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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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“lunch” (47 reviews)
“potted crab” (17 reviews)
“seafood” (35 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, British, Soups, Scottish, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| Isle of Ulva, PA73 6LZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a short ferry trip from the ‘mainland’, The Boathouse is reason enough to visit the small island of Ulva. Its seafood is extremely fresh, and the servings are generous and very reasonably priced. The seafood platter includes mackerel, smoked salmon, crab and langoustines, with...More

1  Thank golosone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a two hours walk we returned to the boathouse for lunch. The soup was delicious and had a fabulous plate of local caught prawns at a very reasonable price. The boathouse alone is a great reason to go to ulva

Thank fredr80
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had coffee and cake at start and end of our walk on Ulva. We had taken our own sandwiches which we eat while watching an otter fishing on the south side of the island. The boathouse is a down to earth small island place....More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 September 14, 2017

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 September 13, 2017

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 September 8, 2017 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 August 29, 2017

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 August 18, 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $24
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
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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