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The Boathouse

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| Isle of Ulva, PA73 6LZ, Scotland
01688 500241
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Sun - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
freshness at its best

If you want the freshest food (usually straight off the boat) prepared to perfection, all home cooked and with views to die for then head off to Ulva - you won't be disappointed. There is no point in adding more to this review as Ulva and The Boathouse are perfect!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
934Cooper
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want the freshest food (usually straight off the boat) prepared to perfection, all home cooked and with views to die for then head off to Ulva - you won't be disappointed. There is no point in adding more to this review as Ulva and The Boathouse are perfect!

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Thank 934Cooper
Pasaia, Gipuzkoa
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Yet another small establishment serving home-cooking. The dining area is small but if the day is fine there are several outdoor tables where you can enjoy your meal watching the little ferry going back and forth from Ulva to Mull. Our sandwiches and soup were delicious. The other diners around us all seemed to be enjoying the Boathouse's seafood—huge platters... More 

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london
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

A highlight of our holiday. Wonderful fresh seafood straight off the boat. Well priced. Lovely views and great marked walks on the island. Dog friendly and a gorgeous dog of their own.Will come back and leave room for one of their delicious looking cakes next time!!

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Thank poppysasha
Cheshire
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

We return to Ulva every year and this time i had the best fisherman's catch ever. Well worth the £18 something! You name it it was on the plate. Really yum and i ate every bit. I wish they did a loyalty card as with the little ferry boat it is an expensive day out. It would be good to... More 

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manchester
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I only had tea and cake here but wish I had timed it for lunch. Charming place, nice staff, good menu. Worth taking the little ferry over from Mull.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Visited end of July and this place very nearly got a 1 star terrible review when the restuarant seating was full and my partner asked if we could have coffee and cake outside. The "No, because we use cups" was baffling since there were picnic benches outside! maybe a misunderstanding. However a table came available just as I was writing... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

What a stunning location. Perched on the Quay we had a fabulous lunch. The seafood platter was fresh, and great value including local potted crab oysters and much more. Followed in the afternoon by a boat trip to Fingals Cave.

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Thank mpjbells
South Wales
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Went as a familly of four with a teenager and a three year old for lunch before going on to Dervaig an Calgerry. The food was excellent, good value and well presented. The ferry crossing is about a 100 yards and only takes a minute, but it's a lovely way to start the visit. Highly recommended.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

After a long walk on Ulva, it was great to find that the Boathouse served gluten-free cake. A very delicious chocolate almond cake. I really enjoyed this before catching the ferry back to Mull.

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1 Thank jotomalin
England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

well worth a visit takes a bit of a journey to get their down small roads so just chill and enjoy. the best sea food about but can get busy so be prepared to Waite, go on a sunny day and enjoy the island take walking boots not high heals

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: | Isle of Ulva, PA73 6LZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Ulva
  • Phone Number: 01688 500241

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 26
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Cafe, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children

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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