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Studley Park Boathouse Cafe

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1 Boathouse Rd, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
(03) 9853 1828
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Studley Park Boathouse Cafe is a great destination for a light lunch or coffee and a snack on a good Melbourne day. It is tucked away in a tranquil spot with an outdoor seating area overlooking the river with ducks and row boats for hire. There is a restaurant/function area upstairs but we only utilised the kiosk menu which had... More 

Thank DP2610
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We regularly visit Studley Park. A hidden gem tucked away in lovely bushland and only15 minutes to the city. I have to say though our experience having lunch at the kiosk recently was upsetting! I had ordered pumpkin soup which was quite nice, but on finishing, found a large piece of plastic in my mouth. This certainly would have had... More 

Thank gypsy49
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My hubby, toddler and I enjoyed the beautiful weather on Tuesday by walking the trails near the Boathouse, so worked up an appetite for a late lunch. We had to carry the pram up about 16 steps so we could go to the cafe, but we are so glad that we did. We ordered the oarsmans platter and it was... More 

Thank Shebb
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view and weather was perfect! Makes for a perfect lazy chill Sunday. Food was pretty good, although not spectacular in my opinion. Dessert (I had sticky date) was quite boring. The butterscotch sauce looked like it was just a frosting on top of the cake so I had to ask them to warm it up more to make it... More 

Thank Lilly_traveljournal
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely setting along the Yarra with a choice of inside or on the deck to sit if you are lucky enough to get a table so just before 12noon or after 2pm to arrive would be best to get a table over looking the Yarra the ducks and the boats. We thought 2 main meals and one beer and one... More 

Thank oldchook
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a winter Sunday and it was still busy. The upstairs restaurant is good. generous helpings and beautiful food. Good list of wines by the glass. Service is good. Lovely view of the river and the boats. Parking can be difficult even though the carpark is large,

Thank Stephen B
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We had a great time at our Christmas in July dinner at Studley Park Boathouse! Beautiful setting along the Yarra River and the food was delicious! Thanks to Robert and the Studley Park Boathouse crew for their excellent service too. From the team at Motto Creative

Thank emcordova4
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The Boathouse cafe over looks the Yarra river within Studley Park. Service is friendly and efficient with the menu having a reasonable variety of foods and drinks to choose from. You can sit inside or outside, which is great as it gives you options depending on the weather. We take guests visiting Melbourne there because its a unique experience so... More 

Thank KymP63
Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Wouldn't have know this place ,if it wasn't for Rebbecca Judd,who Posted it on postcards last month ! Wowwww what a gem of a place and still only 10 mins drive from city ! The view from the cafe was stunning ,overlooking the Yarra river ,with greenly ,ducks and hire row boats ! What a priceless view !! Our meals... More 

Thank Elisa S
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Really enjoyed a casual lunch here today. Service was efficient and very friendly. Lovely location on the banks of the Yarra. Plenty of outdoor seating for a nice day but today it was nice and warm in the cafe itself and heaters were on, on the deck. Chicken BLAT was really nice. Crunchy chicken was a chicken schnitzel. Meal served... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, Australian, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Boathouse Rd, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Boroondara  >  Kew
  • Phone Number: (03) 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?