Boathouse Restaurant

9 quay road, Christchurch, United Kingdom, BH23 1BU
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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, 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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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Excellent lunch, good sized portions and lovely fresh fish

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

Staff were very attentive and friendly.

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

Very friendly courteous staff. Food always freshly cooked and beautifully presented. Lovely decor and ambience One our favourite places. Jane

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Thanks for the opportunity to comment. I only had a main which included a bowl of rice. The rice was mainly a hard lump which I could not cut with any implement so I missed out on over 50% of it. Worse though was learning from a colleague in the hospitality sector that the reason the rice was in the state it was was because it had probably been reheated which is potentially dangerous!! That was a shocking thing to hear and I would like to have your response to this unnerving experience ….. I could have mentioned this to your staff but was with friends and didn't want to cause a fuss. Perhaps I should have complained at the time.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

Had a lovely birthday meal. Would have been nice if the restaurant acknowledged my birthday though.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Despite being a busy Sunday lunch time the service was excellent and food was served hot and delicious.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Slightly more expensive than normal but as long as quality & quantity is maintained its acceptable

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

Jade and her team created a very happy and relaxed day for us and everything went smoothly for us and our guests. They even organise the sunshine on cue! All of our guests were impressed by the venue and the wonderful location.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

We had a fantastic evening thank you, service was exceptional especially Rosa . Good table and an excellent menu. Exceeded expectation

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Visited On Monday, 30 September 2019

Food perfect. Value for money excellent. Lovely atmosphere and service friendly and efficient. Thank you

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Visited On Monday, 30 September 2019

Our waitress was very good and attentive

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Visited On Sunday, 29 September 2019

Lovely setting, friendly and helpful staff. Food was delicious and the live music was great. Will visit again.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

The guy that served us was fantastic please pass on our thanks

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Visited On Monday, 23 September 2019

Lovely place and great food

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

My friend and myself thoroughly loved it all, will recommend to all my friends when they are visiting Christchurch.

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Visited On Friday, 20 September 2019

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.

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Enjoyed our meal very much. A bit too noisy but full so you must be doing something well.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Excellent food and service

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Visited On Thursday, 19 September 2019

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.

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Visited On Thursday, 19 September 2019

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 😊

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Visited On Sunday, 15 September 2019

We were made to feel really welcome and the food is always perfect. Very attentive staff and flexible too.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 September 2019

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.

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Visited On Friday, 13 September 2019

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.

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