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Proudfoots Boathouse

2 Simpson St, Warrnambool, Victoria 3280, Australia
+61 3 5561 5055
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2 Simpson St, Warrnambool, Victoria 3280, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beaut little spot for an afternoon coffee. Service very friendly and relaxed. Only negative would be there was no cake or excessively decadent chocolate looking treats, that I did not need but just wanted. I cannot be bothered ordering a dessert with my cuppa. The...More

Thank FrayzL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I struggle to find words to describe how bad this place is. The food is terrible, tastes old and like it had be reheated in the microwave. The staff are inexperienced and seem to care more about texting on their mobile phones than attending to...More

6  Thank 12abcd345
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place needs so much love and a very big refurb. It could be amazing, such a stunning view. The smell as you enter downstairs puts you off immediately and it just looks dirty. I would not bring visitors to the region here for anything...More

5  Thank Summerlover126
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to proudfoots boathouse the other week and couldn't fault the services, the two young waitresses were very cheerful and looked very happy to be there, they created a very positive environment and were very easy to talk too, they were very attentive to us,...More

Thank danielle151141
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

As locals we were looking for a change so headed to proudfoots, unfortunately we were quite disappointed. The service was attentive but rushed, we were enjoying a drink and chatting with friends and kept getting asked every minute if we were ready to order when...More

4  Thank hannahck
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

After almost falling in the door on the ripped carpet i entered this other world of a beautifully timbered boathouse. The setting was gorgeous as evidenced by the photos, the wine list had great choice, limited choices for vegetarian and what i did choose ie...More

Thank Andrea T
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Recently moved within a 5 minute walk from here, so one weekend we thought we may as well walk down and have a drink outside. While we were there we weren't very hungry but thought we would have a starter between us to see what...More

Thank Talia16
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I was disappointed in in my experience at Proudfoots. The location is wonderful and the building interesting. I enjoyed the dips for entrée, they were fresh and tasty. Definitely not mass produced. For mains I had the "sweet caramel pork belly" The meat was overcooked,...More

9  Thank S456b
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Four of us had Saturday lunch at Proudfoots. It was a very busy day but the service was quick, friendly and efficient. We all enjoyed the food and great views. We will go back again

1  Thank janette270
Reviewed 12 April 2017

It is situated in a great location. Although the food was below average but the whole experience was brought down by poor service from the two owners who were working the floor. We receive little to no attention, with long wait times, dirty entrée dishes...More

6  Thank ColEdw
Christopher G, Manager at Proudfoots Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Hi unfortunately it is pointless to dispute online comments on this platform. This is inaccurate by all accounts.

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Wheelchair access? My mum 96 and lives at Mercy Place, I will return to my home town (September 23rd to 25th) to take her for a Sunday lunch. She cannot use the stairs. I have been returning to the boathouse since the 50's, where I used to fish. Couldn't find the menu Glenn Wolter.0438123224
7 September 2016|
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Response from Drew C | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but I'm not 100% sure, the access I used was down some stairs, I would contact them directly there could be other access points and if it is acceptable would be a fantastic place to take your Mother.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$28
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Simpson St, Warrnambool, Victoria 3280, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Warrnambool
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5561 5055
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Proudfoots on the River is a modern Australian restaurant situated on the banks of the Hopkins river. Our delicious meals are complimented by our spectacular views.
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