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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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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible10%
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“fish and chips” (42 reviews)
“mackerel” (22 reviews)
“side salad” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2-4 Commercial Wharf Madeira Road | Madeira Road, Plymouth PL1 2NX, England
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Reviewed today

while waiting for the ferry, I called in to the Boathouse café. Friendly welcome, and as it was a cold day, the café was warm. Varied menu, I had the homemade soup which I found to be good,. Ask at the counter if you have...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank remmingtonLeeds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One Small portion of chips, one buttered bap and two cups of tea £11. Can’t figure out how they got to this price. Maybe if the small chips are £5 and £2.50 per tea and then £1 for the bap.... So yeah overpriced.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Quest29983925139
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice little cafe where we had a coffee whilst waiting for the boat trip up the River Tay. We only had drinks but the menu looked really good for options and value.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JaxGallaghan
Reviewed 6 November 2018

very nice place to eat, even with a power problem the staff were very friendly & kept us informed and there was not too long a wait for our delicious meal to be served when power back on. Would recommend this café for cleanliness, good...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mar67lyn
Reviewed 26 October 2018

overlooking the water it is a great place to eat fresh food with a great service. From breakfast to dinner all meals are tasty. Very reasonable to.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank annsgig
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Half a orange and soda Half a lime and soda = £5.10 = Wont be going again. I could however be bribed as there is no denying it is a nice location...

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Louise M
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Nice place to visit for a cuppa. Was going to eat there until we saw the price of food, very expensive. The same standard of food can be purchased much cheaper further along the barbican. Fine dining prices for average food.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Maps819047
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

We went there for my partners birthday, we had booked a table for 7:00pm and there were 10 of us. When we arrived at the restaurant we soon realised that they had stayed open longer just for our booking, which I thought was very special!...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank laurajane2018
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We popped in just before we went on a boat trip. The staff were friendly and the menu was quite varied. Unfortunately we only had time for drinks - I can highly recommend the hot chocolate! The service is efficient and the outdoor seating is...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Teide_Orca
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Thought it was expensive, till food arrived struggled to eat it all, was not the only one in a group of 4, so in retrospect good value for money. Crab sandwich was fantastic,best I've had in a long while, was also told ham and cheese...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank preori
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Obviously it should be banned but it is certainly tolerated here and it's very unpleasant.
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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine
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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