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The Boathouse

Chinese, Pizza, Hamburgers
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Triq Il-Luzzu | Off Qawra Beach Road, Qawra, Island of Malta, Malta
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The location is to-die-for, perched as it is over the aquamarine waters of Qawra, with all tables enjoying fantastic sea-views. Parking was no problem on a wintry Saturday morning although I'd dread to think what'd be like in summer. Service with a smile for a lovely, outgoing waitress. All food on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Malta EUROPE
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Malta EUROPE
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The location is to-die-for, perched as it is over the aquamarine waters of Qawra, with all tables enjoying fantastic sea-views. Parking was no problem on a wintry Saturday morning although I'd dread to think what'd be like in summer. Service with a smile for a lovely, outgoing waitress. All food on offer is gluten-free and this made me hesitant in... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

What a find! Being new to the Gluten Free scene, it is wonderful to have someone so passionate about cooking GF, so that you don't have to, on that odd occasion. I have sampled the tasty Chinese dishes so far, with the lightest spring rolls I have ever had. The chicken curry is so tasty, as is the risotto (... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is opposite the Sunny Coast Hotel on the waters edge. The atmosphere is bright and open, and with the sound of the waves breaking on the rocks below we enjoyed an excellent meal. It has two menus, Sicilian Italian and Chinese, and offers gluten free dishes.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Expected better service & quality. Staff is friendly but takes ages. Nice view. Overall I like it just struggling to understand the need for so many employees with nothing to do.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

After finding myself trapped in the Canifor Hotel for a week, what a delight to find this charming little oasis. Great food, great people, great chef. One big thank you from me, Ian and my brother Michael

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Sliema, Malta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Totally ridiculous Chinese knock off food. The chicken satay had no sauce - came half an hour before the other dishes and we wanted it all together - the King prawns with cashews were shrimps without - we sent them back they just threw cashews on top of the same dish - didn't even bother mixing! The duck was burnt... More 

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Qawra, Malta
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My father picked this location for my 18th Birthday in (Feb 2013) dinner with friends with a set price of 6 euros for pizza and drink, before the management changed. The place has been refurbished and decorated beautifully in my opinion. The only thing is on my second visit which was at the end of August with my family we... More 

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HARRY FROM HINCKLEY
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Great location and great Chinese food, possibly the best on the Island and one of the best ever tasted.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A must visit if you are looking for gluten free, we didn't realise it was until we were sat down - you wouldn't be able to tell that anything is different about the food which is very good - especially for fish! As we found quite often in Malta, there is far too much on the plate!! We had a... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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65 reviews 65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The Boathouse restaurant is simply the first and only restaurant in Malta which is exclusively Gluten Free. Yes, all dishes are gluten free, from bread, to pasta, pizza, the main courses and sweets. i.e. Heaven on earth for coeliacs! The staff is very friendly and the chef (who is Sicilian) is very knowledgable about gluten free food. For the very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Triq Il-Luzzu | Off Qawra Beach Road, Qawra, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Qawra

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Pizza, Hamburgers

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