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The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay

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” (135 reviews)
“oysters” (149 reviews)
“smoked tomato” (7 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 June 25, 2017 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

1  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
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

One of my favourite restaurants in Sydney. It doesn't matter how long between visits, the quality of food and service is always spot on. The snapper pie is amazing. Don't think about it. Just book and enjoy.

Thank ntntntnt
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Rainy, busy Mother's Day lunch with guests lining up in the wet for entry at 11.50; asked for entry to escape the rain but told we can enter when they are ready at 12n. Once inside no warm welcome, simply asked for the booking name...More

Thank Walacia205
Reviewed May 14, 2017

Isn't it funny how all restaurants have "one of the best chefs in Sydney"? This place serves the freshest fish and seafood in an elegant, understated ambiance with great service.

Thank Honky_Richard
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

We decided to take the trip down to Glebe as a birthday treat... my extent of eating fish normally is barramundi and calamari..... so when we sat down and saw no barramundi on the menu I was alarmed. After the initial shock I decided to...More

Thank Joeylemp
Reviewed April 29, 2017

Our daughter who lives in Sydney took us to the Boathouse on a Saturday night - we had a perfect night out. The restaurant is on top of Sydney Uni boathouse so is right on the water and darkness of course lends enchantment with twinkling...More

Thank Virginia3960
Reviewed April 20, 2017

This restaurant is better than average but not 'very' good. Four of us dined here and nothing really shone. Service was abrupt The waiter appeared 'world weary' and showed no enthusiasm. I was prepared to think he was just aloof, but the others weren't so...More

1  Thank Peter H
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

Went here for a birthday dinner. Has been some time since our last visit. Not again. When you live in Sydney there are so many other choices. Had to pick three wines before one was found in stock that was on the wine list. The...More

1  Thank Philip B
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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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
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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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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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