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The Boathouse Restaurant

366 Nepean Hwy, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia
+61 3 9770 5330
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (30 reviews)
“pork belly” (14 reviews)
“salmon” (12 reviews)
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Seafood, International, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
366 Nepean Hwy, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eight of us dined at the Boathouse on New Year’s Eve and while our food was acceptable the service wasn’t. Extremely untrained staff, very young and inexperienced and not what one would expect of this type of restaurant. We had to ask to get someone...More

1  Thank RickyG48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Boathouse has been my favorite restaurant for years, so after an incredibly busy time of hosting Christmas parties etc at our house, hubby and i decided to Dine out on New Years Eve. What a disaster!! Very very inexperienced staff to the point where...More

2  Thank Liz S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for Sat night dinner using a Groupon voucher. The venue was packed, diners without a reservation were politely turned away. We enjoyed an exquisite 3 course meal with wine and my dessert of espresso meringue with semifreddo, candied hazelnuts and fudge sauce was undeniably...More

Thank excitedtraveller2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked here for our end of year Xmas party. The food and service was excellent as was the venue. Very pretty place. Food I couldn't fault. I wish it was a little warmer weather as the outside area looked lovely. The only downside about the...More

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First call to book a table for three, we were a little concerned that the staff member had to check with the Chef first & call ua back. Lucky us, he managed to squeeze us in! ( we did ask for an early time slot...More

Thank frangipanny2616
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here last night with five friends to celebrate Xmas. Bit worried when they said they didn't have our booking which had been done on line. However luckily they had tables to spare and we were seated after a short wait. Between us we had...More

Thank Linda59Melbourne
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here on a very hot midweek evening... Although it was still quite hot when we were seated outside, the balcony was a quiet and breezy alternative to the crowded and noisy interior(lots of hard surfaces... Service was prompt and friendly and the...More

Thank Southhaven4
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Pork belly disappointing.thrown together and very fatty Crackling salad minus crackling very uninteresting presentation

Thank KITTEN0072014
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

I purchase 2 x Sittings to 4 people from Living Social deals on line. I combined them both and took my family for a night out. What I paid for was 8 adults for a 3 course meal and a wine each. We were 5...More

Thank Phillip B
Reviewed 30 November 2017

A 3 course plus one drink deal on a Tuesday evening - and we were very pleasantly surprised! The menu was outstanding and the food we choose was superbly cooked and beautifully presented. Service was excellent and thoughtful. Without doubt we will be going again....More

Thank keninoz
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30 July 2017|
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Response from Aussiedreamer_10 | Reviewed this property |
Give the restaurant a call - if they do open on Xmas Day you would need to book early in the year. I tried once for Mothers Day but it was all booked out by March.
Jarmila J
28 April 2017|
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Response from Cam T | Property representative |
Hi Jarmila, our entry level is wheelchair friendly as are our restrooms, if you would like to make a booking please call the restaurant on 9770 5330, regards Cameron
Helen B
26 January 2017|
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Response from Cam T | Property representative |
Neat casual
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 366 Nepean Hwy, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Mornington Peninsula  >  Frankston
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9770 5330
  • E-mail
The iconic Boathouse Restaurant is Frankston's premiere dining destination. With an unpretentious menu based on fresh locally sourced produce, this eclectic restaurant boasts a lush, creek-side location at the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula. Recently refurbished to the highest standards, the restaurant is a popular favourite among locals and holiday makers. Whether you're looking for a romantic dinner, family get together, special occasion or wedding reception venue The Boathouse Restaurant is perfect for any occasion.
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