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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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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
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after having booked on line for a lunch with family, arrived at venue to find booking had not been received. However staff at the venue were wonderful in that they turned a potentially terrible experience into a very positive one. within minutes they were able to accommodate our group of 6 with a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Jo M
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Melbourne
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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

after having booked on line for a lunch with family, arrived at venue to find booking had not been received. However staff at the venue were wonderful in that they turned a potentially terrible experience into a very positive one. within minutes they were able to accommodate our group of 6 with a few menu changes as the lunch was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We visited the Boathouse cafe on a cool winter day but the sun was shining so made for a pleasant afternoon. The food was good but a limited menu and for a cafe a little expensive. Initial service was very good but once our waitress finished her shift it went backward. A nice outlook over the river but very noisy... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This has an affordable menu, catering for all. We were happy to find a choice of kid-friendly hot food to help warm us up on a brisk Melbourne day. The kids enjoyed feeding the ducks and being able to kick a footy around nearby Yarra Bend Park.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Been to all three options. Kiosk - order and take your meal to a table by the river. Choices or rolls, paninis, burgers etc. Average to above average prices with not that great food. Cafe - further on from the kiosk (upstairs) with balcony tables as well as indoor dining. More casual option to the restaurant but table service from... More 

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Collingwood, Australia
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
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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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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