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The Boathouse

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, View, Groups, Bar Scene

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The Boathouse is a modern beachfront eatery, set on one of the best beaches in New Zealand, the beautiful Onetangi Beach, Waiheke Island. With an all day menu that showcases the best of our fresh seasonal produce. Come, relax, enjoy the incredible view and our hospitality.
US$11 - US$31
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Seafood, New Zealand
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews pizza fish and chips salad seared tuna hash browns chicken ribs bread onetangi beach boat house breakfast lunch or dinner waiheke island perfect location the bus beautiful beach ginger beer lovely atmosphere
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Reviewed yesterday

We found the staff on top of everything from the getgo. Service excellent, large selection from menu, food presented well, all enjoyed their meal. Right opposite bus stop and great views out to sea. Sheltered deck provided a brief respite from a passing shower.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Merv J
Reviewed 2 days ago

Was there as a drop off location from the hop on hop off bus, quaint location overlooking the sea.Ordered two milkshakes, waiter dropped off a bottle of water but no glasses, which came after I asked for some. Half an hour after ordered the shakes...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Rob C
Reviewed 4 days ago

It took about twenty minutes to attract the attention of a waiter and order our food, plus a glass of wine each. Another ten or so minutes went past when our glasses of water arrived. Another almost thirty minutes when my sister went inside to...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Althea L
Reviewed 4 days ago

After ordering our drinks, which came, we ordered our lunch. We were waiting patiently until we finally asked where our food was, and they came back and asked what we ordered and mixed ours up with someone else. We were then told that we'd need...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SiobhanFL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely venue for lunch on Waiheke Island, with great views, food and service. Very. Realistic prices too.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank clivewo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looked at the menu from the menu board outside and liked the look of the menu so decide to go inside. Was greeted by the host and was shown to our table, we were given menus and nothing was explained to us. We then Went...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank PennyP758
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location across from the beach is amazing, beautiful breeze and fresh air. We ordered the fish and chips, amazing food. The fish was so fresh and chips were crisp. The service was a bit hit and miss but overall a good but slightly costly...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Savvy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had just finished our Zipline experience on Waiheke and hadn't had breakfast so we needed food... we wanted "stodge food" (nothing fancy) and used TripAdvisor to find this place, deciding to try it for the first time. And we loved it! We didn't book so...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dive_Girl_BK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great view , close to beach. But slow service, poorly trained staff, lukewarm cappuccino, 20 minutes wait for a milkshake. No cookies or cakes sold with coffee. Were told by waiter to buy cake next door and bring back. But cake shop, under the same...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 407bernhardk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch, it was not busy. All the hallmarks of poor service standards were evident. The staff all seemed to have taken panic pills, they were running around like headless chickens. The servers do not listen or pay attention. We had to ask twice...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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8 October 2018|
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Response from LauraP10593 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would think they would be very accommodating!
yvonne m
30 September 2017|
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Response from Robert W | Property representative |
Hi There. Yes we are open on NYE for lunch but will closing around 5.00pm that afternoon. If you would like to make a booking, please visit our website or send me your details and I will make the booking for you. Thanks Rob... More
20 February 2017|
Response from Robert W | Property representative |
Hi There. We are currently only holding it on Sundays at the moment. Thank you
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