we are open every day from 9 am until 11pm
food service times
Monday to Friday
breakfast 9am to 11.30am
lunch 12pm to 3pm - between 3 & 6 pizzas and paninis are available
dinner 6pm to 9pm
on Friday & Saturday evenings the kitchen is open until 9.45.
Saturday & Sunday
breakfast 9am to 11.15am
food served all day from 12pm
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About Boathouse Restaurant
With panoramic views over Christchurch quay the boathouse has the most unique location in Christchurch
In the summer months relax and enjoy the most of the sunshine by dining alfresco in our extensive outside seating areas, while in the winter months stay warm inside by our log fire.
We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner every day throughout the year (sorry closed 25th dec) and always have a fantastic selection of homemade cakes and drinks available through the day.
In addition to this we have live acoustic music playing every weekend from Thursday through to Sunday. PLUS our exclusive chandelier bar is open every Friday & Saturday evening* serving an array of wines, champagnes and cocktails, and tapas along with talented resident d.j’s
*Our chandelier bar is available for private hire, please call the boathouse to check opening times prior to coming
Please note we welcome dogs on our veranda (but unfortunately not inside) - this area is not bookable but available on a first come first served basis.
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit as always. Food is a very high standard and the service is superb. One of my more favorite places to go for a meal. Many thanks to the team for their consistent hard word. 👌🎩
Good food and service
Great service and atmosphere.
Easy booking. Great service. Amazing food and drink. We love The Boathouse!
Very disappointed indeed especially as when booking the table advised that it was my daughters 18th birthday lunch with her grandmother and sister and mother. Very miserable waitress who was uninterested and was unable to advise when asked about a cocktail on the menu. Food arrived calamares x 2 waited a very long time had to be sent back as cold in the middle and to be honest we are both suffering today with upset stomachs!! Nobody checked if we wanted any more drinks or food had to wave waiters down for their attention. Waited 35 minutes for the bill. Very cross and upset as was supposed to be a nice lunch for us all. Poor quality staff who think they are sonething special!! Wish I had chosen somewhere else to go now..Will not go again in a hurry.
So pleased with the service and the food. We were celebrating my daughters 30th birthday and it was perfect evening.
Great food, great service, excellent staff.
It’s very dark in there which had a negative impact on the atmosphere.
Superb as always :)
Lovely location and atmosphere, pizza topping were very minimal for the cost. Staff friendly and service very efficient, nice for a special occasions.
It's been a few years since we last ventured here and the first ever evening experience. We'll be back very soon. Gorgeous food, personal and friendly service: the house white Cabernet Sauvignon alone is worth a revisit! Will be seeing you again soon!
A very nice evening with good food
Enjoyable atmosphere and smart friendly service. The sunshine helped.
Very busy restaurant but we were well looked after. Reserve a seat in the conservatory if you want to chat
I booked a table online a couple of weeks before. I had a reminder email a couple of days before. The table was ready for the time we needed it and we had a booth. It was very comfortable and we stayed sat at the table until nearly 11pm from 8pm! The food and service were excellent and my friends and I had a wonderful evening. Good live music too.
Have eaten at the boathouse serveral times, its good food, pricey for what you get, can be very noisy when busy, Staff are very friendly and its very popular so you should book.
Fabulous sunday lunch!!
We had a really good night at the square 12 seater. The only downer was one of the guests got both there starter and main course very late into the dinner.
Good food with attentive staff, we had a really good evening.
Best meal/ service I’ve had in a very long time, the women who severed us was so friendly and very helpful. She went above and beyond for us. The meal was also lovely, great food and great music. Will definitely return! Well done boathouse! 5 stars from me
Enjoyed a birthday lunch and drinks here with my friends. We adored the food!! And Luella (the lady who swerved us) was very patient and lovely. Highly recommend and will be back again
A bigger choice on the menu would be nice
The staff and ambience setting of the restaurant lst class
Another great evening at The Boathouse. Lukas hosting skills are fabulous & he always makes us so welcome & is brilliant at recommending lovely dishes. Unfortunately one of our group (who is pregnant) was taken ill & he went to great lengths to box up her food & make sure we could take it home for her to enjoy when she was feeling better! Great service! Thank you