We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Boathouse

Ardminish Bay, PA41 7AA, Scotland
+44 1583 505123
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“halibut” (48 reviews)
“seafood” (62 reviews)
“sea bass” (10 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Ardminish Bay, PA41 7AA, Scotland
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (357)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 353 reviews

Reviewed October 16, 2017

Wonderful and imaginitive lunch towards the end of the season. Very very good. The only sad part was the unannounced service charge added to the bill. And it was still worth it!!

Thank FlyingScot2014
Reviewed September 28, 2017

This seafood restaurant is literally only a few meters from the beach. Fantastic fresh seafood menu served in great surroundings. Very friendly host. Booking essential.

Thank arranphotography
Reviewed September 28, 2017

We had a thoroughly enjoyable lunch in this glorious setting overlooking The Sound of Gigha. The service was friendly and helpful whilst the food was a mere whisker off perfection. The seafood curry was exquisite with generous quantities of expensive and local, seafood delicacies in...More

Thank Hamish F
Reviewed September 26, 2017

Came here as locals had recommended it to us. We were just wanting a light lunch menu so didn't expect such a posh and pricey menu for lunch time. We decided to stay and had fish and chips and burger meals. The fish and chips...More

Thank Marie C
Reviewed September 24, 2017

Ate here one night. very good food and service, if a bit expensive. its a small restaurant with no views from inside but if you sit outside it is stunningly pretty overlooking the bay and the pontoons. If sailing there are showers attached.

Thank scot-smiley
Reviewed September 19, 2017

When you get the weather it really is the most idyllic location. A short ferry ride from the mainland and then an equally short walk to the restaurant. The food is of the most excellent quality - and its always difficult to decide what to...More

Thank Róisín T
Reviewed September 18, 2017

Visited Gigha for the day with the intention of having lunch at The Boathouse. We arrived at about 11.30am, double checked that they were serving food, they said they started serving at 12pm. There were 4 picnic benches at the front of the restaurant, 2...More

Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic night we had in this fabulous restaurant. Better than many other Argyll eateries. Staff were brilliant and can't wait to go back

Thank Mr Tom D
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Couldn't fault the service or excellent seafood. Lovely little restaurant with a great atmosphere. Would definitely return at first opportunity. Overlooks Visitor moorings and pontoon. Would suggest you'd want to book as it was deservedly full on my visit on a week-night.

Thank PFW123
Reviewed September 5, 2017

went to the boathouse a couple of weeks ago, the visit was superb, the food beyond compare, the rain torrential. excellent service, excellent food, terrible rain

Thank Simmmos
Nearby HotelsSee all Isle of Gigha Hotels
Gigha Hotel
329 reviews
.52 miles away
Jura Hotel
359 reviews
13.70 miles away
West Loch Hotel
283 reviews
16.99 miles away
The Ugadale Hotel & Cottages
298 reviews
17.46 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Ferry Farm
31 reviews
2.94 miles away
The Cafe
76 reviews
7.74 miles away
Kilberry Inn
162 reviews
10.29 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Achamore Gardens
151 reviews
.83 miles away
Bole the Gallery
7 reviews
10.28 miles away
Carradale Bikes and Buggies
43 reviews
11.32 miles away
Lagavulin Distillery
579 reviews
15.50 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Boathouse staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$14 - $53
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ardminish Bay, PA41 7AA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Isle of Gigha
  • Phone Number: +44 1583 505123
  • E-mail
Small quaint beachside bar and restaurant situated a five minute walk from the ferry terminal on the Isle of Gigha. Wines, beers, ales and a varied menu with an emphasis on local seafood. Campsite also available adjacent to the Boathouse.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing