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
- 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.
Would have preferred fat cut chips with my Fish and Chips, mainly because French Fries absorbed more fat when being cooked than Thick cut chips.
Had a lovely lunch in a pretty unique setting.
We usually have Saturday lunch at the Boathouse but on this occasion we went for lunch on a Sunday and we were very pleasantly surprised - a fantastic roast meal. Would definitely recommend and will return.😊
We were given flat beer that they tried to put lemonade in to liven up! We watched them pour it! The food used to be fab but was average! Really disappointed
Amazing place for food, helpful and welcoming staff. Would recommend to anyone.
The mussels were too small and therefore tasteless. A pity.
Full English breakfast was so delicious! Best breakfast we've had! Will definitely be back when we visit the area again.
Brilliant as always
Fabulous food, service and location. Will definitely be going back.
Lovely setting and staff. Good food and drinks. Back this Saturday 10th
A firm family favourite which somehow reminds us of our year in Melbourne Australia! Great food, great ambience
A very enjoyable and tasty lunch made all the better by the quality of service received.
Great waitress. Really helpful. Food nice. But but overpriced. Pizzas best value for money
Lovely location. Warm and friendly staff. Have never had a bad experience here.
Another fantastic evening.
A truly lovely meal and atmosphere. Haven’t visited for years but will definitely be back soon.
Friendly waitress. Good service and food
Great afternoon, lovely waiter staff and food. Really enjoyed the whole experience Thankyou !
By booking online in advance , we ended up with the smallest and worse table in the restaurant. I would suggest you double check your booking system. After all, we did end up with lovely table , which was sorted by very caring manager . Our waiter Lukas made our evening such an amazing experience. I would like to also Say big thank you to chefs for great food . I will highly recommend this restaurant.
We had a fantastic evening in the chandelier bar. Baban, Abi and James were wonderful hosts. They were really attentive, fun and helped us to enjoy our evening to the full. Baban was wonderful during the day when I came to set up. I was so impressed with the service and am so grateful to the team. The atmosphere was lovely and we all had a really fun and enjoyable evening. Food was delicious and welcome drinks were perfect. Thank you again. I can't recommend it more highly. Was definitely worth every penny!
Great place to eat and great service
I would definitely recommend The Boathouse The food was excellent and staff efficient.
Fab as always x