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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 good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (23 reviews)
“fish and chips” (16 reviews)
“seared tuna” (8 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 3 days ago

The food here is great and good service from the staff , I found it to be a relaxing place to have a good coffee with the fish and chips.

Thank Zonetime
Reviewed 3 days ago

I used to come here years ago but the service was always slow and the food wasn't that great... went last week and WOW - food is amazing and service I could actually get at the table!! I heard it was new owners - they...More

Thank SarahK4235
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great view of Onetangi Beach. We only had a quick dessert which was good. The seagulls are all over the place and will vulture your food once you get up from your table. The bathrooms are just okay, and there is considerable construction going...More

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place has really gone downhill I went with friends for brunch and coffee Lovely views but even so not worth the high price we paid and the coffee was mediocre at best maître d arrogant Would like to return but probably wont

Thank maryw007
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service here is really warn and friendly, even if the weather is not. There is an excellent range for reasonably prices and the food is delicious. One of the best places on the island to eat - well worth a visit out to Onetangi.

Thank JamesM82
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for lunch in between wine tastings. The food was good, the local wine was wonderful and we loved the view. So beautiful and relaxing that we lingered for another round of drinks.

Thank Sarah53187
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tired to go for lunch today at around 12:45pm. Walked in and the place was busy as it was a nice day. We waited for around 5 minutes to be seated and moved to the side so that a lady in a wheelchair could come...More

1  Thank alextF2519XF
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Loved the fresh savoury scones. Very good carrot cake and coffees. Busy and a bit of a wait but great setting.

Thank Tim A
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

The food here is some of the best I’ve had on waiheke island. The chef definitely knows what he’s doing. We came for lunch to celebrate a friends birthday. Was a stunning beautiful sunny day. Nowhere better to be on the waters edge of onetangi...More

Thank KushlaR1
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Ordered 2 large flat whites got 1 large 1 regular. Impersonal service. No greeting, no eye contact. Asked for 2 scones to takeaway 1 buttered. All we got was 2 unheated scones and butter in a container. Then basically thrown at us and as the...More

1  Thank Annie B
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8 October 2018|
Response from Karen L | Reviewed this property |
I am sure they will not mind. May want to confirm this with them though.
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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