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Situated right on the water's edge and next to the statue of St. Andrew in the fishermen's area of the bay, The Boat House Restaurant is ably run by Joseph Attard and his wife Rose. It has established itself as a must visit restaurant when visiting Gozo by Maltese and foreigners alike. The location enjoys the warm sunshine on winter afternoons and romantic sunsets. The choice of starters and main courses is endless. On top of that, there are the 'Specialities of the Day'. The fish display is a clear statement about the freshness of the daily catch. All items on the menu are prepared with ingredients of the highest quality. The selection of in-house desserts is tempting. The Wine List includes
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Healthy
FEATURES
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed February 17, 2021

Mouthwatering & exquisite food especially the fish!! Very friendly staff all ready to assist with a smile on their face! Highly recommend! 👌🏻 Keep it up!!

Date of visit: February 2021
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AttardJ, Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2021

Dear Esteemed Client, Thank you for your kind comments. Our staff is always ready to welcome each and every guest. We thank you for your custom and hope to see you again.

Reviewed December 9, 2020

Staff is very friendly and courteous; which usually sets the mood for the dining experience to come. And they did not disappoint! We ordered their signature Trio di Calamari, the Fish Cakes and the Cozze, all to share and we couldn't have ordered anything better!...All these dishes were so tasty and flavourful... not to mention their warm bread! Seeing our small table for all of the dishes, the staff did not hesitate to give us an extra table for us to eat comfortably and we really appreciated that! Moreover, the waitress was very attentive and sensed that we needed more bread to indulge in the sauces which was left after we devoured the cozze! Heaven! We dined very comfortably considering the bad weather there was!! Even though this restaurant is situated in Xlendi bay, this place is very cosy so don't get discouraged if weather is bad or cold. I would recommend this place 100% Keep it up and will definitely pay you a visit as soon we're back in Gozo (hopefully very soon)More

Date of visit: December 2020
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AttardJ, Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2020

Dear Esteemed Client, We thank you for finding the time to write such a nice review. Your feedback is important to us and we are very happy you had such a great time at The Boathouse Restaurant Xlendi. Please be assured that we will share...More

Reviewed November 29, 2020 via mobile

Love this place! Always fresh food with great service. Perfect spot for seafood lovers. See you again, soon.

Date of visit: November 2020
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AttardJ, Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2020

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for visiting The Boathouse and for your positive review. We are glad that your was satisfied and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed November 23, 2020

We had a wonderful evening at The Boathouse. All dishes were exquisite from starters to desert! Highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2020
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AttardJ, Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2020

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your positive review and photos. We are glad that you were highly satisfied and we thank you for your recommendation. Looking forward to see you.

Reviewed November 23, 2020

A five star experience . Staff is dedicated , attentive and very cordial. Food is excellent and hygiene is impeccable. Would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

Date of visit: November 2020
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AttardJ, Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2020

Dear Esteemed Client, Thanks for your comments and for having selected our restaurant. We are extremely glad that you did like our food and staff members. We are happy that you enjoyed your dining experience and we hope to have you back soon.

Reviewed October 14, 2020 via mobile

As me and my grandma visited Xlendi earlier today, we decided to give a try to The Boathouse, a popular restaurant in the village where we had tried to eat in the past, but did not manage due to the large numbers of customers on...a daily basis. We were seated immediately by Jeff, who later on took our orders and explained any enquiries we had about the ingredients of the food. We ordered one Polipo alla Xlendi and one Boathouse Calamari Special (grilled calamari with sweet chili sauce), and mixed our sides of fries, baked potatoes, salad and cooked vegetables of the day. The food was amazing, and we couldn't expect it differently, with this restaurant being an institution in Xlendi. I particularly enjoyed the fish being cooked perfectly and the portions: well plated and with substance. Throughout the service, the staff was attentive and came to ask how was our food and if we were enjoying our time there. Will definitely give it another try. Keep it upMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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AttardJ, Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2020

Dear Esteemed Client, Thank you for your positive review. It’s great to know that you and your grandmother enjoyed your dining experience with us and it is wonderful to read that you felt well cared for by our team members. Please be assured that I...More

Reviewed October 11, 2020

Impeccable service!! They adhere 100 per cent to Covid regulations, sanitizers on each table, their tables are distanced as should be, they clean the chairs as well after each client sitting, above all genuine delicious food. The menu is varied. We really enjoyed our meal,...very well done to all.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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AttardJ, Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2020

Dear Esteemed Client, Thanks for your comments and for having selected our restaurant. We are extremely glad that you did like our food. We are happy that you enjoyed your dining experience and we hope to have you back soon.

Reviewed October 6, 2020 via mobile

Wonderful food and service. The restaurant looks not really noticeable among others on the bay however is the best one. Service is excellent, food is delicious, staff very attentive. Highly recommended!!! Salmon carpaccio is to die forMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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AttardJ, Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2020

Dear Esteemed Client, Thanks for your comments and for having selected our restaurant. We are extremely glad that you did like our food, view, service and our staff members. We are happy that you enjoyed your dining experience and we hope to have you back...More

Reviewed October 6, 2020

Highly recommended great food very friendly staff. With the nice view of the xlendi Bay 🙂👌👍👍🙂🙂🙂

Date of visit: October 2020
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AttardJ, Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2020

Dear Esteemed Client, Thank you for your very kind review and for your support of The Boathouse Restaurant Xlendi. We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed September 29, 2020

The service was friendly and professional. The food was absolutely delicious and each meal exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend this restaurant and cannot wait for our next visit.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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AttardJ, Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2020

Dear Esteemed Client, Thank you so much for finding the time to write such a nice review, so pleased that you enjoyed a great visit with us, the team were so happy to read this review when we shared this with them and we cannot...More

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Yes, we do accept government vouchers.
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Response from keit r | Reviewed this property |
As above. You would need to be staying in Zlendi or close by. far too far to make a return trip to Malta. There are hotels in Xlendi which is tiny. The Boathouse is really nice - but I would still make a special booking... More
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Hi This is what is avilable on their website: Opening Hours: 1st Oct to 30th June Daily : 12.00 - 22.00 (Last orders) 1st July to 30th Sept Daily : 12.00 - 22.30 (Last orders) Fridays & Saturdays (all year) : 12.00... More
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5