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 had a great afternoon well hosted by Jade and the team
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
Excellent lunch, good sized portions and lovely fresh fish
Staff were very attentive and friendly.
Very friendly courteous staff. Food always freshly cooked and beautifully presented. Lovely decor and ambience One our favourite places. Jane
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.
Had a lovely birthday meal. Would have been nice if the restaurant acknowledged my birthday though.
Despite being a busy Sunday lunch time the service was excellent and food was served hot and delicious.
Slightly more expensive than normal but as long as quality & quantity is maintained its acceptable
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.
We had a fantastic evening thank you, service was exceptional especially Rosa . Good table and an excellent menu. Exceeded expectation
Food perfect. Value for money excellent. Lovely atmosphere and service friendly and efficient. Thank you
Our waitress was very good and attentive
Lovely setting, friendly and helpful staff. Food was delicious and the live music was great. Will visit again.
The guy that served us was fantastic please pass on our thanks
Lovely place and great food
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.