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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“snapper pie” (140 reviews)
“oysters” (154 reviews)
“blinis” (7 reviews)
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123 Ferry Road | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2037, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did not have great expectations but were hoping it will be a good one. Well I must admit that it suprised us. They know how to prepare fish and seafood. All of our mains were close to outstanding with beautifully well put together flavors....More

Thank SharingIsCaring2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best oyster ever, rest was good however a bit pretentious. & overpriced Staff were not attentive on night, leaving us waiting to order, once we ordered it was still slow.

Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had heard about the Boathouse on TV and were keen to try it out on our visit to Sydney. We travelled by water taxi to the Restaurant which added the the evening's experience. The restaurant is surround by views on 3 sides, so everyone...More

Thank Helen N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner with overseas friends was most enjoyable. We had a table by the window with intoxicating views of Anzac Bridge and the Sydney City. The view changed as the sun set and City lights came on, providing the drama. I was impressed with no less...More

Thank India R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes the food, views, wine, service and ambience were amazing. We would definitely go back ... Except not being able to take home leftovers at $50 a main doesn't exactly demonstrate much concern towards sustainability. Throw it all away.

1  Thank FoodieObsession
Reviewed 14 January 2018

A wonderful seafood restaurant opposite the fish market on the water. Easy drive from the CBD but valet parking offered also. A large choice of oysters is impressive! We each had a different fish main and all were delicious. The service was very good too....More

Thank medmar_10
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

I've just had the most splendid day at The Boathouse. The staff were very attentive, jovial and above all, knowledgeable. The food was superb. The location - top notch.Everyone at the table was pleased with their experience. We have eaten all over the world and...More

Reviewed 8 January 2018

We were greeted and served by friendly, knowledgeable staff on our romantic night out. The food was delicious - we ordered the snapper based on others' recommendations and it did not disappoint! We had half a dozen oysters each, and shared two entrees, one main,...More

Thank dinosaurmel
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Obviously the snapper pie is the famous dish but it also offers a local aspect to its dining. It’s above a boat shed and it’s been around for a long time offering great cuisine at a reasonable price for Sydney. I’d recommend catching the tram...More

Thank Greg L
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Thursday night after making a booking online and requesting a window table. We got the loveliest window table in the place with amazing views of the Anzac Bridge and the Sydney Fish Market. To start we each got 6 mixed oysters...More

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