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Sydney Showboats Cruise Restaurant

#1,516 of 4,705 Restaurants in Sydney}
$$ - $$$
32 The Promenade, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8296 7200
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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“chicken” (15 reviews)
“prawns” (7 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
32 The Promenade, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Looking at other peoples food photos in these reviews, we either had a bad night, or the food has gone downhill. Having said that, its a really fun night and good for those on a short itinerary in Sydney as you get the combination of...More

Thank daegal
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Once the boat sails out, they serve dinner. And during the part of the dinner, they have live entertainment - a few Hollywood styled dances. They have the option of beer or wine with your meal. And a veg or non-veg option. The potato wedges...More

Thank Chandramohanamritkar
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Had a worst service experience on the Sydney Harbor Ballroom cruise tonight. My girlfriend have found a 1.5 cm iron wire on one of the dishes, and when we try to get an explanation of this, the waitress with a blond hair was very rude...More

Thank Wilson W
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Very nice attraction good views of the Harbour (unfortunately 3/3/17 it rained) the staff were very polite & efficient we were 4, 3 had the steak 1 chicken....my steak was very good unfortunately at the time I didn't know that one was very tough &...More

Thank yuervtttt
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is definitely worth doing once and is a great place to take your overseas friends when they're visiting. The food is good and the entertainment is fun too.

Thank Niraj B
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Our night was terrible all the way through. Service was one of the worst I've had for a long time. The waitress that took our orders seemed like she was in a rush and not very attentive to our requests. We were told all steaks...More

Thank Winnyl
Francis P, Manager at Sydney Showboats Cruise Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Hi Winnyl, This is a very disappointing review of our service standards and we take your comments very seriously. We wish you had come to us directly, as to enable us to investigate your experience and also try to rectify the situation. If you could...More

Reviewed 21 January 2017

On Thursday 29th December 2016, my family and I went on the Sydney showboat dinner cruise. Waiters and waitresses took peoples food orders, and then they encouraged people to out on the "deck" and take photos etc. So once many people had placed their order,...More

Thank traveldude25
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went on the Christmas lunch cruise today. The food was excellent and the service good. However from the advertising and pictures I thought there was going to be a cabaret show. There was only a three person band singing Christmas carols....More

Thank cycling-grammy
Reviewed 24 December 2016

I've done two cruises on Sydney Showboats, it's an ideal way to show visitors Sydney's iconic harbourside attractions. The three course meal is very good with entree of prawns and chicken followed by alternating steak/chicken mains. Dessert is a share platter for two of three...More

Thank realife01
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I live in Sydney and I have never been on the Sydney Showboat. We decided to go last night with friends visiting from U.K. It was a disaster from start to finish. The maître d' was clueless - could not find our reservation and really...More

2  Thank Lauren C
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for the whole family. Cockle Bay Wharf offers dining
options from budget to upscale and million dollar
views of the harbour. Young crowds gather on weekends
for nightlife that ranges from salsa clubs to Dj’s.
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or the Sydney Aquarium, one of the largest in the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$68 - US$82
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 The Promenade, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8296 7200
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Sydney Showboat offers a 3 course Dinner and spectacular cabaret show with an all Australian cast! You will be dazzled by Sydney's amazing skyline whilst enjoying this spectacular dining experience aboard the Sydney Showboat.
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