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The Boat House

Average price $115
9.4/10
244 reviews

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Scores & Reviews

Excellent
9.4/10
based on 244 reviews
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Food :9.4/10
Service :9.5/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Michael M.
    • one review
    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.

  2. A A.
    • 267 reviews
    10/10

    Lovely last date night before we come a family. We had a great table with a lovely view across the lake and of Parliament House. Service was friendly, well informed staff, but not pretentious or over the top. We're easily able to cater for dietary requirements without any issues. Would highly recommend.

  3. Peter D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fantastic experience, did something special for our special occasion.

  4. Kathy B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent food, the barramundi was absolutely superb. Great service, with the right amount of attentiveness. I enjoyed the dinner a lot and will be returning!

  5. Andrew B.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food and the service was just superb!

  6. A A.
    • 268 reviews
    9.75/10

    Excellent evening all round.

  7. A A.
    • 266 reviews
    7.75/10

    Pretty much exceptional food, definitely a special experience. Service was very good, attentive. The right place for a special occasion

  8. Peter S.
    • one review
    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.

  9. Effie P.
    • one review
    10/10

    Everything was truly amazing. Could not fault a thing! It was the perfect evening.

  10. Nick F.
    • one review
    10/10

    One of the most amazing restaurants in Canberra! Fantastic dining, service and atmosphere. Food was amazing, especially the basil cheesecake (menu changes nightly). Staff were attentive, friendly and knowledgeable.

  11. Bob B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Superb dinner in all respects.

  12. A A.
    • 257 reviews
    9/10

    The waiter and waitresses are an absolute gem

  13. Claire P.
    • one review
    10/10

    Thank you for a wonderful evening!

  14. A A.
    • 255 reviews
    10/10

    Dinner at Boathouse went beyond our expectations .... and they were very high based on many reccomedations !! From our arrival to the moment we left we were treated to a delightful evening .... from all stafff ... to considerably placed tables .. lighting etc etc ..... and to describe delicious menu would take many paragraphs ...... thank you Boathouse !!

  15. A A.
    • 272 reviews
    9/10

    Lovely spot

  16. A A.
    • 261 reviews
    6/10

    Been here a few times and always seem to get the table in the corner with no views. No matter how early I book nor what the occasion is.

  17. James M.
    • one review
    9/10

    Wonderful atmosphere, great food and the most lovely staff

  18. David W.
    • 2 reviews
    9.25/10

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

  19. A A.
    • 255 reviews
    9/10

    Beautiful setting, great degustation menu, excellent staff.

  20. Alexandra H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing place, had the great experience and the staff were excellent! Highly recommend.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

1 Grevillea Park, 2600, Barton, Australia

Directions to get there

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

Services

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