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The Boat Shed Restaurant

| The Esplanade Behind the pool, Cotton Tree, Maroochydore, Queensland 4558, Australia
+61 7 5443 3808
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“battered prawns” (14 reviews)
“barramundi” (39 reviews)
“tapas” (40 reviews)
Closes in 6 min
09:00 - 23:30All hours
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
| The Esplanade Behind the pool, Cotton Tree, Maroochydore, Queensland 4558, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This consistent long term restaurant is in the best spot in Cotton Tree , great views and a warm welcome. Staff are attentive and knowledgable, well sprucked specials and wines to try. We dined conservatively, with the daily special and Nile perch . It was...More

Thank Stephen U
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is well located beside the caravan park where we stayed. We walked over for lunch an had a table outside overlooking the river, great position. The waiters were friendly & helpful, the food was excellent. Great way to loose an afternoon

Thank Des S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a leisurely lunch of tapas which were full of flavour and beautifully served. The pork and calamari were delicious. Had a couple of glasses of wine and enjoyed the view, lots to choose from the menu and lovely setting for relaxing dining

1  Thank FionaRNz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and service. Top bar and cocktails. Hidden from the beaten track and on the river at Cotton Tree, a lovely little escape for fine dining.

Thank Alison G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was quite busy (especially given it was a Monday night) & we were glad we had booked a table. It felt quite crowded but apparently that was because they had to close the plastic shutters as a storm was forecast. The food was very good...More

Thank Roberta C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had my daughter's 21st birthday with family .I fully recommend the boat shed great position right on the water all open so you get a nice breeze. The meals where small proportions but very filling and very delicious.I had the calamari fritz and the Atlantic...More

Thank Sunnycoast1968
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Birthday dinner at The Boat Shed - very much looking forward to our first outing to the restaurant...it will be definitely the last.Very overpriced for such a basic and limited menu, entree not bad, main course just above cold, service at best only fair, wine...More

3  Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Fabulous food, fabulous service fabulous setting. Booking essential as this is such a popular restaurant. Not the cheapest, but definitely worth every cent. Fine dining at it's best.

Thank Melanie T
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Thought it looked great originally....went for birthday dinner...service friendly and prompt...barramundi ok BUT artichoke sides were leeks NOT artichoke !!! ??? Mussells were full of shell grit...VERY small and at least six shells had no mussells at all in them... .Table had no cloth on...More

1  Thank lenjim
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Location: OMG! You can’t get closer to the water without going for a paddle!! Spent the afternoon with good friends with sparkling wine and tapas. Great location right on the water with comfy chairs and tables on the grass. Food: good tapas selection for casual...More

Thank Danielle W
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Questions & Answers
1 May 2016|
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Response from Brigitte Z | Reviewed this property |
It would be the perfect spot. I would love to celebrate my Birthday there. I don't have the menu, but the prices are affordable. I was lunch time there and the view is amazing.
31 August 2015|
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Response from Brega S S | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is for bottled wine only with a corkage fee, but I'm not sure how much.
31 March 2015|
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Response from Nathan1000 | Reviewed this property |
A very nice thought. You should ask the restaurant for a window table, facing the water. It would be a quieter spot. Plus the view is great at sunset. So it would, to my mind, be best to book early and be just about to have... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | The Esplanade Behind the pool, Cotton Tree, Maroochydore, Queensland 4558, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Maroochydore
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5443 3808
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