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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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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 2 days ago

We stopped here for lunch after a very long walk from Stonyridge vineyard on the wine trail. We had the Katsura chicken and the crab cakes and both were very good. I had an apple juice that actually looked like freshly squeezed juice it was...More

Thank HappyHammer69
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great find - recommended by tour guide - we sat under cover overlooking the beautiful beach - menu was wonderful with loads of options not usually found away from major centres - if you get a chance visit - if nothing else you cannot go...More

Thank OzShan
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great menu and good choices. Well priced. Cabinet food available although some of it looked less than fresh. Did not like ordering at counter and paying for meal in advance. Staff friendly and efficient and drinks and meals arrived promptly. Nice food.

Thank drtgfnz
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a most enjoyable experience...great food and excellent service... I had an accident as I was leaving and the owner and the staff were fantastic ....thank you so much for your wonderful support, I really can't thank you enough...great food, great views😀😀😀

Thank Anita M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is casual dining at it's best. Great view, good food selection, breakfast lunch or dinner. Pleasant staff, reasonable prices. Popular with locals and tourists. Public transport at the door. Great surf beach adjacent. Dined here several times over a four day period.

Thank John L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group of 14 pre booked in for lunch were given a long table on the deck. We ordered Fish & Chips, Fish Burgers, Vege Stack, Fish Cakes, Pizzas, Platter and there were no complaints. The staff friendly and efficient and they were kind enough...More

Thank shanozM
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited for a late lunch and opted for a caeser salad as I wanted something light. The salad was FULL of bacon and chicken and I struggled to eat it, it was so large a portion. This is by no means a complaint, it...More

Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Boathouse is one of only two eateries that I know of at Onetangi Bay, and occupies a great spot on the beach front. The surroundings are pleasant, as were the staff. We had enjoyed a good breakfast here the previous day, and so decided...More

Thank raptorman44
Robert W, Owner at The Boathouse Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi There. Thanks for your feedback and sorry about the dinner menu selection and also the dirty table which is not acceptable.My apologises for this. We are launching our new dinner menu next week and will have a much bigger selection and variety. In regards...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the place...the service and staff are all very helpful The view is perfection Very popular with locals and travellers Highly recommend....it was recommended to us too

Thank sheepish2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently stayed at Otenangi Beach and ate several times in the Boathouse, never being disappointed with breakfast lunch or dinner. The food choices are excellent and the staff couldn’t be more helpful. The absolutely fantastic views across the bay are none too shabby either.

Thank Christine J
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Questions & Answers
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$24
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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