Want a really nice place to dine on the northern side of Melbourne city. Why not go for a big open restaurant on the Maribyrnong River. You could sit outside on a sunny day and watch the walkers and cyclist on the walking track beside the rive and lookout over the water. You may also feel confident eating at a restaurant part owned by Gary Mehigan of master chef fame. But there is more at The Boathouse than all of that put together. There is good food.
The Boathouse is a modern, rustic-feel, relaxing eatery. You can dine indoors or out by the river. Parking is available nearby and there is a kids play ground right at the entrance. The wine and beer list is sufficient and staff are efficient and friendly and quite laid-back. A cosy lunch for two would find a home here. Don't wait for summer just rug-up and eat with the water birds.