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The Boatbuilders Yard

#101 of 3,196 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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23 South Wharf Prom, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9686 5088
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we had a casual dinner but it was so nice and relaxing with great service and the food was lovely. Definitely a place I will go back to

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Thank Christina B
Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Perfect for a relaxed lunch or Dinner by the river with a wine or beer. We visited twice here. Good pitstop after shopping! Food was good

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Thank Jodie J
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this review

Hi Jodie, Thank you for your multiple visits & we appreciate you taking the time to write these kind words and for the four stars. Hope to see you return after your next shopping adventure. Cheers, Byron. More 

Broome, Australia
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed a few glasses of wine and a delicious (but expensive) espresso martini here! Lots of space, nice view and friendly staff. I'm keen to go back. If I lived in Melbourne this would be an epic after work drinks venue.

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Thank Haley0710
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this review

Hi Haley, Appreciate your visit. Pleased you enjoyed your espresso martini. We definitely have a few post-work drink nights. I hope you will be back again soon. Cheers, Byron. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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149 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I called in for a coffee today on the way to DFO. great Location and the coffee was fantastic, The staff where friendly and the service was great we be back for sure.

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Thank StephenF605
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this review

Hi Stephen, Appreciate the visit and I hope you had some good finds at the DFO. Pleased to here you will be back & we hope you can try a little something from our menu. Cheers, Byron. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I called in for a coffee on the way to DFO. The location was lovely (being near the water) and the place has a good feel about it. It has been fitted out well. Unfortunately, the service was a let down. Very slow, no friendliness extended and one staff member seemed more interested in chatting to people... More 

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Thank Mackster68
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this review

Hi Mackster68, Thank you for the visit and I am sorry for your bad experience. You are 100 percent current the staff should focus on those points you made, not having a chat. I am pleased you enjoyed the coffee & muffin. I will pass along that feedback with regards to staff & I hope you will consider returning to... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here Sunday Morning on the way to the DFO for breakfast 🍳 The service was 1st class and the coffee and food was excellent. Well done guys 😊

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Thank Trevor P
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this review

Hi Tervor, Thanks for stopping by on your DFO visit. Appreciate all your kind words & four stars, hope you will be back again soon. Cheers, Byron. More 

Helsinki, Finland
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A couple of beers and an icy lemonade were just what we needed for a hot December afternoon. The beers came straight away and we got a buzzer (well I thought it was a buzzer) that we were told to put on the plate on the table. Cool system, as our barman delivered the drink to the table :) no... More 

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Thank Heather D
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this review

Hi Heather D, Thanks for the kind words and feedback with regards to service, I will pass it along. I hope to see you return soon. Cheers, Byron. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended for a christmas function and found the location to be gorgeous, the facilities very modern and the food and drink excellent. It was a standing, drinks and finger food function, however the food was great, plenty of it and good (manly) portion sizes. The only let down was the drinks service, the staff would be fully aware you were... More 

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Thank Leebell82
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this review

Hi Leebell82, Appreciate the feedback and the four stars. I hope you will stop by for brunch one weekend while we are having the lovely weather. I will pass on your feedback with regards to bar staff, I know how annoying that can be. Cheers, Byron. More 

Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great view of the Yarra whilst having breakfast. Even though it was late November the weather was so cold the fire was lit, very welcoming and warm. Beautiful fresh fruit salad to share between us, before our separate breakfast order. The smashed avocado & egg was very generous so the next day we ordered it again but shared it with... More 

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Thank Maizeone
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this review

Hi Maizeone, Thank you for the kind words and the fours stars. Really pleased to hear you came back for a second visit. I hope we will see you again in the future. Cheers, Byron. More 

Port Vila, Vanuatu
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family brunch post Xmas - food was generally OK but a bit hit and miss. Watermelon juice seemed to have some sort of watermelon essence but was mainly ice topped up by soda water: refreshing but not worth $7. Chia 'porridge' - like a lot of the food it looked good but there's only so much green glug a man... More 

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Thank Tega M
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this review

Hi Tega, Appreciate you stopping by. Sorry about any issues you had with service, it seems you still enjoyed yourself. I will pass on the feedback to management. The situation in the toilet is unacceptable, I will pass that along. I hope you enjoyed the location and would consider visiting again. Cheers, Byron. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?