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The Boatbuilders Yard

€€ - €€€, , Vegetarian Friendly
23 South Wharf Prom, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9686 5088
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  • Average12%
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Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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23 South Wharf Prom, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for drinks and some late lunch. Had a great live guitarist / singer on deck which the kids loved dancing to. Had a really nice atmosphere seated outside in the sun, plenty of seating as well. Giving 4 stars due to the lack of...More

Thank BellaBell6
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Bella, appreciate you and your daughter coming by and hanging out with us. With the summer months coming up, we'd love to see you back again soon for another drink and play in the sand pit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is good, portions aren't really big, but good for a snack with drinks. Seemed to be enough tables even just before sunset, so pretty good place to go to hang out with friends etc. It's a nice casual place, food and drinks look...More

Thank Laila K
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Laila, Thanks for the visit & all your feedback, I'm pleased you enjoyed the food & drinks & thanks for highlighting those healthier options, they are some of my favourites. See you again soon. Cheers, Byron.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting near the convention centre. Popped in for lunch , we had the lamb shoulder salad & charcurie. The salad was lentils & lamb very tasty. Staff very quick & friendly. Very busy place but it was a beautiful sunny day!

Thank Janet-Harlow
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Janet-Harlow, Very pleased you found us on a sunny day, great choices on the food. I hope we will see you again on another sunny day. Cheers, Byron.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having landed in Melbourne for a conference and checked in late on a Sunday afternoon I was after a quick bite. Travelling solo, so looking for somewhere a bit quiter then the first few pubs / restaurants I passed by along south wharf, I found...More

Thank Shane W
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Shane, Thanks for stopping by while in town for the conference. Hope the rest of your stay was fantastic, I hope we see you again next time you are in Melbourne. See you then. Cheers, Byron.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick lunch after some dfo shopping. Such great food, and the wait time was acceptable due to how busy it was! I can see why it was so busy, amazing food with beautiful presentation.

Thank Vanstruda
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Vanstruda, Thanks for the visit & your kind words. Really pleased you enjoyed the food & thanks for your patience with the wait time, see you again soon. Cheers, Byron.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Favourite breakfast spot in Melbourne. Beautiful friendly service, they went out of their way to make us feel welcome with our toddler. Can't fault the food! Wish we loved closer and could come more often!

Thank TasApril
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi TasApril, Thanks for all the kind words, appreciate it & yes, the whole family is welcome. See you on your next visit to Melbourne. Cheers, Byron.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for breakfast with hubby before going to travel expo. It took more tgan 20mins for 2 lattes which if they were busy I would understand but they were not. Ordered our breakfasts the poached eggs were cooked to both our likings which are very...More

Thank sandie2705
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sandie, Thanks for the feedback, I am glad you enjoyed the poached eggs, sorry that you didn't enjoy the rest of your food & sorry if we missed the mark on the service of the lattes, please return, I am confident we will better...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great friendly service on a Friday morning while killing time before hotel check in. Eggs on toast were awesome. Staff were super friendly and helpful. Coffee was unfortunately terrible could be the Melbourne milk haha couldn't pin point the exact cause haha overall would visit...More

Thank Sunkissed T
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sunkissed, Thanks for stopping by, pleased you enjoyed the eggs. You should have let our staff know about the coffee, our staff would have been happy to help. We are looking forward to your return, see you then. Cheers, Byron.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had to attend a function at Melbourne exhibition centre, decided to have a quick bite with some friends. Little hidden gem , weather was nice so this place was great located on the river , great selection of drinks, very casual and we all had...More

Thank gavinsch
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Gavinsch, Really pleased you found us, I hope you will be back for that Sunday session really soon, especially when this weather warms up. See you then. Cheers, Byron.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I dropped by for dinner before attending an event close by. We always enjoy the location and service is normally friendly - but slow. I find the service slow in acknowledging you when you arrive etc. and when ordering at the bar...More

1  Thank Vic820
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Vic820, Sorry if we missed the mark during your visit, we do appreciate the feedback. I am pleased you loved the food & the fact our food comes out fast. I hope you will be back soon, and give us a chance to better...More

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AndyENJ
3 December 2016|
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Response from Boatbuilders Y | Property representative |
We serve our main menu from 12:00pm - Late. Cheers, Byron.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 South Wharf Prom, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9686 5088
  • E-mail
Description
The Boatbuilders Yard is an award winning Bar and Kitchen that brings an informal European-style eating and drinking to Melbourne. Conveniently located next to Polly Woodside and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on the banks of the Yarra River, The Boatbuilders Yard is a quick 10 minute walk from Southern Cross Station. Designed by Six Degrees Architects, the venue retains the cultural heritage and charm of Melbourne's famous Maritime precinct, with a modern design twist on the original shed. Bookings can only be made up for up to 4pm, Monday through Fridays.
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