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Studley Park Boat House

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$$ - $$$, Cafe,
1 Boathouse Rd, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
+61 3 9853 1828
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (3 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
“yarra river” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Australian, Cafe, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 Boathouse Rd, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at the Cafe. There were 9 of us and all enjoyed their main meals. One of the meals was a grain salad with chicken skewer which was particularly tasty and substantial. The barramundi burger was also called out as good. The outlook is...More

Thank Derd1957
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This is a great spot to bring out a bit of Wind in the Willows and spend some time mucking about in row boats. Or maybe a bit more dramatic and play the damsel lying back trailing a finger in the water while someone else...More

Thank Julia C
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Took friends from UK to have a coffee on a sunday morning. Nice coffeee and place to sit. Gave up eating here some time ago as quite expensive for what you get. However still a nice spot to take visitors to see something a little...More

Thank emelian
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Do not be confused when you read reviews of the Boathouse. It has a Kiosk, Cafe, and Restaurant, each with different hours, menus, and price points. Today I visited the Kiosk and found the coffee and vegetable pastie (from Boscastle) both delicious and reasonably priced....More

Thank platypus150
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Went to Studley Park as a 1/2 day outing. Caught a train from the city to Vitoria Park Station then a 30 min walk to the Park. You can catch the 200 bus if you wish to. The Park is easy to wait about if...More

Thank Allan W
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The Boat House is a fantastic place to have lunch, drinks, family friendly and be amongst the nature of the Yarra while in the middle of the city. The smoked salmon main with greens and lentils was perfect with their white wine selection.

Thank Shumon K
Reviewed 2 January 2018

The service was awful even though the place had only a few occupied tables. My main issue is with the waiter. Totally lacked any communication skills. Didn't seem like he wanted to be there. He even questioned my choice of food. Such a beautiful location,...More

Thank Kastavka
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Picturesque location by the Yarra River in Studley Park. The area is landscaped and in my opinion nicer than the similar restaurant and location on the Yarra unstream in Fairfield. Service was very good, with waiters very politely asking if we required more bread etc....More

Thank Vic C
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This indeed is a very busy place on Sunday's and even though we had a large party that was booked with them weeks beforehand, they could not accommodate us on one table, which therefore made the family reunion a little problematic. The service staff coped...More

Thank D9196EGmichaels
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Always a treat location and food very good quality highly recommended it is a very busy place so get there early

Thank zap51
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Australian, Cafe, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Boathouse Rd, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Boroondara  >  Kew
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9853 1828
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An historic double storey boat house on banks of river, fully licensed restaurant and cafe and boat hire. Reception venue. A country feel only 7kms from Melbourne city centre.Ducks and swans on the river, 100 year old trees and a public park area.
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