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The Boathouse Cafe

2-4 Commercial Wharf Madeira Road | Madeira Road, Plymouth PL1 2NX, England
+44 1752 600560
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (41 reviews)
“mackerel” (21 reviews)
“scones” (7 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 17:00 Hours
Cafe, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2-4 Commercial Wharf Madeira Road | Madeira Road, Plymouth PL1 2NX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited when the seafood festival was on so of course I had to have fish. I had the cold seafood platter which was nicely presented hubby had a sandwich. He hates doorstep sandwiches which unfortunately it was. We need to remember to ask for...More

1  Thank Julie1808
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always good food! Can’t fault it!!! Chicken burger amazing, crab sandwich amazing!!! All round lovely food and well priced , and very friendly and fab staff

1  Thank bethandark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thought we’d take advantage of the 10% discount offered with our tickets. We found a table no problem and I went to order forgot to show tickets paid then pointed out my mistake . The young girl was quite rude and said it couldn’t...More

Thank Jo L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We planned on eating here for a early evening meal today. We have had lunch there several times being local, plus some evening meals as the food is always good. We arrived before 5:30 to find they were closed. Their website says 8 to late....More

Thank SarahM15121
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Waited all week for a “fresh” crab sandwich and when it came I was very disappointed. £8.50 for something that wasn’t fresh, was full of shell and had inch thick bread that was dry!!! The staff also need more training as they didn’t have a...More

Thank madmanck
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Terrible customer service,you are not made welcome at all and the food is nothing spectacular.So many other great places ,try "The Waterfront" or Montys.

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely breakfast here and our dog was made welcome inside which was very important to me. The staff were genuinely lovely, friendly and smiley. Lots of available seating at 11:15 and the place is clean and tidy.

Thank Susi S
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Yep so expensive, rubbish crab sandwiches too much bread, not enough crab. Pricy not a good venue😼the menus is a bit small but sounds good but does not live up to the fancy description ns🛵

Thank VoteUKIP
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We have been to The Boathouse Cafe before at lunch time. This evening we were coming to Plymouth to watch the fireworks, We arrived just before 6pm and gave our order at six o clock, the drinks arrived quite quickly, Two of the three of...More

Thank maggieburt
Reviewed 9 August 2018

I went to the boathouse before the firework championships and after waiting an hour for our food it finally arrived. I ordered a hot seafood platter (£14) where I got one bit of calamari, 2 small goujons, a small crab cake and some prawns (which...More

2  Thank mollyloveridge
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Response from Knackersknowle | Reviewed this property |
Obviously it should be banned but it is certainly tolerated here and it's very unpleasant.
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Are you certified by MSC or Fish2Fork?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-4 Commercial Wharf Madeira Road | Madeira Road, Plymouth PL1 2NX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1752 600560
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