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Proudfoots by the River

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Modern Australian

2 Simpson St, Warrnambool VIC

4 Reviews

About Proudfoots by the River

Perched on the banks of the Hopkins River, Proudfoots Boathouse has been a Warrnambool icon for 130 years. Wooden ceiling beams, majestic chandeliers and a roaring fireplace all combine to pay tribute to Proudfoots Boathouse’s history while breathtaking water views complement an extensive Modern Australian menu. A leisurely lunch may include a glass of white paired with smoked salmon blinis topped with caper berries and crème fraiche, while an intimate dinner may feature prosciutto-wrapped pork loin drizzled in shallot sauce or a classic grass fed porterhouse steak with roasted seasonal vegetables and house churned butter. Proudfoots Boathouse also caters for sit-down or cocktail functions for up to 300 guests.

Location & Map

2 Simpson St, Warrnambool 3280 VIC - See Map

Features & Facilities

Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Eftpos

Seats: 70   Chef: Jack Gleeson

Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  Closed
Wed  10:00:AM - 11:00:PM
Thu  10:00:AM - 11:00:PM
Fri  10:00:AM - 11:00:PM
Sat  8:30:AM - 11:00:PM
Sun  8:30:AM - 3:00:PM

Groups & Functions

  • Up to 80 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Hens & Bucks Night
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding

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Member Reviews (4)


We were travelling through robe to apollo bay and decided to stop in Warrnambool. We followed the signs to Proudfoots Boathouse and discovered a gem. The owner explained he is hoping to promote the business to more tourist so we thought we would pass on the information for him. Amazing fresh seafood. It is great to see a restaurant on the coast serving the local produce. The oysters are the best we have ever eaten. We recommend the natural and the Kilpatrick. The waiter told us that they get them direct from a farm in Tasmania. Maybe they could start growing them in Warrnambool. Definitely recommend for all tourist travelling along the Great Ocean Road.

Great Food wonderful location


Great food great service and will certainly return for another meal


Excellent food, excellent service! Love the location as well. I have nothing bad to say at all! Thank you for the hospitality... it's rare these days.