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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” (152 reviews)
“oysters” (168 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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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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Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank troppodon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Kym P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank ozpd70
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 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

Thank JamesSingapore2014
Reviewed 30 September 2018 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 jamesmF4572XL
Reviewed 29 September 2018 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

3  Thank Absolutely70
Reviewed 27 September 2018 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 23 September 2018 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 18 September 2018 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

3  Thank Mymurphy1960
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
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
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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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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