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Boathouse Restaurant

Boat House The Quay, Christchurch BH23 1BY, England
+44 1202 480033
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (104 reviews)
“mussels” (35 reviews)
“sea bass” (25 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Boat House The Quay, Christchurch BH23 1BY, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A superb location and lovely staff with a lovely atmosphere however the menu is a bit limited. Lots of fish as mains however lunchtime seems to limit you to pannini pizza or small portions of the house staples such as mussels. The food is good...More

Thank Amanda A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Attended a party in the chandelier bar which was excellent. The venue is great for a party . The bar staff in particular were superb nothing was too much trouble . The waitresses were also friendly and helpful . Lastly the food was really well...More

Thank johnbowen87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited this restaurant and bar several times over the past few years and love it. Yesterday we had drinks upstairs in the chandelier bar and overlooked the Stompin' event on the quomps. It is such a great space. Comfortable, on trend and serves...More

Thank Linnilon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch on a Saturday with my friend and her husband. They had a wide variety of seafood dishes and some on the specials menu which was on a chalkboard resting on a chair which was moved around when a new table sat down....More

Thank Wong L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great long lunch in the Boathouse on Saturday. The food, service and wine was great. Recommend: Cornish moules & frites with thai green curry. Huge dish - beautiful The Parini pinot grigio blush delle venerei wine. All too drinkable and not expensive...More

Thank Rew06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was just average. If you advertise avocado salad then two very thin slices amongst lettuce is not acceptable. Had prebooked but were offered the worst tables in the place and watched as casual diners who had not booked were given more satisfactory seating. We...More

1  Thank Wenw00d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met up with friends for breakfast at the boat house. They had soya milk and gluten free bread which was amazing. Really nice choices, staff very friendly. Would recommend it.

Thank minminmoo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the boathouse 3 times now. The first time was with a ex partner, didn't book and was on Saturday night and we still managed to be seated very quickly, I found the atmosphere was very relaxed. I loved the decor of...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Boathouse has had its ups and downs and we haven't dined there for a while but the food is always good. It was busy but nice to see a lot of waiting staff so the service was quick and efficient and the food excellent

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat here at the weekend and was a mixed bag. Louis at the entrance was very good getting a table for us. We then wanted to see specials board which kept disappearing like Mr Benns shop assistant. We had over hour to wait for...More

1  Thank trelawneyman
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colin h
11 April 2017|
Response from gmboathouse | Property representative |
The mini golf is open everyday - is staffed at the hut during holidays and weekends; the rest of the time please see a member of staff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boat House The Quay, Christchurch BH23 1BY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 480033
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