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The Boathouse Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Seafood, International, Australian
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366 Nepean Hwy, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia
+61 3 9770 5330
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12:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family, while on holiday, made our home base in Frankston. Yes, Frankston. All the folks in Melbourne asked us, "why are you staying in Frankston?" Our answer, "why NOT?" We found Frankston to have some of the best food in the whole state. The best of the best was found, by us, one lunch time, right before Christmas, at... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were greeted and our orders were taken very promptly. Our entree came and were taken away while we still had a couple of bits and pieces left on our tasting plate - we assumed they wanted to take it away as we were only picking at what was left and our mains must be on their way. How wrong... More 

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Cam T, Owner at The Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback Ryan, not quite accurate! Yes it was a busy night and unfortunately we were one staff member down as I explained and apologized to you at the till. I have had a look at the time stamps on the dockets, you ordered at 6:53pm and had two courses, including a substantial "Earth Board" and oysters for... More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great setting and pleasant staff if a little nervous ! Started with the saganki which i found to br GREAT yum so imagine my disappointed when i got my main meal of kangaroo over cooked omg ! ment to br served RARE not well done sorry but no !finished with the cheese platter yum again, drinks also ok. So overall... More 

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Thank brazzags
Cam T, Owner at The Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks brazzags for the review, unfortunately the kangaroo cannot be served rare as it is served as saltimbocca as per the description... "Kangaroo saltimbocca on creamed parmesan polenta, sautéed kale, glazed carrots and a marsala sauce" The kangaroo is seared in the pan, then deglazed with the marsala and sauce then rested in the oven... Sorry to offend you but... More 

Melbourne
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82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Eight of us visited for Xmas function and whilst food was ok it was nothing special for expensive meals. Saganki was over-cooked and rubbery, whilst flathead was also cooked too long. Red wines were rather warm, perhaps needing to be stored better? Garlic with scallops was over-bearing. 3 scallops for $20+ a bit rich. Wouldn't race back.

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1 Thank TrevorTips
Cam T, Owner at The Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Trevor, thanks for your review, would love to hear more about what you ate and your suggestions. perhaps send me an email. The scallops are actually $18 for an entree and now with a better supplier you get more. Merry Christmas More 

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115 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

A fantastic dinner venue that never disappoints. Whether it be summer or winter the dining options are available to suit. Great spot for a romantic dinner in really relaxed and intimate surroundings. Have had a number of dishes and wines at this restaurant and haven't had a bad meal yet. Staff always friendly and efficient.

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Thank Neale P
Metung, Australia
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128 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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.

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Thank Ian1238
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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.

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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 29 November 2016

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.

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Thank Colin616
Melbourne, Australia
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113 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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 

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Thank LynchyA
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
Cuisine
Seafood, International, Australian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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