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Boathouse Restaurant

Boat House The Quay, Christchurch BH23 1BY, England
+44 1202 480033
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“pizza” (115 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Boat House The Quay, Christchurch BH23 1BY, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Two of us ordered the lamb rump and one the haddock from the Specials board. The lamb was overcooked and the cabbage vegetable with it inedible. The port wine sauce tasted like bisto gravy and certainly not of port. My husband had the haddock and...More

Thank DeborahSLymington
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Both me and my partner are vegetarian so it's really great when you find somewhere that can accommodate us. There was plenty to choose from on the menu. We had the Camembert to share (amazing) and pizzas for main. Definitely one of the best pizzas...More

Thank Laurie L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food fantastic and made to feel really important by the waitress and staff at the restaurant 🙂 Great choice of food. We can be quite fussy eaters so always a good thing when there are 4 or 5 choices that you are torn between! Has...More

Thank nick4808
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Even though we pitched up in between menus (5pm) Eric accommodated us all including dog with charm and attention. Thanks for a relaxed evening with tasty fresh food.

Thank vickchick
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was invited out to dinner to the boathouse in Christchurch, I’d never been in there before and was pleasantly surprised, the atmosphere in there was very nice, the staff were very attentive and the food was very nice, quite small portions though. It was...More

Thank Clucky05
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a birthday celebration with the family. Well looked after by attentive staff - the food quality and menu has improved tremendously since our last visit two years ago. Very buzzy and busy on a Friday night, great fun!

Thank NelsonColumn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A regular haunt for late lunch or early supper. We had to eat in the conservatory because the main restaurant was fully booked. It was a wet windy Saturday night and the conservatory was warm and cosy. My friend and I both had the scallops...More

Thank Maggie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted somewhere a bit different for celebration lunch. Easy to find, parking (although this was November not high summer), lovely location. Good service, varied menu and lovely food. It is not cheap (but not hideously expensive) but then it is not your local cafe. Would...More

Thank Fiona R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic location. Service is always good although often busy so book. Eaten here lots never had a bad meal or a meal bellow very very good. Nice for a coffee with a lovely wood burning stove in winter and outside seating over looking christchurch key...More

Thank chriscaarnold
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first visit to The Boathouse and after a review by my daughter I was expecting great things. It really was disappointing though. We didn’t have a starter. Roast Beef for main course. It was pretty good BUT Luke-warm to warm at best. I didn’t...More

Thank dylanvillan
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colin h
April 10, 2017|
Response from gmboathouse | Property representative |
The mini golf is open everyday - is staffed at the hut during holidays and weekends; the rest of the time please see a member of staff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, 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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Eat alfresco or relax indoors and enjoy breakfast, coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and cake, dinner, delicious pizza, a glass of wine and watch as the world passes by. Menu highlights: Pizzas fresh from the Clay Oven Fresh Fish and Shellfish Specials Take Away Pizzas available Take Away Hot drinks available
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