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Boat House Restaurant Cornelian Bay

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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On the Derwent River | Cornelian Bay, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6228 9289
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Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cornelian Bay is a beautiful and tranquil place, and the Boathouse is perfectly situated to take in the best of it. It's so nice to find a place where the staff are passionate about the food they serve. Food presentation is beautiful, but not over-precious, and flavour combinations are fresh and surprising. The charcuterie plate is highly recommended as an... More 

Thank Di R
Greater Hobart, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The weather was perfect and so was the lunch and service. Berber chicken cooked perfectly only matched by the delightful staff who took great care of all our needs.

Thank Julie F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though we didn't have a booking, the gracious gentleman who greeted us at the door put together a table for three with a water view. Beautiful modern decor with a view of the Derwent River. We ordered bread and warm olives for a starter and a superb Wineglass Bay Sauvignon Blanc. Service was efficient and friendly even though there... More 

Thank Sharron B
Hobart, Australia
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251 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All of this plus good service. Have been a few times and still this lovely restaurant never fails to please and impress. Reliable, friendly, consistent and a good menu as well as a good wine list. Best to go earlier in Summer, just so you don't miss the beautiful view of the river, Cornelian Bay and the Tasman Bridge in... More 

Thank WestyTweedValley
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking out over Cornelian Bay from out table by the large windows, watching a few boats, plenty of water birds and a few people strolling along the waterfront was a perfectly delightful and relaxing location to enhance our meal. From the moment we entered, the service was friendly, welcoming and attentive. Despite a fairly wide choice on the reasonably priced... More 

Thank Linda R
Hobart, Australia
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68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch here recently with a group of friends. Staff were attentive and friendly ensuring we were well catered for. Food was delicious with fish and chips being the popular choice at the table taken from a reasonable menu selection. Some from the group had desert which they said was very tasty. The venue is in a great location with... More 

Thank mikedh111
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

From the moment we arrived, our experience commenced. Happy, smiling and engaging staff who were attentive all afternoon for our long lazy lunch. Nothing was too much trouble and it's so nice to get service with a smile. The food was delicious. We shared the two tasting plates for entree and the mains were all individually tasty and really good... More 

Thank Vicki T
Acton Park, Australia
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Good food, good service, reasonable prices and great location. Will go again. Parking is no problem either.

Thank ginandtonic70
Hobart, Australia
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Definitely try the taster plate for entree! Nicest and most tender and tasty salt and pepper squid I've tried anywhere. The chowder tasty also. Whole dish just delicious and well presented. The duck still delicious as last time we visited, if a little crowded by other tasty treats on the plate. My husband had the fish and chips, very fresh,... More 

Thank Vicki R
Nowra, Australia
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We were taken here by a local couple to take advantage of the view and of course because the food has a good reputation. This restaurant did not disappoint. I ordered the Blue Eye and it was spectacular! The accompaniments were delicious and the fish was cooked to perfection. I wanted to lick the plate! My partner had the rump... More 

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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$8 - US$25
Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On the Derwent River | Cornelian Bay, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6228 9289
Right on the beach at Cornelian Bay, the Boat House occupies one of the most beautiful settings in Hobart, 5 km north of the CBD. Fabulous water views with the Tasman bridge as a backdrop, the Boat House is the perfect location for family outings to the and park, long lavish lunches, a romantic candle lit dinner for two, or any special occasion, also holding functions of up to 150 people.

Recent owner since November 2013, John Demir, has 20 years experience in the restaurant industry as a chef. Now he has taken on role of front of house position as host. The contemporary Australian menu changes seasonally to encompass the freshest Tasmanian produce available.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?