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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
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 179
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  • 198
    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic location

We visited here on a recommendation and found it to be fantastic food was amazing they had a guitarist playing who sang ed Sheeran amongst others and it was a lively mix of people with the table having a great view.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
julie m
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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English first
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited here on a recommendation and found it to be fantastic food was amazing they had a guitarist playing who sang ed Sheeran amongst others and it was a lively mix of people with the table having a great view.

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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We visited The Boathouse for a mid week night out. The location of the restaurant is perfect and the vibe of the place is lively but relaxing. The Boathouse is very modern in design with relaxing lounge areas and outdoor seating for eating or chilling. The bar is well stocked and offers a great selection of cocktails,wines,beers and everything in... More 

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Tadley, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Had visited with my daughter some time before and told my wife what a good place so of course as we were in the area I had to take her there. Arrived around 12.30 and was getting busy, asked to be seated outside but on this occasion they were full or reserved so yes I suppose that on a lovely... More 

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Banstead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Just had time for a quick coffee and as a visitor of the beach house at mudeford decided to pop in to its sister. Managed to get a table outside at the rear , what a suntrap !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The staff were friendly and happy to help , the Panini's and coffee were excellent and ive had some awful ones will... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My mum was in Christchurch on her own and went to the boathouse for a coffee. She sat outside on an empty sofa, and a male member of staff came up and told her that she couldn't sit there, because a larger party might want to sit there. How humiliating! My mum said that everyone else was watching, and she... More 

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warwick
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

lovely large restaurant with a good lot of seating outside for the nice weather. probably need to book as gets quite busy. the food was lovely with good service. we had a relaxing coffee outside in the morning then went back for lunch.

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We enjoyed early evening drinks outside in the sunshine and also enjoyed pitta bread, houmos and olives. Very reasonably priced, with friendly service.

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

You will need to book at this attractive and busy restaurant. It has an extensive international menu and the staff are friendly and kept busy. The hustle and bustle works with the action catered around the bar - kitchen. Really buzzing at weekends. Good for groups if you book ahead.

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bournemouth
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We booked a table as a party of 10 and we seated in a nice spot. The menu was good and I ordered Bouillabaisse fish soup followed by lamb rump. the soup was ok a bit thick and very tomatoey. The lamb was not cooked to my liking and very rare. The evening was lovely and we had a nice... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Visited Sunday evening, glorious weather made better with great outside eating area. Very busy but good service and not too overcrowded. Local guitarist was playing and was of a good standard. Good selection of wines and lagers, and Champagne by the glass, but this was over priced. Ordered a chicken and prawn salad and a burger, both very good sized... More 

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Additional Information about Boathouse Restaurant

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

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?