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Boathouse Restaurant

Boat House The Quay, Christchurch BH23 1BY, England
+44 1202 480033
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“pizza” (117 reviews)
“mussels” (34 reviews)
“sea bass” (26 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Boat House The Quay, Christchurch BH23 1BY, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Friday night with a friend. Lovely wine. Strange menu with a mix of British pub food and traditional Thai. We both opted for the Thai and it was really nice. Live music was on and there was a great atmosphere. The waiter was pretty annoyingly...More

Thank nicdigby
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Restaurant is well set out for parties of two to many and the ambience and the cheerful and efficient staff made for an excellent evening. Bar on the premises too. Good menu, though perhaps a little restricted, but quality of food was good throughout and...More

Thank LJO67
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The place itself is wonderful...but the verging on rude male staff member didn't make it pleasurable. Absolutely NO vegetarian breakfast options. How sad. I had to ask without bacon to enjoy my breakfast which was average. Never mind. Nice birthday treat idea. Come on boathouse....More

Thank bexmcd3
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a nice business lunch, plenty of space, and we had a quite table to talk on!! Staff were attentive! It was a little expensive for the portion size of the minute steak sandwich

Thank ianrU4599AT
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a local, I have visited The Boathouse many times over the years. Less so in recent years, as I feel their menu used to be better and the prices have gone up somewhat. Both of those I can tolerate, but the service has been...More

Thank Jo M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here mid-week by myself and had a sweet potato and feta cheese salad and freshly squeezed orange juice which cost £19. I like the restaurant but my table was very close to my neighbours on both sides, so it is not good for...More

Thank airheart_ash
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday lunch with family,been coming here over a number of years now,still love the place there is is good choice dishes including really good roasts.There always a good vibe and the staff are friendly and efficient.Always enjoy it here.

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here on Saturday night, with a booked table which is a MUST! It was super busy in there, we waited in the bar area where there was a live singer with a guitar, who was great. We stood waiting for our table to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for my daughters 25th, it really is a lovely place, lovely helpful staff and a good bar, the only thing that lets it down is rubbish food, we were a table of 9, some of the starters went back as they where horrible,...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

The Boathouse is set overlooking the beautiful Christchurch Harbour. It's a very popular place and it has a relaxed atmosphere but the service is very professional. The food is delicious, and the restaurant area gives you a view of the harbour. There's plenty of outdoor...More

Thank tessa135
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colin h
11 April 2017|
Response from gmboathouse | Property representative |
The mini golf is open everyday - is staffed at the hut during holidays and weekends; the rest of the time please see a member of staff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boat House The Quay, Christchurch BH23 1BY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 480033
  • E-mail
Eat alfresco or relax indoors and enjoy breakfast, coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and cake, dinner, delicious pizza, a glass of wine and watch as the world passes by. Menu highlights: Pizzas fresh from the Clay Oven Fresh Fish and Shellfish Specials Take Away Pizzas available Take Away Hot drinks available
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