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Sydney Showboats Cruise Restaurant

#1,052 of 4,626 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Darling Harbour
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32 The Promenade, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8296 7200
09:00 - 19:00
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141 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Very nice attraction good views of the Harbour (unfortunately 3/3/17 it rained) the staff were very polite & efficient we were 4, 3 had the steak 1 chicken....my steak was very good unfortunately at the time I didn't know that one was very tough & my wife shared hers.....had I known I'd had asked for a swap..... The show was... More 

Thank yuervtttt
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is definitely worth doing once and is a great place to take your overseas friends when they're visiting. The food is good and the entertainment is fun too.

Thank Niraj B
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Our night was terrible all the way through. Service was one of the worst I've had for a long time. The waitress that took our orders seemed like she was in a rush and not very attentive to our requests. We were told all steaks are medium well unless you request otherwise, so we asked for 2 medium rare steaks.... More 

Thank Winnyl
Francis P, Manager at Sydney Showboats Cruise Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Winnyl, This is a very disappointing review of our service standards and we take your comments very seriously. We wish you had come to us directly, as to enable us to investigate your experience and also try to rectify the situation. If you could please contact our Executive Office on executiveoffice@australiancruisegroup.com.au or provide us with your phone number, we... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

On Thursday 29th December 2016, my family and I went on the Sydney showboat dinner cruise. Waiters and waitresses took peoples food orders, and then they encouraged people to out on the "deck" and take photos etc. So once many people had placed their order, they then went outside to take in the view - however after placing their food... More 

Thank traveldude25
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
1 review
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went on the Christmas lunch cruise today. The food was excellent and the service good. However from the advertising and pictures I thought there was going to be a cabaret show. There was only a three person band singing Christmas carols. You could barely hear them and it was certainly not the entertainment I was expecting... More 

Thank cycling-grammy
Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

I've done two cruises on Sydney Showboats, it's an ideal way to show visitors Sydney's iconic harbourside attractions. The three course meal is very good with entree of prawns and chicken followed by alternating steak/chicken mains. Dessert is a share platter for two of three desserts with coffee and tea. The entertainment is an around the world cabaret style show... More 

Thank realife01
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

I live in Sydney and I have never been on the Sydney Showboat. We decided to go last night with friends visiting from U.K. It was a disaster from start to finish. The maître d' was clueless - could not find our reservation and really didn't know what to do. The boat was about 1/8 capacity so organizing a table... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Great boat, travelling around a great harbour with good food service and dancing girls👍😊. The scenic views are magnificent. Something truly memorable.

Thank Cakesx2
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Went on the showboat for my sister's birthday, not really expecting to love the experience. But I was very pleasantly surprised. The show was highly professional, the food was very good and the service was impeccable. We had perfect weather for a harbour cruise and as always, Sydney Harbour was spectacular. All in all, a really memorable and enjoyable experience.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

What a night!! Great food, great company, an evening photo opportunity, brilliant performances by the dancers and singer, really well done. Our party of 8 really enjoyed this cruise and would highly recommend for a night out in Sydney. It has all the above plus your touring around Sydneys beautiful harbour and all it has to offer by night. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$67 - US$81
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 The Promenade, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8296 7200
Sydney Showboat offers a 3 course Dinner and spectacular cabaret show with an all Australian cast!

You will be dazzled by Sydney's amazing skyline whilst enjoying this spectacular dining experience aboard the Sydney Showboat.

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Darling Harbour
The original docklands of Darling Harbour have been transformed into a tourist mecca with entertainment for the whole family. Cockle Bay Wharf offers dining options from budget to upscale and million dollar views of the harbour. Young crowds gather on weekends for nightlife that ranges from salsa clubs to Dj’s. Families can visit the Chinese Gardens of Friendship or the Sydney Aquarium, one of the largest in the world. The Sydney Maritime Museum and the IMAX theatre are also popular attractions. The Harbourside Shopping Centre is a site unto itself, with hundreds of shops, restaurants and bars. On Saturdays in the summer, the city puts on a spectacular fireworks show along the harbour's shore and there are plenty of other free events during the year - Darling Harbour Fiesta, VIVID’s light installations and the Sydney Festival, just to name a few.
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