Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Waterfront Restaurant - BYO Food Please

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Believe it or not, this restaurant serves no food. The waterfront Boathouse Eatery (King Island Tasmania Australia) sits empty 24/7. The tables are set with check linen, flowers sit in vases, but there are no staff or even a menu. It is a BYO eatery. All cooking utensils and cutlery are supplied. You just bring your own food and drinks. There's no charge, but a donation box if you feel inclined. I must say this place has a lot of character. What would you like to eat here?

35 comments:

  1. What a clever idea in a beautiful setting!

    xoxo
    Karyn

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  2. What a cool concept...definately either fried chicken, my mother's potato salad, biscuits and my home made strawberry jam or a divinely wonderful crawfish (yabbies to you) boil with all the fixin's. That would be sausage, coen on the cob, mushrooms and potatos. Oh, I can't forget the beer! I'll make sure to have all this on hand if I ever get the chance to visit!

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  3. This room puts me in the mood for Coconut Shrimp!
    If it happens to be a very cold day, I'll also be making New England Clam Chowder.
    Great post!

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  4. What a cool idea! I would love to eat there.

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  5. I have never heard of anything like this....I think it is a great idea and could totally see doing a casual Saturday lunch with friends there! Take care, Caroline

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  6. What a cool idea!! I LOVE it ~~
    I'm thinking a couple of pounds of shrimp, and a bucket of beer.

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  7. How very nice! I've heard of such places, but have never seen one. Looks like a perfect place for friend clams & cole slaw. Jug of iced tea & a maybe a melon.

    What would you have, Simone?

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  8. Did I type "friend" clams? I thought I saw that as it poofed away. I would never eat clams that were friends, only those that are fried.

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  9. how cute! what a great idea.. i'd like to eat fresh seafood, salad, crusty bread, oh and some king island cheese & a couple of glasses of good semillon with friends or family.

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  10. That is the coolest idea ever! I am so excited! I am making plans! :)
    Can you tell I am a picky eater?
    I would bring classic picnic food to overlook the water- nothing fussy, just fun.
    And strawberry shortcake for sure.
    Love this post.

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  11. I have never heard of such a thing - what a great idea, though! I bet it's a fun place to eat a picnic or burgers, especially there near the water. How cool.

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  12. Now that's unique. I don't think I have ever heard of a restaurant like that. It's a very cute "shacky" place!

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  13. How adorable! I have never heard of it before. I must say I've never been to King Island but I'm sure it's beautiful! xx
    ps thanks for the offer on the Enid books! That is so sweet of you!

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  14. Thats really interesting. It would be lovely to have my hubby cook an exquisite meal for me here perhaps on our anniversary...(daydreaming!!)

    In reality if he was to take me here he would probably pickup some KFC from a drivethrough ;)

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  15. Thats impressive!! What a brilliant idea... Love the way the place looks..

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  16. yes absolutely!!! there's a place like that in italy too where they serve only beverages but you must bring or cook your food!!

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  17. absolutely... With fabulous company of course :)

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  18. lovely pictures and lovely blog <3

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  19. Anything I don't need to cook myself! It be a great place for a celebration. Simone thank you for your kind comments! Julie

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  20. That is such a a cool idea! Love it!

    m ^..^

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  21. OMG How fun! What a great place to host a party! I love it. Very unique.

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  22. Sounds like a good place for BBQ.

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  23. wow this is new! never heard of this before!! very ..umm..friendly!!! love it so much!

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  24. I would totally eat there! How fun!!! :)

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  25. I love it! That's the geatest thing I've heard of in a while.

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  26. that is fabulous! i think it's a great idea, because every now and then you are just looking for somewhere to picnic or bring snacks and wine etc. and are wanting the view only. what a fun idea :)

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  27. What a great place! I would love to eat crab legs there :-) Although they would not be very good from home. Maybe some cookies and lemonade :-) Great to find your blog!

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  28. I'd first have to talk my friends and family into joining me at a restaurant with no menu! But, after the promise of "plenty of wine" to friends and family, I'm thinking lots of clam bake style foods. Yum! That's sounds so good right about now!

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  29. What a brilliant idea - a picnic in a cafe!

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  30. that is soooooo cool! i might pack a tuna sandwich and lemonade!

    xo

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  31. Great post. I think this place is absolutely wonder! Thanks for sharing.

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  32. No kitchen either...?

    I think this could work out well for me.
    I would hit up the olive buffet at Wholefoods and call it a feast ;P

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  33. I was only talking about Tasmania the other day a friend of mine lived there & said I should take the kids for a holiday ohh I will so check out this place if we go what a great place for a picnic, I hope every cleans up after them!! :)

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  34. Actually this building was burnt to the ground recently. The King Island Council will complete the rebuild before Christmas. Hope it has a similar character.

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  35. How sad to lose such a landmark...and how wonderful that it will be rebuilt. I would love to picnic in this setting! But first I have to get to Australia...
    Jane (Artfully Graced)

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