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“Pleasantly surprised”
Review of The Boat House

The Boat House
Ranked #5 of 35 Restaurants in Xlendi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $37
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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 a large variety of local and foreign wines to please all wine lovers. Service is professional, fast and efficient but not rushed. The restaurant opens daily and caters for late lunches.
Reviewed April 12, 2014

We visited this restaurant yesterday evening for dinner. The service was great, waiters very friendly and food was served in a very efficient way. Presentation of the food was also good and tasted great. My spaghetti frutti di mare was amazing, full of seafood and squid. My wife's salmon was also excellent.

If I had to mention one bad thing it would be that the soups ordered as starters were super super hot .. More like boiling hot. However this was a small thing compared to the good experience.

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Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

We visited again in March didn't have a booking but were still seated in a few minutes , the restaurant was packed
We took fish cakes for 2 as a starter and both calamari as a main course
Staff are always attentive and helpful
This is our 2nd visit at the boathouse restaurant nevertheless won't be the last
Recommend to others who would like to eat fresh genuine fish with a nice view of xlendi bay .

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Reviewed April 6, 2014

This was probably our 5th time dining at this restaurant and once again it was a pleasure. If I HAD to find a fault it would be that service, although friendly and cordial, took a bit longer than usual. The food was excellent, and the location is great. The management went out of their way to get a cheesecake for my dad's 70th Birthday even though it was at such short notice! I feel the team at The Boathouse understand it is the little things that make the dining experience extraordinary rather than ordinary.

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Reviewed April 1, 2014

Whilst staying in Gozo for a wkd we went to Xlendi (pronounced Shlendi) for a meal at the Boat House and were certainly not disappointed, firstly the setting the restaurant is in, right on the Xlendi bay is absolutely serene and beautiful, but staff are also very considerate and helpful and the food is top notch as well. I would definitely recommend seafood if dining at this restaurant but their steaks and starters are also fantastic so it is certainly safe to try pretty much anything on their menu.

One thing to bear in mind is that it is also very popular with visitors and locals alike so I would recommend booking a table in advance as it can get extremely busy with people without bookings being turned away because the restaurant is full but that says only good things about it :)


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Reviewed March 30, 2014

Even tough we are maltese we have to say that the service was perfect the food was excellent and the prices reasonable. Nice place and a very maltese type cuisine.

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