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.
Lovely evening, good food, excellent service
Friendly efficient service. Great food in a lively pleasant restaurant.
Great food. Service was excellent.
We have had many good lunches here - and have always enjoyed them
Fabulous food, great service and beautiful location.
Everything good, it always is. But I do think that all the drinks are high.priced This temps one to have a drink on the way, then coffee on the way home.
Excellent as always we love The Boathouse
Good foor, service and location
Great evening ( again) very attentive staff great food
Quality food presented well slightly too small portions, overall professional
Appetisers weren't automatically served with breads. We had to request these. Main courses were tasty. Nice buzz in the restaurant and waitresses were attentive. Booking online was easy and efficient. Reminder was sent. Mocktails were pricy at £6 for smallish tumbler. Overall nice evening.
Great smiley service, great food, great atmosphere! Having booked, it would have been nice to sit outside with a view of the river but it was already very busy by 12.30pm!
Never disappoints. Good food, friendly service & a superb location.
The service in the restaurant was outstanding, our waitress was so attentive and helpful. Not so good at the bar (which was very busy). The food was delicious and high quality - good value for money. Our Mum had a lovely birthday celebration. We will definitely visit again. Thank you.
Great service and lovely food, fairly busy but lots of space between tables
Lovely dinner - great setting - superb service
We had a lovely lunch for my husband birthday. Excellent service and lovely food. We will definitely return soon. Thank you
Very expensive. My starter cost more than £10 for just 2 scallops and a bit of sweet potato mash! Similarly, my wife's starter of goats cheese was a very tiny portion and overpriced. Although main courses were well cooked and tasty. Our overal experience was not good value for money
Really enjoyed lunch here. Lovely position overlooking the river. It was a very busy in the restaurant so glad that I had booked a table. Lots of family groups. Service was good. Food was okay but not amazing. Prices were what you might expect in such an unique setting. Will go back after the school Summer holidays are finished.
We enjoyed the Boathouse as a party of 9, including 4 children under 8. The view was great, the food fine and the service good. Ad we enjoyed boating on the river after lunch, then a coffee and tea and cakes. We would come again. They provided good colouring for the kids who were kept entertained. And the bill came when we asked for it!
Fantastic service with a smile from all staff. Food was fantastic but starter portion a little small for the price. Will definitely return and recommend!
Thanks for a nice evening
Lovely restaurant when you want a special night out lovely location as well.