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“Outstanding food and service in memorable location”
Review of The Old Boatyard

The Old Boatyard
Ranked #20 of 58 Restaurants in Arbroath
Price range: $15 - $22
Cuisines: Seafood, British, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Edinburgh
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216 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Outstanding food and service in memorable location”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Attended a function here last weekend. Venue is memorable and even featured fireworks over the harbour. Food was outstanding and having been served 5 courses, I think I am well qualified to comment on this! Service was very attentive and friendly. I have already recommended this restaurant to several friends and we will certainly make a return visit soon!

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Andrew40
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Perth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Unfriendly and rude”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Beautiful sunny day on Arbroath, a perfect day for a long lunch at The Old Boathouse we thought.......Having sat down outside on their deck was approached by a member of staff to be curtly told we could not bring our dog onto their deck as it is a food serving area. Very disappointing. What makes the old boathouse different to any other pub or restaurant where we and the dog have have enjoyed eating outside on their terrace I don't know. Do not recommend this place for service and last time we ate there the good wasn't that great either.

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2 Thank FionaMcLellan
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Nice enough for a coffee but...”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

In a great location on the habour side and some soft seating makes it inviting for coffee but lots of tables behind. The problem with this place is it's trying to be a coffee house and a resturant (or so it seams) but when your having coffee and the smell of Cullen Skink (fish soup) is so strong it is clawing at your throat it gets a bit nasty. We had 4 drinks and two cakes and it came to £13 so not expensive but both hot chocolates were only warm and had to be re-heated so... Yes we've been before and yes we probably would go again but only because it's were it is.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank MrandMrsoo7
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Dundee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Rip off! Small glass of wine £5! Watery lager. Kids crying. Not relaxing i.m afraid”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Small glass of wine £5! Watery lager! Kids crying. Not relaxing. Trying to be something their not. Pretentous prices! Very average!

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1 Thank jacqui m
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Pitlochry, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nice place”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

A very nice place. decorated as you would expect an old boatyard to be. The staff were very friendly and it is good value for money.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Fishypro
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