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The Boathouse

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01688 500241
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Sun - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Situated just off the west coast of Mull, the Boathouse offers an unique...
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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Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Ulva and The Boathouse...A world and class of their own

Plenty of parking at Ulva Ferry... go early to get most out of the day. We loved the red painted ferry 'call board'...if the ferry is over at Ulva... just push the red wooden board across and Donald will come and fetch you!. And so the peaceful pace begins. We arrived in rainy drich so headed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2014
annieyeo
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somerset
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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somerset
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Plenty of parking at Ulva Ferry... go early to get most out of the day. We loved the red painted ferry 'call board'...if the ferry is over at Ulva... just push the red wooden board across and Donald will come and fetch you!. And so the peaceful pace begins. We arrived in rainy drich so headed straight for a hot... More 

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Rome, Italy
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67 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I came to The Boathouse in July 2014, for lunch, while driving through the Isle of Mull. Took the ferry over to Ulva, and had the famous lunch here. It was lovely - the view, the ferry ride, the food, the staff. Thank you!

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East Yorkshire
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74 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This was one of the best days of my holidays. Ulva ferry over to Ulva Island, a day's walking in the sunshine topped off by a seafood platter served in the sunshine at The Ulva Boathouse before catching the ferry back to Mull. Oysters, smoked salmon, langoustines, salmon, crab pate, fresh bread and butter, lemon and salt mmmm heaven. A... More 

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Essex
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had a lovely walk and the most amazing lunch. We had 'prawns' which were huge, we would call them langoustines, they were so tasty and fished locally. Very friendly and accommodating people, along with the ferryman. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A great little restaurant serving simple but delicious food. Take the ferry over, have lunch, go for a march around Ulva, then head back for hard earned tea and cake. Fab. One consideration is that if you pop over for lunch only, the price of the ferry (£6 each) can make lunch seem a bit pricey. So make a day... More 

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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

After a beautiful walk in great weather we had the best filled roll we have ever had! Home made rolls, which are huge, fully filled with melt in the mouth ham and a view to go with it. Highly recommend !

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Berkshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Spent a lovely time walking on the Isle of Ulva, culminating in lunch at the Boathouse. What a wonderful meal it was. The cafe was run by a young lady all on her own, but we did not have to wait for or meal, and anyone who came in got served very promptly. If you have time when on the... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We popped in for lunch at this small "Café", not that easy as you have to get a ferry to it and this is after getting the Ferry to Mull! But was it worth it? You bet, I had Half a lobster salad, a big plate full for £8.50, brilliant! The staff were very friendly and efficient, they had to... More 

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Had lunch at the Boathouse today and what a great lunch it was the food is great and very reasonably priced. Friendly staff from Donald the ferry man to the girls in the boathouse have visited before and will certainly be visiting again next time we are on Mull.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Even if Ulva was not worth a trip for its fantastic walks, views and wildlife this cafe makes it ummissable! Tea, coffee, cakes local seafood and warming soups for the bad days. I dont think I have been anywhere else which has such an awesome setting.So peaceful.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Ulva
  • Phone Number: 01688 500241

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 27
  • Cuisine: Café, Seafood, Bakery

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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