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Studley Park Boathouse Is Getting a $5.8-Million Makeover Including New Riverside Dining

The historic boathouse is set to reopen in winter, complete with a new cafe, restaurant, pizzeria, gelato cart and outdoor dining deck along the Yarra.
By Ellen Seah
March 27, 2023
By Ellen Seah
March 27, 2023

Studley Park Boathouse is getting a $5.8-million revamp which is set to include brand new dining options and a multi-level riverside deck. Australian Venue Co (Yarra Botanica, Fargo & Co, BrewDog Pentridge) is already underway with renovations on the Kew favourite, which is set to encompass a new cafe for casual diners, a modern restaurant and bar, pizzeria, pop-up gelato cart and a new outdoor dining deck along the Yarra.

"Our vision for Studley Park Boathouse is built around celebrating the heritage of this iconic venue," Australian Venue Co CEO Paul Waterson says. "The revitalised venue paired with a new and improved food and beverage offering will ensure there is something for everyone and every occasion."

Image: Render, supplied

The yet-to-be-named restaurant and bar leans local, championing an entirely Victorian wine list sourced within 100km of Studley Park Boathouse. A menu of charcuterie and grazing plates will pair well with curated tasting paddles featuring boutique growers, which are set to change seasonally.

Picnic packages complete with blanket hire and a new 'Row-sé' menu available with boat hire rounds out the offering. New firepits for winter picnic-goers are also on the cards, and the team are preparing to host a line-up of pop-up events and live entertainment throughout the year.

Image: Render, supplied

Renovations are currently underway at Studley Park Boathouse, with a reopening date sometime in winter this year. We'll keep you updated on the details are they drop.

Images: Flickr, Alpha, renders - supplied.

Published on March 27, 2023 by Ellen Seah
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