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The Boathouse Cafe Bar

Ardminish Bay, PA41 7AA, Scotland
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $12 - $38
Cuisines: Seafood, Scottish, Café
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Small waterfront café and restaurant situated a five minute walk from the ferry terminal on the Island of Gigha.Wines, beers, ales and a varied menu with an emphasis on local seafood.Showers and laundry facilities also available on site from adjacent campsite.
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95% Recommend
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

We landed lucky & spent a glorious warm day on Gigha. Late lunch at the Boathouse left us more than happy! 4 of us - we each had the Hot Steak Baguette with some fries to share. Crusty bread, delish steak with lovely salad & amazing dressing! Washed down with house Rose looking over crystal clear water to Kintyre we... More

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Isle of Gigha, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

New owners took over The Boathouse, opening in May 2013. Since then we have eaten there many evenings and one lunch time - we're local. Initially the food seemed expensive but there is something for everyone and you really do get quality on a plate. If you don't like fish there are always one or two meat dishes to choose... More

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

Fabulous location,friendly staff, excellent local seafood, beautiful presentation, a delight.....well done....all self catering and B&B visitors to "Gods own island" can now enjoy wonderful food and service!

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This is like something out of a movie! A great place, we sat outside and watched the world go by (not a lot of world thank goodness). Great service, great wine, nice food, if a little on the small side portionwize... and as others have said, not cheap. We took two ferries to get there for the day, so possibly... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I stopped into the Boathouse mid afternoon on a Sunday in September, I only wanted to have a drink. Even although they were very busy with restaurant customers, I was given the best of service to choose a glass of wine and a lovely terrace with views to sit and enjoy it. Fabulous location, I will eat next time! Thanks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Took the ferry across to the island and walked round to the Boathouse the other side of the bay. A local even stopped to offer us a lift but we enjoyed the walk in beautiful weather. Our lunch was excellent. Prawn tails and calamari for starters and Roast rib of beef and scallops with bacon and orange. Very friendly atmosphere... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Loved it. I have eaten here before and have to say that they chef, Gordon deserves a round of applause. He clearly takes great pride in his work. I will be visiting again. To those who have reviewed and comment that its expensive you really need to reflect on what u are saying. Excellent food and service. It's not Mcdonalds.... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

A wee afternoon trip over on the boat with the kids. Lovely food but more than we'd like to spend when out with the 3 kids. Not really any other place to go so we had no choice. Enjoyed the steak baguette with fries and I'd recommend the place to anyone but warn about the steep prices!!

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Malton, N Yorkshire
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

A most interesting location for a very good meal. Had the lobster and thoroughly enjoyed it, as did my wife with the crab. Didn't eat here last time I visited and regret it. Worth the boat trip alone. You also have a wonderful view if you eat outside, but that's down to the weather. Nice cheesecake, not the horrible sweet... More

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Northern Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Visited a few years ago so went back on our return to Gigha. The waitress forgot about us (they were busy) but the owner spotted us and remedied the situation. We had 2 courses and shared a dessert. The food really was excellent - fresh, well cooked and well presented. There were a lot more people around tha on our... More

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