The Boat House

The Boat House is the go-to spot for waterfront dining in Canberra for the last couple of decades. An award winning restaurant and private dining and functions.

Situated in private parkland on the absolute water lapping edge of Lake Burley Griffin, The Boat House by the Lake offers the best lake view the capital has to offer. The stunning views are matched by outstanding modern cuisine, friendly and attentive service, and a sophisticated atmosphere.

Chef John Leverink delivers impeccably plated modern Australian dishes with the freshest ingredients in elegant surroundings. Choose from four courses a la carte, a multiple course degustation or use their private dining menu which offers many different menu styles to suit your event. A front of house team keeps the floor running efficiently with an emphasis on friendly, professional, knowledgeable service.

The three private dining rooms are superbly presented with crisp white linen, crystal glassware and direct access to a lakeside deck and gardens. The atmosphere is further enhanced by floor to ceiling windows and a crackling open fire in the West End Room during the winter months.

The extensive wine list features a sizeable selection of Canberra region wines, great labels from Australia's best regions and an impressive list of French champagnes.

Functions & Weddings

Minutes from the city yet set in its own gardens on the absolute lakefront, The Boat House offers the ideal venue for your corporate function or private celebration. The stunning water views, award winning kitchen and sophisticated atmosphere are sure to make your event one to remember.

The Boat House can accommodate small or large groups of up to 160 seated guests, with ample free parking on the doorstep.

  • Dinner
  • Fully Licensed
  • Fine Dining
  • Parking - Free
  • Open Weekends
  • Group Bookings
  • Private Functions
  • Functions | Weddings
  • Restaurant
  • Air-Conditioned
  • Disabled Access
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Australian
  • Seafood
  • Contemporary
  • Open Most Days



  • Award winning restaurant
  • Modern Australian cuisine
  • Guests can bring their own wine - $25
  • Stunning location & views

Our Location

Grevillea Park, Menindee Dr,, Barton, Canberra District, ACT 2600 Australia

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Monday to Saturday 6.30pm - 9pm. Closed on Public Holidays
  • Top Spot Award