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) .
Great evening - only comment would be that the live entertainment was a little on the loud side as althought we were on the far side of the restaurant we did find difficult to hold a conversation - but on balance we will return when thngs improve - Good luck for the New Year
We had a great meal and good atmosphere, with live music in background. Really enjoyed it and would not hesitate to recommend to others.
You'll be hard pushed to find a better restaurant. Great food, service, ambiance & views. Highly recommended.
Great meal out to celebrate my wife’s birthday 🥳 excellent service food etc as always many thanks Pete B
Great food and great cocktails, friends and I really enjoyed our time there.
I was shocked and appalled by the lack of regard to safety during the pandemic. There was no regards to safety at all. I’m pretty laid back but this really annoyed me, the terrace area outside was packed with people just drinking (all sat down mostly) but several people large groups of 6-8 arriving at different times so clearly not from the same household sat together. People getting up and walking around without masks on, brushing shoulders with people sat at other tables pretty much as there’s no room to avoid and no one way system in place. The waiting staff acted as if coronavirus didn’t exist, at one point the waitress got so close she brushed my hand. Everywhere else I’ve been they put the tray down step away and you take your food / drinks. Or they have a Somerset side table where they can place items down so they don’t get too close. The food was very average, we both had fillet steak and the waitress mixed up which one was medium and which was medium rare so that wasn’t a great start. The chips were more like limp wedges and overall we were unimpressed and actually quite angry at the lack of care and regard to keeping everyone safe.
Thank you for a wonderful evening in difficult circumstances!! We’ll be back!!
A lovely evening
Always enjoy our time at the boathouse
I asked for gluten free options twice and was still given non gluten which is bad when your a celiac. The food looked too good and being a celiac we know what to look for I had to double check with the waiter to only be told it’s gluten after asking twice. Nightmare.
Service was amazing
Porn star martinis were well below what is expected, just tasted of dilute lime squash and nothing else. Where is the Prosecco?
Great service & atmosphere, delicious food and COVID safe dining.
Lovely Christmas Eve lunch . Super staff x
Absolutely faultless! Great food, service and atmosphere. Will be back soo and would highly recommend :)
Loved everything and will def return
Another really nice evening at this restaurant. The food & drink is of a really high quality. The staff are always really friendly & every effort has been made to make sure the customer feels safe.
Great evening. Thanks so much to all the staff
Great service as always. Feel very safe with the Covid arrangements. As a non drinker it would be great to see a wider variety of soft drinks. Fentimans range is good, and a raspberry lemonade is always a good choice. Wishing you all the best.
Had great time. Thank you
Great festive atmosphere and service. My fav local restaurant
A fantastic birthday breakfast with wonderful service!
Love the live music you have. Adds more atmosphere to the whole dining experience.
Had such a lovely dinner. Lady who greeted us and took us to table was quite rude as she just walked us to the table and walked away without saying anything. Our waitress was lovely in the end as she was friendly and polite. Cocktail was ok and food was really good.
It was the same great service as you’d expect