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The Boathouse

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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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Cowdenbeath, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was lucky enough to win a meal here. The seafood is truly amazing, especially the soft shell crabs. The people who had steaks raved about them too.Generous portions, friendly staff and the most delicious raspberry brûlée. Highly recommended!

Thank Kerry B
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175 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Time for a family get together - so its time for a lunch at South Queensferry in a place with good food and an excellent view of the Forth. The four of us enjoyed a mix of the tapas (for two) and fish & chips (for adult and a child). Empty plates said it all. Then came the sticky toffee... More 

Thank Strollerman
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked table for midday, arriving a bit early we were welcomed in out of the cold while the staff were setting up. Lovely views across the river and bridges. Food some of the best I've eaten in a sea food restaurant . A must visit if in area great staff , great food. Very comfy and reasonable priced.

Thank Dane N
Dollar, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for my birthday for lunch and wasn't disappointed. Had an amazing tapas lunch was fresh and amazing, staff were great, will definitely be back

Thank Graeme Cochrane
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here on South Queensferry Gala Day with family. The menu was good with a nice selection for children. Service was prompt and friendly too. They have a nice balcony area but we didn't sit outside as it was a dull day and a bit chilly. They have a great view of the Railway Bridge. Recommended.

Thank Haggis1961
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We live 10 miles away but had not been back since it was taken over, renovated & upgraded. We were not disappointed, from start to finish. Personal service at the planning stage from the main man Paul, which continued via him & other staff throughout until the evening itself. No attention to detail was overlooked, flexibility was always present, &... More 

Thank Outliving
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

what an excellent place with a view of the bridges the summer months must amazing food good service good . just watching the ferry coming in I thought they dident run anymore brought back a lot of memories

Thank Andrew H
Linlithgow, Scotland
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281 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

As part of a party of four I enjoyed a great meal while watching the sun set over the Forth. We enjoyed squid, pate and haggis starters which were all quite large - and very tasty. For mains: a salmon linguine special; seafood curry; pork belly; and beef on a barley risotto. All excellent, and really well cooked. Delicious flavours.... More 

Thank JKB59
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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359 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here. The frontage -on the Main Street of South Queensferry -isn't imposing and the bistro is accessed down a flight of stairs. The restaurant isn't huge but we were lucky enough to get a table next to the window. The views over the Forth and in particular the road and rail bridges is awesome. There is even... More 

Thank BigMerk
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Excellent evening at The Boathouse. Staff welcoming, took our coats and showed us to our table by the window which gave us a wonderful panoramic view of the bridges. Starters of bruschetta and mussels (huge mussels!) in tomato/chilli were both very tasty. Mains of scallops & black pudding and a hot seafood platter also superb. Large portions thus we had... More 

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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, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?