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Boat House Restaurant Cornelian Bay

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, , Vegetarian Friendly
On the Derwent River | Cornelian Bay, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6228 9289
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Restaurant Hours
Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
On the Derwent River | Cornelian Bay, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've dined here several times over several years and loved it originally, but there are reasons why this has sunk to #43 on the list of Hobart restaurants. After the original owners moved on, it has traded on its beautiful location (water, bridge view and...More

Thank tasman254
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited and were lucky enough to get a two person setting with magnificent view. Meal was great and wine list comprehensive. Service was efficient and friendly. We both had a steak meal with mine being slightly over medium-rare but tasty and beautifully constructed. If...More

Thank TelNin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant is in a beautiful setting looking over the riverside cottages of Cornelian Bay and the Tasman Bridge. Nice food - had the oysters kilpatrick, steak (cooked medium as requested) and the cheesecake. Staff were very friendly, although service a little slow because of a...More

Thank Aussie-Travel-lerzz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First the good things. The restaurant is located in a really nice position with great view over the bay and Tasman Bridge.Easy parking, good wine list , a reasonable menu and the food was ok. Unfortunately our dinner was spoilt by bad service. First....we arrived...More

1  Thank Calin P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were very friendly, helpful and a beautiful view of Cornelian Bay over looking the Tasman Bridge.

Thank Rennie J
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was great. It gets busy so book ahead. Great food and large generous portions. We had three courses and were stuffed by the end. The wine list was great as well there is a fantastic view across the water. It would be perfect...More

Thank Aaron M
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and 2 adult daughters went for dinner on Saturday night. I hadn’t been in 10 years so was looking forward to trying it. We booked for 6 pm, arrived 5 Mins early to find the 3 waitresses sitting down, one with her feet...More

1  Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We just had a late lunch at the cafe connected to the restaurant. (Because the restaurant was full). We had fresh oysters, cheese plate and more all with a glass of wine and this view. Wonderful and so relaxing.

Thank shayne2800
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Love this place - for the food, the wine, the service and the views of the Derwent. There is a good choice of food items, but don't go there if you just want a snack!

Thank helentas2017
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The Boat House Restaurant is the perfect setting for a number of reasons. Lovely view of the Bay, enclosed play area within view of the main restaurant, sensibly priced menu and wine list and well prepared delicious food. Parking is at the door step. On...More

Thank JanaLot
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On the Derwent River | Cornelian Bay, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6228 9289
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Right on the beach at Cornelian Bay, the Boat House occupies one of the most beautiful settings in Hobart, 5 km north of the CBD. Fabulous water views with the Tasman bridge as a backdrop, the Boat House is the perfect location for family outings to the and park, long lavish lunches, a romantic candle lit dinner for two, or any special occasion, also holding functions of up to 150 people. Recent owner since November 2013, John Demir, has 20 years experience in the restaurant industry as a chef. Now he has taken on role of front of house position as host. The contemporary Australian menu changes seasonally to encompass the freshest Tasmanian produce available.
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