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“Delicious but sparse.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Boatbuilders Yard

The Boatbuilders Yard
23 South Wharf, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #467 of 4,093 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: The Boatbuilders Yard is an award winning Bar and Kitchen that brings an informal European-style eating and drinking to Melbourne. Conveniently located next to Polly Woodside and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on the banks of the Yarra River, The Boatbuilders Yard is a quick 10 minute walk from Southern Cross Station. Designed by Six Degrees Architects, the venue retains the cultural heritage and charm of Melbourne's famous Maritime precinct, with a modern design twist on the original shed. Bookings can only be made up for up to 4pm, Monday through Fridays.
Eltham, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Delicious but sparse.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Fantastic setting and service. Food seems reasonably priced but when presented lacks generosity. Ribs arrived with only one and half sad looking morsels on the plate. Burger was delicious as was ribs but meals didn't match expectation for the type of venue it is.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Adelaide, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Very pleasant lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Best 'standard' fish and chips I have ever had. Great atmosphere, friendly staff. Beautiful dockside surroundings. Can't fault.

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Toronto, Canada
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18 restaurant reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, great location, good prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

What a lovely place. Very casual outdoor dining with great food and a great atmosphere. Unfortunately, I only got to eat here once because there were many things on the menu I wanted to try.

Visited March 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Fantastic eatery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

what a fantastic dining experience lunch time last Wednesday, great food. Great waiting staff who were very aware of what their customers requirements were, very good.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Quick, Simple, and good pricing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Close to the Hilton hotel, but located on the river where the action is, this is a very good eating option...self-service orders at the bar for food and beverages means you get what you want, when you want it. Prices are very reasonable, and the range of options (some of the best crispy-skinned salmon) on the menu fits both family and couples. Definitely worth a visit!

Visited April 2014
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