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Meet the Chef

Award winning chef Colin Barker, has been with The Boathouse for over 12 years. Early in his career, Colin worked with Liam Tomlin at Banc before winning the NSW Lexus Young Chef of the Year Award in 2005. He then spent time in the UK as Senior Chef de Partie under Brett Grahame at The Ledbury, a Michelin Star restaurant in London. A keen fisherman, Colin has a passion for sustainable seafood and enjoys preparing unusual species of fish in unique combinations with seasonal ingredients.

Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations Colin Barker

Average price $105 Special request

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Preset menus and drinks not included.

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Scores & Reviews

based on 1129 reviews
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Food :8.9/10
Service :8.8/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Min D.
    • 12 reviews

    Love the views, the food and the service. Will definitely come back again.

  2. Cristina p.
    • 2 reviews

    What an experience!! The food was amazing, the entree prawns were to die for( we ordered second serving). For the mains we had the Snapper pie and it was...delicious. The souffle was a great way to end the night. Great service and recommendations.

  3. Yvonne B.
    • 4 reviews

    Love love this restaurant. The service was wonderful the food beautiful and the view and location is perfect. It was a wonderful experience tonight as usual thank you

  4. Michelle O.
    • 10 reviews

    We’ve dined here for dinner before, this time we came back for lunch and we absolutely loved it. The view was great and this has to be some of the best seafood in Sydney.

  5. Rachana Y.
    • 4 reviews

    Thoroughly enjoyed our experience there.

  6. Kitty K.
    • 3 reviews

    Excellent service, food and relaxing atmosphere. Not to mention the 180 degree water view. Would be even better to have high chairs available but it didn’t bother me personally.

  7. Andrew M.
    • 9 reviews

    Always a great place to eat.

  8. Jeremy K.
    • 3 reviews

    Retains the position of one of Sydney’s few truly good fish and seafood restaurants.

  9. Anh L.
    • one review

    First time at the restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised. Fantastic service all night, and every single dish was spectacular, it is hard to pick a favourite. Perfectly cooked seafood. We will definitely be back.

  10. Margaret L.
    • 3 reviews

    Enjoyed food n views!

  11. Gavin m.
    • one review

    Not bad. Not too snotty

  12. Jalen K.
    • 6 reviews

    Serving fresh seafood and quality dishes in generous portion. Staff are welcoming, attentive but not overly intrusive. Could’ve been better with more space between table as I overheard their conversation. Otherwise an excellent night.

  13. Nick L.
    • one review

    Boathouse is a crackerjack place. Oysters sublime. Fish truly excellent. Wine list very good. Staff not very attentive but ok. A great place to celebrate important milestones. Very expensive.

  14. Min G.
    • 2 reviews

    Had an amazing lunch experience - great service, deliciously fresh dishes, can't fault a thing! Already planning to have another special occasion here again!

  15. David B.
    • one review

    We have been coming to the Boathouse for more than 15 years - it's one of our favourite restaurants for special occasions. The food is always well presented and perfectly cooked; had the pan-fried Spanish mackerel last visit, and it was delicious. Meals accompanied by nice bread, which I think they make in-house, and a good selection of wines. A beautiful location on Blackwattle Bay, with a view over the water to the Anzac Bridge. Polite and friendly waitstaff, always ready with a good suggestion from the menu or wine list when you can't decide which looks best. I need to start finding more special occasions so we can come back more often.

  16. Adam S.
    • 2 reviews

    Our favourite local seafood restaurant. If you have not tried their snapper pie, you have not lived. Every year we go there for the anniversary of our engagement, and it never fails to satisfy.

  17. R W.
    • one review

    Always an exceptional dining experience. Beautifully prepared food. Particularly love the oyster menu. Fine dining with a relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere.

  18. Karen S.
    • 30 reviews

    Amazingly delicious food, beautiful views and incredible service. Salt and pepper mud crab, fish pie and entre prawns were exceptional stand outs. We had a wonderful evening celebrating a birthday. Staff were extremely attentive but unobtrusive. Highly recommend.

  19. Gina C.
    • 2 reviews

    Have been before and very happy. Invited 4 friends this time which have never been before and we were very underwhelmed. We were seated in a corner and forgotten for long periods of time. Our first drink order was delivered more than an hour after our arrival

  20. A A.
    • 254 reviews

    Lovely dinner with beautiful views. Personally, I would prefer different types of seafood instead of mainly fish, it would nice to have more varieties of seafood.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

123 Ferry Rd, 2037, Glebe, Australia

Directions to get there

Forest Lodge, Glebe, Sydney Inner West

About the restaurant

Whether you're celebrating or just want to treat yourself, The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay is a beautiful venue that must be seen to be believed. Located right on the water in Glebe, this spot is famous for its seafood menu. Think chargrilled Mooloolaba Swordfish or Snapper Pie with smoked tomato and mashed potato. You’ll wonder why you haven’t come sooner!

Best dish: Chargrilled Mooloolaba Swordfish


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