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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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123 Ferry Road | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2037, Australia
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Reviewed November 28, 2017 via mobile

One of our Sydney favourites. Service was very slow to start with as the restaurant was very busy. We waited a long time for our drinks which was disappointing. The food however was fantastic. Great oyster selection and as fresh as can be. The snapper...More

Thank Dean H
Reviewed November 25, 2017

I went to this restaurant with my partner for a celebratory dinner. After reading all the reviews of poor service, our experience was the complete opposite. The waiter was attentive, but not at all intrusive or annoying. The selection of oysters was amazing, but highlight...More

Thank Ben F
Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

We took our son and daughter in law here for a Sunday lunch treat. The 180 floor to ceiling glass provides fantastic views of the ANZAC Bridge and the city beyond. Table spacings were adequate. The food was wonderful with an emphasis on seafood. Great...More

Thank bobdrennan
Reviewed November 16, 2017

It has been several years since we've been to The Boathouse and we were disappointed. The food was good, but didn't meet our previous experiences at the restaurant and was totally overwhelmed in any case by the service. The service was poor. Unfortunately there is...More

Thank Chrissie255060
Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

We chose this venue on the back of a recent TV piece about their source and service of Tasmanian oysters. The dinner just kept getting better. Great fish, attentive service and excellent location with ample on street parking at the door. The oysters were superb!

1  Thank mastermuzz
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Busy place with great food. They have delicious fresh oysters and interesting dishes. You have to order the food at the bar and they deliver it.

Thank Jrhmd53
Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

So, after all the poor reviews on service over the last 3 months your would think this restaurant would take note. Sadly the fact that the service is still bad is indicative of the fact that they just don't seem to care. The food is...More

4  Thank George H
Reviewed October 19, 2017

OK this is one of Sydney's little gems. They have some exceptional seafood on the menu, oysters from the best places in Australia. All the meals are presented so beautifully. The service is very good and they are very attentive but not in your face....More

Thank BigCammo
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

We visited last Sunday hoping for a special night to celebrate a birthday. Whilst I had read recent reviews about service issues I booked anyway based on the food reputation. The restaurant really does impress with views back towards the city. We were seated quickly...More

2  Thank TheBiebs
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Been a patron since 2003. Last night's service was not up to standard. I guess they tried hard but for around ten tables and three waiting staff, their standard is far below standard for a restaurant of this pedigree. Food is consistent and almost as...More

2  Thank Ines A
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, Business meetings, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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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