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The Boat Shed Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
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| The Esplanade Behind the pool, Cotton Tree, Maroochydore, Queensland 4558, Australia
+61 7 5443 3808
09:00 - 23:30
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great outlook. Menu and food lacks love and finesse. Service....... ok but not very proffesional and wine knowledge unfound.

Thank timtamman
Nambour, Australia
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170 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends & I came here for dinner to share our birthdays. The position, food, staff & service was great. Our meals were delicious & arrived quite quickly as well. Staff are friendly, helpful & always had a smile for you. Atmosphere was relaxed & welcoming. Will come back for sure if in the area. Meals are not cheap I... More 

Thank Barblaraine
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great Tapas lunch outside under a massive old fig tree of some type . I ordered one of everything in the tapas menu . The food quality was great, fresh and flavoursome however the sizes were small for the price I thought. Overall it's a beautiful spot with an amazing outlook and friendly staff. Defiantly worth the... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There really isn't many consistent restaurants that serve the level of food that the Boat Shed does. Great location and food. Good service and wine list. You pay for it, but I'm ok with that. If you're looking for fine dining on the coast you can't go past this place

Thank Dave L
durban, South Africa
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a snack here friendly service and fresh quality food 👌🏼we had the calamari and chips cone and thoroughly enjoyed the quantity enough for the both of us

Thank Charisma P
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129 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is good. But the price tag is not justified. The level of service falls well short of fine dining. Service was very slow, even though the restaurant wasn't busy and there were plenty of staff on. It's expensive and leaves you a little disappointed with the dining experience, even if the food is pretty good. It's worth paying... More 

1 Thank Rob A
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beatifully located restaurant on Cotton tree. The views are amazing and the set up is perfect. Food is great but a little on the pricey side. My suggestion is afternoon drinks and a few tapas plates or an entree to keep the costs down.

Thank Kirk Joseph N
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had 4 entrees between us so we could have a variety of tastes. All were excellent. Service was every efficient. Thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

Thank joemagoo68
Buderim, Australia
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135 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped going to the Boat Shed some time ago because the menu never seemed to vary. But we agreed to join friends for a belated revisit. Since our last visit the restaurant has 'developed' and is now a take-away (excellent fish and chips I'm told) and a tapas cafe as well as the original restaurant. The location by the... More 

Thank Oldhand1931
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this venue previously coming away with mixed sentiments. Seems the location has usurped the basics of restaurant service. Once seated we then had to wait some time until our presence was noticed. Given our state of mind and view we ignored the lack of attention from wait staff. However come time to depart we did convey that we weren't... More 

1 Thank Skien G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | The Esplanade Behind the pool, Cotton Tree, Maroochydore, Queensland 4558, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Maroochydore
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5443 3808

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?