The Boatshed La Perouse

4.2
950 Reviews
$40 and under
Seafood
At The Boatshed La Perouse, we pride ourselves on delivering you with a modern and casual dining experience with delicious dishes, specialising is seafood cuisine. With beautiful views overlooking the La Perouse peninsula, the northern headland of Botany Bay, we provide a fantastic dining experience for every member of the family. Open from Tuesday to Sunday, for breakfast, lunch and drinks, with the option to have your meal here or have it takeway. Come down, explore the historical surroundings and enjoy a great meal, with a great view today.
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
3.9
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Waitstaff were friendly and attentive. Food was tasty and excellent presentation as expected from the boathouse.

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frankm
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thankyou for an enjoyable meal.My guest was a first timer and indicated to me that he would return again to dine

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KarissaP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I loved the scallops and Sydney Rock Oysters. The prawn linguine was a little over cooked and we did have a small bug in our salad 😳 Loved the location!

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Kath
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to get away and enjoy with family. Food was excellent and drinks were just as good.

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RaniaF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good, prawns were fresh, service was great, attentive staff the whole time, would definitely come back.

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VivianT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and beautiful view, kids Friendly. Will be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome view
Awesome service
Awesome food
We will be back 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

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BelindaH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience4

The food all comes at at once, so do a staggered order if you don't want everything at the same time. The view and location were stunning but the service was poor and the hygiene of the plates and cups was questionable. You aren't really choosing this venue for the food or service, it was enjoyable due to the location.

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ValeB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience5

I love this place, I had lunches and breakfast frequently.
Food never disappointing, good presentation menu quite flexible on minor changes and lovely speed doesn’t make you feel in a fast food.
I brought for my bday 3 girls friend booked a table for it.
As usual the staff in very inconsistent some guys smiling and welcoming others won’t even look at you.
Service is poor clearly untrained stuff, to busy laughing and chatting rather then come and check on you or food or drinks.
I’ve always thought I happen in busy times but Monday was very quiet and still have the same feeling.
They’re all lovely young guys although wouldn’t hurt some hospitality basics training.
Anyway just a feedback
Will be back as usual.

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SpyroV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails, wine, food and service......outstanding !!! A great place to spend a Sunday afternoon, celebrating an anniversary and enjoying the great view.

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BecG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing seafood platter, would definitely recommend

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AnastasiaP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Great spot, friendly staff but the food is average. Prawns were over cooked, and the sauce on the lobster linguine was straight out of a bottle and overpowered the delicate flavour of the lobster. Potted mussels were great.

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SBig
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall a good experience with beautiful view. Staff were friendly and accommodating. Was very busy and a bit on the louder side (couldn't be helped) but overall enjoyed the experience and would recommend it. Only negative is the parking situation. Took us about 40 minutes to find parking (on a Sunday).

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JoCib
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Great table. Service not the best when it came to seating and ordering but food time was fine

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Dissappointed
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

it was a bit disappointing when dining in such an established place that a dress code was not in place.
Was not very nice dining when you are put off your food when you have members of the public who were seated in the restaurant with no shirts on.

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Linnyju
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Hi we had the seafood platter and it was not as good as the last time as most of the hot food was cold. The taste of the food was fine. When we went there before it was on a week night and it was perfect. I think that on a Saturday evening when the restaurant is fully booked a lot of the hot food is cooked beforehand and sits there for a bit, it is all I can think of. If the chips are cold and they are on the bottom of the plate there is something wrong.

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CorrineM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food and cocktails were great! and great value! However, in times of covid and having to get you own water cups and jug especially when all the cups are stuck together due to heat (from washing) and watching everyone touch them then put them back, I wasn't fond of that. Would be great if smaller groups can sit outside and ocean side like I had requested on the booking but told its reserved for larger groups - we were able to move to a ocean window seat which was still lovely. Would go back.

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MichelleS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Been there 6 times, have always loved it, but due to service and treatment, will not be back. Parking took 15mins, just not worth the haste. If it was outstanding wouldn’t mind.

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Emmy
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, great staff and the good was amazing and great value for money. Plus - we literally got all of our food within 5 minutes!

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CamB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location,food and cocktails at a reasonable price. Fast and friendly service!

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EmmaV
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love sitting outside at the Boatshed! Great service, great food!

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RadaS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had to leave early friends could not find parking

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NickyB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Hard to park near venue and very noisy. Salt and Peppa calamari wasn’t great.

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LaraN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and service. Food was generous and well priced. Highly recommended.

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HollyB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Understandable that this venue is particularly busy however, the food had clearly been pre-cooked and kept warm for sometime which was a shame. Otherwise service, coffee and views were great.

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Noname
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its a nice spot and food is nice. I had the breakfast but hear all is good.

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Jasmin27
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend, lovely views and huge servings!

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Raph
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cooked with care, served with a smile, platter matched perfectly with the sparkling Chardonnay. Delish!

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Stephen
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great location and atmosphere, fantastic cocktails. The seafood platter and the lobster in garlic butter was delicious and reasonably priced. This is Far better food and value than Doyles at Watsons bay

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Dinga
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great location and a menu that offers a variety of selections. Specialty is seafood and all options are fresh and tasty. For a very busy site they try to accommodate you and the overall experience is very good.

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Mary
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was amazing. The staff were great and the food was fresh and delicious. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic location and good value food and drinks. Great place for friends and family to get together.

DR
DanielleR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We love the location of this place and the food is good. Unfortunately every time we go we have poor service. There are plenty of wait staff but they always congregate together talking and we had to get up and go to them several times to get their attention. Not sure if there is management on site but they are not doing anything to train or oversee wait staff.

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MaryT
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Ordered the bucket prawns lots of ice on the bottom so looked like there was more than there really was and they were so salty, also ordered the lobster, very disappointing had to send it back, tough as leather, the barramundi was very good though, and the replacement meal of prawns linguine was as well.
Took forever to pay, asked for bill then pointed to the back, looked for cash register asked another staff member who pointed to the line with people ordering takeout, after a few more minutes asked the cashier if we could just pay anywhere else, she shrugged. Finally we went to another area that seemed to also be taking payment and asked if we could pay there the staff member said we could also pay at the cashier we just left with the line, when we said well we’ll just leave they took payment. It would have been so easy to walk away, everyone around us said just leave they won’t know, but we knew this was not the right thing to do.
Very disappointed as I have been there previously and was happy, will think again before I suggest this place again.

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HelenS
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and fresh seafood. More than plentiful. Mocktails were a little overpriced however, but otherwise good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, fast service & friendly staff

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing, the food, the vibe, the service. I can’t fault a thing. I would highly recommend the seafood platter - extremely generous servings with fresh produce. Cant wait to go back!

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JoanneT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing breakfast at the boat shed. We were served by the very accommodating and gorgeous Jodie.
We were so happy with the staff and ambience was impeccable.
The food was delicious! The green bowl with egg and halloumi was to die for!!!
The kids had the fairy floss pancakes... yum yum absolutely amazing..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Extremely disappointed this time, was overlooked despite having reservation!

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BarbaraG
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fabulous .... went for Mum’s 88th Birthday Lunch it was very well priced, couldn’t finish the Seafood Platter for 2 (there were 3 of us) had to take half home. Mum loved it! ❤️🥂🍾

FAQs

The Boatshed La Perouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9661 1817.

The Boatshed La Perouse is rated 4.2 stars by 950 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.