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The Boathouse Cafe & Bar Restaurant

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1 Fourth Avenue | Waiheke Island, Onetangi, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
+64 9-372 2565
07:30 - 21:00
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125 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice premises and atmosphere, the food was cooked to perfection. However, and this is a fairly big however. Train your staff guys, they were doing the best with the skills that they had, but clearly not trained well as waiting staff. It's a common kiwi theme. Remember, your staff are your greatest front line asset.

Thank Bimroy
London, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had some Rose here whilst the sun set over the beach. Wow. The food looked ok and it was reasonably busy but a super spot in the beach and a great place for a drink as the sun goes down. We didn't get to eat here but will next visit.

Thank James B
Hamilton, New Zealand
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came out to Onetangi on the shuttle bus from the Waiheke Ferry Terminal & were pleasanlly surprised to find the Boathouse Cafe for lunch . The Cafe overlooks the beautiful beach & has a relaxed casual atmosphere , The menu reflects the beach situation with Seafood being prominent . The food is well presented & tasty & staff efficient... More 

1 Thank David W
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most smiley staff on Waiheke😀. The food was fantastic. We had lunch here, the Thai muscles and the katsu chicken flat bread. Delicious 👅. Views here are awesome and service is just great🖒

1 Thank Alexia555
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to have lunch on Easter Monday at about 1.30pm. It was busy but we found a table for two inside easily. I had the mussels in Thai green curry sauce and my partner had the chicken katsu flatbread. The decor is light and modern which is perfect for a beachside restaurant. We really enjoyed our meals they were... More 

1 Thank turtleway
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had an early dinner here on Good Friday. We were told straight away there was a 15% surcharge plus there were signs. It was very busy but we got a table. The staff were very friendly and efficient. My husband loved his beer that was brewed on the island. I had fish of the day which... More 

1 Thank Sharon W
Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful view beach. Good quality, value, and large meals. Unique beer mix with ginger ale!!! Excellent and friendly service. Good for families and couples. Hard to fault except their so popular you may have to bring yr own forks and knives. Highly recommend.

2 Thank KoalaLinz
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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157 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It looked great online so gave it a try. It was quite busy, we went for the Boathouse Buckets which were pretty poor. Deep fried and dry fish, watery dips, cold and no seasoning. Looks nice, tastes horrible. Looking around those that were eating were into fish and chip type meals. A great spot for a coffee or a cold... More 

Thank Kevin T
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No complaints here whatsoever. The Boathouse delivers panoramic sea views, a varied and interesting menu and pretty generous portions. We were lucky enough to be here on a fine day with NOT that many people (a bit chilly) so it was not over-run. Its the laid back kind of place you have to visit to really catch the holiday vibe

1 Thank thethreeofus41
Sevierville, Tennessee
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499 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for Breakfast our first morning as it was one of the only places open that early and we liked it so much we came back everyday we were there. Great ocean side location with great views. Good food, great Coffee and even better prices.

2 Thank Gary M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Fourth Avenue | Waiheke Island, Onetangi, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Waiheke Island  >  Onetangi
  • Phone Number: +64 9-372 2565
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?