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The Boathouse Restaurant

366 Nepean Hwy, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia
+61 3 9770 5330
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (30 reviews)
“pork belly” (14 reviews)
“salmon” (12 reviews)
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Seafood, International, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
366 Nepean Hwy, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunched there recently and enjoyed interesting choices from the menu. Beautifully presented, interesting food. Good value. Great ambience inside or out on the deck area near the creek. Very good service.

Thank rednip
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I celebrated an anniversary dinner at the Boathouse and it was great. Looks deceiving from the outside an old boathouse transformed into a smart restaurant. It is on different levels leading down to a courtyard overlooking a creek. It was a summer...More

Thank Bonbeach
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Eight of us dined at the Boathouse on New Year’s Eve and while our food was acceptable the service wasn’t. Extremely untrained staff, very young and inexperienced and not what one would expect of this type of restaurant. We had to ask to get someone...More

1  Thank RickyG48
Reviewed 31 December 2017

The Boathouse has been my favorite restaurant for years, so after an incredibly busy time of hosting Christmas parties etc at our house, hubby and i decided to Dine out on New Years Eve. What a disaster!! Very very inexperienced staff to the point where...More

2  Thank Liz S
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Visited for Sat night dinner using a Groupon voucher. The venue was packed, diners without a reservation were politely turned away. We enjoyed an exquisite 3 course meal with wine and my dessert of espresso meringue with semifreddo, candied hazelnuts and fudge sauce was undeniably...More

Thank excitedtraveller2016
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Booked here for our end of year Xmas party. The food and service was excellent as was the venue. Very pretty place. Food I couldn't fault. I wish it was a little warmer weather as the outside area looked lovely. The only downside about the...More

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 27 December 2017

First call to book a table for three, we were a little concerned that the staff member had to check with the Chef first & call ua back. Lucky us, he managed to squeeze us in! ( we did ask for an early time slot...More

Thank frangipanny2616
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Went here last night with five friends to celebrate Xmas. Bit worried when they said they didn't have our booking which had been done on line. However luckily they had tables to spare and we were seated after a short wait. Between us we had...More

Thank Linda59Melbourne
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here on a very hot midweek evening... Although it was still quite hot when we were seated outside, the balcony was a quiet and breezy alternative to the crowded and noisy interior(lots of hard surfaces... Service was prompt and friendly and the...More

Thank Southhaven4
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Pork belly disappointing.thrown together and very fatty Crackling salad minus crackling very uninteresting presentation

Thank KITTEN0072014
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30 July 2017|
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Response from Aussiedreamer_10 | Reviewed this property |
Give the restaurant a call - if they do open on Xmas Day you would need to book early in the year. I tried once for Mothers Day but it was all booked out by March.
Jarmila J
28 April 2017|
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Response from Cam T | Property representative |
Hi Jarmila, our entry level is wheelchair friendly as are our restrooms, if you would like to make a booking please call the restaurant on 9770 5330, regards Cameron
Helen B
26 January 2017|
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Response from Cam T | Property representative |
Neat casual
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$31
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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