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The Boathouse

Davieland Road, Rouken Glen Park, Giffnock G47 7UG, Scotland
+44 141 638 6203
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average3%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“ice cream” (8 reviews)
“pancakes” (4 reviews)
“soup” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Davieland Road, Rouken Glen Park, Giffnock G47 7UG, Scotland
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Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Lovely views & a pleasant place to spend a couple of hours even in winter. Food is nice & suitable for all ages. They are a takeaway also and cater for breakfast & lunch & dinner. If you just want to pick up an ice...More

2  Thank Mariemacd
Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

Regularly come here for coffee or lunch. Soup and sandwich combo options are good. Nice to combine a walk round the park with a visit to the cafe

Thank Suzanne M
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Before a walk in Rouken Glen we stopped off at the Boathouse for a coffee and a scone. It was surprisingly popular and busy, particularly inside, however we managed to find an outside table in the sun with a nice view over the pond and...More

Thank NomadicTraveller7
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

The boathouse is a gem in Rouken Glen park. Perfect place for family to have nice lunch / afternoon tea or just ice cream!! Soup is lovely.

Thank Amber L
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

We visited here on a Sunday afternoon and were throughly disappointed. It is in the heart of a park yet does not let dogs in their outside area. I can understand not being allowed inside the cafe but not letting them in the outside area...More

Thank Nicolak1976
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Stopped here for an afternoon coffee after a wander through the park. Staff are very friendly and helpful, looking forward to coming back for lunch.

1  Thank Joyce F
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

Popped in to the cafe with my mum and sister for a wee coffee and snacks. Staff very courteous and attentive, also place is very homely and welcoming.

Thank Jimbo913
Reviewed May 8, 2017

Stopped off for a spot of lunch whilst visiting the park, staff were welcoming and had us seated within min's even though there was a good size queue, lunch menu was very good and service was quick all in all very pleasant visit

1  Thank Thomas M
Reviewed February 20, 2017

We visited for coffee and scones last week: being the schools' mid term holiday, it was busy, but not uncomfortably so and the service was commendably quick and efficient. The place is nicely styled with a mix of comfy sofas and traditional tables, with an...More

1  Thank ebontour
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Avoid at all costs! I spent over an hour before a prepubescent teenager finally served me. If you want to go in here on a Sunday morning be prepared to be hit with the stench of alcohol by your server. Disgusting. The owner of the...More

2  Thank Andrew K
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Nearby Attractions
Rouken Glen Garden Centre
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.49 miles away
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.12 miles away
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.78 miles away
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.42 miles away
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March 19, 2016|
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Response from 163weekend | Reviewed this property |
No dogs allowed inside the premises
July 15, 2015|
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Response from Julie Y | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the Boathouse is ground level with space to manuovre about if you are using a wheelchair . I'm sure you will have no problem walking in this restaurant. Enjoy your visit .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Davieland Road, Rouken Glen Park, Giffnock G47 7UG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  East Renfrewshire  >  Giffnock
  • Phone Number: +44 141 638 6203
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