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The Boathouse Cafe & Bar Restaurant

1 Fourth Avenue | Waiheke Island, Onetangi, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
+64 9-372 2565
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (17 reviews)
“seared tuna” (7 reviews)
“seafood” (9 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, Seafood, 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 yesterday via mobile

Brilliant view of twinkling ocean and white sand bay with a glass of pinot and seafood basket. Lovely service. Great place.

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went with friends from the UK, and enjoyed a good coffee sitting outside looking at the beautiful views

Thank tomtom755
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for lunch. The All Day menu and Lunch menus offered a good selection of dishes. We had the surf and turf and the katsu chicken on flatbread. Both dishes were delicious; the flatbread was soft and the chicken was very tasty. The...More

Thank bruzer99
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for brunch with my husband, our friend and her 2 year old grandson. Really lovely although somewhat noisy (happy, talking people). Loved our food, especially as I was able to order something ketogenic.

Thank Andamos_bien
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I looked up the boat house on TripAdvisor. I was really looking forward to a great meal. Unfortunately it did not deliver. Pizza was soggy. Fish batter was thick and rather tasteless. Lovely atmosphere though. Great spot opposite the beach. The musician was fantastic and...More

Thank Markwsters1974
Robert W, Owner at The Boathouse Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi There. Very sorry you had a not so good experience with our pizza and fish. We are known for having some of the best pizzas and fish and chips on the island (which is reflected in our Trip advisor reviews), but during your visit...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our family here for both lunch and dinner. It was such a convenient place to eat as only a 5 min walk from our accomodation. The meals were very nice, the staff very friendly and helpful and created a real family atmosphere. The...More

Thank jane a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious seafood + salad, we had the prawn bucket, pan seared fish and chips & a chicken caesar. Service was super friendly & a beautiful view. Would recommend to friends. They make a yum Bloody Mary aswell.

Thank Mmay93
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for a quick bite & drink, perfect spot to chill with mates and share some good food, brew and yarns.

Thank marksK1569QF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

View to die for and we loved the food. I would love to come back as saw so many nice dishes coming out. We were group of 5. We all loved the food and vibe.

Thank leighNz
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Possibly the "Most Improved Player" on Waiheke Island. What was, in the past, more often a disappointment has, with new ownership lifted its game and worthy of recommendation.

1  Thank wineconnections
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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$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, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 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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