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The Boatbuilders Yard - The Boatbuilders Yard, South Wharf, AU-VIC

The Boatbuilders Yard

4.4
4.4
349 Reviews
$40 and under
International

Nestled beside MCEC and the Polly Woodside sailing ship is an unexpected highlight of the Melbourne drinking and dining scene. Take a walk around this expansive waterfront venue and you’ll be delighted to find multiple zones for chilling out including a Bocce sand pit and custom-built Corona garden. Spend the day here on a deck chair with your favourite holiday read, or make it a fun date night by the water. Either way, it’s the perfect place to kick back with a cocktail and soak in the holiday vibes. Chinese menus are also available upon request.

All guests will need to register their details on arrival and adhere to current COVID safe guidelines. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in refusal of entry or service.

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7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 10:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9686 5088

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    The Boatbuilders Yard is one of Melbourne’s truly unique function venues, located close to the CBD in South Wharf, Melbourne’s vibrant hospitality and convention precinct. We can accommodate groups of 20 up to 800, please contact for more info.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (03) 9686 5088

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 2:30pm-90’s RnB Mixtape - $65pp (2 hours)

    A$65.00 per person

    Nov 13, 2021 - Aug 27, 2022
    Bookings are only at 2:30pm. Two menus; regular menu and dietary menu (GF,VG). Include your dietaries in the booking notes, or it will not be catered for. Please email venue if further info is required, or anything outside the booking range. Over a two hour session, enjoy Smirnoff Ice on arrival as the DJ starts to warm up in the sunshine, before tucking into a delicious selection of party foods including potato skins, tacos and sloppy joes. Food is served 15 minutes after the start of the booking, and can not be held. Indulge your table with a Midori Illusion shaker and a round of Blue Lagoons or Woo Woos, as you sing along to classics from the likes of TLC and Blackstreet for only $65pp. Full payment will be taken in venue.

Menu

Menus may vary due to seasonality

Brunch

10AM – 12PM Wed – Sun

  • Seasonal Fruit SaladA$12.00

    Fresh berries, kiwi, melon, grapes, passionfruit, chia seed crumble

    • Lemon & Blueberry BircherA$14.00

      Granny smith apple, cashews, coconut yogurt, freeze dried blueberries

      • Mushroom Toastie*A$15.00

        Wild mushroom, smoked cheese, caramelized onions, garlic butter, sourdough, house pickles

        • HCTA$15.00

          Double smoked ham, cheddar, lady jam tomato chutney, sourdough, pickled fennel

          • Breakfast Burger^A$15.00

            Bacon, fried egg, baby spinach, American cheese, BBQ sauce, chipotle aioli

            Kids – Brunch

            10am – 12pm Wed - Sun

            • Coco Pops & MilkA$4.50

              • Ham & Cheese ToastieA$9.50

                Kids – Lunch / Dinner

                12pm – Late Wed - Sun

                • Napoli Cheese PizzaA$9.00

                  • Ham, Cheese & Pineapple**A$11.00

                    • Mini BurgerA$12.00

                      Wagyu, American cheese & chips

                      • Fish & ChipsA$12.00

                        Battered fish, lemon, tartare

                        • Ice CreamA$7.00

                          Chocolate sauce vanilla ice cream

                          Lunch / Dinner

                          12pm – Late Wed - Sun

                            Share / Start or Snack

                            • GuacamoleA$14.00

                              House made corn chips, lime salt

                              • Haloumi FriesA$15.00

                                Red chimichurri yogurt, spring onion, pickled jicama

                                • Tuna CevicheA$20.00

                                  Charred corn, cucumber, sweet potato, rocoto tiger's milk, plantain crisps

                                  • Salt & Pepper CalamariA$17.00

                                    Guindilla peppers, coriander & lemon aioli

                                    • Prawn Tostadas^^ (3)A$18.00

                                      Grilled Garlic marinated shrimp, cotija, jalapeno lime sauce, cabbage & radish slaw

                                      • Al Pastor (3)A$18.00

                                        Grilled Achiote marinated pork & pineapple, red onion & coriander salsa

                                        • Fried Chicken WingsA$17.00

                                          Honey chipotle, herb ranch

                                          Something Larger

                                          • South American Super SaladA$22.00

                                            Heirloom tomato, charred corn, black beans, quinoa, kale, smoked almonds, tamari seeds, spicy lime dressing

