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“Excellent Degustation”
Review of The Boat House

The Boat House
Ranked #16 of 1,493 Restaurants in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$69 - US$170
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Situated in private parkland on the absolute water lapping edge of Lake Burley Griffin, The Boat House by the Lake offers the best lake view the capital has to offer. The stunning views are matched by outstanding modern cuisine, friendly and attentive service, and a sophisticated atmosphere.With an award winning restaurant and three private dining rooms each with access to a water-front deck and landscaped gardens, the Boat House is the perfect location for an intimate dining experience, wedding, or corporate event.
Reviewed 24 January 2018

A very pleasing experience to celebrate a few birthdays and a personal health victory by indulging in the $120 per head degustation. The variety was varied and presented in fine style with every dish having its own unique flavour and theme. The evening was highlighted by one of Canberra's best lightening and thunder exhibitions in many years across the lake and mountains.

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Thank Pacola1
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

In the ‘hit and miss’ world of fine dining in Canberra this is a hit. The food was fresh and excellent over our four course meal. We enjoyed the bonito, kingfish, pork-duo and some excellent desserts. The servings are appropriate and thankfully not overwhelming. The flavours are exquisite, quite intense without being ‘spicy’ and each dish presented as a visual delight.

The staff here are professional and contribute greatly to a sophisticated meal; never intruding but always knowledgeable and helpful. The wine list is comprehensive and, with the help of the sommelier, we discovered a great local Chardonnay.

To complement this delightful experience was the waterside location, as we watched the golden sun set across the lake. Surely no better view in Canberra. We shall return soon.

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Thank Greg S
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

The venue was fabulous and the service was excellent. Will hold our next function there without hesitation.

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Thank 992jpl
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Very very good food. Great venue and beautiful location. Service was also outstanding. I vould not fault the experience.

Thank Robbie M
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

The Boat House offers delicious food and amazing service. By far one of the best restaurants in Canberra!

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Thank Annika612
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