Restaurant Reviews

The Boat House

The Boat House
Grevillea Park Menindee Dr Barton, Canberra, ACT


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.


(02) 6273 5500



Bookings essential


  • BYO

  • Licensed

  • Vegetarian-friendly

  • Wheelchair Access

  • Private room

Accepted card types:

  • American Express

  • Diners Club

  • Eftpos

  • MasterCard

  • Visa


John Leverink

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

Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide

Wine: ★

Gourmet Traveller’s star-ratings, which range from zero to three stars, reflect reviewers’ first-hand experiences. The best-rated restaurants form our national Top 100. Our wine ratings, from zero to three stars, are made by wine editor Max Allen on the strength of the quality of the restaurant’s wine list. View our rating key here.

The Boat House
Grevillea Park Menindee Dr Barton, Canberra, ACT
John Leverink
Bookings essential
Wheelchair Access
Opening Hours
Dinner Mon-Sat 6.30pm-9pm

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