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Waterfront at The Boatbuilders Yard

Why you'll love this venue

  • Offers multiple welcoming spaces with uninterrupted waterfront views and a relaxing atmosphere.
  • Economical event packages, flexible catering menus and a wide selection of drinks menu.
  • Convenient location with parking spaces near the venue.
Waterfront is ideal for hosting casual corporate functions and special events. The space is a celebration of industrial and maritime design and has a combination of covered and open areas. This intimate function space has stunning views of the river and a cityscape backdrop that sets the perfect scene for celebrations Grab a seat and have a drink literally on the water’s edge of the Yarra.  At night the high-rises reflect onto the water, giving Melbourne a luminescent glow from your vantage point at the Boatbuilder’s Yard.  One of the smaller spaces in the venue, the Waterfront space is ideal for events of up to 30 for sit-down dining and 50 for standing.

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leonardo claver

May 26, 2024

I went there the other day and it was amazing and wonderful experience with the charming blend of historic and modern elements, with its open-air design offering stunning views of the Yarra River and the city skyline. The cozy outdoor seating areas and fireplace create a relaxed atmosphere. Its scenic riverside setting makes it a popular spot for dining and social gatherings. 👌

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mithun desai

May 29, 2024

We had late lunch here over weekend... we ordered few drinks along with some halluomi fries and guacamole nachos... food was decent while service was good... was busy but got table quickly..

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Thirsty Herb

May 5, 2024

Having now been to The Boatbuilders, tried some food had a few beers, I’ve got a much better understanding of what type of venue it is. My expectations were higher than the reality. I was disappointed in the food, presentation was poor and it was only just ok when it came to quality and quantity. Having said that, I really enjoyed the venue. Location is A+, and it’s a people watchers paradise with the amount of pedestrians on the boardwalk. Cuisine is sort of Spanish / Mexican and more snacky than substantial. I will be back for beers and catch ups with friends but not on my list of dining. It was also quite pricey. Lunch and 1 beer was $63.00.

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Brendon West

April 21, 2024

Coffee was good, staff were fantastic, unfortunately for us the food was nothing short of horrible. Simple poached eggs with bacon and mushroom with a 30 minute wait time and everything came out cold, the toast was not toasted at all, charged $5 for one slice of bacon cut in half and $5 for 4 small mushrooms. I don't mind waiting 30 minutes for food if the food is good. Staff were extremely apologetic, gave a full refund and offered us a free take away coffee.

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Julie Egitto

April 2, 2024

saw this coffee and bar while walking in the wharf and think it looks nice so we tried to grab some coffee. turned out really nice and the food looks and smells nice. will come back next time and grab a meal.

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