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Studley Park Boathouse Cafe

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1 Boathouse Road, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
(03) 9853 1828
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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68 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Sue J
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a friends birthday here, we had to have the set menu given there was over 10 of us. Entree was reasonable. 3 option for main, steak, fish or pasta I think. My partner had the fish and really enjoyed it. I had the steak as did many of my friends, overwhelmingly they all said it wasn't good. Mine was... More 

Thank Hazel M
New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Our annual 'cousins' get together, and we had all travelled from wide and far.... this was a lovely Café for our annual reunion, the staff were very accommodating and made our afternoon very relaxing. Great menu, we all had a variety of the selections, with some nice local wines, followed by coffee and desserts. The weather was perfect and it... More 

Thank 333maggie
Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

We ordered Devonshire tea and followed by strawberry milkshakes The scones were homemade tea was hot and strong. The milkshakes were amazing.

Melbourne, Australia
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129 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Parking is easy.If not too busy drive to the small carpark close to the cafe.Our day was cllear and crisp so we sat inside.Decor is simple but ambience quite excellent.Food is simple and reasonably inexpensive.For a quiet lunch not a bad spot to try

Thank Brian B
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146 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

The setting is absolutely stunning!!!! So beautiful. And the food/bakery options are great!! But.... Sitting by the water, relaxing with friends, the last thing you want to hear every 2 minutes are the buzzers for food going off. They are sooooo loud and just ruin the atmosphere. We actually left before we were finished because it was so frustrating. Please... More 

Thank m3ugs
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

The Studley Park Boathouse Cafe is the favourite haunt of a friend of mine. It's by the river, at the bottom of a steep incline. It's surrounded by native trees, and there are boats for hire.

Thank Jeffry B

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Boathouse Road, 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?