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“WOW! A True Sydney Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sydney Showboats

Sydney Showboats
The Promenade, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
(02) 8296 7200
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Ranked #570 of 5,162 restaurants in Sydney
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Sydney, Australia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“WOW! A True Sydney Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

My wife and I played tourist in our home city on the weekend. The highlight was the Sydney Showboat cruise on Saturday night. The cruise was full without a single spare seat. The staff were warm & welcoming right from boarding, table service and entertainment. The food was yummy. The tandoori chicken bites for entree and rib eye steak for main. The dessert platter had three delicious offerings. The entertainment was thumping with excellent dancers and music. As we cruised back to King St Wharf the stage was full of people from the audience, shaking a leg. Wonderful vibe and I would be proud to host any overseas or interstate visitors on the Showboat...

  • Visited November 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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Warkworth
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A fabulous evening for couples”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

A great way to have a relaxing meal with that special person and to see Sydney lights at night from the water. Not the cheapest, but well worth the spend.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Fun night out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Picked up good deal ($69 including drinks) so thought we should try this. Haven't been on a showboat before so didn't know what to expect. We were welcomed on board and felt comfortable. The entre was on our plates when we got there and was tasty, but would have preferred hot. The main meal was excellent - good size and very tasty. Dessert was just as nice, so from the food perspective the evening was a great success. Drinks were fine and the service was excellent. The MC/magician was very entertaining and went around the tables. Thoroughly enjoyabe. Then the show - I didn't know what to expect and I enjoyed what I presume is a Las Vegas style of show. In a limited space and time I thought it was well done. (I always wondered what those Westfield show kids did when they grew up!!). I should say the photographer was also very good. We didn't really see much of the Harbour but when we got back, we really felt we had an enjoyable night out. Certainly worth what we paid and we will probably go again.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 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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“Only OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Made to feel very welcome as we boarded the Showboat and shown to our tables. Entertainment from the majician was quite good as was the service of drinks BUT then came the letdown. The entre was reasonable but the main you could have only chicken or the vegetarian option, was told that was all that was available no alternating beef which dissapointed many in our group. The desert would have to rate as the highlight of the menu and was enjoyed by all. What could have been a great night out was spoiled by the falling down of the main course.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Ararat
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“Fun night out and wonderful scenery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

The staff were friendly,happy and efficient, food better than we were expecting, wine list good choices, the show was fun,colourful and fast paced, and of course Sydney Harbour with all the lights sparkling on the water magic. Under the mightly Bridge twice WOW. Certainly recommend a great night out.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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