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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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123 Ferry Road | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2037, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dined here a number of years ago to celebrate a friend's birthday & we always remembered it favourably so I wanted to return for my birthday. It has a lovely outlook over my favourite Sydney bridge but there my excitement ends. The menu...More

Thank juliekA1009BM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While not cheap, the food was excellent! We tried the oysters (one of each of the kinds available) and the signature Fish Pie.... all were fantastic! I also had this amazing Mocktail that was sweetness in a glass. The view is beautiful even if the...More

Thank AussieCanadian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for Sunday lunch with family. Very busy restaurant which affected the service slightly but the food quality was good, particularly the huge snapper pie. Desserts proved a little bland but overall we enjoyed our meal. Great view over the water to the city.

Thank DaisyDinkum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a Saturday lunch to celebrate four family birthdays. Everyone enjoyed their meal immensely no matter the course chosen. Service was first class and the views from the restaurant add to the experience. Not cheap but highly recommended.

Thank CLARO1121
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To celebrate a special occasion, we returned to The Boathouse last Friday. It hadn’t changed and we were delighted with the views back to the city and across the water. The restaurant was light filled and we could enjoy the best of Sydney. The menu...More

Thank Barratt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing with Fish dishes of high distinction. The setting is picturesque with the backdrop of the city. Not cheap but worth every penny

Thank Telegraphlondon
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Special because we were catching up with good friends after a long time and the restaurant was part of the enjoyment. A beautiful setting by the water with a balanced menu, attentive staff and interesting wine list. Varied clientele, romantic couples, friends and larger groups....More

1  Thank Jan W
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Friday lunch for four. Peaceful location out of the city bustle. Window table with a great view. Wonderful dishes and wine. Unobtrusive but attentive service. Snapper pie was amazing. Top spot, thanks Boathouse team.

1  Thank Compass13
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Went here for dinner. They gave us a window seat noticing it was a special occassion I had the snapper pie which is amazing. I'd go here again just for this. The service was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience.

1  Thank Thai T
Reviewed 1 March 2018

We recently went to the Boathouse for a business dinner. Pleasantly surprised at this hidden restaurant. Very nice fresh food accompanied by good service. We had the set menu, but cant wait to go back to test out the full menu.

1  Thank LisaMu
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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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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