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The Boathouse

Isle of Ulva | Isle of Mull, Scotland
01688 500241
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Ranked #4 of 47 restaurants in Isle of Mull
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $31
Cuisines: Bakery, Seafood, Café
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Situated just off the west coast of Mull, the Boathouse offers an unique dining experience for visitors to the picturesque island of Ulva. Specialising in fresh local shellfish landed from the family fishing boat, and home baking made every day, we also serve a selection of home made soups, rolls and daily specials.Open Easter 'til late September.Open Monday to Friday, Sundays June, July and August.Tea, cakes and coffees served daily 9am 'til 5pmLunch served 12noon 'til 4pm.Please note The Boathouse is on the Isle of Ulva, not on Mull itself, so it is necessary to take a short ferry trip from Ulva Ferry if you are not visiting on your own boat. Please see the Ulva website for further details.
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

WE only stopped for coffee and a Carrot cake, but the atmosphere was just wonderful, the coffee and cake average but what a place!

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Aberfeldy, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great food, lovely location. Really friendly place. Just the perfect place to finish an all day walk.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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216 reviews 216 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Astonishing. Simply astonishing. Take the 45 second ferry ride from Mull to the tiny island of Ulva and visit The Boathouse. No need to book. You will never have such fresh, delicious and great value seafood in your life again. Lobster, crab, squat lobster, smoked salmon, langoustines, potted crab....... each one utterly incredible. This is the best seafood meal I... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We arrived on Ulva today and enjoyed our seafood platter while enjoying the view of the habour. The food was delicious and very fresh together with a large pot of tea for two. We would recommend visiting the Boat House for a meal if visiting Ulva.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Had plenty of local produce, and freshly baked cakes. Although on the pricey side, the cakes were delicious and after a 5 mile walk the beer was wonderfully cold.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Had a great lunchtime meal of half lobster each, tasted beautiful, far better than what we had in a restaurant in Tobermory and less than half the price - fresh & fab. Nicely presented and staff real friendly. We had a fun day out on Ulva, loved the ferry (the captain of the ship is a great chap) and the... More

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Hornsea, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We had a wonderful meal at The Boathouse on 6th May 2014 some of us had the soup and some had the beautiful bread buns filled with all fresh ingredients, then lovely cakes to follow. The staff were very friendly and helpful so after a great walk on part of the Island we enjoyed our stop at The Boathouse very... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Mackerel pate and lobster after a mornings boat trip - perfect staff friendly and reasonable prices- would definitely return

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We visited Isle of Ulva on a fabulous sunny day in a May. After a lovely walk we were ready for a late lunch. My husband had the crab pot which came with salad and home made bread, I had parsnip soup and a smoked salmon roll. We both enjoyed our meals and thought the service and location of the... More

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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

A highlight of our recent week on Mull was a trip to the Boathouse restaurant on Ulva. We had read the reviews and all I can say is that the experience lived up to all of them. Seven of us took the boat over and all enjoyed a terrrific lunch. Home baked bread and wholesome food pleased all our party.... More

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