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“Boo hoo!”

The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay
Ranked #223 of 6,668 Restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Glebe
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

What a disappointing night out for our son's birthday. The oysters were glorious! The service started off nicely, then the waiter lost interest or got too busy. The pie was good, but too sweet. Chips, great; the mullet overcooked and I think they forgot the zucchini flower and it's called 'garnish' for a reason! The birthday dessert was 4 little cubes of jelly with a candle stuck in it. And the two bottles of wine we requested had run out! And was way overpriced. No greeting upon arrival and no farewell. Ambience was lovely but don't arrive earlier than 6pm or you'll wait outside! Somebody should tell you that when you book. Don't go there with high expectations except about the oysters and view.

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Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

Had a birthday lunch for 6 persons on a cloudy Sydney day. My sixth visit to this establishment and it still one of the best seafood restaurants in Sydney. Starters, mains and desserts were all excellent. The oysters were fresh and tasty, calamari, octopus were so tender. The care taken by the kitchen and their pride in their work evident with every dish served.

The service from the staff, faultless.

Simply excellent.

Thank Froilan d
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Reviewed May 28, 2017

Great views, fresh well cooked seafood. Good wine list and service.

Has consistently delivered for more than two decades.

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Thank FatB327
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Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

One of my favourite restaurants in Sydney. It doesn't matter how long between visits, the quality of food and service is always spot on. The snapper pie is amazing.
Don't think about it. Just book and enjoy.

Thank ntntntnt
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

Rainy, busy Mother's Day lunch with guests lining up in the wet for entry at 11.50; asked for entry to escape the rain but told we can enter when they are ready at 12n. Once inside no warm welcome, simply asked for the booking name and pointed to table. Cold, impartial atmosphere and although Mother's Day can be a disjointed affair, service staff did their best to tolerate this disorderly lunch service. Food was fine, but not fantastic. I expected more at these prices.

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Thank Walacia205
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