The Boatdeck Cafe

The Boatdeck Cafe

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Hours
Sun
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.9 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Pizza, Cafe, Australian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
features
Is this restaurant appropriate for Kids?
CUISINES
Pizza, Cafe, Australian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles237 reviews
Excellent
75
Very good
78
Average
44
Poor
21
Terrible
19
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Carley F
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 friends
Both of us ordered eggs benny but eggs were hard not runny and food came out cold. I then had to leave my food to Go get coffees and my food was stone cold when I returned. Why the coffee couldn’t be brought to us I don’t understand especially when the person I was with got told to come back and pick it up and she was obviously unable to do so with 2 crutches under her arms!!!!! Bit of common sense and courtesy can go a long way The female wait staff was amazing. Other than this, the weather was perfect and the location was beautiful.
Written 6 September 2020
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Batch489
Adelaide143 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 friends
Not the best! Service was good, coffee was good but that's about all. Place was busy and well supported but for me a no-go as far as returning for anything. The meal was unappetising, meat was overcooked and hard to cut, chips were so salty I only had about 3, could not finish and plate was returned to kitchen.
Written 4 March 2024
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CraigH0901
Adelaide1220 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 none
The rating is predominantly based upon the location. Right on the lake with seating inside, outside and by the lake. Very busy, usually, with walkers passing by. Dogs are welcome. The food is what you expect from a cafe and the coffee is a little disappointing but it is all about location.
Written 30 December 2022
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Tom A
Adelaide2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
Thought we give them another go after our last occasion. Why? Ordered breakfasts which took over an hour to come. On the menu it says chargrilled rashers of bacon. It wasn’t chargrilled. Then they ran out of rosti, the waitress asked if we would like something else to replace it, so we agreed on the sausages. Disgusting , dry, I wouldn’t even feed it to my dog. On the tables it said maximum time allowed is an hour and a half. Took 70 min for breakfast to arrive, we rushed to eat our meals and left the sausages and only ate the bacon because we where hungry. I’ve owned restaurants and perfectly understand being busy, but chefs should never put food out unless they are prepared to eat it. I never ever write a bad review but today really bothered me.
Written 22 August 2020
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waynedobbins
Port Lincoln2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
Several of my colleagues and I recently had lunch at this beautifully situated restaurant. The food and the customer care were outstanding and I am looking forward to my next visit. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves food in a relaxed and happy environment.
Written 9 April 2020
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Maps711750
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
Very disappointed with the poor service. A table of 8, we waited 30 minutes just for our drinks. Waited even longer for our food. When it finally did start coming out, it came out in slow dribs & drabs, resulting in several inquiries as to the whereabouts of the rest of our meals. The food is ok, but not good enough to outweigh the atrocious service. I'd seek out the other hidden gems around the area.
Written 8 August 2020
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AJP
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 couples
My partner and I have been to the boatdeck cafe multiple times and left disappointed everytime. Pay good money for food that was nothing but bland. salt and pepper and herbs go along way to creating some sort of edible food that does not taste like cardboard. Have had the Caesar salad which you pretty much pay for a bowl of unseasoned lettuce. Also had the eggs and bacon roll and sorely disappointed. absolutely NO butter, no salt and pepper, not even on the table. absolutely bland like cardboard again. Could not even eat it. My partner had the bruschetta tomato, no balsamic vinegar, two drips of olive oil over two pieces of bread. no salt and pepper to even season. the chef should be embarrassed. We won't be recommending or returning here, I'm all for giving people a second chance but please start seasoning your food. Staff are always friendly, this review is purely based on the food.
Written 3 October 2020
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Melissa R
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 family
Will be staying local to Gawler next time. Nearly $70 for breakfast for two people.. waited over an hour for our meals, for one to be wrong and able to be re made in under five minutes.. waited so long for my drink to be delivered to the table I went and picked it up off the counter myself. Then whilst eating had staff hovering and then finally asking if we'd be much longer as they had another booking on our table. We don't venture out for brunch often and this experience has meant we probably won't again for a while.. put a real dampener on our Christmas catch up breakfast with our friends :(
Written 17 December 2022
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Christine C
Adelaide10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Well, I used to sometimes go to the Boatdeck. I don't live close but the food and coffee is good. However, the last 2 times that I went I was very disappointed. Hubby and I went sometime before Christmas to get some ice-cream. We waited 15 minutes to get served and then left and went somewhere else. There were numerous staff behind the counter but they were chatting, not serving. We went there tonight, arrived just after 8:30 PM (the place closes at 10 PM on Tuesdays according to their website). We ordered hot chocolates to have outside. We had trouble finding a clean table, the one that we chose had presumably been cleaned at some point but not well enough as ants were still feasting from it. It took almost 15 minutes to get our hot chocolates. we also noticed that people were being turned away as staff was was putting signs, menus, etc away. On a beautiful Tuesday evening with people still walking around the lake, this business is obviously not looking at making extra money. We will not be going back.
Written 21 January 2020
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Lee-Anne T
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 friends
A long black coffee took 45 mins , ridiculous, busy, however staffing needs to be addressed. Friend ordered a calamari prawn salad. $31. And another $25 , tasteless, very very poor, one was supposed to have Parmesan cheese in it , found two crumbs, Lacking in quality for price $6 coffee and left us wanting . Won’t return, nor recommend . Over priced and under-delivers on taste , wait times and value for money. Many options around the area that put this cafe to shame .
Written 20 December 2023
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Tiina P
Greater Adelaide13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 couples
Friendliest Staff & Owners. Always approachable on any issues. All their food is yummy with their Pizza being the best! Great place for a catch up with family & friends. A large range of food & drinks that caters for everyone's needs. Morning, noon & night, they got it covered.
Written 1 March 2023
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Natalie R
Ingle Farm392 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 family
Recently visited for brunch. Waited an hour for food. Pancakes were dry. Toast was hard as a rock. And greens on eggs Benedict didn't taste clean or were off. I advised a girl of this and got an apology but nothing else. We had plates sitting on the table for ages not being cleared. Very disappointing visit.
Written 22 March 2022
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Sherylynn M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
I have been going with my husband John to the Boat deck for years due to the lovely staff, friendly atmosphere, great location, great food and it is my favourite place to go in the area for a pizza. For a casual dining experience I can not recomment it highly enough. I feel the reviews from 2014 are out of date therefore inappropriate comparison to now - 2024.
Written 28 March 2024
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desm719
Melbourne32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 friends
Great place to have a decent meal. Beautiful view of lake. Food was absolutely delicious and very good proportions. Staff are very welcoming and efficient! Great service! Reasonably priced for the size. Highly recommend!
Written 26 January 2020
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Mark7567
Copacabana7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 couples
Great eggs Benedict and coffee, also brilliant service, food came out 2 mins after coffee. A great place to start after an early flight to Adelaide.
Written 21 June 2023
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