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, paninis 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
- Outdoor Seating
- 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 option 1
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.
Excellent Sunday lunch venue to visit with friends. Staff particularly friendly and service was superb !
Great location and atmosphere inside. Food isn’t anything to write home about, it’s average and they have the saltiest bacon! We went on a busy Sunday afternoon, but even so service was very slow and a little inattentive.
After an early start from London we arrived in Christchurch mid morning and I have to say the Boathouse is an excellent place to recharge batteries. Relaxed atmosphere and lovely outlook. Pleasant attentive staff and good food. We'll certainly eat there again.
All I can is that my husband is outraged with the service. He drove us to Christchurch from Southampton. He had a few drinks in a pub before going to your restaurant, and knew that he was near the level of alcohol to fail a breath test, and therefore ordered a Becks Blue zero alcohol beer with the meal. Your waitress told him that the Becks Blue was not available but she had an alternative. She served a Diarra. After a few sips my husband wondered if this was in fact zero alcohol. He did not recognise the label which only said it was gluten free beer. No mention of alcohol. He then Googled it and determined it WAS 5.4% ALCOHOL. This is totally irresponsible of your staff, and it was only my husband’s sixth sense that avoided a possible tragedy not only for himself and myself, but members of the public that might have been hit by his car afterward on the journey home.
Is always a great experience.
Our waiter was excellent really helpful and friendly.
Top job, as always, my favourite place to eat in Christchurch.
This is a lovely place to go for good food, a lovely setting & excellent service. I thoroughly recommend the Boathoise!
To be honest it was not the best meal we have had at the Boathouse but that may have been our food choices not the food itself. The southern fried chicken was nothing special and the burger likewise. Service was ok but because they were very busy the ambience, which is usually the reason we love it, was not there.
We've eaten here four times. Food is consistently excellent quality, and the menu varied. Beautiful location and efficient service. Thoroughly recommended.
Excellent Sunday Roast
We have visited the Boathouse several times over the past few years and have found the food and service excellent. There are also live music nights too which are very good. Great atmosphere, well worth a visit.
Great food, great atmosphere and friendly, helpful staff.
Good atmosphere. One of our waitresses was offhand and disinterested. The slightly older elegant lady was lovely. Good food, have eaten there a lot.
Visited Christmas Eve on an obviously very busy evening.l, however despite being very busy, it was well organised and restaurant service good and efficient. Enjoyable evening with lots of atmosphere
One of our favourite places to eat. Always a great atmosphere and staff so friendly and helpful. Took my mum (nearly 95) for her Christmas treat who was as happy as the children there and all ages in between. Love the food, love the view, love everything about the place. Staff never stop smiling.
We had a fabulous evening. There was 12 of us in our party and the food was perfect. The atmosphere was lovely as was the service. Well done Boat House, pleased to call you "our local".
very flexible and effective service
Great vibe, good food and friendly staff !
Great Christmas atmosphere; friendly and helpful staff. Good food, good portion sizes.
Very happy with the overall experience, service was quick , comfortable , relaxed environment. Food was tasty and good portions. Friendly, helpful staff.
Nice evening, but the food is slightly overpriced.