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The Boathouse Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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366 Nepean Hwy, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia
+61 3 9770 5330
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Metung, Australia
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A restaurant which has maintained a high reputation for quality food. The 8 hour beef, and mussel and prawns main course were superb. The desserts were really creative and delicious. The service was a little slow. Recommended.

Thank Ian1238
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Boat House Restaurant twice when I was in Frankston for a week. The food and particularly the wine is expensive, however quality and ambiance was good. Staff were excellent, I will certainly go there again.

Thank Alan F
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There was an excellent menu selection for all tastes, very relaxed atmosphere for lunch , staff efficient and were not pushy they let us take our time with pre-lunch drinks and orders.

Thank Colin616
Melbourne, Australia
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106 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We celebrated our wedding anniversary here with our toddler and newborn baby and the staff were very accommodating. Colouring sheet and pencils for my toddler and plenty of room for a pram. There's a beautiful outdoor area here so our toddler was able to exert energy while waiting for food. We didn't have to wait long for our food. I... More 

Thank LynchyA
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had calamari and chips at the Boathouse and had a lovely experience. Great service and a lovely view. Will come back again!

Thank zeppopilchard
Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited with two friends for Friday lunch. We all enjoyed our meal very much, we had Hunters plate to share for entree which was very good, I had duck for main course, which was very tasty, ( so often duck disappoints but this certainly didn't ), my wife had chicken, and our friends had the slow... More 

1 Thank Ron C
Victoria, Australia
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have dined here before, however on my recent visit it was a sure disappointment! The food was below average and so was the service. New ownership made a poor reflection on quality of food and quality of service. Stop being complacent and get your act together. Frankston does'nt have much fine dining and the Boathouse is now following suit to... More 

Thank Shanty5
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Came here with my birthday voucher and it was an awesome deal from the house. The food and service were good and quite like the ambience of the restaurant. We have steak and salmon, though portion were not huge but just nice for two of us. It was cosy and warm though and will be back again.

Thank Margaret M
Melbourne, Australia
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84 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The service from the waitress was friendly, however we WAITED long periods for our drinks, and over 2 hours for food. The boathouse is a fine dining restaurant and I do not believe that having to constantly ask for water and waiting for food for over 2 hours is expectable.

Thank 2katrina69
Langwarrin, Australia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been aware of The Boathouse for at least 12 years when they used to advertise "Come and see the kayakers" as our daughter was one of them training for the Murray River Marathon. We at last made it! The young ladies that looked after us were very attentive which when you are just about full... More 

1 Thank Graeme M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
Seafood, International, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 366 Nepean Hwy, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Mornington Peninsula  >  Frankston
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9770 5330
The iconic Boathouse Restaurant is Frankston's premiere dining destination. With an unpretentious menu based on fresh locally sourced produce, this eclectic restaurant boasts a lush, creek-side location at the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula. Recently refurbished to the highest standards, the restaurant is a popular favourite among locals and holiday makers. Whether you're looking for a romantic dinner, family get together, special occasion or wedding reception venue The Boathouse Restaurant is perfect for any occasion.

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