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The Boathouse Cafe & Bar

1 Fourth Avenue | Waiheke Island, Onetangi, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
+64 9-372 2565
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (24 reviews)
“fish and chips” (17 reviews)
“seared tuna” (8 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Fourth Avenue | Waiheke Island, Onetangi, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

The food was excellent and the staff service good, nice outside deck for sunny days and the menu selection for specific times of the day was good..

Thank 587glennb
Reviewed 2 days ago

after strolling along the beautiful beach this is a great place to stop for refreshments, it has just had refurbishments so is really smart, the food and drink are very good and they have outside seating to watch the sea as you relax.....

Thank 123eatsandtreats
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two lousey coffees 2 days in a row. It was grey and cold and bitter. Then we went for a 3rd coffee not giving up and we were told they were just serving meals and we'd have to get a take away. Note to management-you...More

Thank SaraK4455
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful location right on beach, the last stop of the hop on hop off bus tour.didnt have enough time to eat but drinks great, great service, lovely staff, great outside decking and perfect vista , thank you

Thank ange55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

decided to have two pizzas for lunch, to takeaway. A young girl with tats said they don't do takeaway food until after 6pm. No smiles, just bugger off! So we asked another person who said yes they could do them now! Had a seafood pizza...More

Thank Skin197
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great spot on the beach but wasted - service OK but food underwhelming given the high prices charged.

Thank Jim201_M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came for the day and revisited after our last visit was such a success We were told we couldn’t sit on half the tables as they were expecting a group then the next two in were allowed to sit at a six seater us three...More

Thank foodforfun2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here several times but on all previous occasions have come ashore from a boat for a casual lunch and a drink. This time we were staying nearby and came for dinner, The deck setup here is wonderful with fabulous views across the...More

Thank JackAuckland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is great and good service from the staff , I found it to be a relaxing place to have a good coffee with the fish and chips.

Thank Zonetime
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to come here years ago but the service was always slow and the food wasn't that great... went last week and WOW - food is amazing and service I could actually get at the table!! I heard it was new owners - they...More

Thank SarahK4235
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Questions & Answers
8 October 2018|
Response from Karen L | Reviewed this property |
I am sure they will not mind. May want to confirm this with them though.
yvonne m
30 September 2017|
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Response from Robert W | Property representative |
Hi There. Yes we are open on NYE for lunch but will closing around 5.00pm that afternoon. If you would like to make a booking, please visit our website or send me your details and I will make the booking for you. Thanks Rob... More
19 February 2017|
Response from Robert W | Property representative |
Hi There. We are currently only holding it on Sundays at the moment. Thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Fourth Avenue | Waiheke Island, Onetangi, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Waiheke Island  >  Onetangi
  • Phone Number: +64 9-372 2565
  • E-mail
The Boathouse Café and Bar is simply a ‘must-do’ Waiheke Island experience. Take in the expansive ocean views from our incredible beachfront location while enjoying our fresh, tasty food in a vibrant and fun atmosphere. Our bar specialises in local wines and beer and has an impressive range of exotic cocktails. We combine two of life’s great pleasures, being by the ocean and enjoying a delicious meal in the company of good friends.
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