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The Boat House, Barton (ACT)
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The Boat House

1 Grevillea Park, 2600 Barton (ACT)
Australian
Average price $115

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Meet the Chef

John Leverink has been Executive Chef at the Boat House since 2011, bringing his unique mix of passion, creativity and excellence. John's belief in fresh ingredients, adventurous pairings and generous flavours shines through in every dish, garnering recognition both locally and nationally. “I want guests to get the complete experience – the best ingredients, the most exciting pairings and cooking techniques, and quality in all aspects of the venue and service.""

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Chef John Leverink

Reviews

  • Michael M.1 review

    2 November 2019

    9.5/10

    Really lovely location. Wonderful and attentive staff. Food was amazing. Small improve would be when we arrived we were not sure if we had come through the correct door as there wasn't anyone in the foyer at the time. Everything else was awesome.

  • - -1 review

    30 October 2019

    10/10

    Fantastic experience, did something special for our special occasion.

  • Andrew B.1 review

    11 October 2019

    10/10

    The food and the service was just superb!

  • Peter S.1 review

    5 September 2019

    9.5/10

    When asked if we were celebrating that evening, we reply our 50th wedding anniversary. At the end of the night a surprise plate inscribed with 'Happy 50th Anniversary' with mini chocolate magnums was delivered.

  • Bob B.2 reviews

    26 August 2019

    10/10

    Superb dinner in all respects.

  • Claire P.2 reviews

    23 August 2019

    10/10

    Thank you for a wonderful evening!

  • - -1 review

    30 July 2019

    9/10

    Wonderful atmosphere, great food and the most lovely staff

  • - -3 reviews

    28 July 2019

    9.3/10

    Great venue, lovely food and even better service. I can see now why this place was rated so highly. Will definitely be back!

  • Denise P.1 review

    19 July 2019

    9.8/10

    Wonderful all round. Catered to specific dietary requirements without fault.

  • Sally M1 review

    12 July 2019

    10/10

    Delicious and great location!

  • Rod F.1 review

    11 July 2019

    9.5/10

    Absolutely magnificent 7 course degustation menu. The service was wonderful and the view spectacular.

  • Melanie M.31 reviews

    21 June 2019

    9.8/10

    The service was fantastic and the food was suburb. Received a few complimentary starters. Food options were also great. A fantastic place for a special occasion.

  • Athol M.2 reviews

    5 June 2019

    10/10

    Exceptional service and food

  • Keith J.6 reviews

    16 May 2019

    8.5/10

    excellent food and service. A great night. If we are being picky the restaurant was a little noisy, and the food portions a little large. But they were minor observations. We all enjoyed ourselves.

  • Michael A.3 reviews

    9 May 2019

    10/10

    I would consider the Boathouse Canberra as the best restaurant in Canberra. Excellent food and service, beautiful view across Lake Burley Griffin. The menu is changed regularly with some amazing dishes created by amazing chefs.

  • Angela M.11 reviews

    22 April 2019

    10/10

    Thoroughly enjoyed the food and great service. Must be a lovely place to spend a long dinner in summer.

  • Maggie J.2 reviews

    22 April 2019

    9.8/10

    A really memorable evening. The only reason I marked less than 10 for atmosphere was the lights were a little dim! But the food and service were first class. Will definitely return for another special occasion.

  • Justin R.1 review

    1 April 2019

    8/10

    Great Degustation

  • - -1 review

    31 March 2019

    10/10

    WE HAD THE 4 COURSE DINNER AND IT WAS BEAUTIFUL. THE SERVICE WAS UNBELIEVABLE - IT COULD NOT BE FAULTED. I RARELY LEAVE TIPS - BUT BECAUSE OF THE VERY GOOD AND FRIENDLY SERVICE I LEFT OVER $20 FOR THE STAFF. THE VIEW OF THE LAKE AND SURROUNDS WAS GREAT. WE LOVED IT.

  • - -1 review

    27 March 2019

    10/10

    A very enjoyable, relaxing evening with delicious food and excellent service. It was a wonderful experience and a great way to farewell Canberra.

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1 Grevillea Park, 2600, Barton (ACT), Australia

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About the restaurant

A room with a view

There is no better way to celebrate a special occasion in Canberra than with dinner at the Boathouse by the Lake. Water views are hard to come by in this city, but the Boathouse has you covered. Located on the edge of Lake Burley Griffin, this popular spot is a consistent winner with the locals, and it is not hard to understand why. With a stunning gourmet menu featuring options that range from Wagyu beef tartare and enoki mushroom rice paper rolls to Moroccan-spiced barramundi, you know that the view is not the only thing that will delight you and your dining companions. You have the option of dining a la carte, or you can leave the decisions to the chef and indulge in the stunning six-course degustation menu, which comes with matching wines. The thoughtful service guarantees a smooth and enjoyable experience, so you can sit back and enjoy the view.

Best Dish: cured duck breast

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