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The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay

#156 of 4,600 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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123 Ferry Road | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2037 , Australia
+61 2 9518 9011
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The oyster menu is out of this world. The signature dish (fish pie) is a must have. Staff and service are excellent. Outlook is just picturesque. Cannot fault on any level.

Thank Vee272014
Sydney, Australia
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117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was to die for. We did oysters from all available states of Australia. The waiter was right, the Tathra Rocks were delicious - small but perfectly yummy. Don't miss the Roasted Yamba Prawns. I had the roasted Trevalla with pippies and peas and my partner the Roasted Barramundi with roast chicken and carrot jus! With a bottle of... More 

Thank huwakibe
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant it's self is very nice. I think there would be a nice view of the water from every table which I thought was good. The service was very prompt which I liked. Food was nice although I'm not a huge lover of seafood they had other options for me. My husband on the other hand said it was... More 

Thank Alison R
The Entrance, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The salt and pepper mud crab was excellent, my wife loved the oyster selection from around Australia and the views were great.

Thank Pete5905
Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did book in advance but obviously not far in advance to get a window table for our Anniversary. Despite this we had a beautiful boat ride to the restaurant, sampled some amazing oysters, had the huge pie which could be shared between two girls (my hubby however ate the whole of his) and were presented beautiful petit fours with... More 

Thank Helen R
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I went to this restaurant for dinner to celebrate our birthdays so were looking forward to a good fish meal with some decent wine. I am not a local to Sydney so did not know what to expect and as we were walking around Blackwattle Bay we went in here impromptu. The service from our waitress was... More 

Thank Panthera2013
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We lunched at the Boathouse (where we have eaten on many other occasions) and, like most reviewers, enjoyed the beautiful setting, the magnificent views, and the good (if overpriced) food. The menu is imaginative and the cocktail and wine list is very good. The whole experience should be a pleasure. However, the problem this time was the service. We were... More 

2 Thank Helen I
Adelaide, Australia
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148 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Situated over the water the venue is superb. The produce is fresh and the fish cooked to perfection. One of Sydney's better restaurants. We keep going back for more.

Thank Jim T
Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We literally just finished our meal here. Service was shocking from the moment we arrived - there is very poor signage to the entrance (which by the way is on the left hand side at the end of the pier even though it doesn't look like it), when we went back to the front the valet attendant rolled his eyes... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal at this great waterside restaurant. Lovely views, good atmosphere, great attentive service. Oyster, Caviar, and Snapper pie. Couldn't fault it. Wine and beer superb. Bit on the expensive side but that's Sydney.

Thank Geoff563

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Ferry Road | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2037, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Glebe
  • Neighborhood: Glebe
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9518 9011

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Glebe

Neighborhood Profile
An inner city suburb along the water, Glebe has a deep-rooted sense of cultural history and heritage. It originated as a semi-rural resort for the well-to-do, but has transformed into a student-centric melting pot. Visit Glebe Point Road for ethnic cuisine as standard as Mexican, Indian, Italian and Chinese, or as diverse as Spanish, Bavarian, Polish, Czech and Lebanese. You will find that Glebe is accepting of the eccentrics and aboriginals that roam the streets, integrating students and people of all economic statuses into the multi-cultural fabric that distinguishes this suburb. Glebe Foreshore is a great destination for a leisurely walk along the Bay, and the Saturday market is a great scene for bargain hunters.
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