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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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Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Boat House The Quay, Christchurch BH23 1BY, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited for a date night to find an excellent setting. The waitresses were attentive but not pushy. Food was good for reasonable value although the pint of orange and lemonade was quite expensive. Alcohol was competitively priced. Worth a visit for a non chain...More

Thank rww1979
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Managed to get a table here on Friday evening, wanted the Saturday but could not be accommodated as fully booked. The setting here is amazing and depending where you sit, you look out into the quay which affords a beautiful view. My better half ordered...More

Thank Goo1705
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice decor. Very relaxing on a cold crispy November morning. Comfy sofas. Lattes and Lemon drizzle cakes. Good service. Nice seating options with views across the quayside. Fidelscastrol.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently had a meal there. I went for Moules Mariniere and although I wasn't full at the end it was really tasty. Having said that I didn't eat the rest of the day so it must have been filling. My wife went for the...More

1  Thank ManicMan1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

2  Thank DeborahSLymington
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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
Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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