                                            • Pan Fried Ocean TroutA$28.00

                                              Grilled broccolini & summer squash, soft herbs & yellow pepper sauce

                                              • Peruvian Grilled Chicken Supreme^^A$26.00

                                                Fried sweet potato, heirloom tomato & black bean salad, Aji Verde sauce

                                                • Chipotle BBQ BrisketA$28.00

                                                  Zucchini, fennel, mint salad, sofrito & sweetcorn remoulade

                                                  • Lobster RollA$35.00

                                                    Tarragon aioli, baby cos, garlic butter, celery, chives, lemon, waffle fries

                                                    • Cajun Crumbed Fish BurgerA$24.00

                                                      Coriander slaw, chipotle aioli, fries

                                                      • Wagyu Beef BurgerA$24.00

                                                        American cheese, house pickles, tomato, cos, caramelized onions, burger sauce, aioli, fries

                                                        • Mexican Plant Based Burger* ** ^^A$23.00

                                                          House made veggie patty, Doritos corn chips, cos, avocado, red onion, chipotle BBQ sauce, fries

                                                          Sides

                                                          • Green Bean SaladA$12.00

                                                            Broad beans, edamame, snow peas, herbs, smoked almond

                                                            • Heirloom Tomatoes^A$12.00

                                                              Fior di latte, ginger & miso vinaigrette

                                                              • Fries / Waffle Fries^A$10.00

                                                                garlic mayo, ketchup

                                                                Something Sweet

                                                                • Mini ChurrosA$13.00

                                                                  Cinnamon sugar, Dulce de leche, chocolate sauce

                                                                  • Boaties Ice Cream SundaeA$16.00

                                                                    Summer berries, brownie, raspberry coulis, banana chips, Dulce de leche & vanilla ice cream

                                                                    Wine

                                                                      White

                                                                      • Continental Platter Chardonnay, Frankland River, WA

                                                                        • 150mlA$12.00
                                                                        • 250mlA$19.00
                                                                        • BottleA$50.00
                                                                      • Motley Cru Pinot Grigio, King Valley, VIC

                                                                        • 150mlA$13.00
                                                                        • 250mlA$21.00
                                                                        • BottleA$55.00
                                                                      • Alkoomi Riesling, Frankland River, WA

                                                                        • 150mlA$14.00
                                                                        • 250mlA$22.00
                                                                        • BottleA$60.00
                                                                      • Printhe Pinot Gris, Orange, NSW

                                                                        • 150mlA$15.00
                                                                        • 250mlA$24.00
                                                                        • BottleA$65.00
                                                                      • Ellis Wines, Viognier, Heathcote, VIC

                                                                        • 150mlA$15.00
                                                                        • 250mlA$24.00
                                                                        • BottleA$65.00
                                                                      • Munamuna Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ

                                                                        • BottleA$55.00
                                                                      • Oakridge Chardonnay, Yarra Valley, VIC

                                                                        • BottleA$85.00

                                                                      Red

                                                                      • Secret Garden Cabernet Merlot, Murray Darling, VIC

                                                                        • 150mlA$11.00
                                                                        • 250mlA$17.00
                                                                        • BottleA$45.00
                                                                      • Lone Quince Shiraz, Margaret River, WA

                                                                        • 150mlA$12.00
                                                                        • 250mlA$19.00
                                                                        • BottleA$50.00
                                                                      • Fossette Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, VIC

                                                                        • 150mlA$14.00
                                                                        • 250mlA$22.00
                                                                        • BottleA$60.00
                                                                      • Apostrophe Possessive GSM Frankland River, WA

                                                                        • 150mlA$13.00
                                                                        • 250mlA$21.00
                                                                        • BottleA$55.00
                                                                      • The Cloak Sangiovese, King Valley, VIC

                                                                        • 150mlA$15.00
                                                                        • 250mlA$24.00
                                                                        • BottleA$65.00
                                                                      • Dominique Piron Gamay, Beaujolais, France

                                                                        • 150mlA$15.00
                                                                        • 250mlA$24.00
                                                                        • BottleA$65.00
                                                                      • Meadowbank Pinot Noir, Derwent Valley, TAS

