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The Boathouse Restaurant

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Seafood, Scottish
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Kingairloch | Ardgour, Ardgour PH33 7AE, Scotland
+44 1967 411232
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Boathouse Restaurant is located on the picturesque Kingairloch Estate...
The Boathouse Restaurant is located on the picturesque Kingairloch Estate, about an hours drive from Fort William. Menus feature produce grown in the estate's walled garden, seafood from local waters, wild venison from the surrounding mountains as well as lamb and beef raised on the estate's farm. It is a perfect place for visiting yachts in the area as there are free moorings. It is advisable to book ahead as the restaurant is an intimate dining experience.
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  • 39
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Food, Good Location.

Visited The Boathouse with friends on a Saturday night and didn't know what to expect. Although familiar with the area this was my first visit and I thoroughly enjoyed the drive down, the location is stunning. The restaurant itself is very nice and the food excellent, very well priced and good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
Coj
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Edinburgh
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Wordsley, null, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Firstly let me say that we have been to this restaurant before and had a really good experience, however, yesterday was not one of these. We noted as we drove passed the little road leading to the restaurant that they were open 11am - 8pm serving food. So we decidedthat as it was only 12noon we would to go for... More 

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Edinburgh
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73 reviews 73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Visited The Boathouse with friends on a Saturday night and didn't know what to expect. Although familiar with the area this was my first visit and I thoroughly enjoyed the drive down, the location is stunning. The restaurant itself is very nice and the food excellent, very well priced and good value for the quality of fare presented. I am... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We have visited this place for many years and have always had an excellent meal and great hospitality. The waitress/owner was very welcoming and not intrusive at all. We sat outside overlooking the sea as it was such a sunny warm day. The food was faultless and absolutely delicious washed down with great wine! We all thoroughly enjoyed it! Look... More 

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Chesham
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We stopped here for morning coffee and biscuits, sadly all we could manage as we were leaving Scotland that day and the Boathouse is only open between Thursday and Sunday. The view was amazing over the loch, and we sat outside. We will definitely come back to eat lunch or dinner, this has to be best setting for a restaurant!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

On a sunny day, the location is probably worth a visit to The Boathouse, sitting as it does overlooking a couple of stunning corries and a beautiful loch. However, more typical conditions mean that a repeat visit is going to need good food and friendly service is needed. The Boathouse has both in spades: most of the food is local... More 

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Germany
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Good simple local ingredients served in a friendly and open atmosphere. If you're looking for a taste of the local larder then the menu and specials will have something for everyone. Clientele is an eclectic mix of walkers,sailors and locals. Lots of stories and cross table chatting. Just go and have a nice meal with friendly folk.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Only managed one evening meal and one morning coffee during our stay nearby but from our experience can happily recommend The Boathouse. We were with our daughter and two grandsons (6 years and 8 months) and whereas some places don't welcome children this certainly wasn't the case here. The food was lovely, service efficient and unobtrusive.

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Fort William, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I've been to this restaurant 4 times now, and each time the service and the food have got worse. There are very limited options in the Ardgour area for a classy place to eat, but even so, my heart sank when my friends suggested taking me and my partner out for lunch to The Boathouse for a joint birthday celebration.... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We ate at the Boathouse twice on our visit to Kingairloch and it would have been three times if they had not been fully booked on a Thursday evening which took us by surprise and really says everything about the restaurant. It is a real asset to the estate both from the quality of the food served and the friendliness... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We sat outside on the decking and looked down the loch, beautiful! It looked like rain but we sat outside as long as we could because of the view. The food was excellent, my husband and I shared a fish platter it was great as was the venison which followed. Very friendly place,

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kingairloch | Ardgour, Ardgour PH33 7AE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Ardgour
  • Phone Number: +44 1967 411232

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 54
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

The Boathouse Restaurant is located on the picturesque Kingairloch Estate, about an hours drive from Fort William. Menus feature produce grown in the estate's walled garden, seafood from local waters, wild venison from the surrounding mountains as well as lamb and beef raised on the estate's farm. It is a perfect place for visiting yachts in the area as there are free moorings. It is advisable to book ahead as the restaurant is an intimate dining experience.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?