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.
Good food and service but expensive. Not value for money in Feb when there are other outlets offering similar at far less. Can understand when in full swing in summer but need to look after local trade in winter.
Lovely breakfast, great service and great views.
Best Cornish Mussels I’ve ever had and the pizza we had was great too. Wonderful service and atmosphere - will definitely be back!
Quick and efficient service. Pizzas are delicious!
Have been here many many times & always had great food, good service & a lovely time. Sadly on this visit (a Monday evening) the only thing that let it down was that we requested an expresso martini at 9.45pm only to be told by a girl at the bar that they had switched the coffee machine off & so we couldn’t have one. I thought this was a bit early! Even though the place was quite empty. She did however suggest we could try The Kings Head instead! We felt as if they were trying to get rid of us so they could close up! Never had this before & it was half term week so I thought they would be open as normal. Bit of a let down to an otherwise enjoyable evening.
Nice lunch in a lovely environment
Food is amazing as always. Wine by the glass is a little expensive but we love the Boathouse and visit frequently.
Another most enjoyable evening at the Boathouse. There is always such a good ambience and 'buzz' and the food and service very good indeed. The Boathouse has become our favourite place for an evening out.
Lovely food at a fairly premium price. Noise from bar got impossibly loud for holding normal conversation by 8pm. Think more ‘bar with good food and tables’ than ‘restaurant’.
Excellent customer service and great food.
We had the red Thai curry and baby back ribs which were both delicious. The atmosphere and lighting made it feel like a special night out and all the servers were friendly polite and professional. Would definitely come back.
I am coeliac and despite emailing before hand and telling x3 waiting staff who served us that I was very sensitive I was ill a couple of hours after my gluten free meal. I explained cross contamination clearly and was assured they understood and adhered to strict guidelines.....clearly sadly not the case. I would consequently sadly not eat at the boathouse again. However I hope my feedback will mean policies and procedures are reviewed so and future coeliacs eating there will be safe to do so with no ill effects .
Great food ad service.
Staff very helpful
The service We received was impeccable , We were served by Lewis . Brilliant atmosphere.
Always brilliant service and excellent food!
We felt our table for three had been squeeed into a tiny gap which affected our enjoyment. Waitress was amazing though
Its a great place and the food was 10/10, however having to pay for 14 people it was a big event and a big bill ! So constructive comments On line menu ( so we could pre-order) was not current and many choices were not available. Items on the bill i.e 'Open food £38.00' what is open food ?may be you can answer this ? Take these comments away and yes a good place to go to and nice people
Great as always x
Had a great night with our two best friends. Our only small gripe was that on both occasions when we ordered some extra glasses of wine - we had to remind the the waiter that we were still waiting for them. The restaurant was only half full - so not like they were rushed off heir feet. Fabulous evening one the less..
Our waitress was really lovely and did everything she could to make my fiancee's birthday relaxing and enjoyable. Food was delicious (as always).
We always have a good meal at the Boathouse - it tends to vary between a score of 4-5 hence the reason we return on a regular basis. The service also varies between these two scores - this week was a 4 as we didn't feel as well looked after as usual but on the whole nothing to complain about.
Great food, great service, lovely atmosphere as always
Went for a Christmas party meal, food was really good, attentive staff and fun atmosphere. Would recommend.