about the boathouse

 

The Boathouse is a group of unique and iconic hospitality venues located at beautiful waterside locations in Sydney, Australia.

The Boathouse, established in 2008 by Pip and Andrew Goldsmith, began with our Palm Beach, Sydney café.

The Group has expanded to now consist of 8 venues, and is operated by Heath Bambridge, one of the earliest members of the Boathouse team. We have an outstanding team of over 500 people who help make the venues what they are today.

We have always aimed to create experiences people love. We do this through high quality products and ingredients as well as through service that is both genuine and fun. We firmly believe in contributing to the local community in a positive way as we try and provide a classic Australian beachside experience.

In August 2019, the Group acquired two new local family partnerships. We look forward to operating our venues as usual, and are excited for the future of The Boathouse.

See you soon!

 
 

TIMELINE

November 2008
THE BOATHOUSE PALM BEACH

The Boathouse Palm Beach cafe opened, located on Pittwater in Palm Beach, Sydney.

September 2009
FIRST WEDDING

The first wedding was held at The Boathouse Palm Beach, and began offering waterside weddings and events.

January 2012
MOBY DICKS WHALE BEACH

Moby Dicks Whale Beach opened as a dedicated weddings and events venue, located on the hill overlooking Whale Beach, in Sydney.

March 2013
THE BOATHOUSE BALMORAL BEACH

The Boathouse Balmoral cafe opened its doors, located on the water at Balmoral, in Sydney.

June 2015
THE BOATHOUSE SHELLY BEACH

The Boathouse Shelly Beach opened, including a cafe, kiosk and weddings and events, located in Manly, Sydney.

December 2016
THE WHALE BEACH DELI

Whale Beach Deli opened, a small cafe with an all-day menu.

December 2016
THE BOATHOUSE HOME

The Boathouse Home shop in Palm Beach, Sydney opened, offering Boathouse inspired homewares and interiors.

April 2018
THE BOATHOUSE BAKERY

The Boathouse Bakery, located at the back of The Boathouse Home, opened. The Bakery offers Single O coffee, fresh bread, cakes and sandwiches. Wedding and celebration cakes can also be ordered from the Bakery.

December 2018
THE BOATHOUSE HOTEL PATONGA

The Boathouse Hotel Patonga opened, a hotel, kiosk and accommodation located in Patonga on the New South Wales Central Coast. Three waterfront apartments are located above the Hotel.

December 2018
BARRENJOEY HOUSE

Barrenjoey House Palm Beach opened, a heritage listed restaurant, bar and guest house in Palm Beach, Sydney. Guest house style accommodation above the restaurant opened soon after in February 2019.

February 2019
BARRENJOEY HOUSE ACCOMMODATION

The accommodation offering at Barrenjoey House Palm Beach opened, with seven guest rooms located on the upper level of the building.

June 2019
THE BOATHOUSE HOTEL PATONGA ACCOMMODATION

The Boathouse Hotel Patonga accommodation opened, including three apartments located above the Hotel, all with Patonga Bay water views.