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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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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good47%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“smashed avocado” (20 reviews)
“finger food” (6 reviews)
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Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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23 South Wharf Prom, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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1 - 10 of 489 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ate here last night after remembering a great meal here last year. Unfortunately it wasn't the same. Mine was very dry and expensive for how much was on my plate. Melbourne has become so expensive for really just pub meals!

Thank chelde
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was lovely sitting on the banks of the River Yarra enjoying a quiet meel after a hectic day. We decided to nibble with entrees and sides and it was delicious. Service was fast and the staff fantastic. It will be a 'must' when I...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of great seating outside and a fantastic breakfast hash with a cider on a Saturday morning.. what could be better!

Thank Timbrewolf
Emmi F, Guest Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hey there, thanks for the review and glad we could make your weekend that little bit better! Cheers, Emmi.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such a nice spot on the river. Perfect place to grab a quick bite before a big day of shopping, or to let the day slip by while you enjoy the atmosphere!

Thank Gemma S
Emmi F, Guest Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hey Gemma, thanks for the 5 stars and we completely agree! We just love our location on the Yarra. Cheers, Emmi.

Reviewed 1 week ago

On the recommendation of a relation of my wife we visited here for dinner. After ordering beers and sitting down and catching up on events since we had last met we ordered a selection of smaller dishes to share. The charcuterie plate, some salt &...More

Thank MrAustralasia
Emmi F, Guest Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey there, pass on our thanks to your wife's relation and to yourself for taking the time to leave a review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and had a chance to enjoy the Yarra River! Cheers, Emmi.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and coffee were great. Service was appalling. Staff looking busy but not helpful. Missed numerous items. Had to get their attention to add to our order or get the missed items.

Thank KxJxBx
Emmi F, Guest Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, thanks for providing feedback for our team and I'm sorry to hear your experience was not top notch on that occasion. Cheers, Emmi.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I work near by and have a couple of lunches here. Went there for lunch today and it is a nice part of Melbourne on a sunny day however the food was disappointing with some meals cold, others bland and generally not enjoyed by the...More

Thank lisamc2016
Emmi F, Guest Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lisa, thanks for taking the time to leave feedback. We are always looking for ways to improve and are working on a few new dishes at the moment. Hope to see you in for brekkie again soon. Cheers, Emmi.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wasn't aware this place existed till last weekend and given I'm a Melbournian I find that sad. Made a booking for a group of 12 friends. The location is excellent and although it may get cold in the bowels of winter, the place would be...More

Thank craigmwhite
Emmi F, Guest Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Craig, thanks for bringing your group in and a shame you haven't heard of us earlier, I might have to have a chat with our marketing team haha! We certainly turn up the heaters throughout winter but yes, summer is our favourite time of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A walkway connects the promenade to Boatbuilder’s Yard, an Aussie grub right on South Wharf. I love waterfront joints. Just love the view, the sounds, the breeze.

Thank JuiTeoh
Emmi F, Guest Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Jui, thanks for leaving a review. I'm glad you liked your experience, we just love sitting on the Yarra River. Cheers, Emmi.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was pulsing on a Saturday afternoon, lunch table turnover was fast though. The locals are all out at South Wharf with the nice sunshine and I was lucky to get a table in the shade. The smashed avocado with poached egg was quite...More

Thank savvy8200
Emmi F, Guest Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey there, thanks so much for leaving a recap of your visit :) I'm glad you enjoyed your experience and hopefully we get to see you again. Cheers, Emmi.

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AndyENJ
3 December 2016|
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Response from Emmi F | Property representative |
We serve our main menu from 12:00pm - Late. Cheers, Byron.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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