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All 2 Ardgour Restaurants

The Boathouse Restaurant

Kingairloch | Ardgour, Ardgour PH33 7AE, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Ardgour
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $49
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Scottish
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations

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English first
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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5 restaurant reviews
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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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12 restaurant reviews
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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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 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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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Open Thursday - Sunday, we were able to use wifi here, have morning coffee and enjoy lunch. Friendly, responsive service and great views. Children could fish off the pier. Food was fresh an local - fantastic quality - wish we could have afforded dinner! Wine list looks good. We would have come back in evenings if price was right. Great... More 

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Additional Information about The Boathouse Restaurant

Address: Kingairloch | Ardgour, Ardgour PH33 7AE, Scotland
Phone Number: 01967411232
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Ardgour
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 49
Cuisine: Seafood, Scottish

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