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Studley Park Boathouse Cafe

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1 Boathouse Rd, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
+61 3 9853 1828
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 of room for improvement). However my friend had the seared smoked salmon and she said... More 

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2 Thank Chris D
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles 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 she didn't want to join the tables. Then we were waiting for some other guests... More 

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Thank Nik28hil
Australia
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank 773EJB
australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 and offered to help. Thank you. But this is discrimination, again. There must be access... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 out fresh and hot , there were no complaints from any of us. I will... More 

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Thank Sheree R
Melbourne, Australia
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 beat the location and the coffee. Just be aware that around 11am a swarm of... More 

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1 Thank B B
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Park Boathouse Cafe is on a side road. It is not easy to get to... More 

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Thank Jeffry B
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 the river. The Express Lunch looked like great value, but we ordered a la carte.... More 

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1 Thank Melinda S
Gippsland, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

On the positive side, great location and good service but it all goes bad from there. Took friends there for lunch, all our salads consisted of a few sad leaves and no tomato, onion or anything else. The toasties had burnt edges and my hamburger had small bones in it !!!! I reported this and was told the manager would... More 

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Thank Victor M
Melbourne
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23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This would be another sure-it's-OK-but-life's-too-short venue but for that fact that the location is a knockout. So bring the crew for easy walks, river fun, family sports and by all means, if you forget to bring a snag for the barbie pop into the boathouse for fuel.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?