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Boat House The Quay, Christchurch BH23 1BY, England
+44 1202 480033
09:00 - 23:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere for an lazy Sunday afternoon drinks and nibbles friendly helpful staff, great choice of drinks, good live music

Thank Steveward F
Leeds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the restaurant for a family catch up and really enjoyed our visit. The waitress let us take our time to order - we were very busy talking! The food choice, once we had time to study the menu, was good, something to suit everyone. The food itself was very tasty, all in all a lovely evening.

Thank Jill N
Lymington, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We entered the restaurant mid afternoon and were greeted by friendly caring staff. A selection of appetisers which were perfectly prepared was enjoyed with a generous glass of prosecco. Good value.

Thank Stainlesteve
Warwick, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in for coffee on a freezing January day and got a very warm welcome. The veranda and some inside tables have great views of the river, there is also a gorgeous cosy bar area with a trendy log burner and squashy sofas. Illy coffee so top quality, and we saw others enjoying very nice looking burgers, cakes etc. Very... More 

Thank ironhorse_10
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in this lunchtime off the cuff. Very busy but very enjoyable experience.The staff are extremely friendly and welcoming. We had been on a dog walk and hoped we could sit somewhere with him..no problem we sat in the conservatory at the front, well heated with lovely views of the bandstand and the river. I had the fish and chips... More 

Thank jackbournemouth
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I came in with my grandparents Wednesday evening for my Nan's birthday. We had a wonderful meal (my chicken was absolutely beautiful). I didn't catch the blonde lady's name who served us but her and her fellow colleagues were all very charming, polite and lovely. Thank you :)

1 Thank Tia C
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Just staying in Christchurch for one night and having read the reviews on TripAdvisor we picked this restaurant. We weren't disappointed - very good food and service. Atmosphere very relaxing. Highly recommended

Thank BMason21a
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We always pop into The Boathouse when visiting friends here lovely place great atmosphere and always busy we love it

4 Thank daveBTA5
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Recently had evening meal and drinks with my wife and three daughters, found the staff knowledgeable and helpful with a good selection of well prepared food. food was very good and reasonably pried. We have used this place many time for family get together s and birthdays and will continue do do so in the future.

2 Thank relm5477
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I come to the boathouse regularly for coffee and cake but have not eaten dinner here for over a year. Well the food is still absolutely fantastic, especially the pizza. The atmosphere is buzzing and the staff are attentive and friendly! Will always return.

2 Thank MairiLauren

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?