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The Boathouse Bistro

Kingairloch | Ardgour, Ardgour PH33 7AE, Scotland
+44 1967 411232
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Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“venison” (22 reviews)
“treacle tart” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Scottish, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Kingairloch | Ardgour, Ardgour PH33 7AE, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 122 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Another wonderful meal at The Boathouse Bistro. The staff always go that extra mile to accommodate any requirements. Our starter of locally sourced seafood platter was extremely tasty. I really enjoyed the pork and the vegetables that have been home grown in the walled garden...More

Thank shawemma
Reviewed 3 days ago

We dined on a Saturday night in September as a party of 5. The menu is limited but this reflects the location and the desire to use local produce wherever possible. In that way the approach is very much in the french bistro style. Our...More

Thank BlossoM1971
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have eaten here before do not return. I first visited 2012 and returned 2014 both meals were experiences. We ate their last night and although the new staff were very pleasant it is no longer an "eating experience" with exception of the prices....More

Thank rthirkettle
Reviewed August 2, 2017

We arrived at the restaurant after a challenging day at sea, having moored on the restaurant's free buoys. We were given a very warm welcome from lovely staff. We enjoyed generous G&Ts, excellent food and a very relaxing atmosphere.

Thank Peter C
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

We returned to the Boathouse this year after a gap of 3 years and we weren't disappointed. The staff are fabulous and can't do enough for you. They prepared food especially for me as I have coeliac disease, and it was all delicious. The food...More

Thank Vic P
Reviewed July 6, 2017

We used to come here quite often and take one of their moorings. The meals, although not always cheap, were reliably good. No More! The menu is more like that of a cafe although they have kept the prices very high for what they are...More

Thank Visitor09
KGL1, General Manager at The Boathouse Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your meal at The Boathouse. I'm sorry to hear that you had an unsatisfactory meal there. Regarding the change in menus, we do have a different team running the bistro and they are doing...More

Reviewed June 18, 2017

A friend took us to the Boathouse Bistro for Sunday lunch today and it was a lovely experience. I had salmon mousse followed by roast lamb and then sticky toffee pudding. Others had the salmon roulade, roast beef and treacle tart and all was good....More

Thank Sandra S
KGL1, General Manager at The Boathouse Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your recent Sunday lunch, I'm glad to hear you found the meal good value for money. We hope to to welcome you back in the not too distant future.

Reviewed June 13, 2017

We were staying on the estate so booked in for dinner on the Thursday night. I'm so glad we did, after a long day over on the Isle of Mull this was the perfect end to our day. The food and service was superb. Ingredients...More

Thank Northone
KGL1, General Manager at The Boathouse Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your recent meal at The Boathouse. The team who run the restaurant really appreciate your kind words.

Reviewed June 9, 2017

We had never been to Loch a'choire before. Anchoring there is not easy, but there are several excellent free moorings, walking distance from the bistro. The food and service were really excellent - decent portions and fantastic value. Salmon grilled to perfection. Home made ice...More

Thank Neill S
KGL1, General Manager at The Boathouse Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, the visitor moorings went down a few years ago as we know it is difficult to get a good bite on the seabed with an anchor. We hope that you make it over to us...More

Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

A must visit when staying on the kingairloch estate or traveling through. We had a family Sunday lunch and a couples evening meal. The food is very tasty and uses all local produce. Starters come with salad leaves grown in the walled garden and are...More

Thank Jaybob888
KGL1, General Manager at The Boathouse Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your recent email at Kingairloch. We hope you managed to walk to the walled garden too to see where the salads and many other items are grown.

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Neil S
June 17, 2015|
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Response from KGL1 | Property representative |
Thank you for your message. We aren't open on Mondays. Our opening times are Thursday-Saturday 11am-8.30pm and Sunday 11am-3pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $24
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kingairloch | Ardgour, Ardgour PH33 7AE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Ardgour
  • Phone Number: +44 1967 411232
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Description
The Boathouse Restaurant is located on the picturesque Kingairloch Estate, about an hours drive from Fort William. Menus feature produce grown in the estate's walled garden, seafood from local waters and wild venison from the surrounding mountains. It is a perfect place for visiting yachts in the area as there are free moorings. It is advisable to book ahead as the restaurant is an intimate dining experience.
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