On the banks of Lake Daylesford

Located on the banks of Lake Daylesford and with exquisite water views from any vantage point, The Boathouse Restaurant offers a sophisticated dining venue for lunch and  dinner. You can take in the beautiful views from our warm and cosy indoor dining area for winter catch ups and our outdoor deck and seating area during the warmer months. The Boathouse Restaurant provides year-round comfort with stylish food and a relaxed yet professional style of service, making it the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine over a meal with family and friends.




We are so very sorry but due to the Victorian Government changing the goalposts yesterday (Tuesday October 19th) we will be unable to operate until Wednesday November 3rd.

Hospitality has been told for some time now that we can open with increased density limits once vaccination rates reach 70% and that hospitality staff would be required to have had one dose of the vaccination before opening with the 2nd dose to be administered by November 26th – this information changed yesterday, now all staff must be fully vaccinated at the time of opening on October 22nd.


Unfortunately one of our wonderful vital staff members had the 2nd jab booked in for November 1st and cannot get an earlier appointment which means the we are unable to open.


Our heads are spinning we have taken bookings, ordered food and wine  and were ready to go on Friday and yet the rules were changed at the last minute and  we cannot legally open. We are all incredibly upset and just a little frustrated, we would have benefited in having this change of information earlier.


We will open on Wednesday November 3rd

Lunch- Wed – Sun from 11.30am

Dinner- Fri & Sat from 5.30pm


If you have the time you may like to read the attached articles, even hospitality industry groups were blindsided. While some of these articles talk of Melbourne it also applies to regional Victoria






Please see below for our Regular Opening Hours.
As per Government regulations all diners must provide proof of double vaccination on arrival. 



Please note that bookings for lunch and dinner are essential.  Please see below for our opening hours.
If you would like to make a booking please email info@boathousedaylesford.com.au and provide us with a name and best contact number to get back in touch with you.

Due to COVID 19 restrictions we are operating under limited capacity and therefore we will ask that you arrive no earlier and no later than your reservation time, and that you are mindful of your required time of departure.

For all bookings there will be a minimum spend:
Lunch $45 per person
Dinner $60 per person
The per person spend can be a combination of food and beverage.


The largest group booking we can accommodate is a table of 8 people and we are unable to split any larger groups on to separate tables.
Please note card payments will incur a 1% surcharge and public holidays a 15% surcharge on all bills.

We will of course be adhering to all Government safety protocols and look forward to seeing you at the Boathouse Restaurant.

At this stage we do know that if the roadmap released by the Government is on track we will be able to open to Melburnians from Wednesday November 3rd when we will open for our regular hours (see below).

As per Government regulations all diners must provide proof of double vaccination on arrival.

When booking could you please include a mobile number and advise us, weather and availability permitting, if you prefer to sit inside or outside?

Please note -  Due to  staff shortages we will have difficulty servicing the dog friendly area at the moment. If you would like to contact us closer to the date you would like to dine at the Boathouse Restaurant we would have a better idea of whether this area will be open or not.

Regular Dining Hours

Closed - Monday & Tuesday
Lunch  - Wednesday to Sunday from 11:30am
Dinner - Friday & Saturday from 5:30pm

Please note as a fully licensed restaurant we do not serve ‘coffee only’ or take away drinks
A 15% surcharge applies on public holidays.
All card transactions will incur a 1% surcharge.