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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: Lunch, Breakfast, 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
Pleasant Lunch

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
BigRuss1213
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Melbourne, Australia
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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325 reviews 325 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

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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133 restaurant reviews
705 helpful votes 705 helpful votes
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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60 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 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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13 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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14 helpful votes 14 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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12 helpful votes 12 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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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

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  • Cuisine: International

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