Boathouse Restaurant

9 quay road, Christchurch, United Kingdom, BH23 1BU
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Opening Information

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

Facilities
  • 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.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Having booked, we arrived and were given the choice of sitting outside or inside. We chose outside and selected a table. No one came to take our order. The table behind us arrived after us and received their food before. It was then that we had to beckon the waitress over to take our order? Not quite what was expected

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Visited On Friday, 16 August 2019

Good friendly service, great atmosphere, food is good, overall a little pricey.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 August 2019

Very good food, musician playing, service very efficient and friendly.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 August 2019

I’m not a fan of restaurant “music”. It’s chosen by the person liking that music and surely you must understand that not everyone shares that taste. Food was excellent.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

We enjoyed our experience at the Boathouse, it has a great atmosphere and the food was very nice.

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Visited On Thursday, 08 August 2019

The food was tough and not very edible

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 August 2019

Fantastic as always! 😊

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 August 2019

A lovely light lunch with a friend, in a relaxing and most enjoyable setting.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 August 2019

Always love going to the Boathouse when we are visiting the area. Sunday evening was reasonablybusy and nice atmosphere, food good, but service was a bit lacking. Waitress not really interested in us (there was lots of staff working for a restaurant 2/3 booked), forgot to order our starter in the kitchen so we waited ages and she then blamed the poor chef! Not really up to the usual standard.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

Food and service second to none considering the Stomp in the Quomps was only a few metres away. Will certainly return when we have a chance. Chris.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

Brilliant service and food as always.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

Enjoyable meal.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

We cannot thank the boathouse enough for the service last night for my aunties hen do. The food came out so quickly seeing as we were a table of 10 and all of the staff were very helpful. The food was amazing and honestly we dont have a bad word to say. Didnt catch the waitresses name but she was fantastic. Thankyou again

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

Sadly, after dropping my Mum at the boathouse at 1350(our table was booked for 1400 on Sat 3 Aug). I tried 5 or 6 car parks but no luck so had to come back pick my Mum up and head home, we live near Heathrow, so was a shame that we missed our lunch. My Mum has trouble walking so was all a bit difficult. Never mind, we will try again another time.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

Food beautifully presented but wasn't very hot which was a shame . Staff were really attentive and very pleasant . A very enjoyable hour .

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Visited On Friday, 02 August 2019

A good evening, with excellent food. Our waitress was first rate.

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Visited On Sunday, 28 July 2019

greta atmosphere on the veranda in the sunshine and breeze; dog happily snoozing in the shade. Tasty birthday lunch - staff happy to accommodate BYO cake and candles. Then straight to the river for boat-ride - excellent afternoon.

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Visited On Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Food was very over priced for what it was, but I did enjoy my first time here!

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Visited On Sunday, 28 July 2019

I came few years ago and the whole dining experience was 10/10. Wasn't as impressed with the food or atmosphere this time. Perhaps the standard was so high last time it had a lot to live up to? Service still great but the cocktails were ordinary.

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Visited On Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Love the food the atmosphere the service great restaurant

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Visited On Monday, 29 July 2019

Excellent friendly service and good quality food

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Visited On Sunday, 28 July 2019

Jade looked after us for our event in the Chandelier Bar for my wife's surprise 30th celebrations. She was fantastic in the lead up and all of the staff were great on the day. Highly recommended!

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Visited On Friday, 26 July 2019

Lovely setting, good value for money, and nice friendly staff. :-)

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Visited On Friday, 26 July 2019

Surf and Turf was incredible, lobster was huge and very juicy. Wine was a bit expensive, but service was good. A bit noisy inside but the outside spaces were lovely. Thanks for a great night!

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Our 2nd visit in 2 years and really enjoyed our meal. Children also enjoyed the crazy golf which gave us sometime to relax on the loungers to finish our drinks. Keep up the excellent standards and see you next year. Thanks

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