Name: Studley Park Boathouse
Address: 1 Boathouse Rd
03 9853 1828
Food: ModOz, European
Average price: Entree: $11-$19, Mains: $26-$35, Dessert: $14-$18.50
Main: Housemade gnocchi panfried with pumpkin sauce, ricotta and walnuts - $18
gnocchi was really soft. the pumpkin sauce was a touch on the sweet side
and therefore I would have preferred a saltier cheese, such as feta,
than the mellow ricotta. The walnuts were yummy but also sweet. Had this
been a touch more salty it would have been really fantastic, but overall it was
still a nice dish that I would order again.
Boathouse burger with bacon, cheese, BBQ sauce, fries and salad - $24
Mr.M: It was beautiful
Dessert: Belgian chocolate mousse cake - $10.90
mousse was a touch too gelatinous for me, being on the firm side also
subdued the chocolate flavour I was hoping for, instead it was more
akin to a vanilla/sweet mousse cake than Chocolate. Texture and flavour aside it was
Service: A little over attentive. Our food came out fairly quickly and
our water was never less than half full but a lot of the time the
waiters would just be standing behind us, waiting, which was a little
off putting as we felt a lack of privacy.
Atmosphere: Surrounded by nature. The river, trees and wildlife makes for a truly relaxing atmosphere, on a sunny day up on the balcony it is truly wonderful. Although if a swan squabble arises there will be some noise :). The restaurant itself is done in a neutral minimal decor.
Parking: Ample on site parking. Also nearby street parking.
Hours: Wed-Fri & Sun noon-3pm, Wed-Sat 6.30pm-10pm (cafe hours: Sat-Sun 9am-11am, daily noon-4pm)
Would I return: Yes, lovely location and good value for food.