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The boat house

Sorry we can’t take any booking… of course, the Boathouse is always full and more than full. It is crazy busy. But this is an unavoidable price of success. The restaurant is on the beach, the view is just beach all around. The food is very good; serving up the usual modern-Australian fare with the traditional burger and beer battered fish & chips (which is actually one of the best I have eaten so far, with Doyles), they also offer fresh seafood (oysters, bucket of prawns, seafood platter), all sorts of salads and vegetarian options.

You want to do something crazy? You can go to the boathouse by seaplane from Sydney. The pilot will drop you in front of the restaurant (seaside, of course!) and you can go back after 4 hours, just enough time for you to eat, enjoy the view and go for a swim.

Another crazy idea? You can get married there as well…


Trip advisor certificate of excellence

Part of the Boathouse group (Palm Beach, Shelly Beach, Balmoral, Whale beach)

The entrance is adorned with fresh market flowers and fruits

Breathtaking views of the beach all around

Recommended by the Urban List

Recommended by blogger The brown paper bag “There is something truly magical about this place…”

Wedding venue : see the weddings of Ali & Nick, Dan & Maddys, Karli & Grant

Family friendly – recommended by Little Eats and Hello Sydney Kids



Example of breakfast dishes:
Raw Green Veggie Bowl  $22 ; Porridge  $14 ; Croissant French Toast  $19 ;
Toasted Banana Bread $12 : Buttermilk Scones $12

Example of dishes available for lunch:
Bucket of Prawns $39 ; Trout Board $26 ; Beef Carpaccio $24
Winter Salad (Cabbage, kale, beetroot, beans + toasted nuts)$18
Roast Pumpkin + Fennel Salad $17
Beer Battered Flathead + Chips $29
Market Fish with Cauliflower, eggplant, pine nuts $27
Burger $26 ; Vegetable Burger $24
Seafood Platter $90

The Boathouse Palm Beach
open daily 7.00am – 4:00pm
breakfast 7.00am – 11.30am
lunch 12.00pm – 3.00pm
No Reservations taken.
Seating available indoor + out.
Licensed + BYO (Wine + champagne only)
Barrenjoey Boathouse, Governor Phillip Park
Palm Beach, NSW, 2108

+61 29974 5440

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Photo credit – all photos are mine © Food is all