                                                                        • BottleA$100.00
                                                                      • Yangarra Shiraz, McLaren Vale, SA

                                                                        • BottleA$75.00

                                                                      Sparkling

                                                                      • CA di Alte Prosecco, Veneto, Italy

                                                                        • 120mlA$12.00
                                                                        • BottleA$60.00
                                                                      • Innocent Bystander Moscato (150ml) Yarra Valley, VIC

                                                                        • 120mlA$14.00
                                                                        • BottleA$60.00
                                                                      • Babo Prosecco Rose, Friuli, Italy

                                                                        • 120mlA$15.00
                                                                        • BottleA$75.00
                                                                      • Mumm Cordon Rouge Champagne, Reims, France

                                                                        • BottleA$110.00

                                                                      Rosè & Natural

                                                                      • Little Pig, Margaret River, WA

                                                                        • 150mlA$12.00
                                                                        • 250mlA$19.00
                                                                        • BottleA$50.00
                                                                      • Chalmers Rosato, Agliancio, Nero d'avola, VIC

                                                                        • 150mlA$14.00
                                                                        • 250mlA$22.00
                                                                        • BottleA$70.00
                                                                      • Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

                                                                        Save Our Souls

                                                                        • 150mlA$14.00
                                                                        • 250mlA$22.00
                                                                        • BottleA$60.00

                                                                      Beer / Cider

                                                                        On Tap

                                                                        • Moon Dog Old Mate Pale

                                                                          • SchoonerA$9.50
                                                                          • PintA$12.50
                                                                        • Carlton Draught

                                                                          • SchoonerA$10.00
                                                                          • PintA$13.00
                                                                        • Great Northern

                                                                          • SchoonerA$9.50
                                                                          • PintA$12.50
                                                                        • 4 Pines Pacific Ale

                                                                          • SchoonerA$10.50
                                                                          • PintA$13.50
                                                                        • Moondog Summer Ale

                                                                          • SchoonerA$10.50
                                                                          • PintA$13.50
                                                                        • Mountain Goat Steam Ale

                                                                          • SchoonerA$10.50
                                                                          • PintA$13.50
                                                                        • Balter Captain Sensible

                                                                          • SchoonerA$11.50
                                                                          • PintA$14.50

                                                                        Bottled

                                                                        • Corona ExtraA$11.00

                                                                          • Asahi Super DryA$12.00

                                                                            • Stomping Ground Pale AleA$12.00

                                                                              • Balter XPAA$12.00

                                                                                • Brookvale Union Ginger BeerA$13.50

                                                                                  • Wolf of the Willows Amber AleA$13.00

                                                                                    • Moondog Pat Pash SourA$14.00

                                                                                      • Hawkers West Coast IPAA$15.00

                                                                                        • Melbourne Bitter Long NeckA$17.00

                                                                                          • Cascade Premium LightA$8.50

                                                                                            • Berties CansA$10.00

                                                                                              Seltzer

                                                                                              • Moon Dog FizzerA$10.00

                                                                                                Cocktails

                                                                                                • Frozen Passionfruit Mango DaiquiriA$17.00

                                                                                                  White rum, dark rum, mango, passionfruit, pineapple, lime

                                                                                                  • Strawberry & Guava FizzA$17.00

                                                                                                    Vodka, strawberry liqueur, guava, lime, rhubarb bitters & soda

                                                                                                    • Pink Peppercorn, Pomegranate, Pine PalomaA$18.00

                                                                                                      Pink peppercorn infused tequila, pomegranate, pineapple juice, soda & lime

                                                                                                      • Lemongrass Lychee SpritzA$18.00

                                                                                                        Gin, lychee, lemongrass, ginger, prosecco

                                                                                                        • Pornstar MartiniA$19.00

                                                                                                          Vanilla Absolut, passionfruit liqueur

                                                                                                          • Espresso MartiniA$19.00

                                                                                                            Vodka, Kahlua, coffee

                                                                                                            • NegroniA$21.00

                                                                                                              Bulldog Gin, Cinzano, Campari

                                                                                                              Alcohol Free

                                                                                                                Cocktails

                                                                                                                Made with Lyre's distilled alcohol-free spirits

                                                                                                                • Strawberry & Guava FizzA$12.00

                                                                                                                  Bottled Beers

                                                                                                                  • Carlton ZeroA$8.00

                                                                                                                    • Nort Refreshing Pale AleA$8.00

                                                                                                                      Wine

                                                                                                                      • Plus & Minus Shiraz

                                                                                                                        • 750mlA$30.00
                                                                                                                      • Plus & Minus Pinot Grigio

