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American, Australian, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Boathouse Hotel Patonga is a great place to stay. The reception area, rooms and amenities are all really nice. The restaurant is fantastic too. Loved the food! Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I love this place; the ambiance, the location, the views, the food, the bathrooms even. We live locally so come here often for breakfast. The bacon and egg roll is incredible. Best on the coast. Coffee is great. I just feel like I am away...on holidays somewhere when I come here. For lunch we had barramundi which was a huge serving cooked to perfection. Love the fish taco's, pizzas, salads, etc. I don't think you can go wrong. Lot of different little spots you can sit. Mix of bar stool tables and regular dinning tables inside or outside, shaded or in the sun with umbrella. This place is beautifully designed. We love it.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Patonga is quiet and a little isolated. The pub is right opposite a gentle beach with views out over the water and a good sea breeze. Food was ok, if not inspiring. Food came out quickly. You can order from your table using a QR...code. Surcharge on Sundays and public holidays and the eftpos machines always ask if you want to tip. Plenty of outdoor undercover places, indoors is a little smaller. Chairs seem mostly to be stools inside and bench seats outside. You’d probably have to get in early to get a comfortable seat.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a hot day 36 degrees, there is no air-conditioning, no ceiling or other fans nothing to make it a bit comfortable. You gave to sit inside or outside in the geat. On the veranda no normal tables only high tables with high chairs,...very uncomfortable. The service is like a take away shop you have to read the menu on a wall and then pay next to it. They don't give a paper menu which one can take to the table and then choose your meal relaxed. The free water bottles are piss warm, no ice, nothing. The meals are average, it seems you pay for the views only, and the rest falls apart. It looks all posh but there it stopsMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the worst fish and chips ever - soggy bland disgusting fish i leaf of salad - thank god for the chips seriously fix up your fish people! you should be ashamed of yourselves serving that its got a good vibe but if you want fish...and chips go elsewhereMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024

Great night had by all but some meals are just over priced for what you get. We had a Prawn pizza $29 it was prawns and sauce but some slices didn't even have a Prawn on it how does that work

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

Service was terrible, queues were long, food was over priced, surcharge exorbitant. Save your $$ and go elsewhere. Cramped beautiful venue with views (the one star for being near the beach).

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 6 January 2024

I don't normally do reviews but just had a truly terrible experience here tonight. A beer and a wine cost $32!!! My husband had rump steak with salad and chips ...the salad consisted of oversized rocket leaves...nothing else just the leaves. We sat in the...main bar area with small children running around ...not appropriate at night. Total rip off...lift your game as this is disgraceful.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 January 2024 via mobile

CHANGE OF MENU Went on New Year’s Day for our usual Hamburger and Chips used to be best on coast! 1. Who puts a burger and chips crammed into a enamel pie dish, burger seemed all smaller 2. who put half cherry tomato into burger,...partner do not enjoy tomato pops squirted at him 3. Worst of all what happened to their special tomato relish that went with chips, worth travelling miles just to have this Chef needs the sack or a rethink don’t change what wasn’t brokenMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 December 2023 via mobile

The service is good. You pay for the food and drinks upfront and the menu is on a blackboard. The bucket of tiger prawns was super and the chilli prawn spaghetti tasty. We went back with 11 people in the party for dinner and the...grilled barramundi was excellent. There is a choice of sitting outside or inside. There was a trivia night on when we were there and that was fun. Children all had suitable meals. Beware parents the gelato scoops are large!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 December 2023

Food was good But one meal came out 10minutes after the rest. All three people ordered the same. Coffee good but not very hot.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 2 December 2023

The 4 star very good rating is for Location, Location, Location & Ambience. Customer service while good, quality of meals could be better. The chef/kitchen could lift their game so that meals come up to a higher standard. Our personal experience of meals was one...was over-salted, another had terrible tasting gravy and another which was more a child size portion main meal. We enjoyed the location. Very nice toilets too :)More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 December 2023

We ordered hamburgers and they where the worst ever ,bread rolls were 2days old we complained and were told it was the dough yeh right honestly they were bad hand full of chips a child could do a better job this is the third time...we have a a bad meal there not again , now if you are thinking fish and chips at the takeaway take plenty money complete rip-offMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 November 2023 via mobile

Shame on the people who decide to sell pitiful food to happy people wanting a nice day or night out. Treating us as mugs charging exorbitant prices for shoddy meals. So sad for the lovely staff and Patonga. Suggest come for the view and the...tap water and then have a picnic on the beach!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 17 November 2023

Terrible meals! Just because it has a nice view doesn’t mean you can dish out bad meals, very disappointing

Date of visit: October 2023
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Yes did she guests at the outdoor dinning area with their fury friends. Would be best to call them and double check first. M
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The Boathouse Hotel Patonga is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 4.5