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The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay

) #157 of 4,736 Restaurants in Sydney $$$$ Seafood, , Gluten Free Options
123 Ferry Road | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2037, Australia
+61 2 9518 9011
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“snapper pie” (128 reviews)
“oysters” (146 reviews)
“blinis” (8 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
123 Ferry Road | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2037, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Birthday date and I have to say it was a good night. Oysters were delicious. I wanted to try the snapper pie but for the dining experience went with the Groper and so glad I did, it was beautifully cooked, moist and seasoned well. Dessert...More

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful ambiance in the restaurant with fantastic views overlooking the Anzac Bridge. Service was impeccable. Fish pie is the speciality here and it's delicious. The grilled octopus entree was lovely. Great place for couples.

Thank WhereToNextIWonder
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been wanting to come to this restaurant for years, but finally today was the day! We had King Prawns and Sushimi for entrees which were both exceptional. The Snapper Pie was incredible - my husband and I shared this as it was quite...More

1  Thank KFonz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finally got to eat here after hearing alot about it from my partner with his work dinners! We started with a selection of Oysters which were amazing, big in size & very fresh. The waiter knew what he was on about even though he was...More

Thank Naadz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've always loved this restaurant. It's got beautiful views of Sydney across the water, especially at night. It's not too big, like many Sydney restaurants can be, so it feels cozy and romantic. And it does the best fish pie in the world. We decided...More

Thank Nicole P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had heard so much about this restaurant, and so thought it would be a great idea to spend a Saturday, enjoying lunch by the water. Firstly we could not find the entrance, no sign directing customers to the front door. We were ushered to...More

Thank Robyne A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a large group for lunch and the setting is great. The food was very good but the thing that ruined it was the service. It was as though we were in a training restaurant - the staff had no idea what they were...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a disappointing night out for our son's birthday. The oysters were glorious! The service started off nicely, then the waiter lost interest or got too busy. The pie was good, but too sweet. Chips, great; the mullet overcooked and I think they forgot the...More

Thank purplemargaritas
Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

Had a birthday lunch for 6 persons on a cloudy Sydney day. My sixth visit to this establishment and it still one of the best seafood restaurants in Sydney. Starters, mains and desserts were all excellent. The oysters were fresh and tasty, calamari, octopus were...More

Thank Froilan d
Reviewed May 28, 2017

Great views, fresh well cooked seafood. Good wine list and service. Has consistently delivered for more than two decades.

Thank FatB327
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
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October 17, 2016|
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Response from GeckoTravel | Reviewed this property |
It's a nice place but I didn't find it pretentious. You would be equally comfortable and at ease in suit and tie or nice jeans. Personally I went in suit with no tie.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view
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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