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Boat House Cafe

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3 The Esplanade, Huonville, Tasmania 7109, Australia
11:30 - 19:00
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Mon - Tue 11:30 - 19:00
Wed 11:30 - 15:30
Thu - Sun 11:30 - 19:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sitting inside I felt like I was on one of those boats on a river cruise. Quaint little café literally on the water and the fish and chips were great. My sister and I shared the 2 pieces of fish meal and found that was plenty for us for lunch. The staff were very friendly and helpful with recommendations both... More 

Thank happydays36516
Hobart, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017

WELL! What a treat we had yesterday. We had sushi and sashimi at The Boathouse at Huonville. It was the best we have had outside of Japan. It is not on the normal menu, so you have to order it in advance. The quality was amazing with the highlight being the Salmon Belly Sashimi. The owner was telling me that... More 

Thank brommers06
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We have been visitors to this establishment on a regular basis over the years and have had some delicious meals. Sadly the previous owners sold the business and it is very disappointing now. We have been twice since the new owners have taken over. The first time we waited an hour for take always and it was not that enjoyable... More 

Thank Kymberley59
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2017

A relaxed round of fish and chips. Ate inside as it was a bit cool outside. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Thanks a bunch.

Thank Maly B
Hobart, Australia
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65 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

About 40 minutes from Hobart located right on the river at the Huonville Bridge this is a great getaway for lunch. Casual dining with great food. Can't beat the local flat head for fish & chips.

Thank 007Frank_H
Sydney, Australia
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385 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Locals know that this is some of the very best ice cream in the area. I was lucky to be introduced to this delightful floating cafe but just such a local. Don't miss it if you're in the area.

Thank EHinOz
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Had the flat head with chips and salad the other day... the fish was cooked well but i didnt think it was worth the price. 100 grams of fish for 15 dollars is way over priced. Would expect at least double for this. Otherwise was a great view of the river and friendly service.

Thank Brendan N
Hobart, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Lovely situation and good service - sometimes the opening times are difficult to discern but if you can get in, it is well worth the visit.

Thank FamilyGetaway778
1 review
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

I went this beautiful river site cafe one year ago and was amazed by their tasty crumbled fry scallops. Recently the owner has changed but the food is as beautiful as before! The service was nice and I even got free dessert. Haven't tried the coffee yet and definitely will be back again. Highly recommend scallops and local fish.

Thank cai c
Kyabram, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Portion sizes are tiny - was wondering where the other 1/2 of my fish was. Wouldn't even feed my 2yr old. Unhappy considering the price you pay to still be left hungry!!

1 Thank MikaelaJP

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:00
11:30 - 19:00
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 The Esplanade, Huonville, Tasmania 7109, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Huonville
  • Phone Number: 03-6264-1133
Fish and chip cafe on the river

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