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The Boatbuilders Yard

#112 of 3,322 Restaurants in Melbourne
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23 South Wharf Prom, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9686 5088
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Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This bar was bustling on a Saturday night, great service, very clean and inviting. It was a very cool night and they accommodated by having gas heaters lit.

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Thank Tina R
Middletown, New Jersey, United States
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208 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great casual place for beers on a nice day. Lots of outdoor tables. Wish they had table service outside - instead of having to walk to the bar for drinks (not sure the even had table service inside?)

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Thank Raymond R
Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little gem is a great place for breakfast when you have a conference at the Melbourne Convention Centre. Walking into this cozy and intimate café I was instantly welcomed and made to feel at home. The wait staff were very friendly and only too happy to explain some of the more rare and exotic ingredients in the dishes. Thankfully... More 

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Adelaide
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly service, really good food and coffee. Great ambience, casual relaxed vibe. I always have brekky here when I visit Melbourne.

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Thank FionaKBooker
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this review

Hi FionaKBooker, Appreciate the visit & all of your kind words. We can't wait for your next visit to Melbourne. Cheers, Byron. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When for lunch, staff not helpful food over priced for what you received. took a long time to arrive, the whole experience left us all feeling that we would not be back.

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Thank 23KEG
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this review

Hi 23KEG, Thank you for the visit & your feedback. I am sorry for the negative experience, I am confident if you return we will better meet your expectations & we can get this two star review to a four. Please consider stopping by again soon. Cheers, Byron. More 

Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brunch, lunch or just a coffee or drink - we did it all. The staff are really friendly and take the time to explain how it all works - remember your table number. Generous food, presented well in a nice environment. Great people watching.

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Thank Yellamo62
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this review

Hi Yellamo62, Thanks for the visit & the kind words! I hope you enjoyed your people watching. Cheers, Byron. More 

Melbourne
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nestled between Polly Woodside, the Yarra River and the Convention Centre this restaurant makes great use of space with a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor seating. Service is good. Breakfast highly recommend the porridge which comes with thinly sliced pear, salted caramel, roasted pecans and a sprinkle of herbs. So good I went back for an evening meal and... More 

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Thank Vanessa A
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this review

Hi Vanessa, Thank you for both of your visits, I am pleased you enjoyed everything. I hope you will be back to try a few more things from our menu. Cheers, Byron. More 

Australia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

My boyfriend and I had a late breakfast here on a Sunday morning. The staff greeted us warmly when we walked in. Service was quite slow (we were warned there would be a wait when we ordered) Coffee took 20 mins to come out, and we waited a further 15-20 mins for our food. Also, I thought the meal sizes... More 

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Thank T_abroad
Boatbuilders Y, Public Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this review

Hi T_abroad, Thank you for the visit & all of your feedback. I am pleased to hear you will be returning. We are looking forward to your next visit to Melbourne. Cheers, Byron. More 

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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We visited for breakfast. The fruit toast was amazzzzzzing! Probably the best fruit toast I have ever had and the service was exceptional. Can't beat the view either!!!!

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Thank SharonCampbell1601
Boatbuilders Y, Guest Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this review

Hi Sharon, we are so pleased to hear your loved our fruit toast. You're not alone, we think it's super tasty as well. Hope to see you back for more soon. More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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122 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

It was a beautiful autumn day.....perfect for eating outside. The food was great. I had the barramundi fillet and it was sensational. This place would definitely come alive of an evening.

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Thank jimmyhendriks
Boatbuilders Y, Guest Relations Manager at The Boatbuilders Yard, responded to this review

Hi Jimmy, thanks for the review and you are totally correct, it's a the place to be in the evenings. You'll have to come back and experience it soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 South Wharf Prom, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9686 5088
Description
The Boatbuilders Yard is an award winning Bar and Kitchen that brings an informal European-style eating and drinking to Melbourne.

Conveniently located next to Polly Woodside and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on the banks of the Yarra River, The Boatbuilders Yard is a quick 10 minute walk from Southern Cross Station.

Designed by Six Degrees Architects, the venue retains the cultural heritage and charm of Melbourne's famous Maritime precinct, with a modern design twist on the original shed.

Bookings can only be made up for up to 4pm, Monday through Fridays.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?