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The Boat Shed Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
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| The Esplanade Behind the pool, Cotton Tree, Alexandra Headland, Queensland 4558, Australia
+61 7 5443 3808
09:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a quick Uber from our hotel we were greeted by views that equal any tropical island. We ate in the restaurant section, but tapas under the cottontree looked just as inviting. For the 2 of us we had a bottle of wine and a three course meal that cost just under $180. The meal was that exceptional it drove... More 

Thank Leanne D
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant has 3 sections. Takeaway fish and chips on northern end. Probably the best fish and chips I've ever had. The Tapas bar under the Cotton Tree. Limited but great menu. Same wine list as restaurant. The restaurant itself. We did not dine there. booked out. After 2 trips to the takeaway for lunch we decided to go to... More 

Thank TonyLindley
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A friendly vibe is all this restaurant wants, and it has just that! combined with the views upstream of the Maroochy River system and sand banks place this restaurant as the must go place within the district

Thank fLASH-Qld
Brisbane, Australia
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113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

About 7 years ago, we had a bad experience here. We decided to visit again and this time we were very happy with the food and the service.

Thank Mikebcq
Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were taken here for lunch by some Australian friends who use it on special occasions as it is over one hours travel from their home. We had a table on the front line but in the shade by the cotton tree,lovely views over the beach and the water.Service a little slow to start but then good.We all had different... More 

Thank marcus c
Brisbane, Australia
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116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little piece of paradise in a busy part of the world. The food was generous and delicious. This Restaurant celebrates everything Australia, food, beach, sun, sand, cool sea breeze and cold crisp beverages.

Thank Trending2016
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing setting overlooking the Maroochy River. Drink service was slow to start with, though it did improve. My partner & I shared the olives with bread & the Mexican calamari. The calamari melted in your mouth with no taste of oiliness. For mains we ordered sword fish and duck, both were very tasty. Dessert we shared the pannacotta which was... More 

Thank ljs22
Edmonton, Canada
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Boat Shed is located in Maroochydore and not Alexandra Headlands. Everything about the Boat Shed is positive. The staff is friendly and helpful, the quality of food is consistent, the menu is extensive, and it is BYO. When you have all that and a great view, you know you are blessed. My wife and I had the Baramundi. It... More 

Thank jayzee780
Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't go past the coconut and chilli prawns, so good. Goats cheese mousse really great Service exceptional

Thank lucychange
Sydney, Australia
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229 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely 4 star restaurant on the river bank but casual enough to wear sandals More pricey than the take away but great service, licensed and byo. Very nice dishes, beautifully prepared. Emphasis on seafood but fair selection of other dishes. Can be noisy (tiled floor) but if you are seated on the outside ( who doesn't like the view of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | The Esplanade Behind the pool, Cotton Tree, Alexandra Headland, Queensland 4558, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Alexandra Headland
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5443 3808

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