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
we are open every day from 9 am until 11pm
- 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.
Always a pleasure to go to. Excellent gluten free menu.
A great place to catch up with friends
Great meal with the family. Great Sauvignon Blanc!
Came for lunch a couple of weeks ago and decided to come again and we were not disappointed
Staff were welcoming, friendly and efficient.
Brought both sets of parents who had not eaten here before, both really enjoyed their food and atmosphere, and a big thumbs up from Norway too :)
As a regular to the Boathouse we are rarely disappointed. The food is always good and the service on this occasion was exemplary
Kids breakfast menu and kids cutlery would be an added bonus.
Booked a surprise birthday party for my Mum. The staff were very helpful and attentive and the food was delicious! Would definitely recommend.
I hired the Chandelier Bar for an afternoon birthday celebration and the service from the staff was excellent. The food was good, they laid on some special options for the children and looked after all the guests so well. Thank you for a great event
Nice atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff. I'd heard good things about the Boathouse & was expecting really good food. It was ok but certainly not great so was quite disappointed. I would try it again as we enjoyed the atmosphere, but I wouldn't order the steak again, perhaps an earlier sitting would have helped.
Excellent birthday dinner with my family, buzzing atmosphere on Friday night, food quality was a real step up from previous visits a couple of years go, service excellent from all staff. A great night, thank you
Service and food great. The evening started off nice for a relaxing cosy meal but, half way through our meal a family with 4 noisy children sat behind us and kind of ruined the atmosphere. Apart from that we had a good time and enjoyed he food.
We all had a fantastic time, the food and staff were first class
Better vegetarian option
great service, always welcoming with relaxed yet professional staff
Checked in for breakfast. Great food and service, staff very friendly. Come on down, you won't be disappointed.
I would like to say a massive thank you to the team that looked after us last night. From start to finish, we were so well looked after. The service was fantastic, food great and lovely welcoming atmosphere. Everyone in my group had a brilliant time so thank you very much 😀
Fab food, fab service, a fun evening.
Excellent food, great service and terrific value for money.
We always enjoy coming to The Boathouse and as usual were not disappointed. Excellent food, staff warm and friendly and a nice 'buzzy atmosphere'.
We booked a group table for 2pm to celebrate 3 birthdays, our table wasn't ready when we arrived, no apology made, just got told we could wait in the bar which was full! Then had to go to ask if the table (that was empty) was ready and was ours. Staff were busy but attention to detail was lacking, felt like they were just going through the motions. The food was nice but the whole experience just left us flat. We were there to celebrate birthdays and for a treat and were made to feel like it was just another day for the boathouse!
We had a great evening. However, I ordered fish & chips and the batter was over cooked and too crispy & dry. The others in my party though said their food was good. The waiter was too attentive. Every 10 minutes or so he would ask us if we wanted anything else to drink, eat and if everythig was ok. What we actually wanted was to be left alone to enjoy our meal and company. The atmosphere was fantastic. There was a young male singer who was extremely talented and we ended up staying longer to listen to him.