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Boat House The Quay, Christchurch BH23 1BY, England
+44 1202 480033
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful location. Nice atmosphere. Tables a little too close together for my liking. Good average pub grub, overpriced. We would go back but only for drinks & a panini to enjoy the location and atmosphere. I suspect the high prices are because of the location.

Thank Salgal701
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Lunch! Nice menu, chilled relaxed atmosphere. Friendly and attentive staff! Beautiful fresh food! Will be back!

Thank Charles S
Southampton, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with a group of friends for dinner and cocktails. It was fairly busy but we were seated straight away. The service was good and the good was nice, but nothing special considering the higher end prices. The table wasn't the cleanest, and the awful FatBoy white lamp was grubby.

1 Thank Paulee1
Southampton, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday lunch was excellent as usual and my sons pizza was good too. A tad expensive but you pay for the location. Small gripe they didn't have bitter lemon so they just squeezed lemon juice into a gin. Perhaps they should asked if we wanted an alternative?

Thank fordsout
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a drink on a blustery day to warm up and watch the sun go down In a wonderfully relaxing setting, friendly staff and great pizza (we ended up staying for dinner) We didn't have a reservation but we're easily accommodated. Would definitely recommend

Thank _tracybuckland50
Fleet, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having come here for a beer & panini on Friday (very good then too) decided to come back for a roast. Sirloin of roast beef with excellent roast potatoes great root vegetables a massive Yorkshire pud & amazing gravy, which I think was flavoured by the red cabbage as it was really good. The restaurant has a great outlook &... More 

1 Thank therealcee
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Standard Food, High prices - mainley due to location, which is fantastic! Staff are lovely and friendly, and service is prompt. Great atmosphere.....

1 Thank Lizzielion
Oxford, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere for an lazy Sunday afternoon drinks and nibbles friendly helpful staff, great choice of drinks, good live music

Thank Steveward F
Leeds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

Visited the restaurant for a family catch up and really enjoyed our visit. The waitress let us take our time to order - we were very busy talking! The food choice, once we had time to study the menu, was good, something to suit everyone. The food itself was very tasty, all in all a lovely evening.

Thank Jill N
Lymington, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

We entered the restaurant mid afternoon and were greeted by friendly caring staff. A selection of appetisers which were perfectly prepared was enjoyed with a generous glass of prosecco. Good value.

Thank Stainlesteve

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boat House The Quay, Christchurch BH23 1BY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 480033

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?