                                                                                                                        • 750mlA$30.00

                                                                                                                      Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                                                                                      What 349 people are saying

                                                                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                      4.4
                                                                                                                      4.4 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                      • 4.1Food
                                                                                                                      • 4.3Service
                                                                                                                      • 4.4Ambience
                                                                                                                      • 4Value

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                                                                                                                      • City Centre

                                                                                                                        Great for Lunch

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                                                                                                                        Romeo

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Nice food, good vibe. For some reason not all the available drinks at the bar come up in the Menu App, a walk to the bar its always interesting but can be a thing when the place is busy. Other than that will certainly keep going back.

                                                                                                                      2. NO

                                                                                                                        NarelleO

                                                                                                                        Melbourne

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Great service, the food was fantastic. Lovely views. Great location! Couldn't ask for more with a big group

                                                                                                                      3. GG

                                                                                                                        GerardG

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Great atmosphere, service, and food. We'll definitely go there again.

                                                                                                                      4. HS

                                                                                                                        HayleyS

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        The 90s Brunch was excellent- generous drinks and excellent food. Friendly prompt service.. 10/10

                                                                                                                      5. ST

                                                                                                                        StephenT

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                        Great location, and our group was well seated within the cafe area. Food service was good, though food for other tables was sometimes presented to us in error. Not everyone likes to use their phones for ordering however.

                                                                                                                      6. MH

                                                                                                                        MeganH

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Thanks for making Mother's Day so special for me and my family. Wonderful time together. Great food (we all chose the Trout!!) Truly memorable!

                                                                                                                      7. DK

                                                                                                                        DavidK

                                                                                                                        Melbourne

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        My family have eaten at the Boatbuilders many times and have never been disappointed! Great food, great atmosphere and great value. Did I mention how good the staff are? Super friendly and very obliging :-)

                                                                                                                      8. CM

                                                                                                                        ClareM

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                                                                                        Great venue. ESP for children! The food was mixed up a bit but I think this was because there was a large group of us. Burgers were a bit soggy. Otherwise it was fine. Drinks were expensive but that’s Melbourne I guess.

                                                                                                                      9. OT

                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                        They only sell Pepsi no Coke which is annoying for expensive boubon and COKE

                                                                                                                      10. OT

                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        Melbourne

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall2food3service2ambience3

                                                                                                                        Overall fairly poor experience. Wait staff were sassy and rude and brought over beers but didn’t know which was which. The food was standard, nothing special. Our booking was for a really large group (20) but we were split over three tables despite there being other tables we could have used and sat together at. I could see how it would be a much better summertime venue but doesn’t change the attitude from staff.

                                                                                                                      11. DR

                                                                                                                        DavidR

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Great casual environment with plenty of space. Extensive menu.

                                                                                                                      12. BH

                                                                                                                        BrianH

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                        The service was excellent from the moment we set foot inside. Wine choices carefully chosen with a good range of choices despite limited number of wines. Food well prepared.

                                                                                                                      13. EM

                                                                                                                        EmmaM

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                        A really enjoyable afternoon with cocktails flowing ++

                                                                                                                      14. ES

                                                                                                                        EmmaS

                                                                                                                        Melbourne

                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        We decided to try this place for a little catch up with the girls to celebrate a friend's birthday. We went for the bottomless drinks and we were very happy with how quickly they came out. The staff were very friendly and the food, even though it was a bit slow to come out to begin with, was very tasty. We'll definitely be going back there! 👍

                                                                                                                      15. DJ

                                                                                                                        DeniseJ

                                                                                                                        Melbourne

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                        lobster roll Peruvian Grilled Chicken Supreme or Mexican Plant Based Burger

                                                                                                                      16. OT

                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        Sydney

                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                        Excellent open air breakfast. The mushroom toasted were a hit with great coffee to help it all go down. Would definitely visit again.

