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.
I am disabled using a wheelchair and nothing was too much for the staff. The table was accessible, food and drink well presented. Would have appreciated an accessible disabled toilet. Would return.
Fabulous experience from start to finish yesterday. Place was buzzing, lots of families there too enjoying themselves. Great welcome for all, very efficient and friendly service. We both had roast sirloin of beef with all the trimmings, tender meat, generous portions, tasty veg and gravy, more gravy offered freely, couldn't fault it. We have always had a good meal at the Boathouse, hence we keep coming back. Love the Illy coffee too, it's the best of the lot. Would highly recommend for any occasion, planning to come again when our son and daughter next visit from London. See you all soon :)
Very slow service and the staff were not very friendly in the main (there were a couple of exceptions) food was ok but not absolutely great.
Very attentive service. Great food. Will visit again soon.
Really great time, staff were really helpful. The only down side was there were no clams for the linguini so my sister ordered the hake With prawn and pea risotto. The risotto was too peppery for her taste. Couldn’t fault the experience aside from that.
Food quality ranged from excellent to disappointing. Starter size instead of main meals brought for 2 of us and the hotpot had barely no meat in it. The fish soup special however was superb
Yet another lovely meal at our favourite restaurant.
Great atmosphere, friendly attentive staff, love the bar and seating area with wood burner. Great menu but would love more vegan options please
Staff were dressed more for a night out, one of the girls skirt was way too short! Waiter dropped a folk on my arm and never apologised, drinks were taken even tho not finished- felt rushed!
Service was slow. Items we ordered weren’t brought out so had to order them again as the waitress forgot to put them through the till
We eat here twice a month at least. Always have a great evening and we loved the sharing boards!
Great restaurant and views and brilliant atmosphere!
A lovely birthday lunch with the family, good food, will definitely be returning in the summer
Once again a fabulous lunch, a wonderful time was had by us all. We will be back ASAP.
Fantastic family lunch and the food was even better than ever.
Great food good service What more could I wish for
I ordered pate, to be told 5 mins later, it wasn’t available. So had goats cheese which was burnt!
Our party of 20 for my husband’s 70th birthday lunch was a huge success! We were given a generous time slot; the food + drink on offer was varied and delicious + suited all tastes + ages! The staff were extremely helpful + courteous! Well done and I would highly recommend this venue!
I never have to be apprehensive about taking friends for lunch, service, food and ambiance always excellent.
Music was so loud in the bar we couldn’t hear each other talking! Food was nice except the sweet potatoe fries were dry and too much salt added. Have you changed the recipe? Used to love them but would not order these again!
Great service from a waitress we see regularly, we live locally and love the boathouse, we visited for my birthday. We were slightly disappointed with a waiter who should us to our table without a smile and very unenthusiastic so we were pleased when a friendly face took over service.
Good food good atmosphere
What a great night! Menu was excellent; food was great; the man who served us was charming; live music was really good; a fantastic place! We will be back!