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The Boat House

Menindee Drive | Grevillea Park, Canberra 2600, Australia
+61 2 6273 5500
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Menindee Drive | Grevillea Park, Canberra 2600, Australia
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1 - 10 of 223 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Robbie M
Reviewed 7 August 2017

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

Thank Annika612
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Wow - what great food and impeccable service. It is a while since we visited here but not sure why as the food, atmosphere and service are the best that we have experienced for a long time. Is on the expensive side but well worth...More

Thank Susan N
Reviewed 5 August 2017

A seven course degustation with matching wines was an expensive option, but one we did not regret. There was not a single dish where the quality and presentation was not five-star quality. The service was attentive without being over the top; the staff went about...More

Thank Rowley51
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I was here for a private evening function in one of the side rooms, the Walter I think. Really it was very good, from the hors d'oeuvres to the dessert. It was dark when we arrived so the view was slightly wasted on us, which...More

Thank CultureCommando
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Delightful evening at The Boat House on 14 July 2017 - exquisite food and wine, impeccable service, informative and entertaining talks by chef, sommelier and cheese expert in a beautiful setting. I hope the Bastille Day degustation continues into the future - would definitely return...More

Thank mlond11
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Our server Sam was everything you'd expect, 5*! Unfortunately though we were all left disappointed. The degustation menu was all protein, with no sides offered for balance or to fill empty tummies, the men left hungry. Dietaries weren't catered for despite being advised in advanced,...More

Thank Mycski
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We attended for a memorial service - such a beautiful setting on the lake - a lovely space for a range of events - catering was excellent

Thank JudyO4
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

I dined at the Boat House for a private business function. The dining room was a little tucked away, so I think the restaurant offers more ambience than I experienced, but the food was divine and the service was excellent. Lobster in duck egg custard...More

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

I ran a conference for work. 28 Executive staff. Venue was excellent. Staff were attentive and quick to support throughout the day. Food was delicious. Location was great. Excellent place for getting away from the grind and focussing on work of the day. Highly recommended...More

Thank Jacquie W
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Questions & Answers
27 October 2016|
Response from James S | Property representative |
Hello NanaG - Always best to consult our website for the latest information on opening hours but currently we are open Monday - Saturday for dinner from 6:30pm
Donald L
26 October 2016|
Response from James S | Property representative |
Hello Donald, the restaurant is designed around a quiet and intimate adult dining experience, the dress code is smart casual. Whilst children are certainly welcome there is no separate children's menu per se. We can happily... More
Donald L
26 October 2016|
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Response from KCnLC | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest something similar to business attire as the appropriate dress code. Not jeans but just nicely dressed smart casual. Although these days the lines are a little blurry hence my business attire suggestion... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 69 - US$ 170
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Menindee Drive | Grevillea Park, Canberra 2600, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6273 5500
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.
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