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Boat House Restaurant Cornelian Bay

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$$ - $$$
Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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On the Derwent River | Cornelian Bay, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6228 9289
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Hobart, Australia
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Undeniably the best steak ever tasted. It was cooked exactly how I wanted. The Turkish delight sundae was so good. Can't wait to be back!!!

Thank Pearl C
john d, Owner at Boat House Restaurant Cornelian Bay, responded to this review

Thankyou Pearl C, we are delighted you enjoyed your experience at The Boathouse so much. We are proud of our food and service...we put a lot in to ensure it is unique and creative...we look forward to your return. More 

Hobart, Australia
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129 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Seafood Chowder at the Boathouse has become famous. Our Friend from abroad was impressed and so were my wife and I. The service is always good and when busy the owner climbs in and helps. Under my tutelage he is now a competent Ice Bucket Preparer. Our chilled bottle of Sav Blanc remained cold in a perfect slurry of... More 

Thank johnboother59
North Nowra, Australia
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59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to access, easy to park. We were five for lunch. We booked which seemed valuable given numbers arriving on a Wednesday. Quite small. Individual attention. Food was excellent, both modern stylish and generous.

Thank Dennis A
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A favourite restaurant for a special lunch or dinner. Great location overlooking Cornelian Bay and the Tasman Bridge. Excellent service every time.

Thank Betty B
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Haven't been here for awhile, but invited by some friends in a group of 10 people last week for lunch mid-week. Everyone enjoyed their meal, prices were reasonable, and service was fantastic. I will definitely be going back here soon! Easy parking right outside is a bonus. It use to get a little noisy at times in the past, but... More 

Thank Mary C
Hobart, Australia
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fav spot of ours!! The staff here are very warm and welcoming, we came here for lunch without a booking and were quickly seated by the window to enjoy the views!! The restaurant soon filled up but not crazy busy. The drinks and food came out fast and our wAitress was great always smiling and making jokes.... More 

Thank Affyblue22
Hobart, Australia
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104 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A glorious spot on Cornelian Bay, overlooking the water. We walked the dogs around the point, then came back and sat in the shade with them. Water was brought out for us and the dogs, and we went in to order. My husband chose the seafood chowder & I ordered the crumbed barramundi and chips. Both dishes were terrific -... More 

Thank cords52
Devonport, Australia
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my mother or for lunch for her birthday. All 3 of us felt the meal was very poor. Oily chips served with poorly cooked seafood. A shame because we were expecting better

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Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Cornelian Bay is a beautiful and tranquil place, and the Boathouse is perfectly situated to take in the best of it. It's so nice to find a place where the staff are passionate about the food they serve. Food presentation is beautiful, but not over-precious, and flavour combinations are fresh and surprising. The charcuterie plate is highly recommended as an... More 

Thank Di R
Greater Hobart, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The weather was perfect and so was the lunch and service. Berber chicken cooked perfectly only matched by the delightful staff who took great care of all our needs.

Thank Julie F

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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$8 - US$25
Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On the Derwent River | Cornelian Bay, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6228 9289
Right on the beach at Cornelian Bay, the Boat House occupies one of the most beautiful settings in Hobart, 5 km north of the CBD. Fabulous water views with the Tasman bridge as a backdrop, the Boat House is the perfect location for family outings to the and park, long lavish lunches, a romantic candle lit dinner for two, or any special occasion, also holding functions of up to 150 people.

Recent owner since November 2013, John Demir, has 20 years experience in the restaurant industry as a chef. Now he has taken on role of front of house position as host. The contemporary Australian menu changes seasonally to encompass the freshest Tasmanian produce available.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?