                                                                                                                      17. CG

                                                                                                                        CarolG

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Great location, ambience and views over the Yarra. The menu offered variety and the food was delicious. Service was great and ordering from the QR code on the table made bills so much easier. Will visit again.

                                                                                                                      18. JF

                                                                                                                        JanineF

                                                                                                                        Melbourne

                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                        great place for a casual meet up. Good shared plates: easy ordering via Q code and staff would check in on you regularly. Great spot on the river although our table was at the back of the yard. Would recommend as a place to catch-up for a drink and snack/meal.

                                                                                                                      19. HV

                                                                                                                        HendrikV

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall3food1service3ambience4

                                                                                                                        Calamari was terrible. Cold and soggy! Table was dirty when seated.

                                                                                                                      20. T

                                                                                                                        Trudals

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Very relaxed atmosphere for a mid week lunch. Service was excellent and meals great.

                                                                                                                      21. MS

                                                                                                                        MicaelaS

                                                                                                                        Melbourne

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        A fantastic venue for a large family catch up. Perfect for adults and kids.

                                                                                                                      22. LG

                                                                                                                        LisaG

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Fab location watching the world go by along the iconic Yarra River. Food was delicious + reasonably priced

                                                                                                                      23. OT

                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        Melbourne

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        It was awesome

                                                                                                                      24. LY

                                                                                                                        LYNNH

                                                                                                                        Melbourne

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        We had booked and our reserved table was quite small but the concierge immediately offered a larger table. The food was delicious and the noise level not too bad. We would go again

                                                                                                                      25. KM

                                                                                                                        KirstyM

                                                                                                                        Melbourne

                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Great atmosphere perfect for summer. Staff are always friendly

                                                                                                                      26. AG

                                                                                                                        AnitaG

                                                                                                                        Melbourne

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Great experience. Food amazing and great staff. Highly recommend

                                                                                                                      27. H

                                                                                                                        Harry

                                                                                                                        Victoria

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Came with a group of friends. Food and drinks came out very quickly and staff were very friendly. Good food, drinks and venue.

                                                                                                                      28. A

                                                                                                                        Abbbb

                                                                                                                        Melbourne

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food3service4ambience5

                                                                                                                        Great bottomless brunch. My partner and I had a good birthday and everyone who came enjoyed them self.

                                                                                                                      29. RZ

                                                                                                                        RobinZ

                                                                                                                        Melbourne

                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on March 3, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                        Booking app worked well & we had a lovely table. Staff very friendly. Only complaint is the immovable bench seating - a bit uncomfortable

                                                                                                                      30. AR

                                                                                                                        AlanR

                                                                                                                        Victoria

                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on March 3, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                                        Nice position but very average food. Took a while for any attention.

                                                                                                                      31. GW

                                                                                                                        GeorgieW

                                                                                                                        Las Vegas

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall2food1service1ambience2

                                                                                                                        Honestly, this was kind of disappointing. We went for the 90’s Mixtape brunch as a group of 10 to celebrate a birthday. On arrival they claimed they didn’t have our group booked in despite us showing them multiple email & text confirmations (turned out the host was missing a page of the booking sheet) Brunch/drinks package was supposed to start at 2.30, we arrived at 2.25 but were not seated until 2.45 and were told no drinks would be served until payment was taken, however only the 2 managers could process payments so we waited some more to do that. Managed to eventually pay and sat back down at our table to wait again for our server to come round, got sick of waiting so went to the bar and were told we could not order drinks there, finally got the attention of wait staff and ordered, got our first round of watery “cocktails” at about 3.10pm At one point there were almost as many staff as there were patrons in the place however service still seemed to be battling, no one seemed to have any idea what was going on or who was responsible for what, I get that it’s hard to find staff right now but this was almost comical how bad it was. Food was average, not bad but definitely nothing memorable. This event has so much potential to be awesome but the disorganised service, “meh” food and watery drinks made it a thumbs down for our group, especially when you compare the standard of food, drinks and service to other bottomless brunches at say Half Acre or Captain Baxter.

