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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)
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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 4 days 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 1 week 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

Thank Mymurphy1960
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We went back to the Boathouse after many years, for a birthday lunch. The restaurant offers great views of Sydney skyline directly from the water and service was attentive. Food menu selection was great and each dish really really delicious. When ordering the snapper pie...More

1  Thank ROBERTO t
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

The setting and views at night were fantastic, and the food was singing on the plate. My Clarence River prawns were flavoursome and served with a light sauce with beautifully moist natural flavours. The Ballina perch came out with no accompaniment other than the sauce...More

Thank MezSez
Reviewed 28 July 2018

The snapper pie was a stunner, but every dish was great. Fantastic ambience and good service too. One of the nicest lunches we’ve had in Sydney.

Thank Adam B
Reviewed 14 July 2018

As Visitors to Sydney we were very taken with the wonderful views of Sydney across the bay - quite spectacular at night time. The restaurant was comfortable and our service was generally good, although not rushed admittedly. Our waiter was engaging and happy to advise...More

Thank Lesley M
Reviewed 22 June 2018

If only the service and staff were as great as the food. Food is truly the star. They all seem quite surly and unhappy. Particularly the sommeilier.

1  Thank vanessajane410
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
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
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18:00 - 23:00
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18:00 - 23:00
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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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