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Studley Park Boathouse Cafe

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1 Boathouse Rd, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
+61 3 9853 1828
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a very pleasant coffee here a few days ago - a beautiful Melbourne morning (yes, we have them!) beside the Yarra River. The cafe has a great selection of delicious breakfast items at reasonable prices and the service is very friendly. But you cannot beat the location and the coffee. Just be aware that around 11am a swarm of... More 

Thank B B
Melbourne, Australia
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2,194 reviews
538 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Studley Park Boathouse is by the river, it's a great place to hang out. You can hire a boat or a canoe and go boating on the river. The food is good, honest food that will fuel your activities. By the way, the Studley Park Boathouse Cafe is on a side road. It is not easy to get to... More 

Thank Jeffry B
Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I'm wondering if some of the poor reviews are actually of the kiosk, not the cafe? I lunched with friends at the Cafe and it was delightful. From the moment we arrived the staff were welcoming, ensuring we had a table on the balcony overlooking the river. The Express Lunch looked like great value, but we ordered a la carte.... More 

Thank Melinda P
Gippsland, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

On the positive side, great location and good service but it all goes bad from there. Took friends there for lunch, all our salads consisted of a few sad leaves and no tomato, onion or anything else. The toasties had burnt edges and my hamburger had small bones in it !!!! I reported this and was told the manager would... More 

Thank Victor M
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This would be another sure-it's-OK-but-life's-too-short venue but for that fact that the location is a knockout. So bring the crew for easy walks, river fun, family sports and by all means, if you forget to bring a snag for the barbie pop into the boathouse for fuel.

Thank Six_mouths_to_feed
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Studley Park Boathouse Cafe is a great destination for a light lunch or coffee and a snack on a good Melbourne day. It is tucked away in a tranquil spot with an outdoor seating area overlooking the river with ducks and row boats for hire. There is a restaurant/function area upstairs but we only utilised the kiosk menu which had... More 

Thank DP2610
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87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We regularly visit Studley Park. A hidden gem tucked away in lovely bushland and only15 minutes to the city. I have to say though our experience having lunch at the kiosk recently was upsetting! I had ordered pumpkin soup which was quite nice, but on finishing, found a large piece of plastic in my mouth. This certainly would have had... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

My hubby, toddler and I enjoyed the beautiful weather on Tuesday by walking the trails near the Boathouse, so worked up an appetite for a late lunch. We had to carry the pram up about 16 steps so we could go to the cafe, but we are so glad that we did. We ordered the oarsmans platter and it was... More 

Thank Shebb
Melbourne, Australia
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104 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The view and weather was perfect! Makes for a perfect lazy chill Sunday. Food was pretty good, although not spectacular in my opinion. Dessert (I had sticky date) was quite boring. The butterscotch sauce looked like it was just a frosting on top of the cake so I had to ask them to warm it up more to make it... More 

Thank Lilly_traveljournal
Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Lovely setting along the Yarra with a choice of inside or on the deck to sit if you are lucky enough to get a table so just before 12noon or after 2pm to arrive would be best to get a table over looking the Yarra the ducks and the boats. We thought 2 main meals and one beer and one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Boathouse Rd, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Boroondara  >  Kew
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9853 1828

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