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All reviews carrot cake ice cream burger fish and chips view of the lake great location and service dietary requirements great spot big breakfast great coffee lakeside paddle
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Reviewed 26 April 2021 via mobile

Nice spot for a bite to eat. Had the salmon eggs Benny, delicious. The hollandaise and salmon were top notch! Coffee ok but a little bitter.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 7 January 2021 via mobile

I have been to the Boatshed many time but today was awful. Firstly I had the Fish & Chips, the Batter was very Chewy, awful. I then had the Carrot Cake for Dessert and this was Stale, I even said to the person who I...paid that I did know what year the Carrot Cake was cooked it was not this year, hard and very crumbly. My visit was a total disaster, not helped by the girl who served us, was not an Asset to The Boatshed, not bothering to take the used plates from our table when she delivered the next course and when asked to just walked away. Come Boatshed you can do better, I want you to do well but today it seemed no one cared.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 23 November 2020 via mobile

Great coffee, nice view and excellent service! Had the big breakfast and the bacons were divine! Must try their coffees!

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 22 November 2020

On a sunny day this is a great spot for a Sunday lunch. Food choices were better than expected for a lakeside seafood restaurant. All tables outside have a view of the lake, and service was good. As well as the fish and chips there...were some interesting salads, burgers, souvlaki and grilled salmon and barramundi. Everyone was easily catered - adults young and old, children, and dietary requirements. Serves were big, and good value. When you're done grab takeaway coffee or ice cream and do the walk around the lake, or hire a board and go for a paddle. Lots of free parking attached to the premises, though on busy days this can fill up by 1PM.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 1 November 2020 via mobile

Overlooking lake, reserved a table on Sunday. Staff helpful. Delicious breakfasts cooked perfectly with excellent coffee ☕️

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 2 October 2020 via mobile

Great location right on Narrabeen Lakes. Lovely food and very obliging staff. Covid aware staff clean tables after each customer.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 13 September 2020

Title says it all. Came here for a late lunch and service was great and prompt. Food was excellent. Genuine smiles from all staff. Would definitely come back.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 14 August 2020 via mobile

Such a happy friendly great place . Met up with a friend that I have got to know from my early morning runs around the lake. We were warmly welcomed and actually sat upstairs out of the freezing cold morning. Fabulous wait staff , perfectly...prepared food and nothing was too much trouble..... the BEST organic turmeric latte’s Outstanding setting in front of the lake made for a great relaxing catch up. Not rushed and great prices. All Covid protocols in place Definitely a winner - we loved it 😘More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 30 July 2020

Great outdoor seating on the Narrabeen lagoon. Friendly staff that provide excellent service. Good menu but a little higher priced.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 28 June 2020 via mobile

We celebrated a birthday at the Boatshed Cafe at lunchtime today. The food was lovely, the service was friendly with great attention to detail. We were very thankful that the lady we spoke on the phone suggested we book for 12 o’ clock to avoid...the busiest time. The floor plan which was perfect for the COVID era. Most enjoyable. We can highly recommend a visit.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Response from stinkwink | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are also tables on the ground floor .If I remember well, maybe a bit rough the surface, but no stairs.
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The Boatshed Cafe and Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4