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The Boathouse Palm Beach

$$ - $$$Cafe, Seafood,
Governor Philip Park, Palm Beach, Pittwater, New South Wales 2108, Australia
+61 2 9974 5440
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Governor Philip Park, Palm Beach, Pittwater, New South Wales 2108, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Took a trip up to Palm Beach on a slightly overcast Monday for lunch to find the Boat House absolutely packed with queues out the door and a slightly manic ambience! Every table inside and out was occupied with others buzzing about waiting for people...More

Thank Merry N
Reviewed yesterday

The market fish we had was very very good, the setting was equally superb and the staff were very good but we did have a long wait to order and it took quite a while before the food came

Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 6 days ago

I often pop in for a work meeting or with girl friends & it surely beats reading all the work emails with great coffee in hand, beautiful view and a great breakfast - thanks xx

Thank PalmBeach-2108
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff are friendly , place fairly well presented ,waiting time for food acceptable and great location, but when the food arrived it looked oily and it tasted oily ,small proportions of flathead fish that was so heavily battered and small basket of chips which were...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the restaurant for fathers day. The food was good but the wait staff just dont stress!! The kitchen had the food waiting for 20mn on the pass and the staff just looked. Amazing location but really inexperienced wait staff. Shame.

Thank Eleftherakis K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The boathouse on the Pittwater side of palm Beach is terrific. Right on the water by the flying boat base (take the trip from Rose Bay in Sydney Harbour) it service beautiful food and is ideal for a summer lunch.

1  Thank Will D
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We went to the Boathouse after walking up the lighthouse one Saturday morning. The coffee was great as was the breakfast. I had poached eggs. Recommend it to anyone

Thank Bec J
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Being a busy Saturday we chose to have lunch here with some trepidation, thought it was going to be a long wait and sub-par food - how wrong we were! Found a table straight away, staff were very friendly and accommodating, the food was delicious...More

Thank Hopscotch_2000
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Be warned if you visit on a sunny weekend than be prepared for a very long queue. We went on a bank holiday and it was still busy but we turned up early for lunch. When we had finished the queue was out the door....More

Thank MissDetox
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We visited this restaurant today for coffee on a sunny but freezing windy day after our planned ferry trip to celebrate an elderly relative's birthday fell through. We were so impressed with the warm & cozy atmosphere and the kindness shown by staff ( particularly...More

Thank Friskie
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Jane L
17 May 2017|
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Response from fionakt | Reviewed this property |
I think to get to the outdoor seating section you have to go into the restaurant. there were no dogs when I was there
Yvonne T
12 April 2017|
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Response from DDTravellerSydney | Reviewed this property |
There is, but the spots might not be free. My advice? If you need close parking be ready with Plan B in case you can't park close. Or go with someone who can drop you at the front and then park. There is a ramp at the side... More
1 October 2016|
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Response from Yan669902 | Reviewed this property |
Yes :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Governor Philip Park, Palm Beach, Pittwater, New South Wales 2108, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Pittwater  >  Palm Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9974 5440
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The Boathouse Palm Beach is set on Pittwater in Sydney's Palm Beach. Established in 2008, The Boathouse features world class water views, abundant floral and produce displays, and The Boathouse interior styling. With a fresh, modern Australian menu designed by The Boathouse chefs, The Boathouse is known to locals for its seaside charm and casual waterside dining.
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