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The Boathouse Bistro

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British, Scottish, Seafood
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Kingairloch | Ardgour, Ardgour PH33 7AE, Scotland
+44 1967 411232
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11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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Lochaline, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is under new management so decided to give it a try. Im glad we did. Was not dissapointed. 3 course lucnh for £14.95. The best value on the peninsula. Everything was homemade from the soda bread to the ice cream and the lemon posset was to die for. The portions were very generous and we had stacks of... More 

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Ardgour, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous food and great atmosphere. Service is very quick and it's Very well priced . Highly recommend.

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Thank castleellislottie
KGL1, Manager at The Boathouse Bistro, responded to this review

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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful meal venison pie was great .the staff are very friendly and the setting is stunning .will definitely be back thanks Margo Vince and Ammie 😊

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Thank Claire C
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greenock
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

New management and chefs since last season. Excellent food at a very reasonable price. Had Easter Sunday lunch and could not have found better. Have been coming every year since this restaurant opened and the new people this season have been the best for many years. Keep it up. Will be back in the very near future. Have also told... More 

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Thank jusrme
KGL1, Manager at The Boathouse Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we hope to see you back again in the near future. More 

Fort William, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here on Easter Sunday. Warm welcome. Excellent service. We had the set lunch at £14.95. Excellent value. Butternut squash soup with soda bread. Roast Lamb perfectly cooked and served with lovely seasonal veg and gorgeous roast potatoes. Finished off with sticky toffee pudding and meringue with passion fruit and raspberries. The sun cane out just in time... More 

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KGL1, Manager at The Boathouse Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your lunch at The Boathouse, we hope to see you back here very soon. More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for Easter lunch today and it was delicious and really well worth going. From making the booking via phone (very easy and pleasant), to the really warm welcome when we arrived, coupled with superb local cooking and a great atmosphere, matched by great prices, this really is a restaurant to visit. We had the set menu at £14.95... More 

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1 Thank Tillybean17
KGL1, Manager at The Boathouse Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for writing such a detailed review following your Sunday lunch. We hope to welcome you back very soon. More 

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been coming here for along time, and it's great to see it open again under new management. The Boathouse is in a really special setting, whatever the weather! Food was really good. The addition of a children's menu was much appreciated by us, and our son. Very attentive staff. We would highly recommend it.

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1 Thank graysvine
KGL1, Manager at The Boathouse Bistro, responded to this review

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our wedding anniversary and my sons birthday celebration. We were made to feel very welcome by the friendly staff the moment we walked in. We had three course menu Scallops, and the Venison pie was excellent and very filling followed by Sticky Toffee Pudding. After a day walking in the hills this was just what you needed. Prices... More 

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1 Thank Rogerkynaston
KGL1, Manager at The Boathouse Bistro, responded to this review

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary.Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your visit. We hope to welcome you back soon. More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and food was excellent. Scallops in particular were a big hit as was the home made soda bread. Great place to eat

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2 Thank Elaine M
KGL1, Manager at The Boathouse Bistro, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you back at Kingairloch again soon. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having dined here ever since it opened, and seen chefs come and go, it's great to see it up and running again ... and in such capable hands. Front-of-house welcomed us warmly and Amy was attentive throughout our meal. The menu was much broader than last year, with some splendid specials ...and lots of vegetables. The whisky and honey souffle... More 

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2 Thank Malcolm G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Cuisine
British, Scottish, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kingairloch | Ardgour, Ardgour PH33 7AE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Ardgour
  • Phone Number: +44 1967 411232
Description
The Boathouse Restaurant is located on the picturesque Kingairloch Estate, about an hours drive from Fort William. Menus feature produce grown in the estate's walled garden, seafood from local waters and wild venison from the surrounding mountains. It is a perfect place for visiting yachts in the area as there are free moorings. It is advisable to book ahead as the restaurant is an intimate dining experience.

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