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.
Having booked, we arrived and were given the choice of sitting outside or inside. We chose outside and selected a table. No one came to take our order. The table behind us arrived after us and received their food before. It was then that we had to beckon the waitress over to take our order? Not quite what was expected
Good friendly service, great atmosphere, food is good, overall a little pricey.
Very good food, musician playing, service very efficient and friendly.
I’m not a fan of restaurant “music”. It’s chosen by the person liking that music and surely you must understand that not everyone shares that taste. Food was excellent.
We enjoyed our experience at the Boathouse, it has a great atmosphere and the food was very nice.
The food was tough and not very edible
Fantastic as always! 😊
A lovely light lunch with a friend, in a relaxing and most enjoyable setting.
Always love going to the Boathouse when we are visiting the area. Sunday evening was reasonablybusy and nice atmosphere, food good, but service was a bit lacking. Waitress not really interested in us (there was lots of staff working for a restaurant 2/3 booked), forgot to order our starter in the kitchen so we waited ages and she then blamed the poor chef! Not really up to the usual standard.
Food and service second to none considering the Stomp in the Quomps was only a few metres away. Will certainly return when we have a chance. Chris.
Brilliant service and food as always.
We cannot thank the boathouse enough for the service last night for my aunties hen do. The food came out so quickly seeing as we were a table of 10 and all of the staff were very helpful. The food was amazing and honestly we dont have a bad word to say. Didnt catch the waitresses name but she was fantastic. Thankyou again
Sadly, after dropping my Mum at the boathouse at 1350(our table was booked for 1400 on Sat 3 Aug). I tried 5 or 6 car parks but no luck so had to come back pick my Mum up and head home, we live near Heathrow, so was a shame that we missed our lunch. My Mum has trouble walking so was all a bit difficult. Never mind, we will try again another time.
Food beautifully presented but wasn't very hot which was a shame . Staff were really attentive and very pleasant . A very enjoyable hour .
A good evening, with excellent food. Our waitress was first rate.
greta atmosphere on the veranda in the sunshine and breeze; dog happily snoozing in the shade. Tasty birthday lunch - staff happy to accommodate BYO cake and candles. Then straight to the river for boat-ride - excellent afternoon.
Food was very over priced for what it was, but I did enjoy my first time here!
I came few years ago and the whole dining experience was 10/10. Wasn't as impressed with the food or atmosphere this time. Perhaps the standard was so high last time it had a lot to live up to? Service still great but the cocktails were ordinary.
Love the food the atmosphere the service great restaurant
Excellent friendly service and good quality food
Jade looked after us for our event in the Chandelier Bar for my wife's surprise 30th celebrations. She was fantastic in the lead up and all of the staff were great on the day. Highly recommended!
Lovely setting, good value for money, and nice friendly staff. :-)
Surf and Turf was incredible, lobster was huge and very juicy. Wine was a bit expensive, but service was good. A bit noisy inside but the outside spaces were lovely. Thanks for a great night!
Our 2nd visit in 2 years and really enjoyed our meal. Children also enjoyed the crazy golf which gave us sometime to relax on the loungers to finish our drinks. Keep up the excellent standards and see you next year. Thanks