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
- 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.
My friend and myself thoroughly loved it all, will recommend to all my friends when they are visiting Christchurch.
Always excellent with good reasonable priced food and friendly staff. And what a superb location with rolling lawns outside running down to the quayside. A good place for those with children too as well designed playgrounds close by. Parking usually easy.
Enjoyed our meal very much. A bit too noisy but full so you must be doing something well.
Excellent food and service
The meal was lovely, the service was fine, though not exceptional. Just didn't appreciate the live music, it was overpowering, a block to conversation, and not particularly good - rather an insult to the chef really.
Loved sitting outside in the sun for drinks,great location. Visited on Thursday evening too,delicious pizza and great atmosphere with guy singing with guitar,fab ! Will recommend for sure 😊
We were made to feel really welcome and the food is always perfect. Very attentive staff and flexible too.
Nice setting, food good, service fine. One issue, my sister in law wanted the breakfast pancakes with fruit, ie not with egg and bacon and the waitress said this was not possible. Thought the customer came first? Other than that all fine.
We had a group of nine dining for the evening. Everything was spot on and pre-ordering helped to make service very slick. Our host waitress (can't remember her name) was superb too.
Very enjoyable evening, lovely food and very helpful cheerful staff
Always good food, friendly service. A real asset to Christchurch
Absolutely lovely food, service was awful. All waitresses and waiters that we came across were very dismissive and rude, a real shame.
Great location, great staff, great food too! Highly recommended.
Our favourite restaurant in Christchurch, great place, great food and drink with friendly staff.
Excellent lunch.crab divine x
Disappointed with the menu
Very enjoyable meal.
Really lovely meal however service was patchy. We couldn’t tell who was a waitress or waiter as no one seemed to have a uniform or badge. Service was also impersonal.
Thus was a very special occasion for me and the Boat house didn't disappoint in making it a great celebration. Jade and Ethan worked very hard in keeping everything going but in an nice informal manner. My guests gave extremely favourable comments on venue,food and atmosphere. Thank you J and E. ..you did a fab job. Beckie
We had a lovely lunch and all the staff were very friendly.
Food and setting was excellent. We arrived on a very busy Sunday lunchtime when the classic car show was on. Staff were very friendly but clearly over stretched meaning service was quite slow. Nevertheless, it was very good and we’d happily return.
We received first class service as usual and put that together with great food, made it an enjoyable lunch.
Great venue. Very lively.
Staff very helpful and attentive great lunch food excellent