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The Boathouse Palm Beach

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Governor Philip Park, Palm Beach, Pittwater, New South Wales 2108, Australia
+61 2 9974 5440
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely location, palm beach is one of our favourite spots. With regards The Boatshed, we expected better. The experience is important and walking into a restaurant to join a busy queue for ordering is not the best start. Only one person serving two counters made for extensive delays. Food wasn't quick coming out either. Food quality was good, but portions... More 

Thank PDAX
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a late lunch on a Monday - the restaurant was busy and parking was difficult. The food was ok but the location and view made up for the average food. The main disadvantage is that you have to queue to order your food. Once ordered the food comes quickly. We thought the pumpkin salad was the best choice... More 

Thank fionakt
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the Boathouse on many occasions with our family and always find there is a long queue to get a table, especially on the outside deck. Once you have found a table and ordered your food from an interesting menu, you can then sit and relax while it is being prepared. The atmosphere there is amazing as there... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a farewell work lunch. I had fish and chips which they claim are the best on the Northern Beaches but I was very disappointed especially given the price of $29 very heavy oily batter, very small amount of fish and poor chips (not properly cooked). Others had veg burger about $24 - tasteless, and salads ok but... More 

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TheBoathouseTeam, Team at The Boathouse Palm Beach, responded to this review

Dear JonJames1, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, it is very much appreciated. We hope we can improve on what we do for the future. We hope to see you again soon - The Boathouse Team. More 

Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding breakfast and lunch menu on a jetty overlooking the Pittwater by a sea plane base . Hard to imagine a better location or experience. They are licensed too, with a good range of reasonably priced wines. Queues can get long on weekends and holidays. I will be going again over the summer months.

Thank Nicholas J
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch at this beautiful restaurant right on the edge of the water. The food was excellent, reasonably priced and all beautifully presented. We sat and watched seaplanes fly into and out of the beach. The restaurant was superbly decorated with fresh flowers and generous bowls of fresh fruit. The overall impression was stunning. I did not realise until... More 

Thank Sian789
Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location, view, service and selection of food. I had lunch both days and excellent quality. A great location to meet friends, family or just to chill out with a significant other.

Thank aimeescanlon1
Wellington, New Zealand
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199 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were there for a light mid morning snack and coffee but witnessed others having brunch. All the food was plentiful and very inviting. The coffee was pretty good too. We limited our visit to coffee and large carrot cakes

Thank beanb41
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I just love this place! Fabulous setting, delicious food and friendly staff. I usually order the beer battered fish and chips but changed last time to the market fish with cauliflower. The fish was Barra and it was one of the best dishes I have ever tasted. In one of the most beautiful settings in the world! It is a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I have been here several times and always enjoy the amazing view. The food is good but not cheap. Go early to avoid the long queues and be aware Breakfast cut off is around 12. Pay for Parking. Visit the Markets on a Sunday. Great day out!

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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
Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Governor Philip Park, Palm Beach, Pittwater, New South Wales 2108, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Pittwater  >  Palm Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9974 5440
The Boathouse Palm Beach is set on Pittwater in Sydney's Palm Beach. Established in 2008, The Boathouse features world class water views, abundant floral and produce displays, and The Boathouse interior styling. With a fresh, modern Australian menu designed by The Boathouse chefs, The Boathouse is known to locals for its seaside charm and casual waterside dining.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?