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The Boat House

Certificate of Excellence
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Menindee Drive | Grevillea Park, Canberra 2600, Australia
+61 2 6273 5500
18:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 18:30 - 21:00
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Canberra, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My friends and I dined here for me and my friend's double birthday celebration and we were not disappointed. Overall, the place and the service was just perfect! The food was the best I have had in months. Perfect for couples who wanted a romantic dining.

Thank mcp0216
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for an Xmas dinner & catch up and they couldn't do enough for us. Great food, wine and service with a simply stunning sunset enjoyed by all in the restaurant. Will be back!

Thank Jimef
Canberra, Australia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My meal at the restaurant has to be amongst the top meals I've had in my life. The food, service, ambience was impeccable. Fantastic experience.

Thank Henna C
Canberra, Australia
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277 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No doubt that this is a special location, and the food is really up there with any restaurants you could name. We chose the 4 course option (there is also a 6 course option and you can have matching wines with that at an extra cost). Interestingly there was no choice on the 6 course menu but there was for... More 

Thank Les_Landau
Canberra, Australia
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time here and very impressed with the whole experience. The setting and views from the dining room are exceptional. I love the fact that they haven't jammed in too many tables. They are well spaced and you can have a quiet, intimate conversation without others overhearing. The wait staff are very professional, friendly and attentive - without being obtrusive.... More 

Thank Craig H
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162 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First my comments on the service we received, for a "special package" for Valentine's Night. (1) After we sat down, no-one came near our table, despite (a) an unopened bottle of champagne on the table, (b) staff buzzing around looking at the tables. (2) I had to ask for the champagne to be opened; (3) which the server proceeded to... More 

Thank WayneCanberra
Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely divine evening, we could not fault anything and the staff are so attentive. The food is amazing and the degustation is value for money, each serving is explained and attention to detail is what completes the fantastic experience. We highly recommend The Boat House for any fine dining or special occasion, we will certainly be back again and again.

Thank dalebrosnahan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best restaurants in Canberra - wonderful food, excellent service and lovely views. Really like the fact the tables are not crowded close together: you can have a private conversation at the table without worrying that your neighbours are accidentally hearing everything. Note that the dinner menu is either a four-course option or a seven-course degustation.

Thank Emma F
Canberra, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have lived in Canberra for 8 years and have heard multiple reviews about the Boat House from friends and family. I was absolutely blown away when we visited the restaurant for my husband's birthday last weekend. From the moment you arrive, the experience begins. With impeccable service,breathtaking views, and mouth watering food, it is quite easily the best restaurant... More 

Thank pwoonton
Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We dined here for our wedding anniversary and ordered the full degustation menu with paired wines and we were both blown away by the menu. This would have to be the best we have ever had. The food was wonderfully prepared and presented and certainly was a talking point throughout our evening. The flavours were adventurous and fresh and local... More 

Thank Rosemary S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$69 - US$170
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Menindee Drive | Grevillea Park, Canberra 2600, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6273 5500
Situated in private parkland on the absolute water lapping edge of Lake Burley Griffin, The Boat House by the Lake offers the best lake view the capital has to offer. The stunning views are matched by outstanding modern cuisine, friendly and attentive service, and a sophisticated atmosphere.With an award winning restaurant and three private dining rooms each with access to a water-front deck and landscaped gardens, the Boat House is the perfect location for an intimate dining experience, wedding, or corporate event.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?