

I visited the Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay, with my fiance and some friends. Not only is the view stunning, the snapper pie is an absolute must if you have never experienced it. I particularly liked the fact that there was one staff member dedicated solely to serving the snapper pie to the guests. (: The wine list is very good... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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238 reviews 238 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

Fresh. Fish. And a view. These three elemennts come together in a renovated ex-rowing shed on Blackwattle Bay (opposite the famous Sydney fish markets) inside Sydney harbour. Fine dining with white tablecloths (there are enough joints offering this) iand smart, attentive and knowledgeable wait staff. The food was possibly the best seafood we have had in Sydney for a very... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

This restaurant is located in Glebe on the water and overlooks the city and Anzac Bridge. On each occasion we have enjoyed our meals, but sometimes more than others. But then that is the chance of trying a new dish off the menu each time. The oysters are always spectacular. My pick from the entrees is the char grilled hiramasa... More 

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Port Stephens, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

Beautifully converted boathouse at Blackwattle Bay, Sydney Harbour, good food, good wine ... Pastries to die for!

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

water, lurking hulks, a full moon and an admired companion. order the oysters, shamelessly scoff the bread, and then await the majesty of the snapper pie...only don't eat for a couple of days before hand

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Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

Tucked away at Blackwattle Bay, The Boathouse warm and inviting. It is quite, but not too quiet, making conversation easy. At night the cleverly designed internal lighting does not detract from the city views. And yes, the bellinis really are amazing.

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Burnley, Lancs
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97 reviews 97 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

Managed to get a table with the help of a very persuasive phone call our niece. The view is awesome and the food isn't too bad either. The selection of both food and wine is extensive, excellent service all round. Absolutely good food especially the fish. Being able to see all the chefs busy working is unusual. Would gladly go... More 

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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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