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The Boathouse

££ - £££
Seafood, British, Scottish, European
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22 High Street, South Queensferry, Edinburgh eh30 9pp, Scotland
+44 131 331 5429
10:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:30
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Looking for a small restaurant with great food - this is the place. Went here after looking on line for a fish restaurant and were not disappointed. The food was stunning. Simple food cooked so well and served with a smile. The staff could not do enough to ensure that we had everything we wanted. Thank you for a lovely... More 

Thank Martina D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good food, good location, good views. Friendly and efficient service. Everything you need for a quiet or romantic night out.

Thank j0ycejim
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited the area for a wedding at Dundas castle, Saturday night a party of us went to the Boathouse for dinner an excellent venue with good quality food to match.

Thank Paul B
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food really good but not big portions it has great views we got table looking over to the bridges one of the staff was a bit sharp otherwise a pleasant time

Thank forrestmargaret
Livingston, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely meal here 2/3 months ago with my girlfriend so when we spotted a discount deal we were only too happy to take it up....aware that it would be a slightly more restricted menu than diners who were paying full price on the same night. 3 Course meal was good with portion sizes about right as was the... More 

Thank LiviPete
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We first went to the Boathouse with friends for dinner we had a set menu of either Pate or Mussel Chowder to start, Duck Confit or Pan Fried Coly to finish there was a Chocolate Parfait or Profiteroles everything on that menu was tried by someone in the party and each dish was terrific the service was good with the... More 

Thank David W
Linlithgow, Scotland
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287 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've visited the Boathouse several times and always enjoyed the food and atmosphere. This visit, as part of a group of four, confirmed that assessment. I enjoyed a haggis starter and fish and chips. Other also enjoyed the crab starter, steak, and prawn stir-fry. As eve, the view was marvellous.

Thank JKB59
Livingston, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit to the restaurant lovely views of the bridge if you get a table by the window,Nice place but service slow when it's busy.We had fish and chips.Very greasy chips but nice fish,our friends had the scallops not a huge dish,He was still hungry more like a starter than a main course the desserts are small portions and cheese and... More 

Thank kats37
Dunblane, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely waterside view with great food and atmosphere. Wine list is good and it makes a great evening venue.

Thank THT1969
West Lothian, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Boathouse for dinner and certainly could not complain. The food was first class we had pate for starter followed by duck which was delicious for our sweet we had carmel profiteroles. The staff are so friendly and the location looking at the bridges is something else. Highly recommended.

Thank lenny777167

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Seafood, British, Scottish, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 High Street, South Queensferry, Edinburgh eh30 9pp, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh  >  South Queensferry
  • Phone Number: +44 131 331 5429

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