Boathouse bar and dining

4.3
18 reviews
$41 to $100
Australian
Boathouse Bar Dining, a landmark on the banks of Brisbane Water, is renowned for its uninterrupted water views, fine dining and friendly welcome. Sitting adjacent to the world class Koolewong Marina,

Experiences

  • Mothers Day Breakfast

    A$35.00 per personPrepaid

    May 9, 2021 only

    Special Mothers Day Breakfast Menu... Menu is on our Website
  • Mothers day Lunch

    A$110.00 per personPrepaid

    May 9, 2021 only

    Mothers day Special Lunch Menu (Available on website)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Screening
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 18 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GraemeS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a fantastic night with great food and excellent wine. David makes us feel very special

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WenonaK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice food, nice view, nice service, good wine. took clients here for a business lunch, all were happy.

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DeborahP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely views. Very nice food. Excellent service. Would be a lovely setting for lunch or a summer’s night dinner.

CA
ChrisA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The food is good, though rather minimalist, with smallish portions. Service is attentive, and the location on the water is perfect for a lunch

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IanW
London
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely meal on the Thursday “locals menu”. Dave really knows his wines and picked out something rather different which complemented the meal well!

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parko
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to their first BYO Wednesday. A great initiative-with no corners cut. It’s their same menu. It’s for lunch & dinner-and it’s BYO NO corkage. Treat yourself-and bring a good bottle to match the food!

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GuillaumeP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and service by David and the team. They made our Easter lunch very special!

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Susie
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was beautifully prepared and presented. The 3 course lunch was just the right portion size. The service was great from all the staff. We were not constantly bothered but there was always someone looking after our needs. We will most certainly be going back. If you are looking for a McDonalds cheap dine and dash this is not the option to choose. A perfect venue for a special occasion and a great dining experience.

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BrianF
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

perfect location, very friendly service, great wine list, not expensive for what yiu get. Have dined before and will again.

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MichelleC
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice. The view was incredible and I would definitely recommend it to a friend.

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AlexandraS
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience2

Didn’t have one of the three choices on the menu at 7pm with approx 12 people in the restaurant and the alternative was nothing up to standard.

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JanF
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

very enjoyable place to dine with excellent views

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MazherM
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow! Absolutely stunning views. Great cuisine/ the steak was perfect - the garlic bread is a must. The staff were extremely friendly

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LeanneM
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was outstanding and location & venue beautiful. Lovely way to start the day, breakfast on the water.

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AnneS
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

The food here was delicious and the wait staff were friendly and helpful. It's just a shame that the ambience wasn't great.
We were there for an evening meal and the lighting inside was very bright, which meant that you couldn't see the water from the window seat.
It was also VERY quiet - I asked if they could put some music on - which they did straight away.
Overall, lovely food but could do with improving the feel of the restaurant (particularly when you are there for a romantic dinner!)

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BE87
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience2

Expected more. Quite dated decor and average food.

JM
JackyeM
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The wine list a tad disappointing we mentioned on our last visit get a good Shiraz by the glass thanks

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Mandy
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waitresses were attentive, polite and friendly. Food was delicious and a perfect night to enjoy a family dinner for my husbands 40th birthday.

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ShellyK
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great views & amazing service. My husband & I had a wonderful anniversary lunch.

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Tina
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were excellent
and the view
Would certainly go there again

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Silver
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I had heard several bad reviews from other and was a bit unsure of watch to expect and was pleasantly surprised

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Matt
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

5 star food with service to match! Beautiful outlook, lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Highly recommended

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GregJ
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food style, presentation and variety of choices is in keeping with the perfect scenic water view location of Brisbane Waters on the Central Coast.
A great selection of cocktails and suitable wines with a good cross selection of varietals to match with the menu will suit most pallets and within a reasonable price range. We had several of the Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Sauvignon. Very nice indeed.
The service team headed by David is professional with an easy going style to ensure you relax and have fun.
we had an enjoyable night with many laughs and went home with a full belly and a bit tipsy well be back again.

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RuthF
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I booked on line, when we arrived at the Boathouse, they said they hadn't checked the only reservations for 2 hours. We arrived at 6pm and told all they had was Trout or Gnocchi. We decided not to stay. There didn't appear to be a lot of patrons there at the time.
The Boathouse has always had a very good reputation, for service and food.
We have dined there on a number of occasions, but it seems to have changed management since we were last there.
I don't think we will bother going back again.

MB
MaryB
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will definitely go back. Great food and service. Thank you

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GeraldS
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great venue and great staff. One of the coast's best for sure.

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Christian
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants on the central coast.... the chefs put a lot of passion in, that's easy to tell, amazing food, amazing views, and our "anniversary go-to" as a couple. For fine dining, there's no need to go to the bigger towns.... this ticks all the boxes!

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KateH
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great view, fab food & super service. Amazing cocktails. The only negative, & this is a stretch, is the carpet is really outdated, it looks like a bit like an RSL club. We will definitely be back.

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EmiliaK
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Absolutely terrible food and very expensive for what it was! Service was given by a loud, large man with stains on his shirt and not much manners, will never go back!

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Julia
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, attentive waitstaff and lovely view by the water.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful food, outstanding service & beautiful view!

FAQs

Boathouse bar and dining is rated 4.3 stars by 18 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.