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Sydney Showboats Cruise Restaurant

#460 of 4,567 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Darling Harbour
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32 The Promenade, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8296 7200
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09:00 - 19:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the showboat for my sister's birthday, not really expecting to love the experience. But I was very pleasantly surprised. The show was highly professional, the food was very good and the service was impeccable. We had perfect weather for a harbour cruise and as always, Sydney Harbour was spectacular. All in all, a really memorable and enjoyable experience.

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Melbourne
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

What a night!! Great food, great company, an evening photo opportunity, brilliant performances by the dancers and singer, really well done. Our party of 8 really enjoyed this cruise and would highly recommend for a night out in Sydney. It has all the above plus your touring around Sydneys beautiful harbour and all it has to offer by night. We... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

I arrived from New Zealand to enjoy Vivid Festival lights for three days. I got sore feet from the first two nights admiring the lights all over the place. At Circular Quay I went to one of the night cruise operators to purchase a ticket to see Sydney by night on the water. The pretty girl talked me into taking... More 

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Perth, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

This cruise is such good value! From the moment you are met at the wharf to board the staff are focused on providing outstanding service and are really friendly. We could not fault anything - the food was lovely, great wine (which you can't always be assured of when it is part of the package!!) the ambience and the boat... More 

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Bungendore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Two couples booked the dinner cruise to see the Vivid light festival from the harbour. We hadnt read anything about the on board show or any reviews of the food, the primary purpose of taking the cruise was to see Vivid from the water. What we found from the moment we boared, was attentive, professional waiting staff, and good atmosphere,... More 

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Kandivali
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

The show is very good. Very good view of the Sydney city. The service quality is also very good. We opted for Indian vegetarian. The food was average. The starters were good. Main course needs improvement. The vegetable had a thai taste. The paneer was not good. Dal makhani was good.

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leeds
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

we had an absolute fantastic day on this showboat, the buffet lunch the scenery the experience whilst out on the harbour on Australia day with every other different type of vessel on the water was brilliant!! The staff were very friendly and the service was great too. thanks to all on board this voyage !!

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Dodges Ferry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

Spent a fantastic night out on the harbor. Excellent food, very friendly staff who bent over backwards to make our experience all the better. Great show and excellent magician. All in all a wonderful experience. Would do it again anytime

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NSW
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

We booked this cruise thinking it would be a great way to end Australia Day by watching the fireworks which it was however the rest of the cruise was a little disappointing. Boarding was delayed which first left us standing n the hot sun followed by a down pour, with what seemed like no extra effort to get people out... More 

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Wyong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Won this cruise as part of a package so an unusual venue for me. The boat's interiot was well-appointed having floor, dress circle and upper circle seating. On arrival at our table for 2, we were provided with a glass of sparkling white and a cold mixed entree plate of smoked salmon, chicken wings abd prawns on a small bed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$67 - US$81
Cuisine
Australian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 19:00
Monday
09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 19:00
Thursday
09:00 - 19:00
Friday
09:00 - 19:00
Saturday
09:00 - 19:00
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
Description
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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Darling Harbour
The original docklands of Darling Harbour have been transformed into a tourist mecca with entertainment 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. Families can visit the Chinese Gardens of Friendship or the Sydney Aquarium, one of the largest in the world. The Sydney Maritime Museum and the IMAX theatre are also popular attractions. The Harbourside Shopping Centre is a site unto itself, with hundreds of shops, restaurants and bars. On Saturdays in the summer, the city puts on a spectacular fireworks show along the harbour's shore and there are plenty of other free events during the year - Darling Harbour Fiesta, VIVID’s light installations and the Sydney Festival, just to name a few.
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