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Boat House Restaurant Cornelian Bay

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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On the Derwent River | Cornelian Bay, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6228 9289
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Hobart, Australia
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90 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went for lunch and the service and food were second to none. The seafood sampler was just the right size and contained cured salmon, seafood chowder and squid rings among other tasty delights. The steak for main was very tasty and my wife just had to have the sundae for sweets. Good service, good food and reasonably priced. Go... More 

1 Thank Stuart R
Launceston, Australia
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141 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As they say location location location! This restaurant is in such a pretty spot that it makes it easier to overlook some issues. Service is OK to friendly, it depends who is serving you, our main waitress was friendly and professional. The service in terms of efficiency is good, our drinks were taken promptly and food was served hot, fresh... More 

Thank boats01
Melbourne, Australia
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373 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is beautiful bay on the Derwent estuary although was windy outside and apparently often is. The Boat House has a great view. Service was friendly and welcoming and great with young kids. Food really great especially the fish and chips and squid.

Thank HofH999
Hobart, Australia
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155 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here a number of times and each has been a story in its own right. The service can be a bit hit and miss but the setting by the sea makes up for that. It's a good place for large groups as it can get a bit noisy due to the acoustics

Thank Blaz O
Hobart, Australia
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108 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

If anyone has any doubts about the quality or skills of these Chefs then they may first go to the Kiosk at The Boathouse Restaurant and try the Seafood Chowder which at $9.50 for a really generous portion must be one of Hobarts greatest gastronomic bargains. We went again this Friday and sat outside guzzling our chowders and they were... More 

2 Thank johnboother59
Hobart, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Setting & Atmosphere: Fantastic I am rating it on the meal that I had: I was in a group of approx 10 people and I will, first up, say that most were happy with their meals. However, two of us went with the Seafood Chowder which the waitress assured us would be a generous serve made with mostly Tasmanian seafood.... More 

Thank travellingcat1
Hobart, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Wonderful waterfront location - expansive views from window table. Good service and delicious 'Special of the Day' (Hapuka) fish main course, cooked to perfection. Will recommend and return.

Thank Peppy538
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful service! Everyone had such a nice smile and was so helpful and fast. Food was amazing as always.

Thank Holly T
Hobart, Australia
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch at the Boathouse. A table at the window, even on a rainy day was delightful, watching the gulls swoop and the ducks bobbing along the river. Bread to start, nice, chewy and fresh. My eyes were unintentionally bigger than my belly, as I ordered the mushroom fricassee (entrée) and a side of French fries with... More 

Thank Cheryl R
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8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

For an establishment touting fine dining , our experience was less than "fine" last week. Chicken,very undercooked sent back only to be returned just as undercooked & a very well done steak was requested & when delivered was just medium, far from what was ordered. We were told there was a new chef had started that day, but that didn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On the Derwent River | Cornelian Bay, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6228 9289
Right on the beach at Cornelian Bay, the Boat House occupies one of the most beautiful settings in Hobart, 5 km north of the CBD. Fabulous water views with the Tasman bridge as a backdrop, the Boat House is the perfect location for family outings to the and park, long lavish lunches, a romantic candle lit dinner for two, or any special occasion, also holding functions of up to 150 people.

Recent owner since November 2013, John Demir, has 20 years experience in the restaurant industry as a chef. Now he has taken on role of front of house position as host. The contemporary Australian menu changes seasonally to encompass the freshest Tasmanian produce available.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?