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Boathouse Restaurant

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Boat House The Quay, Christchurch BH23 1BY, England
+44 1202 480033
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing place, lovely staff. Been there couple times with my fiance. This place never fails to impress. Feels cosy like at home. P.s. goat cheese panini is absolutely amazing.

1 Thank tgyhuji
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The manager (owner ? ) is so up his own arrogant backside, I'm surprised he has any customers at all, rude ! Ignorant, flash git. Staff more interested in how they look, than serving customers. In the early days the place used to be ok, not any more, very poor service, appalling overpriced food, why go there ? ?? One... More 

3 Thank alan m
Lyon, France
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went back to the boathouse because we liked the atmosphere when we lived in Christchurch. The atmosphere is still here. However it was a bit noisy. The wine was excellent and good value for money. The Food however was expensive for what we got. My carpaccio was still frozen. This is the 1st time i got served frozen raw... More 

1 Thank carolel459
Perth, Australia
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153 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never been here before, so only went for coffee. What a great place; nice roaring log fire in the pot-belly stove, big sofas to cuddle on, friendly, helpful staff too. We didn't want to leave. Will definitely be back to try the food.

Thank 1000000Rosscoe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Christchurch on our way back to London. Stopped for breakfast. Absolutely superb food and service. If back again, would love to try this restaurant for lunch or dinner.

Thank Christophe C
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this place with a group of 9 the other Sunday (children oldies and all) and the staff were faultless. They actually wanted to be there, and enjoyed serving customers. The food was pricey, but all made nearly justifiable by the girls putting it in front of you. Will definitely be back!

Thank Tom P
London, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last time we ate here I gave a 5 star review, however this time I was a little disappointed with my meal. The steak was a little tough and considering it was a filet steak I was a bit surprised. It was cooked as I requested, medium rare, but I may have just been unlucky with my piece. My associates... More 

Thank Lisa C
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Odd setup in that you have to sit in a certain section of the restaurant depending on whether you want to just drink, eat from a normal menu or eat in the pricey section. We got moved twice which we found a little embarrassing as there are no obvious notices or defined sections. Found some of the staff a little... More 

1 Thank dmn2710
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took our son and his wife who were visiting from NY for a relaxed meal in a trendy place with a great atmosphere and this place never fails to impress us. Food and service excellent. Bonus is we can walk home!!

Thank Sue and Brett J
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66 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice spot for lunch,good views towards the harbour, although the menu is not extensive the dishes we had were nicely presented and adequate, the young staff friendly and cheerful, not expensive,mid range.

Thank peterwebb28

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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, Seafood, British, Gluten Free 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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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?