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“Tasty fish dishes!” 4 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 #58 of 5,443 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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“Tasty fish dishes!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Great atmosphere and view of black wattle bay. Staff were friendly and provided good service. I would recommend the barramundi or shepherds pie for mains. For desert the banana soufflé!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Gorgeous view and food to match”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

What a beautiful position for this gorgeous restaurant.
We have always had lovely service and the view is truly befitting of the amazing food.
The whole vibe of the restaurant makes you want to return time and time again.
The true masterpiece the fish pie.
I have tried alot of other dishes which were so lovely and fresh. But the star is the pie.
Great place!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“The best seafood in Sydney!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Had a four course dinner here last Monday night. The place was almost full and a buzz. The food was amazing in all aspects.could not pick on one thing from the fresh shucked oysters to start to the sweets it was all Devine will be back to this restaurant on next trip to the city.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Perfect for special occasion dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We had a late lunch here on a Sunday. The food was excellent- fresh seafood with beautiful flavours, cooked & presented perfectly. We had a few 'wines by the glass', some pours were smaller than others. The tables seemed more cramped together than the previous times I have been to this restaurant.
We took our toddler with us on this occasion, they don't have highchairs so if you do take children request to sit in the area which has long padded chairs- they can move around a bit more & reach the table easier.
Plenty of well dressed people so don't feel worried about being overdressed for lunch!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“How refreshing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Not the best food or best location or best service but very good to excellent on all fronts made this an excellent dining experience and very refreshing.

Why? Because the food and service were unpretentious, the quality excellent, concise but interesting wine list, relaxed atmosphere on the water with spectacular city views.

We had the signature Snapper pie which was wonderful, oysters, and a kingfish entree with chorizo and red pepper/chilli paste which worked really well together. The smoked tomato was also very interesting.

My only gripe and not uncommon for many restaurants nowadays is the insistence to keep the wine "off-table" which means you need to wait for a refill. Not a biggie at most times but irritating when staff a rushing to clean-up and reset at the end of the evening and aren't watching for eye contact and attention seeking arm waving.

What's not to like? Overall, not much. Go forth and enjoy.

  • Visited August 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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