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.
We really enjoy dining at the Boathouse!
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and the bbq ribs were delicious - beautifully cooked and w wonderful flavour.
My wife and I had a meal for our wedding anniversary, the staff are very friendly and attentive, The food was very good and tasty. Toby and the staff looked after us very well and would recommend to everyone.
Staff very friendly and helpful. Royal Naval Association Members enjoyed the gift of coffees. Re name to use on public review -- please use Royal Naval Association
The setting and the drinks were great. The food was ok, not really what was advertised on the menu really. I had the NYC breakfast and the bacon wasn’t crispy and the scrambled egg was a bit weird! The pancakes were good though.
Really nice evening thank you.
Good atmosphere and food and great service. Quite pricey and you have to pay for simple extras like more bread or a dash of lemonade in a glass of wine. Overall a really pleasant dining experience.
Fabulous evening celebrating two birthdays... Large group of us and the service and food was still great.
Great service and atmosphere
Have recommended several friends
Never disappoints! Will always recommend to friends or couples.
A very enjoyable evening, good food and friendly attentive staff.
We had a great evening at the boathouse on Thursday evening. We especially liked the relaxed atmosphere over looking the marina. The live accoustic music added to the vibe in an subtle sophisticated way. Hearing one of my favourite house tunes from my younger years sang as an acoustic ballad made my night. The service was friendly and effecient and the food was good too,. We only had sardines to start with followed by pizza as we were eating with our children who are fussy. We saw how great the fish, crab and lobster dishes looked at other tables and would definitely return when we are staying in the New Forest again.
Brilliant birthday celebrations. Thank you x
Lovely place. Friendly staff. Needs a bit more salad variety at lunch time and maybe a kids menu.
Great location and great food make this restaurant a real winner for me and my family. Would recommend to anyone.
Our party in The Chandelier Bar was a great success with big thanks to Jade and her team - very helpful and friendly. The party food was excellent and the fabulous venue proved a huge hit with everyone. Would thoroughly recommend The Boathouse for your special party.
I had the fish and bean stew, it was lovely, but i wish it had been served with a hunk of Brown bread then it wpuld have been perfect. As it is not the biggest of meals.
Did notice that one member of staff was wearing flip flops which in my opinion is not ideal for a restaurant environment. It also looks unprofessional and untidy. Also, isn't it a health and safety requirement that staff working in the food industry wear shoes that comply with restaurant policy.?
Food was ok .Service not great .asked for a bottle of house wine the waiter said sauvignion ? we said no house white took the menu & pointed to the wine at the top house white .He poured our wine then left it in cooler Tried charging us for two bottles of a more expensive wine when the bill arrived .£10 for an Expresso martini also quite expensive .
Great...have been looking forward to coming here since we were over in the area last time... Really pleased and loved the new awning that will allow customers more seating areas, thus creating more opportunities for rebooking easily Thanks See you next time
We have been to the Boathouse house for a meal a number of times, the meal wasn’t as good as our previous visit but the issue we had was resolved to our satisfaction by the staff on the night, we will go again.
Really enjoyable evening. Loved the menu and the prices were reasonable.
My food was not hot enough for me. This was due to the fact that the plate was lukewarm.