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“Consisently good food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay

The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay
123 Ferry Road | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2037 , Australia
02 9518 9011
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Ranked #52 of 5,190 Restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Consisently good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I have been here at least half a dozen times, under different chefs and it is always great.
I have to agree with a previous reviewer that the Snapper Pie rocks! plenty of options for different tastes, and the service is faultless - not too in your face so that you can enjoy the evening without distraction.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“The Snapper Pie - unquie and delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Our first visit to this restaurant was about 10 years ago; really liked the atmosphere, view, food, selection of oysters and absolutely fabulous Snapper Pie.

It has not lost it. Well, the view is even better now. Oysters are very tasty - not sure if there is any other place in Sydney with such variety of oysters. The Snapper Pie - our major reason to go there - is cooked to perfection and very delicious.

Yes, it is not a cheap place and may not be a right place for a casual lunch. But is absolutely beautiful place for special occasions. No doubts we would be going there again... Hope this time it would be sooner :-)

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wollongong, NSW, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“Seafood with a view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Enjoyed a lovely lunch with great views over the water. The food definitely has a French touch. The Chesnut, seafood and black truffle soup was deliciously rich. The Snapper Pie also rich but delicious. Wish I could have fitted in some oysters and another glass of wine and dessert banan soufflé with caramel and peanut icecream but I will have to try those next time. Service was very good. It was very busy and maybe a little noisy but not too bad. Overall a very enjoyable experience. The parking, of course in this area, is not good!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Berlin, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“It's THE Seafood place in Sydney!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Was there for the first time on a work function and always wanted to go back with my partner. We finally did and loved it all over. Great oysters selection - one of the reasons to go to the Boathouse (but selection also depends a lot on the day). As main we had a magnificent grilled tuna and the shared dessert was also stunning. Overall, very pleased with the place, awesome service, the views are great (but for me not the main reason to go there. There are other greater views in Sydney). You have to consider that the place is not cheap, but really worth a visit. If you love seafood and oysters in particular, you will not be disappointed!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Boating idyll with lunch thrown in!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Our family loved sharing a meal together at the Boathouse. Lovely staff, great seafood and an especially wonderful venue with a view looking north over Blackwattle Bay towards the Anzac Bridge. We tucked into our entrees whilst watching canoes and tinnies glide past our window. We were also blessed with a beautiful day. But we have been here before during the evening, when a storm unleashed an enormous display of lightning covering the entire sky and lighting up the Anzac Bridge. That was also a magnificent display from this vantage point. It is not always the case that the quality of food matches that of the venue, however it is indeed the case with this particular restaurant.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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