Tea Gardens Boatshed

4.5
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46 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
Tea Gardens Boatshed Restaurant has been established since 2000. Since then we have grown to incorporate a fully licensed cafe and restaurant capable of seating 60 guests.

The restaurant is fully licensed and is open for breakfast and lunch 7 days per week. The restaurant is open for dinner varying nights in the low and off peak season, progressing to more nights per week during the Christmas and Easter Holiday periods. Please ring to check opening times to avoid disappointment.

Open Every Day 7:30 - 4:00pm
Breakfast: 7:30am - 11.00am 7 days
Lunch: 12:00pm - 3.00pm 7 days
Coffee and Cake all day 7:30 - 4:00pm
Bar Opens from 8am
Dinner: we are not currently open for dinner

Open all day, 7 days for coffee, cold drinks, cakes, breakfast, lunch and light snacks.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jane
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love eating at the Boatshed, great menu, staff and ambience.

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PeterH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was good, served quickly and appropriately given it was a late lunch and we weren't drinking alcohol.
Service was good, to the point of providing a desert that was not on the menu with grace and politeness.
Atmosphere was good, no bogans or really loud groups - especially important in a small are like this one.
Nice day with a fresh but pleasant breeze made the experience even better, with bad weather the review would not have been as good as you are exposed to the elements somewhat.

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AlisonW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

fantastic venue, food and service as always. Can't beat the location right on the river- this creates it's unique ambiance

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KimS
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the second time I have dined in the past two months and both times have been very Impressed. Dined with a large group and everyone was really happy with all their meals. Would happily recommend.

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very relaxing place to dine. Great food. Wonderful outlook.

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NorahW
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were a party of 8 and we had a delightful evening at the Boathouse. The food was really good and the service excellent

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FionaM
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our dinner for 2 , we thoroughly enjoyed our seafood platter for 2 it was exquisite. Would definitely dine again when we are in the area and would not hesitate to recommend to family and friends

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KWLVC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been to The Boatshed a few times for either breakfast or lunch. Great venue and food. Highly recommend.

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AndrewL
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was really good (both starter and main course) Very little waiting time and the service was prompt and with a smile !!

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GailR
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

my favourite dining place, the view makes it extra special

KW
KWLVC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant and location. Yummy menu with various choices. Highly recommend 🌝

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MimenRem
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every year, when we are in Australia to visit our daughter and her family in New Castle, we go to the Boatshed since about 7 years and we still love to go there.
We are from The Netherlands

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EmmaT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, spectacular location and view.
Fresh flavorsome cuisine.

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JennyM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stunning location on the the Myall river amongst the moored boats... large outdoor covered deck with spectacular views. Delicious food . The duck breast and the prawn and ginger dumplings were beautifully presented and the whiskey cocktail was a work of art. Service was friendly and not rushed. Plenty of time to enjoy the ambience ! Will be back !

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HenryW
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

The advertised Mussels were not available.the table service was good.the venue was great .But the selection on the menus were minimal for the prices.

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EmmaP
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks for a beautiful evening great atmosphere food was fantastic 👍

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DianaP
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location on the water, wonderful attentive staff and amazing food, we will be back.

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KarenQ
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Pleasant greeting and ambience. Wait staff were prompt and efficient. Food was delivered in a timely manner. Presented well and as described on the menu. All meals at the table were delicious. Good value for money.

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Annmaree64
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

It's a great location and the food was excellent and good service - would recommend !

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DavidS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We love the Boatshed as it is quiet with good food

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RobynH
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Tea Gardens Boatshed. Service, food and ambience all excellent. We even saw some dolphins swim past!

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NoelQ
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Service excellent and attentive. Menu needs a good shake up. been the same old for too long

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Shaunacass
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic amazing seafood platter , great service and gorgeous setting on the river. Highly recommend.

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MarkC
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a birthday lunch at the Boatshed in Jan 2020. It is an excellent venue right on the water at Tea Gardens. The staff are great, attentive and pleasant. The food is also very good. The menu is wide ranging and comprehensive. We enjoyed the seafood platter which is easily a meal for three hungry people. The wine list is also comprehensive with plenty of local and international choice. We had a great time in a marvellous atmosphere with delightful ambience. Highly recommended!

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Gigi
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always fabulous service absolutely delicious food and overall great experience.
Coming by boat from Shoal bay it’s always worth the trip.

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JanaP
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our family stopped at Tea Gardens Boatshed on our way back from holiday. The best decision ever! The setting is stunning - with beautiful views of the water and boats.
We managed to get a last minute booking despite it being Saturday lunchtime. The place was packed with families and couples but it had a really lovely vibe, not too noisy. The waitress was really attentive and personable.
We had the seafood platter and it was amazing, very fresh. Just one disappointment was the amount of food per person (e.g. 2 oysters for 2 people, 3 prawns).
When you’re there so try the home made scones!

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ShayneG
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed the share plates. The seafood was well presented with good sized entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great

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ElizabethC
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

as usual this pace is a gem and I can see that over the years they have invested in renovating it to suit. We had a lightening fast lunch with ( too) many children. Feedback.. the waiting and drinks staff need to be a bit more attentive. Children's meals where ALL delicious, however a little small in portion size for bigger eating kids, so the offer of ordering a large children's might be a a welcome option. Over all it was a fabulous experience, food was excellent I would highly recommend to anyone visiting the area.

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SueP
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Best lunch on the water at Tea Gardens. Excellent seafood platter for two

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RussW
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to have a meal here.Lovely setting right on the river.

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DavidS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We aways enjoy the Boatshed - coffee is good and the bacon and. Egg rolls are generous

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RobynC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant venue, lovely peaceful setting, prompt service, pleasant staff, delicious food, not rushed to leave. All was excellent.

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JoJo
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Boatshed is always a pleasure, helped by excellent food, friendly staff and views to die for

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CathJ
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fabulous location and the service was excellent which can be hard to find in a small town. Seafood platter was good value and delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Reliably good experience

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ColinL
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Service was okay, atmosphere was good, food - one meal served with foreign object (piece of wood) in food.
Not overly great experience.

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Anon
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a group of 8 adults for Sunday lunch- the service was friendly, helpful and efficient . Food was very nice and good value. The setting is lovely , right on the water and a perfect temperature. Would happily go there again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great relaxed setting with very good food

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SwissMiss
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Beautiful location on the riverside - fantastic and original food - fresh fish - healthy and tasty - vegetarian options! Well done kitchen!!

The staff were very friendly but forgot to bring things we had asked for :-(
We loved it nevertheless and will go there again soon:-)

FAQs

Tea Gardens Boatshed offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 4997 0307.

Tea Gardens Boatshed is rated 4.5 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.