Boathouse Restaurant

9 quay road, Christchurch, United Kingdom, BH23 1BU
Restaurant info
Opening Information

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 our bar menu is available (serving pizza, toasties etc)
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

Facilities
  • 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 Friday through to Sunday.

The largest booking we take online is for 6 guests - if you wish to make a larger booking please call us on 01202 480033

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.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Great way to spend a wet Saturday eating & drinking at the Boathouse. The food & service was excellent. Well done guys very good

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 November 2019

Disappointed with the gambas pil pil. Had the same dish in May. Not nearly as nice this time. Prawns much smaller. It was all chorizo! Also waitresses are quite indifferent and not very friendly. Shame because we love the atmosphere!

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

We were a group of 8 coming in for a Sunday roast and there were clean plates all around! Best Sunday roast I think i've ever had out! Will definitely be coming back.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Always lovely food, atmosphere and service.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Had a great meal with my daughter. The hake with pea and prawn risotto was absolutely delicious.

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

It was extremely warm in the restaurant - a bit uncomfortable. Quite noisy as well. It was a shame we didn’t get a choice of table

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Good attentive service and a very nice Thai curry

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Lovely restaurant but service was a bit unenthusiastic and below what you would expect and what I’ve experienced there before , would still go back again as it’s a really nice place.

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 October 2019

A cosy autumn evening - perfect :)

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Visited On Monday, 28 October 2019

A great place by the river to be with friends for fun and food

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

Nice restaurant, serving good food, with helpful friendly staff. I will definitely visit again

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

Fabulous food, great service and always a vibrant atmosphere. Perfect Sunday dining, whilst listening to the live music. My favourite Sunday roast venue..

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Visited On Thursday, 24 October 2019

Lovely and warm on a cold night, average service even though we had VIP by our booking, not very attentive. Some meals really good, others average, the salmon special dish had a tiny piece of salmon priced £18I think. Live music which was really good but just too loud. Love this place but its overpriced for what you get!

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

Great food and drink enjoyed with excellent service in a relaxing and vibrant atmosphere

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Visited On Friday, 25 October 2019

The food and service was very good. However our table was at a circular booth. It was raining outside and the rainwater was dripping through the ceiling onto my son. Quite a lot of water was coming through. Towards the end of the meal it was so much that we had to move him along the booth seating so that he wasn’t getting wet, but then we couldn’t all fit on the seating provided. We weren’t alone. This was disappointing, roof needs fixing.

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Visited On Friday, 25 October 2019

Best meal we have had in ages!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 October 2019

A great evening

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Visited On Monday, 21 October 2019

Great venue for a get together.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

Excellent breakfast as usual, friendly and efficient service.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

Lovely food and attentive service. We will definitely visit again.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

Really lovely restaurant/bar. Great atmosphere and food was really good value for money. We will certainly be returning.

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Visited On Friday, 18 October 2019

Nice venue with pleasing atmosphere. Friendly but efficient service. All the main courses chosen were very good. Wine is quite expensive

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Visited On Friday, 30 August 2019

Lovely restaurant, Great location and friendly staff. Food was lovely too

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

We had a great afternoon well hosted by Jade and the team

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

The ceiling was leaking and dropped on my head and clothes a few times during the meal. I could see there were no other tables so didn't even mention it to staff as they could clearly see it was leaking before sitting us. Cocktails were amazing Food overpriced for what you get Waitress was lovely but slow at getting the bill

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