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The Boathouse

| Isle of Ulva, PA73 6LZ, Scotland
+44 1688 500241
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (35 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Soups, Scottish, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| Isle of Ulva, PA73 6LZ, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

If you only visit one Scottish island, try Ulva. Our brief visit was enough to whet our appetite for several return visits. The only downside is the lack of accommodation when faced with so many wonderful walks, points of interest and excellent wildlife. In addition...More

Thank v_marcinkiewicz
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's not a complaint - it's naturally fishy. However, when we popped in, we were told they could respond. With 24 hours notice, there was no innovation;the message of how the fish or meaty could be removed from dishes was exactly the same as when...More

1  Thank sc242
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went from Mull on the tiny ferry over to the Isle of Ulva. There was a real downpour all morning, and The Boathouse was a welcome refuge for us (and a group of young campers) until the rain eased off a little. Around noon...More

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Boathouse on a cold, windy day in June. After a bracing ride across the narrow stretch of water that separates Ulva from Mull, it was delightful to tuck into a steaming hot cup of coffee at The Boathouse. There is a very interesting...More

Thank V581ZSdonb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Boathouse is absolutely essential for people who come to Ulva for walks/ bike rides. The best thing is that even though they have zero competition, they do great food and have great service. If you need to charge up devices or electric bike batteries...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic locally caught sea food in a spectacular setting. Excellent service, so much better than much more expensive restaurants on the Isle of Mull. Can't recommend highly enough.

Thank James C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A must when on the island. This is where you but your return ticket to Mull and also where you pick up your guide map. Great hot drinks and cakes. We didn't have meals but looks mainly seafood based. Upstairs is more seating and arts...More

Thank acoton
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Although we've visited Mull on many previous occasions, we have always arrived by sea. This time we travelled by car, which made exploring much easier. The private island of Ulva had been recommended to us and we loved it. First port-of-call was The Boathouse, where...More

Thank Adrianlegge
Reviewed August 13, 2017

Absolutely fantastic seafood. Amazing friendly service. Homemade cakes. Take the short Ferry trip, enjoy the walks and have a great meal.

Thank Naomiemb3
Reviewed August 9, 2017

We visited The Boathouse after a wet, chilly walk on Ulva. We ate extremely tasty soup and were even served dairy free and gluten free oatcakes. The staff were very friendly towards both us and our three dogs. Can't wait to return.

Thank AH45971
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $24
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Isle of Ulva, PA73 6LZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Ulva
  • Phone Number: +44 1688 500241
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Situated just off the west coast of Mull, the Boathouse offers an unique dining experience for visitors to the picturesque island of Ulva. Specialising in fresh local shellfish landed from the family fishing boat, and home baking made every day, we also serve a selection of home made soups, rolls and daily specials.Open Easter 'til late September.Open Monday to Friday, Sundays June, July and August.Tea, cakes and coffees served daily 9am 'til 5pmLunch served 12noon 'til 4pm.Please note The Boathouse is on the Isle of Ulva, not on Mull itself, so it is necessary to take a short ferry trip from Ulva Ferry if you are not visiting on your own boat. Please see the Ulva website for further details.
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