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Boat House Restaurant Cornelian Bay

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
On the Derwent River | Cornelian Bay, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6228 9289
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“chowder” (35 reviews)
“duck” (28 reviews)
“sundae” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
On the Derwent River | Cornelian Bay, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Love this place - for the food, the wine, the service and the views of the Derwent. There is a good choice of food items, but don't go there if you just want a snack!

Thank helentas2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Boat House Restaurant is the perfect setting for a number of reasons. Lovely view of the Bay, enclosed play area within view of the main restaurant, sensibly priced menu and wine list and well prepared delicious food. Parking is at the door step. On...More

Thank JanaLot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Situated right on the bay the Boathouse is a tranquil place to lunch. With big windows it's pleasant inside on a cool day. Our mains of fish and chips and five spice squid wee generous and probably more than we needed for lunch Wine is...More

Thank Tina M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here with a group of friends. The staff were very patient and friendly as we took ages to order because we were chatting so much. The wine (Tasmanian) was delicious and the meals we sumptuous. All just wonderful. A beautiful view outside.

Thank PorridgeEngineer13
Reviewed August 29, 2017

Lovely location with easy access. Car park provided on site. Offers a wide selection of food and wine. Great spot for lunch or dinner. Ask for a window seat so you can enjoy the view of the bay as you enjoy your meal

Thank KatielouAustralia
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

Simply WONDERFUL, from the booking on the 'phone Maddie was warm and helpful; greeted me by name when we arrived at noon. We were put in the naughty corner at the far end of the restaurant however Maddie gladly moved us to the best table...More

Thank Stew E
Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

Perfectly settled on the beachfront of Cornelian Bay, only 10 minutes or less from Hobart. The view over the Derwent River is beautiful and the service prompt, attentive and excellent. The restaurant is renowned for its, seafood chowder. The restaurant has been bought and sold...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed July 30, 2017

Lovely restaurant beside the water of Cornelian Bay. Table in the window overlooking Tasman Bridge very scenic. Food was amazing, service was excellent.

1  Thank Michele M
Reviewed July 28, 2017

Lovely venue with views onto the water. Nicely set out with plenty of room around the tables . A good place for a celebration with a few friends such as birthdays. We had the most delightful evening and the atmosphere helped too. Lovely staff and...More

Thank Mmaxine
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

10 metres away from the water this restaurant has a great location. The location is not wasted on the food as it was very good with quite reasonable pricing. Well worth a lazy long lunch

1  Thank Gary M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $26
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On the Derwent River | Cornelian Bay, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6228 9289
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Right on the beach at Cornelian Bay, the Boat House occupies one of the most beautiful settings in Hobart, 5 km north of the CBD. Fabulous water views with the Tasman bridge as a backdrop, the Boat House is the perfect location for family outings to the and park, long lavish lunches, a romantic candle lit dinner for two, or any special occasion, also holding functions of up to 150 people. Recent owner since November 2013, John Demir, has 20 years experience in the restaurant industry as a chef. Now he has taken on role of front of house position as host. The contemporary Australian menu changes seasonally to encompass the freshest Tasmanian produce available.
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