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The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay

123 Ferry Road | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2037 , Australia
+61 2 9518 9011
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
123 Ferry Road | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2037 , Australia
Neighbourhood: Glebe
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Rainy, busy Mother's Day lunch with guests lining up in the wet for entry at 11.50; asked for entry to escape the rain but told we can enter when they are ready at 12n. Once inside no warm welcome, simply asked for the booking name...More

Thank Walacia205
Reviewed 1 week ago

Isn't it funny how all restaurants have "one of the best chefs in Sydney"? This place serves the freshest fish and seafood in an elegant, understated ambiance with great service.

Thank Honky_Richard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to take the trip down to Glebe as a birthday treat... my extent of eating fish normally is barramundi and calamari..... so when we sat down and saw no barramundi on the menu I was alarmed. After the initial shock I decided to...More

Thank Joeylemp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our daughter who lives in Sydney took us to the Boathouse on a Saturday night - we had a perfect night out. The restaurant is on top of Sydney Uni boathouse so is right on the water and darkness of course lends enchantment with twinkling...More

Thank Virginia3960
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This restaurant is better than average but not 'very' good. Four of us dined here and nothing really shone. Service was abrupt The waiter appeared 'world weary' and showed no enthusiasm. I was prepared to think he was just aloof, but the others weren't so...More

1  Thank Peter H
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Went here for a birthday dinner. Has been some time since our last visit. Not again. When you live in Sydney there are so many other choices. Had to pick three wines before one was found in stock that was on the wine list. The...More

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 16 April 2017

On our recent visit to the Boathouse it appeared that the underlying philosophy may be that, while the service is poor, a complimentary bottle of wine should have resulted in patrons leaving without any sense of disappointment. Unfortuntely while the compensation was certainly a generous...More

Thank vicenzanino
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

One of my favourite seafood restaurants in Sydney, I have eaten here many times for both lunch and dinner. My last visit was a few years back, and I was pleasantly surprised to see the quality of service and the food was right up to...More

Thank Wayne N
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I have been to the Boathouse a few times over the years and it's still one of my favourite places to take friends too. This time I had friends visiting from Melbourne and they loved it. The location is perfect, close to Darlkng Harbour where...More

Thank Panths
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The last step coming down from the restaurant is quite high...take care as falling is a real possibility especially after good food and wine..its should be rectified by owner.We sat for over 4 hours on wooden chairs with hard backs...not what I would expect at...More

Thank Gillian L
An inner city suburb along the water, Glebe has a
deep-rooted sense of cultural history and heritage. It
originated as a semi-rural resort for the well-to-do,
but has transformed into a student-centric melting
pot. Visit Glebe Point Road for ethnic cuisine as
standard as Mexican, Indian, Italian and Chinese, or
as diverse as Spanish, Bavarian, Polish, Czech and
Lebanese. You will find that Glebe is accepting of the
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What dress would best suit the venue
17 October 2016|
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Response from GeckoTravel | Reviewed this property |
It's a nice place but I didn't find it pretentious. You would be equally comfortable and at ease in suit and tie or nice jeans. Personally I went in suit with no tie.
Hi, Can we book a table for four people for dinner next Saturday evening at 7 pm ? If so please email me thank you Judy Braham
12 April 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
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18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Ferry Road | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2037, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Glebe
  • Neighbourhood: Glebe
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9518 9011
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