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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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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we arrived, our experience commenced. Happy, smiling and engaging staff who were attentive all afternoon for our long lazy lunch. Nothing was too much trouble and it's so nice to get service with a smile. The food was delicious. We shared the two tasting plates for entree and the mains were all individually tasty and really good... More 

Thank Vicki T
Acton Park, Australia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, good service, reasonable prices and great location. Will go again. Parking is no problem either.

Thank ginandtonic70
Hobart, Australia
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely try the taster plate for entree! Nicest and most tender and tasty salt and pepper squid I've tried anywhere. The chowder tasty also. Whole dish just delicious and well presented. The duck still delicious as last time we visited, if a little crowded by other tasty treats on the plate. My husband had the fish and chips, very fresh,... More 

Thank Vicki R
Nowra, Australia
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were taken here by a local couple to take advantage of the view and of course because the food has a good reputation. This restaurant did not disappoint. I ordered the Blue Eye and it was spectacular! The accompaniments were delicious and the fish was cooked to perfection. I wanted to lick the plate! My partner had the rump... More 

Thank ellee63
Hobart, Australia
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

An overall enjoyable evening. Food was very nice, staff friendly and attentive. Lovely place to celebrate an event. Beautiful water views. A well chosen venue to celebrate Christmas.

Thank annette b
Greater Hobart, Australia
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63 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Get place for a table of friends. It had a great menu with something for everyone. I had the five spice squid for main course. It was a large serve and delicious. The only small issue I had was that it was very noisy and hard to hear conversation across the table, the restaurant was full and had two seating.

Thank Davina S
Hobart, Australia
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120 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Booked a view table and got it. Once seated we received water and enjoyed the view until our fourth arrived. We all ordered starters. My wife enjoyed her Naked Oysters and my Seafood Chowder ordered extra hot was extra great. Our Son enjoyed his Cold Meat platter and his Partner raved about her Mushrooms. We rested before ordering our mains... More 

Thank johnboother59
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Wonderful river views. Attentive and helpful staff. The menu had a few good gluten free choices which we both need. My wife enjoyed her chowder entrée.My cold sliced meats entrée was pleasant but not exciting. We both had the steak special which was very good. All the food was well presented.

Thank Eric C
Hobart, Australia
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

My wife and I had not been to the Boathouse for over 12 months (our loss) so we made a return visit .As we have always found the food was great , we both shared a an entrée ,followed by the special " Stripy Trumpeter, the dish was not only very tasty but well presented on the plate and cooked... More 

Thank winedrinker45
Canberra, Australia
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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We went as a party of four. Everyone's dishes were delicious and generous - 2 x duck confit, porterhouse steak and squid. Each dish was presented well with fresh, interesting vegetables. The shoestring fries were excellent, as was the garden salad. The restaurant looks out over Cornelian Bay and the Derwent - great location with easy parking. The restaurant happily... 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$8 - US$25
Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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