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Proudfoots Boathouse

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Australian, Gluten Free Options
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2 Simpson St, Warrnambool, Victoria 3280, Australia
+61 3 5561 5055
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Townsville, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Poor customer service and overpriced meals that tasted average. Will not be going back. Lovely location but the atmosphere was just not there. I felt like I was an inconvenience to tell you the truth.

8 Thank Leekay77
Tolmie, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently went for lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary, Staff were lovely, Both meals were really nice, but nothing to get excited about. I expected to see more variety on the menu, but found the menu was similar to most pub menu's?

5 Thank smason77
Gold Coast Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in for morning tea recently and first impression was an awkward greeting from staff person. Long wait for our order. The blueberry slice we ordered looked fabulous on the stand but in fact was bland. My friends drinking chocolate was not pleasant, she left 3/4 of it. On the positive side lovely surrounds and views of the river.

5 Thank Mcwin
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meal last night at Proudfoots with beautiful views of the Hopkins River. Chris the owner greeted us warmly upon arrival with drinks arriving shortly after. Wait staff were friendly and attentive throughout our meal. Two of us had the eye fillet that was cooked to perfection. Beautiful veggies that we discovered are grown in the owners personal market garden.... More 

1 Thank Leash83
Warrnambool, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointing service and disgusting food! We booked a table of 12 for dinner at Proudfoots to celebrate a birthday. Staff didn't greet or welcome us, merely saw the cake we were holding and told us there was a $2 fee per person if we chose to eat the cake in the restaurant. A 'hello' would have been nice. We would... More 

41 Thank M111111111111111
Christopher G, Owner at Proudfoots Boathouse, responded to this review

Hi. If we had have known on the night we would have been able to help. Now, onwards and forwards. After what may have been a difficult conversation with a truely lovely girl today a great outcome has be born. What a great place trips advisor is to tell our customers whats going on. And as an owner, we only... More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely lunch had here with friends. Meals were large, but not over the top. Cheff done the rounds to see if people were happy, nice touch. Some of the staff were lovely and this made up for the older staff that wasn't. It doesn't cost anything to put a smile on your dial.

1 Thank Mary C
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I accidentally ended up here after confusing it for an other place. Luckily I did not get disappointed. Took a simple plate of Lamb Sausage with fries. The lamb was well spiced but the fries stole the show. Lovely how thick, crispy yet soft and airy they were on the inside.

Thank Pierrot J
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Nice setting but the service was a bit hap-hazard, other diners received their meals before us even though we had arrived and ordered before them and our drinks took a long time to arrive. I had the yabbie salad which could have had a bit more flavour and the veins hadn't been removed from the yabbies. A bit disappointing.

1 Thank Judith C
Nova Scotia
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

This place attracted us because of the name. We enjoyed every bit of our experience here. The wait staff and the owner/chef were very friendly and the food was wonderful. It is a very old building with a wonderful history, which the owner enjoyed telling us about and we enjoyed hearing. I would recommend it highly to anyone visiting the... More 

1 Thank RoamerNovaScotia
Warrnambool, Australia
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152 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

We visited Proudfoots for lunch with Melbourne visitors, because we had visited in a number of occasions and it was a p,easing place for a meal. It was holiday time and very busy, so more staff need to be employed to cope, as the service was poor. The meal, when we eventually received it was very average, with one meal... More 

5 Thank Petange

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$28
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Simpson St, Warrnambool, Victoria 3280, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Warrnambool
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5561 5055
Proudfoots on the River is a modern Australian restaurant situated on the banks of the Hopkins river. Our delicious meals are complimented by our spectacular views.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?