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The Boat House

In Autumn
Front door at night
Round table in dining room
The Restaurant
Chef with fish
Afternoon Light
In Autumn
Front door at night
Round table in dining room


The Boat House has been the go-to spot for waterfront dining in Canberra for the last couple of decades. It remains a premier dining experience.

Chef John Leverink delivers impeccably plated modern Australian dishes with the freshest ingredients in elegant surroundings. Their iconic four-course menu operates in the evening with a two or three-course lunch . A front-of-house team keeps the floor running efficiently, emphasising friendly, professional, knowledgeable service.

The three private dining rooms are superbly presented with crisp white linen, crystal glassware and direct access to a lakeside deck and gardens. The atmosphere is further enhanced by floor-to-ceiling windows and a crackling open fire in the West End Room during the winter months.

The extensive wine list features a sizeable selection of Canberra region wines, great labels from Australia's best regions and an impressive list of French champagnes.

Map of the venue locationMap of the venue location
Grevillea Park, Menindee Drive, Barton, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 315 reviews

“Excellent food”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2mos ago by MarkRosa

There is lots going for this restaurant; the food, the service and the view. Beautifully presented with taste to match. There did not look like there was much on the plate when the dishes came out...

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“Great location on the side of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra but beware the wine prices”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 6mos ago by MatthewJames2009

We went with a group of friends. A lunch special for two courses was on offer. It was reasonably priced for the food that was on offer and we had no complaints about the taste and quality. The wine...

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“Perfect experience”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 8mos ago by Barry C

Came to the boat house for our wedding anniversary. Only one way to describe the food and service………perfect!!

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  • BYO Available
  • Delivery available
  • Suitable for Functions
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Private Dining Area
  • Waterside Dining
  • Dinner
  • Modern Australian
  • Not Specified