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Relaxed casual coastal dining with local produce and views over the Maroochy River.

About The Boat Shed

Casual coastal dining overlooking the Maroochy River awaits at The Boat Shed on The Esplanade in Cotton Tree. With sunset views and a contemporary menu, this Sunshine Cost restaurant is the ideal setting for a romantic dinner, special event or leisurely meal with friends; chill out on the banks of the river alfresco with a cheeky cocktail in hand and watch the world pass by. From tapas to fresh seafood, there is something on the menu to tempt all palates – dive in with an entrée of garlic and macadamia buttered Mooloolaba prawns, sourdough, creamed feta and herbs, or five-spice karaage chicken, wakame and ginger salad, Kewpie, pickled cucumber and black sesame. For the main think dishes like crispy pork belly, scallop and prawn boudin, sweet and sour mandarin, white bean and cassava chips.

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A few words from The Boat Shed

The Boat Shed Restaurant Cotton tree, ideal coastal dining on the Sunshine Coast with quality service and a focus on local produce with magnificent views over the Maroochy River. Renowned by locals!
Available for wedding packages/business functions/large groups/birthday parties

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Location & Map

The Esplanade, Cotton Tree 4558 QLD - See Map

Features & Facilities

Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Diners, Amex, Eftpos

Seats: 120   Chef: Kauri Watkin  


Opening Hours

Mon  11:00:AM - 9:00:PM
Tue  11:00:AM - 9:00:PM
Wed  11:00:AM - 9:00:PM
Thu  11:00:AM - 9:00:PM
Fri  11:00:AM - 10:00:PM
Sat  11:00:AM - 10:00:PM
Sun  11:00:AM - 6:00:PM

Groups & Functions

Our chefs have created our choice set menu to showcase a selection of popular menu items with a focus on fresh seasonal produce. Our Group Bookings Menu is the Boat Shed’s approach to catering for larger groups of 20 or more in the restaurant. Ideal for your corporate lunch or dinner, a group of friends or to celebrate that special occasion. The choice set menu has set price per person and offers a choice of meal for each course for your lunch or dinner group reservation.

  • Up to 100 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Wedding
  • Set Menu

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