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The Boathouse Café is now open to all for relaxed waterfront dining.

Tuesday- 9.30 AM- 2.00 PM

Wednesday- 9.30 AM – 2.30 PM

Thursday- 9.30 AM – 2.30 PM

Friday- 9.30 AM – Late

Friday evenings see the doors remain open with bar snacks and drinks available while the kitchen closes while the chefs prep for a busy evening service.  Meal orders are taken from 5pm until 8pm for an evening of casual dining before live music kicks off.

Please phone us on 03 5487646 to make a booking for the lunchtime service.

Bookings are not available on a Friday evening.


Brunch at The Boathouse

(available all day)

Boathouse Big Breakfast – $22

Local bacon, fried egg, mushroom and tomato with wilted spinach and toasted ciabatta bread

Grilled Halloumi – $20

On toasted ciabatta with poached eggs and wilted spinach

Boathouse Toasted Muesli – $12

House toasted muesli blend with Little River yoghurt and fresh fruit

Toasted Bagel – $10

Your choice of either smoked salmon with cream cheese and capers


Streaky bacon and runny egg

Pic’s Peanut Butter and Jelly – $8

Nelson’s famous spreads on toasted ciabatta

Made in Nelson with a commitment to sustainability

Lunch at The Boathouse


Your choice of beef, vegetarian or vegan (gf)

The Boathouse Chowder- $18

In a creamy saffron infused stock, loaded with fresh and smoked fish, shellfish and calamari

Served with toasted ciabatta bread

Boathouse Platter – $20 for 1 Person or $30 for 2 People

A selection of cold meats, seafood, bread, cheese, relish, fruit and crackers

Salmon Fillet – $27

Lemon pepper salmon fillet

served with orange hollandaise, quinoa salad and toasted almonds


Halloumi Salad – $19 

Little River Halloumi Salad with orange segments, mint and roasted chickpeas (gf)

Salt and Pepper Calamari Salad – $21 

Calamari strips breaded with Szechuan pepper and sea salt with lime aioli on a bed of salad leaves and a herb vinaigrette (df)

Boathouse Burgers – $23

Your choice of beef or vegetarian

Served with chunky cut fries and aioli (gf option)

Fish and Chips on the Deck -$24

Local catch of the day deep fried in Captain Cooker beer batter

Served with chunky cut fries and green salad (df)

Vege Stack – $25

Spinach, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes between two polenta cakes

drizzled in basil pesto (vegan)

Vegetarian Lasagna – $19 (v)

Pumpkin, spinach and black olive lasagna

served with a seasonal salad



Chunky Cut Fries with aioli (gf) $8

Garlic bread $7

Side Salad $7

Please help yourself to the hot sauces and bottles of Kiwi ketchup

We care about you! We do our very best to provide allergen sensitive food

Please let us know if you have special dietary requirements

Please phone us on 03 5487646 to make a booking for the lunchtime service.

Bookings are not available on a Friday evening.

Lunch at The Boathouse


Friday evenings see the blackboard menu brought out. Favourites such as Grilled Rib-Eye Steak and Crispy Calamari are listed alongside weekly specials. Order at the bar and seat yourself near the beautiful view or close to the stage.

At 8pm the kitchen closes and live music takes centre stage.

 All Welcome (door charge for gigs from 8pm may apply)

Please note bookings are not taken for the Friday Evening Cafe

Desserts are lovingly baked in-house, see our specials board 

The Boathouse is a kid-friendly venue. We have a children’s menu that changes regularly and offers wholesome meals as well as those kid favoured treats.  We have a family room with television, toys and comfy couches for the younger guests to chill out in or play while the adults relax. 

For functions we have a range of catering options that we’d love to discuss with you. 

Gift Vouchers Available

Boathouse Branch