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Studley Park Boathouse Cafe

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1 Boathouse Road, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
(03) 9853 1828
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Book ahead if you want a riverside verandah seat

This café is in a gorgeous location for a pleasant lunch. There is seating inside (back from the river), at the side under cover, or outside on a verandah facing the river. You need to book if you want to ensure the latter. The food is good but not sensational and the prices are reasonable but... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Australia
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Australia
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

This café is in a gorgeous location for a pleasant lunch. There is seating inside (back from the river), at the side under cover, or outside on a verandah facing the river. You need to book if you want to ensure the latter. The food is good but not sensational and the prices are reasonable but not cheap. The attraction... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I spent the morning walking in the Yarra Bend Park, finishing at the Studley Park Boathouse Cafe for lunch. We sat on the verandah under a large umbrella enjoying the view of the yarra, the trees and the many birds. It was a Wednesday and the cafe was not too busy - we were first to arrive... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Great visit today for late breaky. We all had cooked breakfast meals and all were excellent. good price and good food. The service at the cafe was great and they were very nice and attentive to us. Drinks were great ...my son said it was the best milkshake he had bought in a while. Our meals and hot drinks were... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Just okay for family lunch. Setting is great but for the prices tables & chairs stained and need to be updated. Service average. Food is limited and changes for dietary needs difficult.

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I will keep my eye on the reviews in the hope that things improve and I can start taking visitors back to the Boathouse. I love the atmosphere here with the river views and the ducks quacking. I was embarrassed at the meal provided last time we visited with interstate guests. I could hardly eat mine and found it hard... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This used to be a great cafe with good food and service, not sure what has happened but now very poor menu and wine selection and food below average, the only thing it has going for it is the location but that is not enough to entice me back again

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Mellbourne Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Whilst the view and location is great the rest you can get at your local shopping centre. Breakfast variety was very limited and as another reviewer said something from the 80's. The staff lacked any skill in hospitality and must have been the latest crop of backpackers from o/s looking for a job. The thing that separates business is the... More 

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Varsity Lakes, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We went with friends last week. Very busy but I've no idea why. So basic, & not worth the drive. The food was very very average, there are many places you could choice far better with a lot better views.

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Melbourne, Australia
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223 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Can be a bit hard to find. However, the baothouse is like something from the 20's. Cafe and you can sit outside under the trees. Row boats for hire which makes for a rimantic time

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melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The rural setting of this restaurant is charming and the lovely staff helped me settled in nicely and ready for the 2 course lunch! Food is great and modern and worth every penny paid!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Boathouse Road, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Boroondara  >  Kew
  • Phone Number: (03) 9853 1828

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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