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The Boathouse

Triq Il-Luzzu | Off Qawra Beach Road, Qawra, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2157 3806
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“dumplings” (3 reviews)
“seafood pasta” (3 reviews)
“pastry” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Triq Il-Luzzu | Off Qawra Beach Road, Qawra, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

This is our third time here and we are never disappointed! For anyone with a gluten allergy, THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE! We love the variety. From lasagne to Chinese sweet and sour chicken, which can be found nowhere else, usually! Definitely 5 stars....More

Thank cbass408
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Me and the girlfriend discovered the boathouse while out exploring and both a lover of Chinese food had to give it ago and was not disappointed. Staff friendly and welcoming food fantastic hence why we went twice in a week and when we come back...More

Thank mroberts91
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Beautiful sea view and relaxing atmosphere, but don't sit inside as it is not that pleasant. Food is good and staff is average. They do not have a drinks menu so basically, if you want to order some wine, you have to go see what...More

Thank Luana C
Reviewed 25 October 2017

As one of our party is coeliac, it can be difficult sometimes to find gluten free food anywhere, but the Boathouse's menu is FULLY gluten free which is a blessing. Having said that, you wouldn't know that. A mainly Chinese food menu is freshly prepared...More

Thank Rhodri T
Reviewed 17 October 2017

There were ten of us including four kids under eleven yo. The staff were attentive and helpful when some fussy feeders (the kids) were making their selections. One of our party is a pizza nut and he declared the one he received as first class,...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Sitting right by the water's edge, the Boathouse looks like the kind of place that would do a decent trade anyway, but they have an excellent chef and their fish is particularly good. Malta and Gozo are not - to my mind - places many...More

Thank Traveller1305_12
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Excellent choice, restaurant sits just above sea. good food. very clean, attentive staff. perfected for a quiet relaxed meal, away from the noise of the main street

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

The Chinese food here was delicious. My partner and I were on holiday in Malta for a week and found eating out quite tricky as he is coeliac. It was really great to know that we could eat at the Boathouse without worrying about contamination...More

Thank Eleanor H
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We tried for dinner on a Saturday night, after the head guy of the restaurant had us wait half an hour for a water front table. No problem as we were staying nearby. Once we arrived he pointed out the table and we went and...More

1  Thank Katy D
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Went to the boat house for dinner.It always seemed empty when passing,but decided to give it a try..I did not enjoy the food at all,it was the worst chienese I ever had The only good thing I can say about the boat house was that...More

1  Thank Louthjax65
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4 May 2017|
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Response from Lisa J | Reviewed this property |
We went for an early dinner but not sure about lunch. I'd be surprised if they aren't.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Triq Il-Luzzu | Off Qawra Beach Road, Qawra, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Qawra
  • Phone Number: +356 2157 3806
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