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“Outstanding....” 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 #72 of 5,109 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Manila, Philippines
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20 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Outstanding....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Sitting across bay from the Glebe Seafood Market and serving the best seafood in Sydney. Great loction, great views and the best seafood we ate during our Sydney trip. The only downside is that parking can be a bit of a pain so take a taxi if possible.
Will crtainly be returning.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“amazing seafood for Sydneysiders!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

can't find anything bad about this place! starting from the view, that definitely helps, passing through the service, professional but a bit cold, not friendly enough for a mid week lunch, finishing to the food!! fresh and amazing and weird matching to delight the palate!
a selection of oysters, raw and cook fish, and a quiet good wine list too!
if you to enjoy good food glazing over a little bay in Sydney, don't miss out this shed!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Fresh oysters and great view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Over the years we have visited the Boathouse a number of times and have always enjoyed the food, service and views. Oysters are first class and the seafood is wonderful. Have often had the snapper pie but you need to be starving to do it justice. The fish is light and beautifully presented-perfect for lunch. One of the few Sydney restaurants which has been consistently good over many years.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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“Excellence all round”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We have eaten at the Boat House on several occasions and just love the ambience, food and discreet service. The food is, without exception, some of the best on offer anywhere in Australia. The flavours and presentation are outstanding with my favourite being the Wasabi and caviar blinis - absolute BLISS..!! A really satisfying destination for a special occasion or dinner with friends. Will definitely return.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 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
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“Magic at sunset”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Great place for that special meal. Great ambience, food and service. Depending on the time of year, try and get the sitting (there is an early and a late one) that coincides with sunset and the lights visible in the city. Also try and get a window seat.

Visited April 2013
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