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.
Great way to spend a wet Saturday eating & drinking at the Boathouse. The food & service was excellent. Well done guys very good
Disappointed with the gambas pil pil. Had the same dish in May. Not nearly as nice this time. Prawns much smaller. It was all chorizo! Also waitresses are quite indifferent and not very friendly. Shame because we love the atmosphere!
We were a group of 8 coming in for a Sunday roast and there were clean plates all around! Best Sunday roast I think i've ever had out! Will definitely be coming back.
Always lovely food, atmosphere and service.
Had a great meal with my daughter. The hake with pea and prawn risotto was absolutely delicious.
It was extremely warm in the restaurant - a bit uncomfortable. Quite noisy as well. It was a shame we didn’t get a choice of table
Good attentive service and a very nice Thai curry
Lovely restaurant but service was a bit unenthusiastic and below what you would expect and what I’ve experienced there before , would still go back again as it’s a really nice place.
A cosy autumn evening - perfect :)
A great place by the river to be with friends for fun and food
Nice restaurant, serving good food, with helpful friendly staff. I will definitely visit again
Fabulous food, great service and always a vibrant atmosphere. Perfect Sunday dining, whilst listening to the live music. My favourite Sunday roast venue..
Lovely and warm on a cold night, average service even though we had VIP by our booking, not very attentive. Some meals really good, others average, the salmon special dish had a tiny piece of salmon priced £18I think. Live music which was really good but just too loud. Love this place but its overpriced for what you get!
Great food and drink enjoyed with excellent service in a relaxing and vibrant atmosphere
The food and service was very good. However our table was at a circular booth. It was raining outside and the rainwater was dripping through the ceiling onto my son. Quite a lot of water was coming through. Towards the end of the meal it was so much that we had to move him along the booth seating so that he wasn’t getting wet, but then we couldn’t all fit on the seating provided. We weren’t alone. This was disappointing, roof needs fixing.
Best meal we have had in ages!!
A great evening
Great venue for a get together.
Excellent breakfast as usual, friendly and efficient service.
Lovely food and attentive service. We will definitely visit again.
Really lovely restaurant/bar. Great atmosphere and food was really good value for money. We will certainly be returning.
Nice venue with pleasing atmosphere. Friendly but efficient service. All the main courses chosen were very good. Wine is quite expensive
Lovely restaurant, Great location and friendly staff. Food was lovely too
We had a great afternoon well hosted by Jade and the team
The ceiling was leaking and dropped on my head and clothes a few times during the meal. I could see there were no other tables so didn't even mention it to staff as they could clearly see it was leaking before sitting us. Cocktails were amazing Food overpriced for what you get Waitress was lovely but slow at getting the bill