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The Boathouse Palm Beach

Governor Philip Park, Palm Beach, Pittwater, New South Wales 2108, Australia
+61 2 9974 5440
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (26 reviews)
“burger” (47 reviews)
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Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Governor Philip Park, Palm Beach, Pittwater, New South Wales 2108, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been here a few times and always find it enjoyable, a friendly casual atmosphere. A nice blackboard menu from which to Order at the counter. A small but adequate wine list completes the relaxed setting, great views out on the water to West...More

Thank Adrian W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is great, it's one of the locations where Home and Away is filmed. It's Alf's bait shop in SummerBay. Right on the waters edge. Good menu, the meals are very nice as in the wine. We were lucky enough to be here when...More

Thank Balifreakfromaussie
Reviewed 6 days ago

We frequent the Boathouse in Balmoral quiet frequently and went up to the Palm Beach location for the second time last weekend. The food is exceptional. Great variety, consistently and perfectly executed (which is incredible given that they seem to be constantly busy!) and able...More

Thank MMCSydney
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went here for brunch. No reservations but we were lucky enough to nab a table on the deck. Really nice being on the water. A bit of a queue to get food but generous serves and very good when it arrived. A bit pricey but...More

Thank windmilltop
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to dine surrounded by the beauty that Pittwater has to offer. Whether here for just a refreshment or breakfast or lunch The boathouse offers a variety of food on its simple menu. Best avoided on weekends as it gets stupidly busy. Weekday or...More

Thank Juggy333
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten breakfast here a couple of times and it is a fabulous spot to enjoy. One of Sydney's nicest and worth the drive up. It's busy, but it's a relaxed venue and everyone's there to enjoy the setting and the great food. Set right...More

Thank BondiRescued
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant had awesome food in such a beautiful setting. The restaurant is almost in the water. We saw a beautiful sunset from there. It has awesome mini cakes, must try the orange cake.

Thank Aparna G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly staff in this often busy restaurant. Good healthy food, large portions, and a fantastic view. No bookings, but worth the wait.

Thank serena m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch on the water, tranquil views all around, delicious and generous burgers , hard to find a better spot.

Thank Jean M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The coffee won't disappoint you. I am a daily regular here. Outstanding food and exceptional service. Sit within the boat house by Sydney's pittwater. Plenty of paid parking available. Views as far as you can see. Burn off your meal with a walk up to...More

Thank Libby W
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Jane L
Can i bring my dog?
17 May 2017|
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Response from fionakt | Reviewed this property |
I think to get to the outdoor seating section you have to go into the restaurant. there were no dogs when I was there
Yvonne T
Is there close by parking for disabled
12 April 2017|
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Response from DDTravellerSydney | Reviewed this property |
There is, but the spots might not be free. My advice? If you need close parking be ready with Plan B in case you can't park close. Or go with someone who can drop you at the front and then park. There is a ramp at the side... More
Do you have gluten-free options?
1 October 2016|
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Response from Yan669902 | Reviewed this property |
Yes :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Governor Philip Park, Palm Beach, Pittwater, New South Wales 2108, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Pittwater  >  Palm Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9974 5440
  • E-mail
The Boathouse Palm Beach is set on Pittwater in Sydney's Palm Beach. Established in 2008, The Boathouse features world class water views, abundant floral and produce displays, and The Boathouse interior styling. With a fresh, modern Australian menu designed by The Boathouse chefs, The Boathouse is known to locals for its seaside charm and casual waterside dining.