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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%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“snapper pie” (148 reviews)
“oysters” (162 reviews)
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International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
123 Ferry Road | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2037, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Seafood speciality restaurant. Lovely outlook at night. The snapper pie is a dish that you must try. One of the waiters was a little abrupt and grumpy which one of my companions took issue with but otherwise it was a very pleasant evening.

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time to the Boathouse and it didn’t disappoint. The view is lovely with the city lights lighting up the Bay. The entire menu is seafood apart from 4 dishes and is definitely on the pricey side. As a non-seafood and fish...More

Thank JamesSingapore2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice views, great food and excellent customer service, our waitress was well informed and very capable explaining the menu, the suttle differences of the oysters and where they originated from, I had a bakers dozen, 1 of each and they were yum. My partner had...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I decided to make a booking as this restaurant is highly recommended. First plus points Location and Views. Snapper Pie as a main. Ok wine list. However Ordered a dozen oysters 4 of 3 different kinds. Presented as you would expect however...More

2  Thank Absolutely70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone mentions the view, which was wonderful. Beyond that we had an interesting experienced dining here. We came to try the oysters, but at over $4 each, we passed. We have wonderful oysters in Florida for less than half that price. The menu is VERY...More

2  Thank Berny L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are here 2 years ago. The food was just as good this time... snapper pie still hits the spot. The way they treat seafood is with respect and the results are just yummy. Nice clean flavours that don’t hide the actual seafood flavours. We...More

Thank 266jacquih
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had heard from numerous sources over the years how great this restaurant was, and finally decided to go. We were greatly disappointed. The staff were elitist in particular our waitress who looked like she would prefer to be anywhere other than serving us. They took...More

2  Thank Mymurphy1960
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We had a set menu with choices for entre, mains and deserts. Included fish choice or lamb and cheese selection or usual sweet choice. No complaints although the calamari was a little chewy but this was due to it being more on the sashimi style...More

Thank Grant T
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

September is a time for my birthday, my wedding anniversary and my (adult) son’s birthday, all within 7 days...the Boathouse was our choice for dinner. We were granted a window seat for 4 at 6:30 myself, husband, son and his girlfriend. Food was great, wine...More

Thank PMTQ
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We were a large group for dinner and the service was very good. Our waiter was very approachable and handled the large group very well. Good gluten free options on the menu. The food is very good, good quality and is beautifully presented. My only...More

Thank SylG050
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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18 October 2016|
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Response from Alain G | 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.
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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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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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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