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The Boat House

Xatt IX-Xlendi | Xlendi Bay, Xlendi, Island of Gozo XLN 1010, Malta
+356 2756 7207
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“calamari” (115 reviews)
“seafood” (123 reviews)
“fresh fish” (71 reviews)
Opens in 20 min
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Xatt IX-Xlendi | Xlendi Bay, Xlendi, Island of Gozo XLN 1010, Malta
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I heard a lot of good stuff about this restaurant and finally had the possibility to go there. Food was absolutely divine. I had the brie, covered in pistachios, deep fried and helped with a dollop of cranberry sauce. The same applies to the main...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank whitelfcmt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great meal. Fish was lovely and fresh and a wide choice. traditional soup to start was very tasty, I would defiantly recommend ordering it! lovely setting although it was a bit windy at the time we went! would defiantly go back again

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Katherine S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had incredible calamari lunch at the boathouse, food was fantastic. Beautiful location right on water. Was busy but service really good. Highly recommend 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank emamcl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My partner and I had never been to The Boathouse before; generally speaking dining out can be a stressful experience for us due to our differing dietary needs/preferences (one intolerant to cow's milk, the other a vegetarian). However, we were truly spoiled for choice as...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rebeccainga
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

The prices are a bit higher, but the service and the amazing food makes it reasonable. If you are looking for something fancy, this is your place! The desserts are amazing!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Resort749114
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

From the minuite we arrived, we were welcomed by a friendly, efficient team. The restaurant was busy, with local Gozians as well as tourists, which is always an excellent recommendation in itself! We found an fantastic choice of both starters and mains and local wines...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RosannaMuscat
Reviewed 1 November 2018

We had a decent lunch with reasonable service but I don’t get it with the high ratings. Nothing was bad and the service was ok but neither was much above average. For the prices I had expected more and therefore was dissappointed.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank briandguth
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Returned to this restsurant after a very positive visit last year ... and i must admit ... glad we did. We had soup for starter, and fish and sea food platter for main ... both amazing dishes About service ... all was so amazing ......More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank clagri083
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Birthday bash for moi...staff extremely obliging with preparations and impeccable timing. Food is great and no unneccassary delays. Definately worth another visit.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Attiliomessina
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Ate here twice because it has good choices for vegetarians. Excellent service and good food although a little on the pricey side. There is a problem here with having stuffed portobello mushrooms on the vegetarian menu and on the main menu. Restaurant should change the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank keitrobinson
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8 November 2018|
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Response from keitrobinson | Reviewed this property |
As above. You would need to be staying in Zlendi or close by. far too far to make a return trip to Malta. There are hotels in Xlendi which is tiny. The Boathouse is really nice - but I would still make a special booking... More
Danny R
11 October 2017|
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Response from RaymondD025 | Reviewed this property |
Hi This is what is avilable on their website: Opening Hours: 1st Oct to 30th June Daily : 12.00 - 22.00 (Last orders) 1st July to 30th Sept Daily : 12.00 - 22.30 (Last orders) Fridays & Saturdays (all year) : 12.00... More
27 May 2017|
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Response from GtheHunter | Reviewed this property |
it is not wheelchair accessible... only outside sitting would be comfortable
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Xatt IX-Xlendi | Xlendi Bay, Xlendi, Island of Gozo XLN 1010, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Gozo  >  Xlendi
  • Phone Number: +356 2756 7207
  • E-mail
Situated right on the water's edge and next to the statue of St. Andrew in the fishermen's area of the bay, The Boat House Restaurant is ably run by Joseph Attard and his wife Rose. It has established itself as a must visit restaurant when visiting Gozo by Maltese and foreigners alike. The location enjoys the warm sunshine on winter afternoons and romantic sunsets. The choice of starters and main courses is endless. On top of that, there are the 'Specialities of the Day'. The fish display is a clear statement about the freshness of the daily catch. All items on the menu are prepared with ingredients of the highest quality. The selection of in-house desserts is tempting. The Wine List includes a large variety of local and foreign wines to please all wine lovers. Service is professional, fast and efficient but not rushed. Open for late lunches. The opening hours listed on this page are valid from 1st April up to 31st October. More detailed opening hours on website or facebook page.
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