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Studley Park Boat House

$$ - $$$, Cafe,
1 Boathouse Rd, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
+61 3 9853 1828
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“scones” (3 reviews)
“fixed menu” (2 reviews)
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Restaurant Hours
Australian, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 Boathouse Rd, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
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11 - 20 of 126 reviews

Reviewed April 10, 2017

I organised for a group of 15 for Sunday lunch in the Café and we all had a great afternoon. Its such a picturesque, pristine and beautiful destination. A little touch of magic. The team of staff were friendly, approachable and delivered excellent customer service....More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed March 18, 2017

I had a nice lunch here with my family and a friend from QLD. The meals were reasonably priced. I was a little disappointed in my chicken BLAT (aka burger)...it must have been the thinnest chicken strip I have had in a long time (plenty...More

2  Thank Chris D
Reviewed January 26, 2017

The manager (I think her name was Ebony) was very rude and not very accommodating. We had 13 people, and first the manager didn't want combine tables. We asked if there was any reservations, but she said no so I didn't see a point why...More

Thank Nik28hil
Reviewed December 28, 2016

A great location sharing the morning coffee with canoeists and ducks on the Yarra. A peaceful place close to the City. Good coffee and drinks but the food options could be better. Plenty of parking with good access.

Thank 773EJB
Reviewed December 21, 2016

I was invited to a function at the Studley Park Boathouse Cafe but could not attend because there was no disabled access. The lady who I called was very helpful, she even went outside to count the number of stairs I was expected to ascend...More

5  Thank benny67
Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Met a friend in the city who brought me here for breakfast. It's one of the prettiest places to enjoy an outdoor meal on a sunny day. Our waiter was super friendly and very attentive. I couldn't fault the food or service. The food came...More

Thank Sheree R
Reviewed November 20, 2016

The boat house itself was charming, but I would give the upkeep of the surrounding area a very poor mark. Our friends back home told us of this spot. We expected this general area to be well maintained as a gateway to a Melbourne tourist...More

Thank hans B
Reviewed November 17, 2016

Had a very pleasant coffee here a few days ago - a beautiful Melbourne morning (yes, we have them!) beside the Yarra River. The cafe has a great selection of delicious breakfast items at reasonable prices and the service is very friendly. But you cannot...More

2  Thank B B
Reviewed November 12, 2016

The Studley Park Boathouse is by the river, it's a great place to hang out. You can hire a boat or a canoe and go boating on the river. The food is good, honest food that will fuel your activities. By the way, the Studley...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

I'm wondering if some of the poor reviews are actually of the kiosk, not the cafe? I lunched with friends at the Cafe and it was delightful. From the moment we arrived the staff were welcoming, ensuring we had a table on the balcony overlooking...More

2  Thank Melinda S
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Boathouse Rd, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Boroondara  >  Kew
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9853 1828
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An historic double storey boat house on banks of river, fully licensed restaurant and cafe and boat hire. Reception venue. A country feel only 7kms from Melbourne city centre.Ducks and swans on the river, 100 year old trees and a public park area.
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