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The Boathouse

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Auchinstarry Marina, Kilsyth G65 9SG, Scotland
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went for breakfast and told to take a seat anywhere and just handed menus and told ghost someone would come out to terrace to take orders table dirty and ended up having to clean bumpy myself- as no staff ever arrived. After. Waiting 20 mins had to go in and place own order - no apologies from staff. Got drinks... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went for breakfast this morning. We ordered the poached eggs on toast and coffee. Waited 40 minutes for the coffee (cold) and 50 minutes for the eggs which were also cold and hard boiled. Sent them back and they reappeared raw and watery and running all over the plate. Clearly there is no quality care in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is in a lovely location and has a stylish interior. It was busy and there was a good atmosphere with prompt and friendly service. The meals were good and the blackened salmon was an excellent main course. The only disappointment was a very mediocre dessert (blueberry Eton mess) which failed to live up to expectation.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at The Boat House fir lunch on Saturday after being recommended by a friend. Service was quick for us, however there seemed to be an endless stream of disgruntled customers from the outside terrace complaining about coffee/tea orders. This was obviously nothing to do with us, however we were seated right next to the coffee station, and so... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night and had dinner in the restaurant. The rooms are basic but comfortable and a few pictures on the wall would help brighten up the place. This is clearly a very popular place to eat however we found the food to be bland and not particularly well cooked or presented. However, the staff really make... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for one night, the room was ok but ground floor and as a lone female traveller I wouldn't feel safe leaving the window open. The bar area was ok but I went to eat at 5:30 and was told I could only sit in the bar as there were no tables available in the restaurant ( even... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Called on the off chance of a table and we were lucky. Busy Sunday. Restaurant is large and airy - unfortunately raining so couldn't really appreciate the surroundings? Staff were friendly and welcoming. We only had mains which were very filling. We will certainly return on a sunnier day.

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Greg M, Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Dear JardinesFan, Thank you for your recent review of our establishment. We are all extremely happy that you enjoyed all elements of your visit and we only wish that we could control the weather so that all of our patrons could enjoy the wonderful surroundings and our outside eating area. We look forward to your return, hopefully on a sunnier... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I love this restaurant. I have been multiple times for birthdays, drinks and double dates. The menu is lovely and frequently changes to keep you on your toes! The décor is beautiful and feels really light and summery in the warmer mouths whilst also feeling warm and cosy in winter. Staff are attentive, polite and helpful. I will definitely be... More 

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Greg M, Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Dear xcarlene, Thank you for your recent review. It is clear that you enjoy our establishment very much and we take it as a real compliment that you use us for such special occasions. We look forward to your next visit whether for a special occasion or not. Kind Regards The Boathouse Team More 

Falkirk
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Booked a table for four, ladies get together yesterday afternoon. Cocktails to start, smashing starters, mains and deserts. Cocktails to finish. Reasonably priced. Varied menu. Couldn't fault the food, service was excellent - wish I had got the name of our waitress and would have given her a mention - very helpful and informative. Only let down was the weather... More 

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Greg M, Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Dear ladypenelopeFalkirk, Thank you for taking the time to critique your recent experience at The Boathouse. It is clear from your review that you enjoyed all elements of your visit. It is extremely unfortunate that the weather was not on our side during your visit as it would have been an added bonus if you could have taken advantage of... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

When my brother decided to get married in a nearby castle we decided to book out all of the rooms in hotel so that our side of the family could all stay here together around the time of the wedding. Josie and her team made this an effortless process and I can not thank them enough for all their hard... More 

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Greg M, Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Dear Katie B, Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment. We are extremely happy that you enjoyed such a special occasion with us and we were also happy to accommodate your family at our venue. From your review we see that you stay quite a distance away but we hope if you are ever back in the... More 

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