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“Deserves it's top spot!!!”
Review of The Boathouse

The Boathouse
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $32
Cuisines: Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Kelso, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Deserves it's top spot!!!”
Reviewed August 12, 2014

We went here because it was rated no 1 in South Queensferry on Tripadvisor == you did not lie!!!== a quiet early Monday evening saw us get the best table in the bistro== looking our to a choppy Forth estuary and the two and one half bridges== trains and boats all around almost as good as San Francisco== We started by sharing the Tapas == loads on the plate all good and fresh with excellent warm bread --Great==Our fishy mains were really memorable== well cooked fresh ingredients cooked, plated and served in a really professional style ==Oh and the House White was most drinkeable!!== Not exactly cheap but I've spent a little less on a lot worse== But do not take my word go and sample it for yourself==Well Done !!!

  • Visited August 2014
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Knysna, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
244 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Superb food with a great view”
Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Boat House is situated on the water in Queensferry with views across the bay of both the Railway and Firth of Forth Bridges. We were there on a cold, grey and blustery Scottish summer evening (by South African standards!) but the view, food and ambience more than made up for the weather. The food was superb and the wine choice excellent. Lovely evening all round!

  • Visited August 2014
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Edinburgh
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A chance find but will definitely be back”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

We drove through South Queensferry early this evening and found The Boathouse. Firstly the view is stunning, even in the rain. I found it hard to choose what to eat as the menu looked so good. I settled for Chicken Escalope with linguine and my husband had scallops and black pudding. My daughters had steak. The chicken was really moist and perfectly cooked and the tomato and ricotta sauce gorgeous. The scallops were great but the black pudding was to do die for. The steaks was large and very nice - it was all eaten! So a great find and will make a point of going back very soon to try something else on the menu!

  • Visited August 2014
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Livingston, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely Food & View”
Reviewed August 9, 2014

Managed to get a table in the restaurant at the last minute on a Saturday night (6pm) and was not disappointed. If you like fish, you'll love The Boathouse - choice of fish & shellfish dishes very good. Hubby had the hot shellfish platter & there was certainly more than enough & a good selection of shellfish. I had the roast coley with squid ink pasta which was delicious (a bit more seasoning on the fish & it would have been perfection - maybe chef thinks it's better to let customer add their own which is fine). Fabulous views from the restaurant & bistro of the Forth Rail Bridge & on a beautiful sunny evening it is just spectacular. Really enjoyed our meal & the service of the waiting staff was excellent. Will definitely visit again.

  • Visited August 2014
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West Calder, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fantastic views over Firth of Forth & Forth Bridge”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

Great bistro menu, on a good day, sitting on terrace is a must. Fish & chips were excellent. Good batter on fish, crispy and definitely not soggy. Would recommend and will be back for another visit.

  • Visited July 2014
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