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Manly Boathouse

4.5
4.5
1243 Reviews
$41 to $100
Australian
Manly Boathouse is a iconic restaurant situated on the break wall in manly Qld.

The Boat House has a seafood focus where produce is cooked over local timber on a custom made bbq.

We are thrilled to be working with one of QLD'S best chefs, Braden White whose cooking style is to use the best local and sustainable ingredients and keep the flavours simple let the ingredient speak for its self.

Our kitchen is open from 11:30am for lunch through till dinner 7 days a week.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Grill, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 11:30 am–11:00 pm Thu–Sun 11:30 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (07) 3393 5920

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Braden White

  • Catering

    The Restaurant - Full table service, book online. From light-filled interiors to hand-picked furniture, The Restaurant has been designed to calm the senses and transport guests to a coastal idyll. The menu, carefully crafted by chef Braden White, will satisfy day and night. The Bar - No bookings. Walk in, kick back and relax, Spilling out from the main restaurant, sip on one of our 14 beer on tap, experience our extensive wine list and indulge in our Bar menu, all while breathing in that fresh sea air. Open from 11:30am. the little boathouses Combine the best of both worlds at Manly Boathouse: the food and service of our restaurant the relaxed atmosphere of your own home. Seats spend $400 payable on booking. The Patio - No bookings Another way to experience Manly Boathouse is out on The Patio, Fully Licensed, Fish+Chippery, fresh seafood with adjoining Gelateria, French Patisserie, Breakfast Brioche and a coffee window, you can wind down your day or wind up with coffee from 7am.

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining The Restaurant Private Dining area is located in The Restaurant and can be booked for groups of between 12-16 people. The Restaurant Marque Private Dining area is located Harbourside and cater for groups between 16 to 20 or combine other areas in our marque to accommodate groups from 32-40. All Private Dining diners must select from the $65 Set Menu and is payable on booking.

  • Neighborhood

    Manly

  • Cross street

    The Esplanade - Fairlead Cres - Trafalgar Street QLD

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Manly Railway Station to Manly Boathouse - (2.3km) 5min Uber/taxi or 20 min walk.Manly Baths, Bus Stop 87A to Manly Boathouse - (650m) 2min Uber/taxi or 8 min walk.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • $80 SET MENU

    A$80.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Sep 4, 2022 only
    $80 set menu Father's Marquee Reservation The Lunch seating is available at 12PM only and finishes at 4PM. The Dinner seating is available at 5PM only and finishes late. You're welcome to arrive half an hour prior to your reservation. Please note that the $80 set menu is for a minimum of 8 guests.

What 1,243 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. SM

    SimoneM

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Wonderful food and service. Food quality was excellent
  2. C

    Chardy22

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant & great location Food was amazing & the place had a great vibe Will dine again
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Food was served cool and steak was chewy and too much sauce on everything…really noisy could not hear ourselves talking
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The limited vegan and vegetarian choices are disappointing. There is one vegetarian main meal option which was a very oily and extremely small portion of pumpkin ravioli, swimming in half a plate of butter. I felt sick afterwards. The rest of our table enjoyed their shared lamb dish. Manly Boathouse can do better with regards to catering for vegans and vegetarians in this day and age.
  5. CP

    CatherineP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely restaurant for a special occasion, right on the water. Loved the food, wines and atmosphere!
  6. J

    Jane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We enjoyed our 1st visit, food was delicious although there was hair in my fish. Service was attentive & friendly. Bathrooms were dirty, our booking was for 5pm so we were the first dinner sitting and Im guessing the bathrooms werent reset/cleaned from lunch( actually mentioned it to staff). Restaurant is beautiful with a great ambiance and delicious food, would certainly revisit.
  7. FM

    FionnualaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and friendly helpful staff. Service was good and very prompt. Great place to go for dinner or just drinks, lovely views.
  8. D

    Duffey

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great spot for long lunch, recommend humus and lamb shoulder!
  9. D

