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“Fabulous...totally fabulous!”
Review of The Boathouse

The Boathouse
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$38
Cuisines: Seafood, Scottish, Cafe
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Small waterfront café and restaurant situated a five minute walk from the ferry terminal on the Island of Gigha.Wines, beers, ales and a varied menu with an emphasis on local seafood.Showers and laundry facilities also available on site from adjacent campsite.
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous...totally fabulous!”
Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

Where do I start! We visited on the Mon..and again on the Wed...and AGAIN on the Friday! Staying at Balure House on Kintyre meant we could hop on the ferry easily (£4.80 return).
The food at The Boathouse was superbly prepared and presented with wonderfully fresh, local ingredients. The chef is really friendly and happy to chat. The setting right by the beach is amazing. Highly recommend the seabass, Gigha Halibut & lemon sole but all good. Asparagus Soup was delicious too! Phyl runs a brilliant team who are always busy but smiley. We will return!

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank SaraDrew1
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English first
Worcester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Had a great meal”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

When visiting Gigha for the day with my family we wanted to eat close to the ferry port so the location was convenient. I was amazed at how the Boathouse had transformed since I last visited. The food was high quality,mostly freshly prepared with fresh fish. The menu appeared to cater for all dietary needs and the service was prompt. The Boathouse was so busy the staff had to count the number of cars in the distance coming off the ferry. Seems to be highly used by visitors to the island.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Cameraz
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Stewarton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Late lunch”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Food reasonably good but expensive. £8.00 for a chessboard - nicely presented but it would have been nice to have fresh fruit with it (not a mouldy apple and grapes past their best). If the portly gent is the proprietor, he really needs to lose his attitude.

  • Visited August 2014
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4 Thank Lilian10
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Huge choice of delicious seafood”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Was going to have a light lunch here but the superb choice made for a bigger meal! The waiter was a delight and very helpful, especially coping with one of us with a dairy intolerance - no trouble at all, and even asked the chef to put together a non-dairy dessert for him. The Boathouse is in a beautiful setting, marred slightly by the numbers of touring tents when we visited (I'm sure the campers wouldn't agree, must be a wonderful place to camp!). Well done for so wonderfully taking on this gem of a restaurant, wishing you much success!

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Debbie J
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Kilbarchan
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting, lovely staff”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

If it's a lovely view your after then this is for you. Lots of tables outside and a good family atmosphere with pets allowed. Service from staff was second to none. Food didn't fare as well, mussels small and lots not cooked properly, chips were oven chips and bread was given without butter. Also a bit pricey for what you get. I appreciate that things have to come from the mainland but still overpriced. Still give it a try though, the view is worth the extra cost.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Wendykilbarchan
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