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The Boat House

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Menindee Drive | Grevillea Park, Canberra 2600, Australia
+61 2 6273 5500
18:30 - 21:00
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Canberra, Australia
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81 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food amazing , service first class. ambient environment with tremendous views Small dining room only 12 tables all tables placed so that you can soak in view of lake made for an intimate dining experience.

Thank Rosemary R
Columbia, Maryland
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218 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our conference speaker dinner was held here - and though the food and service was excellent, it is the view that makes this a standout. We did have a lovely meal, with unique spices, and there were plenty of servers for our large group. Australian style, nothing was rushed, which was perfect for a celebratory dinner.

Thank Deborah F
Canberra, Australia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For my 1st Course I had the Pork Belly. On word; faultless. That dish was one of most perfect dishes I have ever had. I thought that the walnut and avocado were perfectly judged and that Pork Belly was the best I have ever had and the Radish brought a wave of "zing" over the dish and everything just worked... More 

Thank CanberraFoodCritic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the boathouse for a birthday celebration and the whole experience was a positive. We started with drinks outside overlooking the lake at sunset which was amazing. The dinner in the restaurant was superb with wonderful service fantastic food and magnificent ambience. Would thoroughly recommend to all.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined on a Tuesday evening so there weren't many diners. The amount of tables are set up for the exact number of bookings for that evening so the room wasn't crowded with tables. We opted to not have the degustation menu. Service and food was outstanding, the portions just enough to fill us. It was very quiet as their... More 

Thank rosaposer165
Canberra, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I dined here for me and my friend's double birthday celebration and we were not disappointed. Overall, the place and the service was just perfect! The food was the best I have had in months. Perfect for couples who wanted a romantic dining.

Thank mcp0216
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for an Xmas dinner & catch up and they couldn't do enough for us. Great food, wine and service with a simply stunning sunset enjoyed by all in the restaurant. Will be back!

Thank Jimef
Canberra, Australia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My meal at the restaurant has to be amongst the top meals I've had in my life. The food, service, ambience was impeccable. Fantastic experience.

Thank Henna C
Canberra, Australia
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300 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

No doubt that this is a special location, and the food is really up there with any restaurants you could name. We chose the 4 course option (there is also a 6 course option and you can have matching wines with that at an extra cost). Interestingly there was no choice on the 6 course menu but there was for... More 

Thank Les_Landau
Canberra, Australia
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

First time here and very impressed with the whole experience. The setting and views from the dining room are exceptional. I love the fact that they haven't jammed in too many tables. They are well spaced and you can have a quiet, intimate conversation without others overhearing. The wait staff are very professional, friendly and attentive - without being obtrusive.... More 

Thank Craig H

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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$69 - US$170
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Menindee Drive | Grevillea Park, Canberra 2600, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6273 5500
Situated in private parkland on the absolute water lapping edge of Lake Burley Griffin, The Boat House by the Lake offers the best lake view the capital has to offer. The stunning views are matched by outstanding modern cuisine, friendly and attentive service, and a sophisticated atmosphere.With an award winning restaurant and three private dining rooms each with access to a water-front deck and landscaped gardens, the Boat House is the perfect location for an intimate dining experience, wedding, or corporate event.

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