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Boat House Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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3 the esplanade, Huonville, Tasmania 7109, Australia
11:30 - 19:30
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Mon - Tue 11:30 - 19:00
Wed 11:30 - 15:30
Thu - Sun 11:30 - 19:30
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Hobart, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Lovely situation and good service - sometimes the opening times are difficult to discern but if you can get in, it is well worth the visit.

Thank FamilyGetaway778
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I went this beautiful river site cafe one year ago and was amazed by their tasty crumbled fry scallops. Recently the owner has changed but the food is as beautiful as before! The service was nice and I even got free dessert. Haven't tried the coffee yet and definitely will be back again. Highly recommend scallops and local fish.

Thank cai c
Kyabram, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Portion sizes are tiny - was wondering where the other 1/2 of my fish was. Wouldn't even feed my 2yr old. Unhappy considering the price you pay to still be left hungry!!

1 Thank MikaelaJP
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped by this cafe just by chance and thought it would be nice to get an ice cream for me and my partner, as the signs out the front clearly says "Coffee, Cake, Ice cream". As we got to the entrance the menu was provided on the wall, it said icecream was provided by the scoop and had many options.... More 

1 Thank Jamie K
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely water front location, went here for morning tea and was average to say the least. We had scones and tea, scones were stale and no fresh. Wouldn't go again for morning tea.

1 Thank lululemon26
Greater Hobart, Australia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

The Boat House recently changed hands, so I can't give as thorough a review as I might. It's mainly fish n chips, but used to have vegan burgers and tempura mushrooms. The best thing about it is that it is on the Huon River, and you can sit and watch the ducks and coots in this small restaurant. The chips... More 

1 Thank ariel753
Huonville, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Most excellent food with full window views of ducks, geese, swans drifiting by. On roof outdoor deck amazing

Thank theltas
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

4 of us called in for a late lunch and had a mix of fish and chips and deep fried scallops, the latter being new to me and a revelation!. Very lightly battered and fried for few seconds we think as they were light, tasty and with a pleasant slightly chewy soft texture. It would have been easy for them... More 

Thank Manxbikeboy
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

A delightful setting with a small and cosy restaurant situated on the Huon River. The menu includes fresh local fish and market produce all served in plentiful quantities at a fair price. In fact, if you are not a big eater, a single serve will do two people, especially if you want to try their Dutch Apple fritters and ice... More 

Thank Ken M
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Enjoyed a wonderful meal with a view. The dutch apple fritters were amazing as well. Also nice coffee. The staff very friendly.

Thank janet m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:00
11:30 - 19:00
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 the esplanade, Huonville, Tasmania 7109, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Huonville
Fish and chip cafe on the river

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?