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The Boatbuilders Yard

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
23 South Wharf Prom, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9686 5088
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“smashed avocado” (18 reviews)
“finger food” (5 reviews)
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Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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$$ - $$$
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23 South Wharf Prom, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to have some drinks and light snacks here on a Wednesday evening. Place was fairly busy with private Xmas functions and city workers enjoying the evening. First impressions not great, one of our party wanted a Martini but was told that was not...More

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great breakfasts, good coffee and a fantastic atmosphere. I've also stopped by this place in winter with the fire pit burning, nice and cosy spot.

Thank Q3679RZphilipm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great setting looking out over the river and centrally located near hotels and the convention center. I wanted the "Australian" breakfast experience, even beyond the popular eggs and smashed avocado. Had the baked eggs in pumpkin rings, a side of toast with vegemite and avocado,...More

Thank fred200099
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the visit! Pleased you enjoyed your Aussie brekkie, appreciate the recommendation & hope we see you again over the summer months, till then, take care. Cheers, Byron.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At here recently with some work colleagues and very impressed with the service and friendliness. We were caught in a light downpour and promptly moved inside. Good range of drinks and food. We shared a bunch of starters including the calamari, chicken lollipops, roast cauliflower...More

Thank Simon G
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Simon, Thanks to you & your colleagues for the visit. I'm glad you escaped the downpour in time. The chicken lollipops are one of my favourites. We hope to see you all back over the summer period for some drinks & drinking eats! Till...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in advance, as it was very busy. Can book online for groups of up to 12. Great vibe, music pumping. Good menu and great kids meals. They were very understaffed though and they bought us wrong entrees 3 times and it took 40...More

Thank Emily D
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Emily, Thanks for enjoying the Sunday vibe with us. Sorry about the wait on drinks & the mistakes with the entrees, I hope the flavour of the food made up for it. I hope you will return & give us a chance to better...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great, cocktails average, service abysmal. I sat right near the bar. The young woman who took my order was disinterested and rude. As were another 2 of the staff. I sat there for around 45 minutes waiting for friends, we decided to...More

Thank Pauline M
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Pauline, Sorry to see you decided not to stay, we would have loved to host you & your friends. Sorry if our staff gave the impression of being unfriendly, it's definitely not the case. I hope wherever you went, you and your friends enjoyed...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Visited for drinks and some late lunch. Had a great live guitarist / singer on deck which the kids loved dancing to. Had a really nice atmosphere seated outside in the sun, plenty of seating as well. Giving 4 stars due to the lack of...More

Thank BellaBell6
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Bella, appreciate you and your daughter coming by and hanging out with us. With the summer months coming up, we'd love to see you back again soon for another drink and play in the sand pit.

Reviewed 29 October 2017

The food is good, portions aren't really big, but good for a snack with drinks. Seemed to be enough tables even just before sunset, so pretty good place to go to hang out with friends etc. It's a nice casual place, food and drinks look...More

Thank Laila K
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Hi Laila, Thanks for the visit & all your feedback, I'm pleased you enjoyed the food & drinks & thanks for highlighting those healthier options, they are some of my favourites. See you again soon. Cheers, Byron.

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting near the convention centre. Popped in for lunch , we had the lamb shoulder salad & charcurie. The salad was lentils & lamb very tasty. Staff very quick & friendly. Very busy place but it was a beautiful sunny day!

Thank Janet-Harlow
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Hi Janet-Harlow, Very pleased you found us on a sunny day, great choices on the food. I hope we will see you again on another sunny day. Cheers, Byron.

Reviewed 29 October 2017

Having landed in Melbourne for a conference and checked in late on a Sunday afternoon I was after a quick bite. Travelling solo, so looking for somewhere a bit quiter then the first few pubs / restaurants I passed by along south wharf, I found...More

Thank Shane W
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Hi Shane, Thanks for stopping by while in town for the conference. Hope the rest of your stay was fantastic, I hope we see you again next time you are in Melbourne. See you then. Cheers, Byron.

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AndyENJ
3 December 2016|
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Response from Boatbuilders Y | Property representative |
We serve our main menu from 12:00pm - Late. Cheers, Byron.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 South Wharf Prom, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9686 5088
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Description
The Boatbuilders Yard is an award winning Bar and Kitchen that brings an informal European-style eating and drinking to Melbourne. Conveniently located next to Polly Woodside and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on the banks of the Yarra River, The Boatbuilders Yard is a quick 10 minute walk from Southern Cross Station. Designed by Six Degrees Architects, the venue retains the cultural heritage and charm of Melbourne's famous Maritime precinct, with a modern design twist on the original shed. Bookings can only be made up for up to 4pm, Monday through Fridays.
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