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The Boatbuilders Yard

) #105 of 3,376 Restaurants in Melbourne $$ - $$$ , , Vegetarian Friendly
23 South Wharf Prom, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9686 5088
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“fruit toast” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
23 South Wharf Prom, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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1 - 10 of 404 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is immaculately located on the river and the vibe was great. It kept getting better with the service and the food. The menu is awesome with unconventional dishes and we were pleasantly surprised with the taste and overall quality of the food.

Thank Ritwik S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is well situated slightly separated from the menagerie of eateries and bars on Southbank so has its own character. It cleverly blends in the nautical theme on the wharf with red & green bollard lighting throughout and rustic furniture. Visited on a chilly...More

Thank Essbeebee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh wow! I wish they had their brekky menu on all day. The pancakes sounded a bit weird but I tried them anyway. Wow! I wanted to have them again for lunch. We ate outside on the waterfront and it was very quiet. You need...More

Thank Melody M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great hospitality here: "like a dark beer? Try this" He had me at "mulled wine"! Winter means mulled wine trumps dark beer both of which were fabulous. Superb views overlooking the Yarra. Stunning at night. Had a lovely time!

Thank Carojulz
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Carojulz, Thanks for the visit, pleased you enjoyed our winter options! Stay warm & we will see you again soon. Cheers, Byron.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed in Melbourne Docklands for 4 days, we had coffee and breakfast here every morning. This place is lovely, from the large timber floorboards, open fireplace and great views across the Yarra - it's the perfect place to start the day. The menu's...More

Thank Pia A
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Pia, Thanks for the visits & hope you enjoyed your stay in Docklands! Hope to see you return next time you are in the area. Cheers, Byron.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This bar was bustling on a Saturday night, great service, very clean and inviting. It was a very cool night and they accommodated by having gas heaters lit.

Thank Tina R
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Tina, Those gas heaters are definitely needed with the Melbourne weather lately. Thanks for the review & all the feedback, hope you will be back again soon. Cheers, Byron.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great casual place for beers on a nice day. Lots of outdoor tables. Wish they had table service outside - instead of having to walk to the bar for drinks (not sure the even had table service inside?)

Thank Raymond R
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Raymond, Thanks for the visit & sounds like you enjoyed some casual beers with us. Appreciate all the feedback & we will take it onboard. Cheers, Byron.

Reviewed 11 May 2017

This little gem is a great place for breakfast when you have a conference at the Melbourne Convention Centre. Walking into this cozy and intimate café I was instantly welcomed and made to feel at home. The wait staff were very friendly and only too...More

Thank damian p
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Damian, Thanks for the visit & the recommendation to people attending a conference. Very pleased our wait staff could help you choose something to your liking, appreciate the return visit & 5 stars. I hope we see you again in the future. Cheers, Byron.

Reviewed 28 April 2017

Friendly service, really good food and coffee. Great ambience, casual relaxed vibe. I always have brekky here when I visit Melbourne.

Thank FionaKBooker
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Hi FionaKBooker, Appreciate the visit & all of your kind words. We can't wait for your next visit to Melbourne. Cheers, Byron.

Reviewed 26 April 2017

When for lunch, staff not helpful food over priced for what you received. took a long time to arrive, the whole experience left us all feeling that we would not be back.More

Thank 23KEG
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

Hi 23KEG, Thank you for the visit & your feedback. I am sorry for the negative experience, I am confident if you return we will better meet your expectations & we can get this two star review to a four. Please consider stopping by again...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
AndyENJ
What time do you serve dinner from?
3 December 2016|
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Response from Boatbuilders Y | Property representative |
We serve our main menu from 12:00pm - Late. Cheers, Byron.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 South Wharf Prom, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9686 5088
  • E-mail
Description
The Boatbuilders Yard is an award winning Bar and Kitchen that brings an informal European-style eating and drinking to Melbourne.

Conveniently located next to Polly Woodside and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on the banks of the Yarra River, The Boatbuilders Yard is a quick 10 minute walk from Southern Cross Station.

Designed by Six Degrees Architects, the venue retains the cultural heritage and charm of Melbourne's famous Maritime precinct, with a modern design twist on the original shed.

Bookings can only be made up for up to 4pm, Monday through Fridays.
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