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The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay

123 Ferry Road | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2037, Australia
+61 2 9518 9011
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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123 Ferry Road | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2037, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

If only the service and staff were as great as the food. Food is truly the star. They all seem quite surly and unhappy. Particularly the sommeilier.

1  Thank vanessajane410
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went there on a stormy Tuesday night. Great water views, great staff. Everyone was ordering the Snapper Pie, I had the trout. Food was good, the night was great.

Thank kezza69
Reviewed 5 days ago

very good, experts seafood and knowledge but expect to pay $$$ wonderful oysters from all around Aust & NZ and the lovely warming signature snapper pie

Thank DJScott13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us ate on a quiet Monday night, so the staff were not rushed and gave us excellent attention. The food was beautifully presented and high quality, with the snapper pie a highlight for the one trying it for the first time (me). Blackwattle...More

Thank BillT146
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views are as brilliant as ever but that's where the nostalgia ends. We returned there this month, after not having been for years. Apart from the maitre de', who was professional, the service was poor. The waiters do not appear to have been trained....More

1  Thank Maria Theresa B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favourite restaurants in Sydney. It doesn't matter how long between visits, the quality of food and service is always spot on. For me, it’s all about the snapper pie. Don't think about it. Just book and enjoy.

Thank ntntntnt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our previous visit to SYD, the Boathouse had been recommended to us by a chef friend and we were thrilled with it (my then 16-year old daughter discovered she liked raw oysters!). So on a recent trip to Australia, we thought a return visit...More

Thank WineTraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great fish restaurant well off the beaten path, but if you love fish you must give it a try. Can't remember how many different types of Oysters they have on the menu and the fish pie definitely a favourite.

Thank J0hnandPam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Boathouse at Blackwattle Bay has a lovely ambienece in a beautiful location. The meals however are very overpriced. I would have expected that the snapper pie be served as a single individual portion.Not so. What we got was a piece of pie you would...More

1  Thank leuraSydney
Reviewed 6 May 2018

After 4 years overseas we were looking forward to the Boathouse: what a disappointment! We were Seated next to the kitchen despite an advance reservation. The service was appalling where the servers forgot to call part of our order. The food was bland and overpriced...More

2  Thank Margot G
An inner city suburb along the water, Glebe has a
deep-rooted sense of cultural history and heritage. It
originated as a semi-rural resort for the well-to-do,
but has transformed into a student-centric melting
pot. Visit Glebe Point Road for ethnic cuisine as
standard as Mexican, Indian, Italian and Chinese, or
as diverse as Spanish, Bavarian, Polish, Czech and
Lebanese. You will find that Glebe is accepting of the
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18 October 2016|
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Response from GeckoTravel | Reviewed this property |
It's a nice place but I didn't find it pretentious. You would be equally comfortable and at ease in suit and tie or nice jeans. Personally I went in suit with no tie.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Ferry Road | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2037, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Glebe
  • Neighbourhood: Glebe
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9518 9011
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