Noosa Boathouse Rocks Sunsets
Helen Flanagan discovers a one-of-a-kind rooftop oasis, and the coolest favourite place for everyone, including visitors, to sip the famous Noosa River.
Cocktails, champagne, superb wines, liqueurs, spirits, a top-shelf whisky, or an on-tap Heads of Noosa Japanese Lager are the perfect accompaniments as the golden sun goes down – or later when the moon transcends its romantic glow.
Equally sparkling is the new-look Sunset Bar with long-time locals behind and in front of the bar, the effervescent Grant Nichols and James Denslow.
Naturally, seafood focuses on today’s local catch as per the Boathouse menu designed by talented chefs Shane Bailey and Damien MacMillan. Here however, it’s all about share plates and substantial bar bites. Tantalising taste buds are Mooloolaba prawn roll with pickled cucumber and cocktail sauce; Fraser Isle Spanner Crab slider with Asian slaw; or go all the way with a chilled fresh seafood platter. Popular demand dictates dishes such as the retro plate with locally smoked chilli kabana, cheddar pickled cucumber and crackers; as well as the house charcuterie; salt and pepper calamari; fish and chips; and oysters shucked to order served natural or Kilpatrick, remain on the menu.
So, whether it’s a quick drink before or after dinner, Noosa Boathouse’s Sunset Bar is the hottest place around with the widest views up and down the Noosa River, and the best chill-out tunes.
It’s also a popular space for events such as birthday, engagement and anniversary parties.
Opening hours are Monday to Thursday 4pm, Fridays 3pm, and weekends now from 1pm. The new Me&u Tap Order Pay system operates at tables, so you don’t even need to leave your seat! Dishes and drinks are brought to you. With a smile of course. No bookings required, just rock up and enjoy.