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The Boathouse

22 High Street, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9PP, Scotland
+44 131 331 5429
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (52 reviews)
“seafood” (49 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
22 High Street, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9PP, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 601 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

have been there 3 times last time was my wifes birthday the food was realy good its a must try staff brilliant Very pleasant

Thank mearns4
Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant was a last minute find on the day, and what a find!! The view at night of the rail bridge was spectacular! The food was amazing - being dairy free I often struggle - not here! The staff were amazing at explaining what...More

Thank enyaj-d-
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in for a relaxing lunch at midday with a friend. Restaurant was quiet when we arrived but filled up with other patrons quickly. Service was attentive, efficient/effective and timely. Soft drinks, haddock and chips, followed by coffee. The battered haddock was served with a...More

Thank spoon1963
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had walked past this restaurant a couple of times, needed somewhere for a Sunday evening meal and liked the look of the menu. Couldn't really tell what the restaurant is like as it is downstairs from the street. The street level impression does not do...More

Thank LindsayDavid1957
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

TripAdvisor says vegan options are available, but not when we asked when we were there. Other local restaurants can do it though. Shame as the views are amazing.

Thank c11umw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 2 glorious weeks touring Scotland and decided to finish our trip at The Boathouse at Queensferry, based on recommendations of several local folks. We really enjoyed the beautiful location and our excellent meal. We had the mussels for an appetizer and they were...More

Thank betsy1812
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard great things about this place so was really looking forward to our meal but sadly we were very much disappointed. I ordered the squid to start with. Large portion and the squid itself was fine but the "light crispy batter" was soggy...More

Thank Irene M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic half lobster and fries preceded by mussels starter. Book and ask for a window table in the bar. You'll be enchanted.. Great views and fabulous seafood. A real treat.

Thank DEH65
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We used to love this restraint it really was one of the best seafood places in west Lothian , for food was fresh and inventive , however over the past two years things have gone down hill and it's such a shame. The first time...More

1  Thank Richard V
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Really good evening dinner with great food and lovely wine. Excellent service from very attentive staff made it a great evening and definitely would return

Thank Bronze60
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Brian D
9 January 2017|
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Response from paulie642015 | Reviewed this property |
There is a staircase from the street that goes down to the restaurant and there is access from the riverside as well and that too involves stairs also. The restaurant has huge windows looking out on to the river which lets... More
11 February 2015|
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Response from carol M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the Boathouse doesn't offer pre-theatre llunches or meals available as it is in South Queensferry and the nearest theatre would be Edinburgh or Dunfermline. If in Edinburgh there are loads of places around the Playhouse... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 High Street, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9PP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh  >  South Queensferry
  • Phone Number: +44 131 331 5429
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