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The Boat Shed Restaurant

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| The Esplanade Behind the pool, Cotton Tree, Alexandra Headland, Queensland 4558, Australia
+61 7 5443 3808
09:00 - 23:30
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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Toowoomba, Australia
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62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place. I always make sure we get to the boat shed every time I go to the Sunshine Coast. You must have the coconut prawns with banana and rum sauce. It is my favourite. Barra is sensational too. Like I said my favourite restaurant and it does have the best views of any restaurant in the world. Big... More 

Thank Phil G
Gold Coast
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

WE had our Christmas party here last night for 9 pax the food and service was excellent, could not fault anything well done staff

Thank HoteliersGoldCoast
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant also had a take away section which is where we went, a good range of sea food on offer all freshly cooked when you order. There are also a good supply of tables and chairs over looking the Maroochy River where you can sit and enjoy your meal.. I was very happy with our feed all piping hot... More 

Thank Barbara T
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The boss took us all out for dinner a drinks! Great view, good quality food. Only complaint is dinning area is very squishy especially when the restaurant is full.

Thank aj257
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were taken here for a Christmas meal. The food was fantastic! Oysters out of this world. Our waitress was friendly and nothing was too much trouble. This could have been an 'excellent' score....but I understand that towards the end of the night - our waitress must have finished her shift before we left that - we were told that... More 

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Buderim, Queensland, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Could not fault the food, service, price or location. Definitely one to take visitors to. We loved watching the sun set and every meal around the table was delicious.

Thank Sharon M
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful view and amazing food - very relaxing. I've been a few times and staff have always been friendly. Come for a long lunch and absolutely try the oysters!

Thank Seona G
Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a delightful lunch with some friends. The outlook is stunning overlooking the water ways, and the menu was very varied and of high quality. It was a bit dearer but expected in such a high class venue. Would highly recommend.

Thank lethal112
Corlette, Australia
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has it all. Great location right on the river. Views of the beach and river can be seen from here. From the time we sat down our waitress Anne-Chloe was very attentive to our needs. Our glasses of water were always full even though the place was very busy. The seafood was so good. Didn't have to wait... More 

Thank Robert W
Sunshine Coast
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to dinner at The Boat Shed for our anniversary. I've been here before and it's a very popular restaurant for good reason. Amazing location & setting, great food and relaxing atmosphere. Our booking was for 7pm so it was dark by the time we arrived. I found that the carpark directly behind the restaurant desperately needs lighting and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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, Alexandra Headland, Queensland 4558, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Alexandra Headland
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5443 3808

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