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The Boat House

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Xatt IX-Xlendi | Xlendi Bay, Xlendi, Island of Gozo XLN 1010, Malta
+356 2756 7207
12:00 - 22:30
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were there for Sunday lunch. We were lucky to get a table without a reservation(so do make one if you want a meal there). The portions are big, the food served hot & tasty. The service is quick, efficient & by happy waiters.We can see why it's a popular place,in particular, the seafood. We will be back again.

Thank Jeannie C
Valletta, Malta
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restaurant is situated in a nice place, there is the xlendi bay infront of you with the beautiful cliffs. The service is really good. Food is good too. We really enjoyed our visit to this restaurant the experience was a pleasant one.

Thank cikinders
Pieta, Malta
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46 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is highly recommended and staffers are friendly and accommodating. The location is very very nice and is set within Xlendi bay. The menu is very vast. I had a steak for mains whilst my partner had a risotto. both were sumptuous. the starter portion of calamari was also good. the desserts were good though a bit too creamy.... More 

Thank David G
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nice view and friendly staff. Please make sure you ask for the fish if the day! You will have a really tasty meal made out of fresh ingredients!

Thank Dominicantrotter
Oasby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found by accident following a "they'll never be anything down that little back road " comment . But what a surprise. Excellent service , great value and delicious. We had the ribs, a huge pile, the Calamari fresh and zingy with citrus wedges and a deliciously creamy risotto with beetroot purée. All was far surpassed our expectations.

Thank carolinelefley
Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fish was extremely fresh and well prepared. Oysters and fresh pasta delicious. Probably the best place in Xlendi. Recommended!

Thank Masha M
Shediac, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived after a long and complicated trek from Gharb. The Boathouse turned out be just what we wanted. The service was the very best we have experienced on the island: welcoming, generous, attentive, and helpful. We chose our own fresh fish which was red snapper, filleted for us at the table. The portions were generous and delicious. The prices... More 

Thank jslocombe2016
Zejtun, Malta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This sea front resturant, has excellent food, excellent service and also a wonderful view, as the resturant is almost touching the water.

Thank Il-Mundu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The house specialty was truly marvellous. Friendly staff, nice and warm naar the heater with a great view.

Thank Charlotte R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Honey BBQ-Chicken EVER!! Friendly Service and reasonable prices for superior food offerings. If we ever make it back to Gozo, The Boat House will be one of our set destinations for sure!

Thank SuPi83

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Xatt IX-Xlendi | Xlendi Bay, Xlendi, Island of Gozo XLN 1010, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Gozo  >  Xlendi
  • Phone Number: +356 2756 7207
Situated right on the water's edge and next to the statue of St. Andrew in the fishermen's area of the bay, The Boat House Restaurant is ably run by Joseph Attard and his wife Rose. It has established itself as a must visit restaurant when visiting Gozo by Maltese and foreigners alike. The location enjoys the warm sunshine on winter afternoons and romantic sunsets. The choice of starters and main courses is endless. On top of that, there are the 'Specialities of the Day'. The fish display is a clear statement about the freshness of the daily catch. All items on the menu are prepared with ingredients of the highest quality. The selection of in-house desserts is tempting. The Wine List includes a large variety of local and foreign wines to please all wine lovers. Service is professional, fast and efficient but not rushed. The restaurant opens daily and caters for late lunches.

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