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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 26
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  • 18
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The best seafood in Cornwall

My family and I enjoyed the freshest, most tasty seafood at the Boathouse. We actually made a special trip back to Newquay to eat there again. The lobster and. the crab were so delicious we couldn't keep away. The staff were so friendly and welcoming that it added a charm all of its own. Located... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
CAllen1983
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Derby, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

My family and I enjoyed the freshest, most tasty seafood at the Boathouse. We actually made a special trip back to Newquay to eat there again. The lobster and. the crab were so delicious we couldn't keep away. The staff were so friendly and welcoming that it added a charm all of its own. Located right on the harbour wall,... More 

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Rawtenstall, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We had not secured a booking. However, even though restaurant was very busy we were seated fairly quickly. Our table was outside on the decking area, although a 'little' chilly the patio heaters were turned up, which was just lovely taking away the slight chill. We were Served with drinks and delicious bread, olives etc. brought to our table. Service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We decided to visit here while staying in Newquay and wanted to try some local fresh Crab. The resturant is on the beach overlooking the harbour so has some great views. The staff helped us to choose and were really friendly as we had never eaten fresh whole crab before. When our mains came out they even showed us what... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

As we were a table of 21 we had to pre order our food, we did so with the menu the restaurant has sent thought to be told 4 hours before that they could no longer accommodate this request and we needed to choose from a new menu which they would send through to us. They never sent the menu... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A perfect location right down on the harbour where the fishing boats come in. We had delicious soups-a chowder and a crab bisque and a scallops entree. Followed with fish and chips with the freshest fish and not too many chips. Others had lemon sole and crab claws, all simple fresh and perfectly cooked. Finished with one of the best... More 

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Helston, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is sea food heaven all shell fish are kept alive until it is time to be cooked so fresh or what. The Fruits-de-Mer is was just to die for, severed in two sizes the large being big enough for 3 person and is around £60.00 and the smaller portion being amble for 2 persons is just over £40.00.... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great menu, friendly service. Views across the harbour at Newquay. We were there in April so vry quiet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Just come from here - starters scallops with hogs pudding. The scallops were a tiny bit underdone but I'm sure most experts would say just right. Everything thing else esp the pea purée was exceptional & seasoned beautifully. Then I greedily stuffed my face with fruit de mer - half lobster option. Well I had to feign some restraint. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were in the Boathouse this evening. Fantastic setting at the edge of the harbour; the tide was out-would love to see it when the water is in. I had spider crab, amazing! Only passing through on holidays but I will definitely be recommending the Boathouse to everyone!

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Belbroughton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Visit this restaurant every year and have never been disappointed. Ate there last night mussels to start followed by roasted crab claws - delicious Staff are excellent, and an added bonus is they allow the dogs in the restaurant which is fab See you again in September 😀

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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 - 66
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?