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Boathouse Restaurant

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The Quay, Christchurch BH23 1BU, England
01202480033
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 130
    Excellent
  • 132
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
OK, but not amazing

Went for lunch on a Monday - the food was OK, but not sufficiently good that we would rush to go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
AlisonCroydon
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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346 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New Milton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Went for lunch today ( Sat 28th March ) for a girls get together and most definitely will not return. The staff were pleasant but the food very overpriced. Three meals were sent back - two being soups that were hardly warm, the latter being ravioli - one piece £7.95 - soggy and cold pasta and overwhelmed by pesto! The... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Went for lunch on a Monday - the food was OK, but not sufficiently good that we would rush to go back.

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uk
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The service was prompt, it was the food that let the place down. We arrived for lunch at twelve, I ordered fish cakes and my uncle the pork steak from the main menu. When the food eventually arrived the pork steak was in fact a pork chop, the rosti underneath it was BLACK and soggy. My uncle was very unimpressed.... More 

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Lymington, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Had my birthday bite their, as ever it's packed so struggled a tad with the service but all in all a fantastic venue as kids welcome. Sat on the new elevated tables which were uncomfortable and felt like we were having a meeting from James Bond, if you do be warned if you need the loo the whole table has... More 

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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

I swear its the place for the best carrot cake in Christchurch! Generous portions, fantastic view, accommodating staff.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Lovely bright sunny day so I thought I would treat my friend for her birthday. The Boathouse has a really good position overlooking the green and Christchurch quay so lots to look at while you wait. Which was good because we had to wait - 50 minutes before our main course came. Isn't it reasonable to assume that the customer... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Me and my partner had a really nice lunch here. The waitress (Norah) was very friendly and professional with lots of knowledge, I saw her deal with a complaint at the table next to ours and she handled it very well. We ordered a bottle of Italian rose sparkling wine which was £30 and just incredible for the price. The... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We always have a lovely experience here, particularly in the summer when the views are spectacular. The pizza's are freshly made and are delicious and other family members enjoy the moules. It would be lovely if they could widen the choice vegetarians as it puts me off going as often when there are so few choices

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great place for food and drinks! Especially in the summer!!! Service is always great and the food is delicious, last time I went i ordered the mussels and they were delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Me and my friends went to the boathouse last week for a meal and the service was amazing, staff was smiling, very helpful and the food was amazing, i would definitely recommend the boathouse to anyone

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Quay, Christchurch BH23 1BU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: 01202480033

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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