    Dabu

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    I was really looking fwd to my 1st visit to the restaurant. The noise level immediately put me on edge. The constant music playing out of the speaker next to my table was just unacceptable. I asked them to turn it down, and then for a table change. But with the hard flooring the general noise level made my meal unenjoyable. The food was ok, but way overpriced. We won’t be back
  10. S

    Sillybean

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The 2 different starters of scallops and squid that we had wear absolutely delicious but the main share plate of slow cooked pork scotch fillet was rather lacking in taste. Had it not been for the chutney it would have been even more disappointing but having said that the chutney became quite over powering and felt like I was eating a Christmas pudding by the end
  11. HG

    HelenG

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and plentiful. Service was attentive, with one exception when our wine took a while, had to ask.
  12. CR

    CarlR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    My 'old ears' find the large open room a bit noisy... combined with the whicker chairs which make me lean away from the table - and therefore making it harder to hear. Great food and service.
  13. MS

    MalcolmS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food has always been amazing and now the service also meets that same standard. The Scallops are to die for and a must have every visit.
  14. SE

    SandraE

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very lovely, delicious food - over priced, first visit
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    30th Birthday dinner! The food was good but not as good as when we visited in May! The barramundi with hollandaise sauce and capers was really disappointing! The fish wasn’t cooked very nicely, it didn’t go well with the creamy sauce at all! It was very oily and tasted quite dirty! The fries were fantastic The broccoli salad was ok The grilled prawns were great The cocktails were amazing!!!
  16. PH

    PaulH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very nice food and service was good. However very bright, a little lacking in mood.
  17. W

    Willis

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. The only complaint I have is it’s a very cold location for winter it would’ve received 5 stars if they put heating in there. The staff even wear jumpers it’s that cold. Not what you want at a restaurant
  18. LA

    LaurenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress and host that we encounted were amazing and so lovely which made our experience very enjoyable. The food was the best I’ve had in a while and the cocktails were to die for. Will definitely be returning many more times
  19. RW

    RhondaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a very enjoyable lunch and service was excellent
  20. H

    Hasina

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I really enjoyed the food! Not to mention how beautiful the restaurant is.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food and service were excellent! We love dining at Boathouse! However, we were there to celebrate my best friends 40th, it was quite disappointing to be seated at a ridiculously oversized circular table which was for 8 people not 4, so it was awkward trying to have a conversation without yelling. I did request a window table which are smaller! Hopefully a little more considerate of this next time team!
  22. MB

    MarilynB

    Brisbane

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    We were so looking forward to our lunch at the MBH. Waitress recommended Bbq Coral sea Trout. I said I want NO BONES. Definitely no bones was the reply. There were actually SO many bones we choked many times $95 for one small shared plate. Fries $12 extra. What a disappointment.
  23. JM

    JonM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Excellent food and beverage offerings with delightful staff. Little chocolates with coffee would top it off nicely
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful meal and absolutely fabulous service
  25. ME

    MsEvenstar

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The BBQ scallops were (as always), brilliant. My partner & our adult son raved about the BBQ beef rib and the fries. My scallop risotto was everything I had hoped it might be. A superb evening.
  26. LP

    LisaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely stunning location, delicious food and drink and a very special place to catch up with friends.
  27. L

    Lucasalves

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Don’t take late booking if you guys can’t have the kitchen till late.
  28. F

    Fancy

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous Night. I got a voucher from my work buddies..What a treat for us. It was a delight from the surroundings to the fabulous food. We will be back.
  29. RC

    RavenhallC

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the third time I’ve dined here, lunch in a sunny winters day is particularly enjoyable. The service is very professional and the food is if a great quality. Looking forward to my next visit.
  30. MB

