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Fine dining restaurant

Barton, ACT

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Fine dining restaurant

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Fine dining restaurant
Luna H Feb 06, 2022
Boat House is the best fine dining restaurant and wedding venue in Canberra in my opinion! I’ve been to this beautiful place many times and have always been impressed by its excellent customer services, high quality food and wonderful lake view. Staff are so friendly and professional. A perfect place for any type of events or celebrations! Highly recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ See less
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Ti Ch Feb 06, 2022
Should be removed from all good food guides for fine dining. I have been misled-greatly disappointed. Definitely not a fine dining restaurant. Food selection/ quality is far worse than corporate catering. Meat and fish are tasteless, tough and overcooked. Deserts are monotonous and tastes weird. Extremely overpriced. Terrible experience. See less
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Jennifer Kellett Jan 15, 2022
I have been to this restaurant many times over the years including book launches, birthday parties and private dinner parties. It really is a stylish, sophisticated restaurant with a quiet ambiance in a beautiful setting by Lake Burleigh Griffith. There is a set menu offering modern cuisine with a minimum 2 courses for lunch and 4 courses for dinner. Many of the ingredients are sourced locally. The wine menu is a little restricted. At my husband’s birthday lunch recently we were disappointed to find there was no sauvignon blanc at all on the wine list. He rarely drinks wine but enjoys this particular style on special occasions. He is also pesco-vegetarian and again, it was disappointing that the scallops on offer as an entree could not be served without the chorizo. There was a vegetarian eggplant dish but unfortunately this is the only vegetable he doesn’t enjoy. The server at our table was very attentive and our water was topped up frequently. The lunch was very European in that nothing was rushed and plenty of time for conversation between courses for. The meals were small (which suits me) and beautifully presented. There were several interesting and tasty sides to choose from and I recommend ordering these if you like a big meal but not necessary if you are not a big eater. The one thing we all found odd at our recent lunch was the ‘cheese’ on offer as a third course. We all assumed it would be some sort of cheese platter but was in fact melted cheese on brioche - it seemed more of a ‘starter’ dish. On the whole I think 4.5 ⭐️ See less
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Y Tkmr Dec 04, 2021
Fine dining style meals was ok, quality creativeness weren’t really close to what you pay for. I guess, you pay more for the view, not to the dishes. Customer service was average, I expect better customer service for that kind of restaurant. Good for corporate lunch or dinner. See less
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Walter van Praag Nov 15, 2021
Unbelievably nice and well presented food in a magnification location. Most impressed. Fresh, well ventilated and uncrowded, great service, felt very covid safe as well. I came in a small group for lunch and we all had 3 courses. None disappointed! See less
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BJ Pearce Jul 11, 2021
Canberra fine dining at its best. Location, quality of food and service are second to none. An excellent ambience for a winter's night celebrating any special occasion. See less
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Thien Vuong (fooderarri) Apr 11, 2021
I must say the food here are some of the best you'll ever have in Canberra. It definitely deserves the two chef's hat recently awarded. The price you pay to dine here is also very reasonable compared to other restaurants. Would definitely recommend for special occasions and even weddings functions. Yours truly @fooderarri See less
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Roberta Spano Mar 06, 2021
Armada Bar was awesome. Beautiful setting, great food and good service. You ordered food and drinks from you table, well organised. See less
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Lara Dec 05, 2020
Best restaurant ever! Loved every single meal. One place not to miss in Canberra! We were sitting by the wall so didn't get to see much of a sunset and river, but the service and the food were amazing! See less
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Eat Canberra Oct 16, 2020
We recently visited the new Armada outdoor pop up bar at The Boat House and loved it! We arrived before sunset so we enjoyed watching the sun go down and the lights across the lake when day turned to night. Live music was playing and we enjoyed some delicious food and local beer and wine with a sneaky cocktail to finish. There's nothing else like this in Canberra! It's so close to the water and it's a great way to spend a few hours as a couple or with a group of people. The oysters were freshly shucked and were really good. I loved the pork katsu sandwich too! See less
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Jillian Crisp Oct 12, 2020
The Almond Chicken Ballotine, Jerusalem Artichoke Agnolotti, Charcoal Pork Loin and potato side dish were standouts from out lunch at The Boat House a few Saturday’s ago. The staff really added to our experience. Ute and Steff were particularly helpful and personable. The whole experience reminded us of great meals we have had at Michelin restaurants in France and Italy. We are going again soon. See less
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Stephen Spencer Sep 29, 2020
The Boat House has always been a great location crying out for food and service to match, and now it's happened. Over nearly 2 hours on a sunny, Saturday afternoon we were served wonderful food, with service to match and a complicated set of dietary requirement (1 celiac, 1 vegan) dealt with with ease. The 3 course set lunch menu is very good value at $77 for the quality of the food here. Hiramasa kingfish and the ginger mirin pork belly were both superb entrees, and the Humpty Doo barramundi, charcoal pork loin and Cowra lamb rump very well cooked mains. The only disappointment was dessert - nothing wrong but we all fell for the Braidwood honey crémeux and it was nice, without being great (interestingly, the vegan version, which replaced the ice cream with raspberry, was much better). Service was top class - quick, informed, friendly, and despite the Covid-induced time and dining restrictions, we never felt pressed for time. A very good addition to Canberra's fine dining scene, and with the location to match. See less
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A Cart Sep 04, 2020
It was a wonderful experience to dine at The Boat House. Beautiful location, great service, exceptional food. The flavours were incredible and everything was cooked to perfection- melt in your mouth. They catered well to dietary requirements. Nothing was a problem. Some of the nicest gluten free bread I've had, and they made me a special dairy free dessert. See less
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Danny Lai Dec 07, 2018
Went here on a weeknight with table of 4. The highlight of the restaurant was the view and location, very beautiful. Food on the other hand was good but nothing amazing. The main thing I would say is that the meat for several of the courses was too tough and unpleasant to eat. Overall there are many better up scale restaurants in Canberra for a similar price. See less
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Tavikant Jiraborvornpongsa Dec 05, 2018
Went there with my partner on her birthday. The food is amazing for 7 courses. Service is excellent. If I could, I would recommend the chef to reduce the gap between each course. Overall, it is worth trying. Putting down a message when booked the table that it was a birthday dinner, the chef prepared the birthday wish message with the dessert. See less
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+ 10 reviews
+ 10 reviews
Does The Boat House offer takeaway?

Yes, The Boat House offers takeaway services. However we encourage you to call us first.

Where is The Boat House located?

Its located at Grevillea Park, Menindee Dr, Barton ACT 2600, Australia

About The Boat House

Fine dining restaurant

Grevillea Park, Menindee Dr, Barton ACT 2600, Australia
+61 2 6273 5500
Opening hours
  • Sunday: 12 - 4PM
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 6:30 - 11:30PM
  • Friday: 12 - 4PM, 6
  • Saturday: 12 - 4PM, 6
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