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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 good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (22 reviews)
“fish and chips” (16 reviews)
“seared tuna” (8 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
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 6 days ago

From the start the service was slack the waitress cleared somebody else's dirty dishes told us to take a seat, the table wasn't wiped the water bottle half empty was still sitting on the table. My husband chased up a clean bottle of water and...More

Thank Ruth D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just when I think it can't get better, it does. This place is absolutely amazing for the quality of it food, reasonable pricing, lovely staff and wonderful views. Went there for a meal last Sunday evening and, as usual, found the food superb. I had...More

Thank Ngaio L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice lunch at The Boathouse. We got homemade focacia to share,fish & chips, two pizzas and a side of chips. The food is tasty, service is quick and friendly.

Thank VanessaTran101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view is amazing. The fish n chips are great. Just an all round excellent experience here! Next time we visit the island we will for sure be back here's and hopefully it's just as sunny to look out over that view! The staff are...More

Thank thesandman2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A photogenic restaurant overlooking Onetangi Beach. We ordered Kiwis usual meals - fish and chips. Such a lovely place to hang around and relax while watching birds, waves and people just walking by with their best friends (dogs).

Thank ECLadines
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beef pad see ew was delicious and the place had a great vibe. So different for Waiheke Island. Staff polite. Great night had by all. We will be back.

1  Thank Shelley A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just eaten there. Great view even in the rain. Took well over an hour to get a pizza. Had to ask and chase up twice. Barely an apology and none from the guy who took the order. He really wasn't interested. Table next to us...More

Thank Celeste V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived and were greeted immediately by what I think was the owner, very welcoming and happy to see us. Our waitress Vicky was awesome and interested in how we were doing and later how we enjoyed our meal. Food was ready quickly and was...More

1  Thank Cauler
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to go for dinner here because my wife and I were staying up the road. We got a seat very quickly even though we didn’t book. The waitress seemed disinterested, almost as if she would rather be anywhere else but at work. Our entrees...More

1  Thank Wepiha T
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Fantastic southeast Asian style food this evening. Delicious Vietnamese rolls with tasty dipping sauce followed by fish curry. The staff are lovely and meal portions very generous. I'll be back!

1  Thank Frances S
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Questions & Answers
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$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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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