The Boathouse: A “Bring Your Own Food” Restaurant
The Australian state of Tasmania is home to King Island. Known for it’s quality food products including cheese, lobsters and beef, it’s also home to a restaurant that serves no food. Twelve years ago, artist Caroline Kininmonth restored an 137 year old boathouse into the BYO eatery, and the communal dining room has been a hit ever since.
The Boathouse provides all the cooking supplies and patrons bring their own ingredients and drinks. It’s possibly the only waterfront restaurant on the island, and is a popular site for weddings. The space has a lot of raw character. It looks like a mix between an artist’s clubhouse and a fishing shack. Keeping with the free and easy vibe, there’s no set price, but donations are accepted.