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The Boathouse

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South Quay Hill | The Harbour, Newquay TR7 1HT, England
+44 1637 874062
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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  • 189
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    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Valentines meal

One of our favourite fish restaurants. Arrived on the night, excellent reception from the owner, great choices on the menu, as always, I had scallop starter, pollock main, partner had lobster pasta, all excellently presented and tasted fantastic. Gets very busy in summer so book well in advance or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Dan C
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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332 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

One of our favourite fish restaurants. Arrived on the night, excellent reception from the owner, great choices on the menu, as always, I had scallop starter, pollock main, partner had lobster pasta, all excellently presented and tasted fantastic. Gets very busy in summer so book well in advance or be upset not to get a table! This place is really... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had the fruit de mer and it was superb! Service was excellent and really friendly. The cheesecake is to die for .

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Amesbury
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We visit Newquay every February but this is the first year that The Boathouse has been open at that time. I've waited a long time to eat there but it was well worth the wait. My husband, son and I shared the whole lobster fruits de mer which was fantastic, made even better by going with the chef to pick... More 

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Have had many Sunday lunches at this lovely harbour front restaurant, not expensive and great for the kids when the tide is out !

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I found this restaurant on the internet we were staying nearby and looking for a fish restaurant, This place is an absolute jem, right on the beach, very friendly welcome from Annette and her dog Beau, there is even a horse in his stable right outside. My husband had the lobster and I had sea bass, can honestly say it... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We popped in on the off chance. Out of season, and close to closing time. We were made so welcome, and served the most amazing sea-food. Fresh, vibrant, wonderful, not too much and great value. Romantic setting overlooking the harbour, really lovely.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Literally just off the boat seafood, with good sized portions and huge live tanks full of crabs and lobbies!!!!

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We loved the large assortment of fresh seafood and friendly staff. The place was right in the harbor and right next to the lifeboat house...

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This has to be one of the best locations in any town- right on the quayside with a sandy beach in front. They have huge pools with live lobsters, crawfish, brown crabs and spider crabs in, so you can be assured of plenty of choice. Heat lamps and rugs to keep you warm on those chilly evenings. All the fish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The meal here was just great. My partner and I were visiting for the weekend, and he really wanted some exquisite seafood. I asked a local what they would recommend and alas we arrived at the boathouse This place was great, the salt water pool outside with all the lobsters. My partner just loved it. I have recommended it to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: South Quay Hill | The Harbour, Newquay TR7 1HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1637 874062

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 67
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions

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