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The Boatbuilders Yard

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
23 South Wharf Prom, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9686 5088
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“quinoa” (6 reviews)
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Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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$$ - $$$
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23 South Wharf Prom, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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1 - 10 of 410 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Nothing special on menu but good place to have a bier. Great location at Yarra river bank! Heaters at terrace and nicely decorated.

Thank Timo K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Love the Boatbuilders Yard, as it is a local place that I can walk to. It is fabulous sitting on a deck chair in the sun watching the boats go down the river and the people stroll past. Just been renovated, so will go back...More

Thank AustraliaDebra
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great location on a bright & sunny winter afternoon. Large selection of outdoor seating under heaters, or even out on the boardwalk if you're brave enough to battle the Antarctic winds! Ordered a selection from the overpriced starters range. I got gipped when I ordered...More

Thank Mischky
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Mischky, Thanks for the review and those recommendations, appreciated. The Ribs and Lollipops are two of my favourites. See you again soon, hopefully it's a warm sunny day & you can enjoy those boardwalks. Cheers, Byron.

Reviewed 1 week ago

In a lovely position on the wharf. You can sit outside in the sunshine just people watching and drinking lovely cocktails. Great service and friendly staff.

Thank Marian B
Boatbuilders Y, Guest Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Marian B, Appreciate the visit & the kind words. Glad you were able to enjoy some sunshine and a few cocktails. hope you will be back for a return visit soon. Cheers, Claire

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great restaurant, place for a drink or hold a function. We were there for the function in a separate area, with a great view of the city and the waterfront. After a long day at a trade show, having a few stools...More

Thank Ruth A
Boatbuilders Y, Guest Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ruth A, Appreciate the visit & the kind words. Glad you were able to relax after a long day. And of course, our Paella dish, a favourite of ours also. hope you will be back for a return visit soon & sample something else...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great position along the river, appealing place out of the wind and rain. Fast Friendly service with plenty of beer for all. Meals delivered and tasty although quite small servings. Good food but not filling

Thank Racer520
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Racer520, Really pleased you enjoyed our location, we thank you for all the feedback, positive and negative. I hope you will be back for a meal & beer very soon. Cheers, Byron.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service. Friendly and accomodating. The cauliflower popcorn was tasty but the baby octopus was very average and pricey.

Thank Leonie T
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Leonie, Thanks for the visit & all your feedback regarding the food. Very pleased you enjoyed the cauliflower popcorn, it goes down well with a drink. Hope you will be back soon. Cheers, Byron.

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

A central pub in Melbourne on South Wharf, for a reasonably priced meal. Ideal with children as they have a small playground.

Thank Faye M
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Faye, Thanks for the recommendation regarding children. We are a kid friendly venue as you know! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Byron.

Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is a great place to meet friends for a drink or a light meal. The staff are friendly and helpful.

Thank Jackie82
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jackie, Thanks for stopping by, sounds like you had a nice time with your friends. Have a fantastic week, we hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Byron.

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were in Melbourne for business this past week and had brekkie here most mornings. Great brekkie and good coffee!!

Thank Darren T
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Darren, Thanks for coming by for brekkie, I hope you enjoyed your stay in Melbourne. Do stop by again on your next visit, until then take care. Cheers, Byron.

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AndyENJ
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Response from Boatbuilders Y | Property representative |
We serve our main menu from 12:00pm - Late. Cheers, Byron.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 South Wharf Prom, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9686 5088
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Description
The Boatbuilders Yard is an award winning Bar and Kitchen that brings an informal European-style eating and drinking to Melbourne. Conveniently located next to Polly Woodside and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on the banks of the Yarra River, The Boatbuilders Yard is a quick 10 minute walk from Southern Cross Station. Designed by Six Degrees Architects, the venue retains the cultural heritage and charm of Melbourne's famous Maritime precinct, with a modern design twist on the original shed. Bookings can only be made up for up to 4pm, Monday through Fridays.
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