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The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay

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” (133 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 3 days ago

On paying $260 for a meal for two people one expects a certain amount of decent service and to not leave starving and upset at pretty average food and dreadful service. It took an hour and a half to get our mains which when I...More

Thank CBingham
Reviewed 3 days ago

We came for dinner and the snapper pie was indeed superb, gotta to try it. Good oysters selection, all the other fish dishes were very well prepared. For deserts, the soufflé and sorbet were also excellent. The only let-down was the pepper crab, preparation was...More

Thank Gary Y
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food is still great here but something has certainly gone amiss with management. It took 35 minutes to get our oysters and bread then and then another half hour for the mains. The oysters weren't the ones I ordered. The chips with the main...More

Thank jbr74360
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The boathouse had simple seafood which was quite good however it was totally let down by the service. We had to ask for our wines several times including water, dirty plates left at the table for several minutes between meals. When new dishes arrived it...More

1  Thank Moses B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great veg option for lunch (my vegetarian wife gets very fed up with the normal pasta and risotto restaurant options). She really enjoyed the polenta, onion and mushroom main - thank you, The snapper pie was great as well. Desserts ok but on the pricey...More

Thank anzacsaway
Reviewed 5 weeks 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

1  Thank djbjt
Reviewed 6 August 2017 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

2  Thank Krystal V
Reviewed 28 July 2017

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

1  Thank peterV887AH
Reviewed 23 July 2017

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 22 July 2017 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.

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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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18 October 2016|
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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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
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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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