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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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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely casual lunch

We ate in the cafe on the balcony overlooking the river. The menu has enough choices to suit most, we enjoyed each dish we ordered. Our waitress Sally was efficient and friendly. I recommend booking as many walkins were turned away.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
Lee D
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Adelaide
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Collingwood, Australia
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238 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

studley park boathouse is in one of the most idyllic settings on the yarra, but beware of the kiosk food! ham & cheese croissant is the safest bet but wanting to try something different, we ordered a chicken and bacon burger with fries. for $18.95, we got a dry burger with chicken that tasted like sawdust and fries no better.... More 

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Adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We ate in the cafe on the balcony overlooking the river. The menu has enough choices to suit most, we enjoyed each dish we ordered. Our waitress Sally was efficient and friendly. I recommend booking as many walkins were turned away.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Arrived 1230 for a family lunch who were visiting from overseas, to treat them to something special after holidaying with us in Melbourne for 6weeks. We did not get our food until 2pm!, which was not only cold but 2 meals were ready the other 2 were not! Even though we arrived 1230 they had run out of options on... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

There are actually three dining options here, The Kiosk, The Cafe and The Restaurant. The kiosk is takeaway food, plastic cutlery etc. The Cafe has laminated tables, plastic chairs on a balcony overlooking the river, or seating indoors. Table service. The restaurant is tables with linen, silver service etc. The prices escalate according to each option.We tried the Cafe on... More 

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Daylesford, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

One should come away overawed by the beauty of the location and enamoured of the simple quality of the food and the ambience of the restaurant. Tick 1 for the location - but no ticks after that. Yes, the food was that bad and poorly presented. Over-cooked would be a compliment. No, I can't go on. Hope someone shakes the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We had a family birthday party with about 40 guests on a Sunday. We booked the verandah and had it to ourselves. We had drinks in another room and the service was good. The three course menu gave an excellent choice, with a separate children's menu. The service was really good and quick. One good touch was the children's meals... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

my favourite sunday afternoon tea spot...watch the ducks, encourage the canooists, relax by the water....peaceful and easy

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

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

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  • Cuisine: International

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