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The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay

) #177 of 4,779 Restaurants in Sydney $$$$ Seafood, , Gluten Free Options
123 Ferry Road | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2037, Australia
+61 2 9518 9011
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“snapper pie” (132 reviews)
“oysters” (148 reviews)
“blinis” (8 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
123 Ferry Road | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2037, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really nice restaurant in the back of Glebe down by Blackwattle Bay. We went on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, all around is glass so not hard to get a view. Waiters dressed like waiters should, not like another customer, ready with a...More

Thank djbjt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

LARGEST SELECTION OF OYSTERS and the best snapper pie you'll ever eat! Honestly this place is so underrated, I enjoy coming here as a couple, with friends or in general as casual dining. The view is of the water which is dark and dim at...More

Thank Krystal V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have any sort of desire to be wanted and appreciated, I can only suggest that you don't visit The Boathouse. The food, let me be clear, is very good; fresh, beautifully cooked and presented. The view is a visitor's dream, from Broadway to...More

Thank peterV887AH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Birthday date and I have to say it was a good night. Oysters were delicious. I wanted to try the snapper pie but for the dining experience went with the Groper and so glad I did, it was beautifully cooked, moist and seasoned well. Dessert...More

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful ambiance in the restaurant with fantastic views overlooking the Anzac Bridge. Service was impeccable. Fish pie is the speciality here and it's delicious. The grilled octopus entree was lovely. Great place for couples.

Thank WhereToNextIWonder
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We have been wanting to come to this restaurant for years, but finally today was the day! We had King Prawns and Sushimi for entrees which were both exceptional. The Snapper Pie was incredible - my husband and I shared this as it was quite...More

1  Thank KFonz
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Finally got to eat here after hearing alot about it from my partner with his work dinners! We started with a selection of Oysters which were amazing, big in size & very fresh. The waiter knew what he was on about even though he was...More

Thank Naadz
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I've always loved this restaurant. It's got beautiful views of Sydney across the water, especially at night. It's not too big, like many Sydney restaurants can be, so it feels cozy and romantic. And it does the best fish pie in the world. We decided...More

Thank Nicole P
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We had heard so much about this restaurant, and so thought it would be a great idea to spend a Saturday, enjoying lunch by the water. Firstly we could not find the entrance, no sign directing customers to the front door. We were ushered to...More

Thank Robyne A
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We had a large group for lunch and the setting is great. The food was very good but the thing that ruined it was the service. It was as though we were in a training restaurant - the staff had no idea what they were...More

Thank John H
An inner city suburb along the water, Glebe has a
deep-rooted sense of cultural history and heritage. It
originated as a semi-rural resort for the well-to-do,
but has transformed into a student-centric melting
pot. Visit Glebe Point Road for ethnic cuisine as
standard as Mexican, Indian, Italian and Chinese, or
as diverse as Spanish, Bavarian, Polish, Czech and
Lebanese. You will find that Glebe is accepting of the
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Response from GeckoTravel | Reviewed this property |
It's a nice place but I didn't find it pretentious. You would be equally comfortable and at ease in suit and tie or nice jeans. Personally I went in suit with no tie.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Ferry Road | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2037, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Glebe
  • Neighbourhood: Glebe
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9518 9011
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