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The Boathouse Cafe & Bar

1 Fourth Avenue | Waiheke Island, Onetangi, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
+64 9-372 2565
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (22 reviews)
“seared tuna” (8 reviews)
“hash browns” (5 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Fourth Avenue | Waiheke Island, Onetangi, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

At the end of Bus 1, this restaurant offeres a great ocean view! I ordered fish and chips and it was cooked in a very clean oil (based on the appearance of the food) I really enjoyed the food with a spectacular ocean view.

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in with a small group for lunch and were not disappointed. Try the fish and chips, but other items on the menu were equally inviting. Located right on the beach, it presents the opportunity for a beach walk after dining. It's not likely...More

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch one afternoon while visiting Waiheke Island, and enjoyed drinks and snacks outside watching the world go by. The restaurant was fairly busy, with a reasonable menu selection. Service was pleasant and friendly, and you have to order inside. A nice...More

Thank Foxy-Froggy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great lunch first time visit to Waiheke Island and stopped in for lunch. Great friendly staff, fantastic food great company beautiful weather. We will be back.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived 6.50 pm for dinner. Met by indifferent staff member on exterior terrace. Requested booking for four. She replied kitchen closes at seven due to slow turnover that night. Suggested pizza takeaway or eat in pizza until seven thirty. Chef leaving at seven we were...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the beach late afternoon - too late and too early to eat but The Boathouse has a good selection of wine and beer - maybe not the cheapest - and the location is lovely with super view of the beach.

Thank mjnaylor8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Setting is excellent and we chose to eat dinner outside, since the weather was so pleasant. What we didn't realise is that there is no table service outside - only inside, even though there was nobody sitting inside. This meant going to the till to...More

Thank Ken A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for breakfast there last weekend and all were disappointed with the breakfast portion size. Smashed avocado was tiny with only one slice of bread and a few tomatoes. The french brioche was so thick that the middle was dry and outside was way...More

Thank Rebecca460
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, gorgeous view, lovely staff. Tick tick tick. Pancakes were pre cooked and microwaved (I watched the chef microwave them) - but they were still cold in the centre. Rostis we almost definitely purchased pre made and frozen then deep fried to almost burnt....More

Thank nealie46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The Boathouse for breakfast on the weekend. Beautiful setting, great fit out & the food & coffee were amazing - we kept returning for the coffee! Will definitely be back.

1  Thank Amanda C
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yvonne m
30 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Fourth Avenue | Waiheke Island, Onetangi, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Waiheke Island  >  Onetangi
  • Phone Number: +64 9-372 2565
  • E-mail
The Boathouse Café and Bar is simply a ‘must-do’ Waiheke Island experience. Take in the expansive ocean views from our incredible beachfront location while enjoying our fresh, tasty food in a vibrant and fun atmosphere. Our bar specialises in local wines and beer and has an impressive range of exotic cocktails. We combine two of life’s great pleasures, being by the ocean and enjoying a delicious meal in the company of good friends.
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