                                                                                                                      32. PG

                                                                                                                        PalG

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall1food2service1ambience4

                                                                                                                        Very limited options for breakfast on the menu, only 4 items to select from Restaurant ran out of Croissants? I cant believe this although our reservations for 11 people was booked days before 15 mins to get a coffee? the waitress even forget to get a coffee for our of our friend Overall not a very good experience, ambiance was amazing but we are not going back again.

                                                                                                                      33. S

                                                                                                                        Sharon

                                                                                                                        Melbourne

                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                        Truly exceptional service and great food and drinks spoiled somewhat by the insanely loud music - like crazy loud nightclub level - at lunchtime. It's a shame because I really like this place but the music is too much.

                                                                                                                      34. PG

                                                                                                                        PaulG

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on February 11, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                        It was a great day and undercover as requested which was appreciated. The service was quick and the food was good. It's a great location on the water - thanks to the team at the Boatbuilders Yard.

                                                                                                                      35. HR

                                                                                                                        HannahR

                                                                                                                        London

                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on February 10, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                        Not too bad of a place for a casual lunch. The tables could have been a bit cleaner though.

                                                                                                                      36. PP

                                                                                                                        PetraP

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on February 9, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Excellent outdoor venue with plenty of shade, scrumptious food, and great service.

                                                                                                                      37. OT

                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        Melbourne

                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on February 6, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall3food4service3ambience5

                                                                                                                        We reserved a table and received text and email confirmation however when we arrived they seemed to have difficulty finding our booking. The email said they would hold our booking for 15 min only so we made sure to arrive on time. When we tried to order drinks using the QR code it said there was a 15 min wait. As we had picked up our guests from the airport they were pretty thirsty by now so we made our way up to the bar as they did not appear to be that busy. We were told off by three different wait staff for not using the QR code!? The ordering system suggests that you leave a tip before you have actually received any service? We were also charged a surcharge for a Sunday which we have not experienced elsewhere. The meals were good and location is great but service is not really existent.

                                                                                                                      38. HW

                                                                                                                        HelenW

                                                                                                                        Melbourne

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on February 6, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Lovely relaxed atmosphere. We weren’t rushed and the food was lovely.

                                                                                                                      39. J

                                                                                                                        John

                                                                                                                        Melbourne

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                                                                                        Place looks nice and the staff were very good. However it is very over priced. The portions were small, drinks were above average prices and to top it off there was a 10% surcharge for being a weekend. I have never been to a venue with a weekend surcharge, I understand public holidays, but weekend is just ridiculous.

                                                                                                                      40. OT

                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall3food5service3ambience2

                                                                                                                        Just a bit annoyed we got seated on a bar stool table to eat dinner. The chairs were uncomfortable and high and wasn’t really a lot of room as the table was slim. Not the best table for dining. Music was way too loud for a 6pm sitting, couldn’t even talk to my family. Food was great though we enjoyed all of it.

                                                                                                                      Safety precautions

                                                                                                                      • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                        • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                        • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                        • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                                                                        • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                        • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                        • Contactless payment available
                                                                                                                      • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                        • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                                                        • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                                                        • Extra space between tables
                                                                                                                      • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                        • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                      • Screening

                                                                                                                        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                      FAQs

                                                                                                                      The Boatbuilders Yard is rated 4.4 stars by 349 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                      Google Map for The Boatbuilders Yard

                                                                                                                      23 South Wharf Promenade South Wharf, AU-VIC 3006

                                                                                                                      Additional information

                                                                                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                        Melbourne CBD

                                                                                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                        Wed, Thu 10:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–8:00 pm

                                                                                                                      • Cuisines

                                                                                                                        International

                                                                                                                      • Dining style

                                                                                                                        Casual Dining

                                                                                                                      • Dress code

                                                                                                                        Casual Dress

                                                                                                                      • Parking details

                                                                                                                        None

                                                                                                                      • Payment options

                                                                                                                        AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                      • Additional

                                                                                                                        Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                      • Phone number

                                                                                                                        (03) 9686 5088

                                                                                                                      • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                        The Boatbuilders Yard is one of Melbourne’s truly unique function venues, located close to the CBD in South Wharf, Melbourne’s vibrant hospitality and convention precinct. We can accommodate groups of 20 up to 800, please contact for more info.

                                                                                                                      • Private party contact

                                                                                                                        our Private Event Coordinator: (03) 9686 5088

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