Restaurant Reviews

The Boat House: Restaurant review

The Boat House

Address

Grevillea Park
Menindee Dr
Barton, Canberra, ACT

Hours

Dinner Mon-Sat 6.30pm-9pm

Prices

4 courses $90, dégustation $120

REVIEW

A peaceful lakeside setting, a decorous welcome; this wedding conference- restaurant destination emanates Old World charm. But it's in the hushed, spacious dining room with clinking cutlery and low voices that you get the big reveal: a bold menu and extensive wine list showcase the region's best in a modern way. Cowra pork belly with 'nduja, parsnip, maple cabbage and snake beans offers a quartet of tender, crunchy, earthy and spicy qualities, while the Gippsland yearling Angus fillet with pea tendrils, caramelised onion and smoked potato is a melting moment and a tapioca and squid ink cracker atop chilli and coriander-accented soft-shell crab is as winsome as a race-day fascinator. The golden saffron cheesecake with poppy sablé and salted caramel is a cheerful finale. And all the while, earnest waitstaff flits about dispensing warm, seamless service.

Phone:
(02) 6273 5500

Bookings:
Bookings essential

Features:

  • BYO
  • Licensed
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Private room

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
John Leverink

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.