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The Boathouse

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Bar, British
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Boathouse Marine Drive | Preston Sands, Paignton TQ3 2NJ, England
+44 1803 665066
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Lassay-les-Chateaux, France
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place! The staff were really friendly and very accommodating. We loved the friendly atmosphere and the portions were enormous! We'll defintely be back on our next trip to Paignton.

Thank Aero1968
Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Myself and 3 others came in on a very cold and windy Saturday morning in our cycle gear, breakfast had finished at 11 am the time was 11.10am, okay we missed the deadline, so we asked for a sausage or bacon sandwich? No was the reply " all the breakfast stuff had been put away." Its a sandwich, made hot?... More 

2 Thank bigH50
Paignton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We often call into the Boathouse for coffee during a seafront walk. Great choice of coffees and teas. Polite and attentive staff. It's lovely to sit out in sunshine and look at the sea and stunning view. Decided to have a meal one evening following a cinema visit. Although they were busy, the staff - smiley and presentable young people... More 

Thank Alison B
Torquay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Great food and fantastic service by Grace she couldn't do enough for us even though they were really busy. Thank you!

Thank natevans321
Leamington Spa UK
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This place felt really cool at the same time very inclusive. All the staff greeted us and made our dog very welcome. The clientele around us were all treated in the same attentive way. We did however have a very slight criticism and that was the lights needed dimming slightly because the bright lights gave the room a canteeny feel... More 

Thank vanburger
Paignton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We went here as a family (adults only) for Bank Holiday lunch, and grabbed a table overlooking the sea. There was a band playing (3BF) who were very good, indie, popular songs and not too loud. We ordered the food, there was a long wait but understandable, but the food, when served, was tasty, piping hot and plentiful.

Thank FelineFriend5
Diano Arentino, Italy
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

went for lunch with the family, great hamburger (the scorcher..very hot..but nice!!) good service, good value for money, can ask for more!!

Thank 48Sergi0
Coventry, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Popped into this restaurant for food about 11 30am we were very hungry as we had been on a long walk, the staff were very friendly we found a table and went to order some food an drinks but told lunch wasn't served until midday not even a sandwich we found this very odd so we had drinks and waited... More 

Thank zumbac1972
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We went for breakfast at 10am Sunday 30th October.The staff were very busy talking by the till and a girl was drinking a cup of coffee.I stood there for 10 mins and was totally ignored.My wife said all the tables were reserved so I asked where to sit.This girl turned her back on me,I said excuse me and a man... More 

5 Thank Phillip C
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Ive been here a few times over the years as its quite local to me. However,it can be a bit hit and miss depending on when you go. We decided to go and try their breakfast yesterday morning and both chose the smaller breakfast. I don`t know who was cooking at 9.45am but please give yourself a pat on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Bar, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boathouse Marine Drive | Preston Sands, Paignton TQ3 2NJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Paignton
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 665066
Excellent food and service. Lively atmosphere, good selection of drinks. Children and dog friendly

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?