The Boatshed La Perouse

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$40 and under
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Seafood

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Sunday Lunch
At The Boatshed La Perouse, we pride ourselves on delivering you with a modern and casual dining experience with delicious dishes, specialising is seafood cuisine. With beautiful views overlooking the La Perouse peninsula, the northern headland of Botany Bay, we provide a fantastic dining experience for every member of the family. Open from Tuesday to Sunday, for breakfast, lunch and drinks, with the option to have your meal here or have it takeway. Come down, explore the historical surroundings and enjoy a great meal, with a great view today.
What 38 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
3.8
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Food was good but the timing of the service was really poor: our entrées were served at the same time than the mains and the side meal took too long and I had to cancel

C
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic view and location. Staff very friendly and explained where to go to order your food and drinks.
food was served after a short time and was hot and fresh. Toilets very clean and fresh smelling.

RP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our breakfast. We’ll be back next time for lunch :)

S
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service1Ambience5

My one and only gripe with this whole experience is no table service, i mean come on guys its 2020, technology for order taking is excellent now there is no excuses for having to come up to the bar to order like an RSL.

RM
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

Lovely location. Service was a bit patchy, it was nice enough but this place could be amazing with some better restaurant management.

LH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

nice spot by the water, but neeeding to queue up to order and pay for food and drinks lowered the experience. Shell fish was good.

Fish and chip portions were massive. Didnt enjoy our calamari but rest of food was good

EP
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was good ordered the seafood platter for two no bowl for prawn peels etc
DRINKS TOOK TOO LONG
by the time we got our wine the food was almost gone

RP
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

The first time we came the food was nice but the 2nd time it seemed very average and the prawns didn’t taste fresh they were soft.
Service was a little slow with the beverages, I had to ask where my drink was.

C
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Terrible rude service unfortunately distracted from the food

LK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service, does justice to the spectacular location.

RK
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience2

A great venue with helpful staff- great food and cocktails however very rushed and busy.

SG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

Was total chaos. Booked a table for 4 but wasn't allowed to order drinks at the bar. Was told to order drinks from the same area the take away customers ordered their coffee or take-away food. After cueing for 10 mins i was told i couldn't purchase any alcohol beverage from that section until i ordered a meal. When i went to the bar to order the drinks they said they were too busy and i was sent back to the take-away section. My husband and his mate waited for 15 minutes while they changed the beer keg, even when we said we would choose another beer. People were coming in after us and getting table service until we managed to get hold of a different waiter who helped us. Wasn't pleasant .

MC
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is absolutely fabulous! Be sure to make a reservation if you want to be sure getting a table. Otherwise the place will probably be full if it’s a hot day or a holiday.

JL
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Nice food with wonderful view. It is convenient that you can make a booking as the queue is always long on the weekends. Staffs are very friendly but a bit too busy so you have to do some self service for water and extra plates.

MC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Perfect summer venue, will def be back to try out the lunch menu

VL
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We had the seafood platter for 4 and added whole lobster. We chose grilled option instead of fried. Delicious and good was just enough for 4. Would definitely go back.

w
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

i really enjoy the Boatshed for lunch. i do not know why you need to order all food and drinks at the front of cafe. it seems to create queues and confusion. previously you could order from bar direct.

great seafood platters at at great price. always recommend to friends

S
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

the food was slow to come out. the food tasted horrible. the steak was under cooked and there was a lot of fat on it, which should of been trimmed, it was very chewy. My partner ordered a coke, when the coke came out there was a crack in the glass which we needed to order a new one. We hadn’t finished our meals yet, and the waiter came along to our tables it felt like he was rushing us to go clearing plates off the table. The restaurant wasn’t completely packed at the time I felt like I was rushed to leave. I wouldn’t be going back and I wouldn’t be recommending this place. Great view but that’s about it.

G
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The seafood platter is without question The Boatshed's signature dish. Your restaurant is uniquely special for this part of Sydney for sure - no pretensions, splendid natural backdrop and seafood prepared knowingly for seafood lovers.

JP
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a table just by the water. 10 of us and it was really easy to order food and drinks and it all came very quickly despite the place being packed. Servings are generous and cocktails are a perfect addition to a Sunday lunch between friends :)

KP
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Too crowded no wait staff line 30 deep to order food took an hour to order

AF
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

The food was way to quick to come out!
My mother had lobster it was like chewing on a piece of leather!
All the rest was edible but felt like it had been waiting for us to arrive

DC
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Who couldn't love such a magical setting right next to the beach/water - it's just such a shame that they are not open for dinner as well (at least during summer).

JG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic views, swift efficient service, great food at quite reasonable prices for the area - what more could one ask for? We met up with family from the central coast for brunch and it was so nice we've decided to make it a regular thing only having seen the lunch/dinner menu we're all fighting over what time to come again because the menus are wonderful so we'll definitely be back

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and overall experience was great!

AM
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic spot for great seafood and a fun and bubbly atmosphere! Fantastic service all day long!

NZ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice spot to sit and enjoy the view food was good and well priced, we
will be back for sure.

GM
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Very poor service and clueless staff completely let’s down what could be a great restaurant .

WF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was good and so was the service, sat inside which was a little noisy but the main dish was served before we had finished our entrees.

VI
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

I would definitely recommend the Boatshed to friends. It is an amazing venue near the water which has a relaxed atmosphere, very good service, very good food and just a great place to go and enjoy yourself!

Thank you for making my husband's 50th birthday lunch an unforgettable experience. Everyone loved it!

Vivian

R
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

A little disappointed service was nil. The prawns and crab were frozen no taste. Salmon was nice as was scallops and oysters.

S
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Good food, location and views. Felt uneasy about the fact that our table had been given away and had to wait 10 mins while another table was organised. One meal was delivered to another table and was delayed by 20 mins getting to our table. Then being given the hurry up ten minutes before the allotted 90 min booking, was a bit rich. Won't be going back there on a Sunday. Might try another day.

The Boatshed La Perouse
Responded on 3 December 2019

Hello Seafoodiner, We apologise for your unpleasant experience, we always try to provide the best possible experience for our customers and we always try to rectify any issues that may occur. What was the reason supplied to you that your table had been given away? Had you voiced your concerns to our manager, your experience would have definitely been on the opposite end of the spectrum. Please email us, we would love to address your issues. Thankyou.

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TD
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Very disappointed with the food. Ordered 2 seafood platters for 2. Cold seafood was under the hot food so prawns and oysters were warm. Food looked like it had been thrown on the plate. Great view though.

GC
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed the day however it was every noise in the section we were in ghats my only complaint

WT
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food, great service. Only minor complaint is that fish on the seafood platter had bones and was not edible.

V
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food delicious, amazing service & great atmosphere 😊

RV
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I found the boat shed to be of a high standard. Freindly service and great food with the gluten free menu as excellent.

DH
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Only criticism would be the music and how loud it was.
Friends who had lunch there the previous day commented the music was so loud they couldn’t have a conversation.
We had much the same experience.
Cheers