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.
Please note we welcome dogs on our veranda and outside areas (but unfortunately not inside) .
Really love it at the boat house, staff are so lovely and the atmosphere is always so nice
Great service and lovely food in a very covid safe setting
The eggs benedict was one of the best I’ve ever had
Great meal well served, but when taken to our table the host was not really focused and seemed more interested in talking to another member of staff , not work related chat , so having spent over £100 this spoiled an otherwise good meal
Have been visiting the Boathouse every year for the past 3 years and love it. Food and atmosphere are great and the service is always exceptional. I have also travelled to Christchurch with my dog and the Boathouse are always excellent for accommodating us when we have her too
Having booked some time ago and requested a nice table due to it being our anniversary we were assigned a table by the kitchen door and the back of the bar . Asked to be moved so we were put out on the veranda behind the mobile food kiosk and the waste bin. Decided to just stay and eat .Drinks brought without straws so had to ask for one.Very over priced starter 6 prawns for £9.85 !! Main course was awful the crab was full of grit and broken shell and I couldn't eat most of it. Very disappointed will not be bothering to visit again. Incidentally customers walking in with no reservation were seated in better seats so thanks for that.
We spent a wonderful evening at the Boathouse. Every precaution was taken to ensure our safety without diminishing the experience one bit. Lovely cocktails & food served by a charming young team of waiters/waitresses. I can't wait to come back & have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant.
Our evening felt really special. Thank you!
Great location, great food and great service!! We really enjoyed our evening.
A really lovely meal, lovely setting and great service! We will be back again soon.
Service was excellent and the booking was made very easy, however the food was not great. Everyone’s chips were cold and the mussels had far too much cream. Improvement on the food required.
Food was lovely but disappointed that there was not the option of a vegetarian full English breakfast
Everything was spot on
After an initial table issue which was quickly sorted out we had a fantastic evening, food, staff and atmosphere was superb.
Great food and service .
Excellent service. Lovely meal. Lovely ambiance. Another good experience at the boat house. Thank you.
Excellent friendly service as always and my sole was delicious. My only little grips is that the Specials of the day, i.e. Sole and mackerel were read to us as not on the blackboard as usua. At £24 for the sole I think I would have declined. Too expensive. It's usually in the £17 area. Jane Jeffs
All in all a great experience!
It was our first visit to the Boathouse. We were given a great table and everyone was really friendly. Will definitely go again on our next visit to Christchurch.
Wonderful setting sitting outside, we came for lunch one day and dinner the following evening and was very lucky with the weather. Food was very nice, we had panini's for lunch and mussels and fries on the evening and all was great. Staff all friendly and attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Can't wait to come back again.
Staff were amazing in these difficult times.
Very enjoyable evening and as usual the food and the table staff were excellent. The social distancing was not good. Especially the staff behind the bar. Group of girls talking. Most of the staff were wearing masks but some were not. In view of recent spikes in Covid maybe this ought to be addressed.
Excellent service. Nice selection of food. Well managed under current CV-19 conditions...well done
An enjoyable evening. Our waitress was very pleasant and we didn’t have to wait for any aspect of our meal. The food was lovely, we will come again