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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” (162 reviews)
“oysters” (174 reviews)
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123 Ferry Road | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2037, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay
1. Water Views
"great views of the Anzac Bridge and the city skyline"
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2. Amazing Seafood
"nmissable range of fresh seafood cooked to perfection "
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3. Great Service
"Service was faultless"
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1 - 10 of 517 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Revisited The Boathouse in the first week of 2019 for lunch to celebrate 2019. The food is very good as usual, particularly the signature items: oysters and snapper pie. It's great to have that consistency of quality. HOWEVER, the service has gone down hill: -...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank kaisnowbird
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 3 November 2018

A place I had always wanted to visited as I am house sitting in Annandale it was only a walk to the restaurant. Made very welcome and the list of oysters available was substantial (so had six), then had the prawn and my dining companion...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank troppodon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got a tip from a friend that the food at this converted boat shed was worth the drive. It did not disappoint! The combination of outstanding seafood, great service and a beautiful water view added up to a fabulous night out. Their signature dish...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mark R
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Snapper pie. Snapper pie. Snapper pie. One of my favourite dishes and restaurants. Ideal for a long lunch... or simply stop in for a quick bite and drink at the bar. The service is perfect and the view is fantastic. We will be back... again...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ntntntnt
Reviewed 27 November 2018

What a sensational evening. All in our party had been at the venue many years ago and we all agreed it was again excellent. Great sweeping views, the menu which focused on seafood was spectacular. For the oyster lover there were numerous types to order.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 626Krystyna
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

Had been many years since I'd been to the Boathouse. Decided that it was time to return for a celebratory birthday lunch. Wasn't disappointed. Was a mid week lunch and restaurant was half full. Had booked window seat as the views are lovely. From the...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank MarkWRus
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

This is one of my hubbys favourite restaurants so I thought for a treat we could dine here just the wine of us. We were seated at the bar and looked after so well and also enjoyed very good cocktails . Then I found out...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Kym P
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Tucked away at the end of a suburban Glebe Street, it literally is a two story boathouse overlooking a ( not amazingly scenic) part of the harbour. Long famed for oysters and fish pie, all our party had a plate of some of the 13...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ozpd70
Reviewed 20 October 2018

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.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Michael A
Reviewed 12 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JamesSingapore2014
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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Response from Agargoura | 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
Average prices
US$42 - US$48
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
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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
  • E-mail
We love all good food, but we are especially passionate about Australia’s wonderful array of local fish and seafood, freshly caught every day. Oysters are one of our obsessions. And while you are exploring our daily menus or simply sharing a plate of oysters in The Boathouse Bar, you can also enjoy magical views across Blackwattle Bay to the Anzac Bridge and Sydney Fish Market from our historic boathouse home. You might even spot a few Sydney rowers gliding by.
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