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Boathouse Restaurant

Boat House The Quay, Christchurch BH23 1BY, England
+44 1202 480033
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“pizza” (117 reviews)
“mussels” (34 reviews)
“sea bass” (26 reviews)
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09:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Boat House The Quay, Christchurch BH23 1BY, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited here for my daughters 25th, it really is a lovely place, lovely helpful staff and a good bar, the only thing that lets it down is rubbish food, we were a table of 9, some of the starters went back as they where horrible,...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Boathouse is set overlooking the beautiful Christchurch Harbour. It's a very popular place and it has a relaxed atmosphere but the service is very professional. The food is delicious, and the restaurant area gives you a view of the harbour. There's plenty of outdoor...More

Thank tessa135
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read the good reviews, and decided to go for a celebratory lunch here. We paid for 2 hours on the parking meter outside, and arrived at 12.15, before the place filled up. We were quickly shown to our table, and ordered drinks which were...More

Thank MrsC186226
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the most fantastic lunch here. It was during the summer and it’s so nice to have a view of the river while eating. The food was great and reasonably priced. The staff were very helpful and polite. Special mention to our waiter Jacob who...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Christchurch. The atmosphere is amazing and the food is always good. We booked at the last minute on a Saturday and managed to get a table for 6.30pm. We then decided to sit outside under the glow...More

Thank SampSevenoaks
Reviewed 15 January 2018

We came here as two families just before Christmas and had a wonderful evening. The atmosphere was lovely and Christmassy, with the log burner blazing as we walked through the door. We had a drink at the bar (my wifes Porn Star Martini was delicious)...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

After parking in the priory car park spending a couple of hours looking around the priory shops and walking around the town and along the stream we came across the boathouse. We were cold so a cup of tea was the order of the day....More

Thank Paula P
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We were a group of five who met up for an early evening meal on a week night. We parked locally, just a short walk from the Priory, pay and display. We received a warm welcome from the waitress and were shown to our table...More

Thank BournemouthChris
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

My sister booked a table for 4 Adults to eat at 19.30. When we arrived we were greeted with a smile and shown to our table. Our waiter was very attentive and we ordered our food. I liked the decor and for a Friday night...More

2  Thank Birdsworthsboozeup
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Great venue but a little pricey. I could smell mulled wine/cider when we walked in but at £5 for a half pint of it? A cheaper selection of wines would have been great too or would have stayed longer.

Thank Brilliana
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colin h
11 April 2017|
Response from gmboathouse | Property representative |
The mini golf is open everyday - is staffed at the hut during holidays and weekends; the rest of the time please see a member of staff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boat House The Quay, Christchurch BH23 1BY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 480033
  • E-mail
Eat alfresco or relax indoors and enjoy breakfast, coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and cake, dinner, delicious pizza, a glass of wine and watch as the world passes by. Menu highlights: Pizzas fresh from the Clay Oven Fresh Fish and Shellfish Specials Take Away Pizzas available Take Away Hot drinks available
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