    MegB

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a lovely night at the boathouse. Seated promptly and service was great. We were checked on often but not too much, and given the information regarding the specials etc. oysters kilpatrick were some of the best we’ve had - a beautiful Smokey flavor. I had the scallop risotto which was cooked well but a bit salty - I’m not sure if this was from the abalone broth or if it was over seasoned - still delicious. We shared a sticky date pudding which was served 5 mins after ordering; unfortunately the sticky date was cold - we aren’t sure if it had been sitting on the pass for a while and perhaps was for another table, or if it just needed heating for longer. The flavor was great however which made up for it being cold. Overall a pretty good night with a few minor issues with the dishes.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it , food is fabulous great location and dog friendly outside 😀
  32. ML

    MichelleL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Great location and view over Manly Harbour even on a rainy grey day (lunchtime dining). Service good, perhaps overly attentive? Large main course serve included vegetables, didn't require additional side of fries. Espresso coffee initially served was not standard size so had to ask for double shot. Overall lovely ambience and experience.
  33. KB

    KevB47

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had seafood. It was very fresh & delicious. Presentation exceptional. Great service.
  34. VT

    VanessaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was next level absolutely outstanding.
  35. DL

    DougL

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here for dinner and was again a great meal, fantastic service. Definitely now our favourite
  36. JD

    JenniferD

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely afternoon, only issue was table wasn't ready when we arrived at 2.30pm and as kitchen was closing soon we had to stand outside and view menu to make our choices, table was available soon after and staff were great as was the food.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant for my birthday lunch. Great service, delicious food. Great ambiance.
  38. SC

    SaschaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Food, location and service was lovely until mains unfortunately the steak we were served was burnt and unedible. No action taken when we let our server know. The seafood and desert were delicious, unfortunately I have had better steaks at the RSL for $15 let alone for $45. 3/4 was left on the plate. we were on a special occasion so didn't say anything at the bill, but I expect better when we are paying over $220 for lunch.
  39. EM

    ErickM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Was delicious food, great atmosphere and setting would go back for sure.
  40. AM

    AlainaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great service and beautiful food. The decor was very modern and inviting and the one man band was great. Looking forward to visiting on the warmer months.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Manly Boathouse is rated 4.5 stars by 1243 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Manly Boathouse

4 Trafalgar St, Manly, AU-QLD 4179

Additional information

  • Cross street

    The Esplanade - Fairlead Cres - Trafalgar Street QLD

  • Neighborhood

    Manly

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 11:30 am–11:00 pm Thu–Sun 11:30 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Grill, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Manly Railway Station to Manly Boathouse - (2.3km) 5min Uber/taxi or 20 min walk.Manly Baths, Bus Stop 87A to Manly Boathouse - (650m) 2min Uber/taxi or 8 min walk.

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Braden White

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (07) 3393 5920

  • Catering

    The Restaurant - Full table service, book online. From light-filled interiors to hand-picked furniture, The Restaurant has been designed to calm the senses and transport guests to a coastal idyll. The menu, carefully crafted by chef Braden White, will satisfy day and night. The Bar - No bookings. Walk in, kick back and relax, Spilling out from the main restaurant, sip on one of our 14 beer on tap, experience our extensive wine list and indulge in our Bar menu, all while breathing in that fresh sea air. Open from 11:30am. the little boathouses Combine the best of both worlds at Manly Boathouse: the food and service of our restaurant the relaxed atmosphere of your own home. Seats spend $400 payable on booking. The Patio - No bookings Another way to experience Manly Boathouse is out on The Patio, Fully Licensed, Fish+Chippery, fresh seafood with adjoining Gelateria, French Patisserie, Breakfast Brioche and a coffee window, you can wind down your day or wind up with coffee from 7am.

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining The Restaurant Private Dining area is located in The Restaurant and can be booked for groups of between 12-16 people. The Restaurant Marque Private Dining area is located Harbourside and cater for groups between 16 to 20 or combine other areas in our marque to accommodate groups from 32-40. All Private Dining diners must select from the $65 Set Menu and is payable on booking.

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