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“Brilliant food, uninspiring service, beautiful location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tea Gardens Boatshed

Tea Gardens Boatshed
110 Marine Drive, Tea Gardens, New South Wales 2324, Australia
0249970307
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Ranked #2 of 10 Restaurants in Tea Gardens
Price range: $15 - $37
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Cafe by Day,, Restaurant by Night..Superb Location & Cuisine
Shoal Bay, Australia
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Brilliant food, uninspiring service, beautiful location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Enjoyed dinner here with a group of 6, this review shall encompass all our thoughts. First of all the location is stylish and comfortable with a beautiful view, with dolphins swimming in front of us. Service was average, the waitress forgot the drinks menu and was very abrupt with her inquiries. Drink service was slow and the waitresses were not up to date on what portions of desert they had left. Entrees were excellent and delicious, mains were small but delicious. Desert was the highlight! Panna Cotta was incredible, the flavors complimented each other amazingly. Coffee was excellent.
In conclusion it was an enjoyable experience and will definitely be returning again to enjoy another meal here.

  • Visited December 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Clontarf
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Newly Renovated”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Still a most unique restaurant with a boatshed atmosphere on the river.
Since were last there the restaurant has gone more upmarket and now opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner on most nights. Food and service excellent.

Visited December 2014
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Boatshed meals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Great food and service and right on the waterfront. Staff always friendly and menu changes regularly

  • Visited November 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent way to start the morning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Enjoy a great coffee and large breakfast by the river in Tea Gardens - the earlier the better as the river is calm and quite. this is a magic location, and you might even be lucky to spot the dolphins swimming past.
Food is fresh, great presentation and large portion for breakfast - it'll set you up for the day.
Coffee is always tops here.

  • Visited November 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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“Delicious Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

You must visit the Boathouse whilst in Tea Gardens. My family and I went today and it was fantastic. We all chose the specials - fish and chips and tempura prawns. The serves were large and the seafood was fresh and well-cooked. The staff were efficient and friendly. Make sure you leave room for dessert - I'd recommend the chocolate, date and macadamia cake! Also, book ahead to ensure you have a seat on the balcony.

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