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Meet the Chef

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John Leverink

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.""

762 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

9.4
762 reviews
Recommended
(9.7)
Food
(9.3)
Service
(9.6)
Value for money
(8.6)
Atmosphere
(9.4)

dined on Wed, 1 May 2019

(10)
Was a lovely dinner for a special occasion. Great service & amazing food. Thankyou

dined on Tue, 23 Apr 2019

(10)
Thoroughly enjoyed the food and great service. Must be a lovely place to spend a long dinner in summer.

dined on Mon, 1 Apr 2019

(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.

dined on Tue, 19 Mar 2019

(8)
Delicious food that looked incredible, however I felt that the portions were slightly too small, and I left hungry.
Sean Mohapp

dined on Thu, 24 Jan 2019

(10)
Absolutely wonderful. Exquisite food, wine and service.

dined on Sat, 22 Dec 2018

(10)
Our waiter was so fantastic - attentive and knowledgeable. The food was flawless. So delicious and unique - incredible presentation. Can’t reccomend this place enough!

dined on Tue, 11 Jun 2019

(10)
We had a really good meal, nice wine & exceptional service.

dined on Fri, 7 Jun 2019

(9)
Great food and nice atmosphere.
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About The Boat House

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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