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The Boathouse

22 High Street, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9PP, Scotland
+44 131 331 5429
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (53 reviews)
“seafood” (49 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:30All hours
Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
22 High Street, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9PP, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A return visit to this surprisingly quiet restaurant which has an incredible view of the rail bridge. The food is great too, with an interesting range of daily-changing specials. I particularly enjoyed the generously portioned sea bass, served oddly with a very small side of...More

Thank JKB59
Reviewed 1 week ago

Helpful and friendly staff. Very welcoming. Superb views to the bridges. Soup was lukewarm; squid was on the rubbery side. Mains were good. Nothing spectacular - but nothing bad either. Expensive enough for an average meal.

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for lunch. We were given a window table with wonderful views across the Forth. The food didn't take long to come and was delicious. The only fault we found was the confrontational attitude of a member of staff. We were really quite taken...More

Thank deadmouse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the boathouse for a family party in October. We had a private room off t(e main restaurant. The room is lovely, really well decorated and pleasant. The room has world class views of the bridges at quernsferry. Staff couldn’t have been nicer, there were...More

Thank Keith J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my husband went for dinner here tonight, I was worried about going as I can't eat anything with gluten in it (I know it can be difficult to be catered for) the lady serving us was so helpful looking through the menu with...More

Thank linzsim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Boathouse is an attractive lower ground floor restaurant accessed off the High St with great views out over the Forth Estuary and bridges. Internal ambience is nice albeit a bit spartan with hard surfaces making it a bit noisy when full. Staff are attentive,...More

Thank Phil G
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Went for lunch today at 12.45 and the place was deserted I(we asked for a window sea and were told they were reserved. However when we left an hour and half later no one had appeared) 2 of us had the seafood curry and the...More

Thank FionaJLinlithgow
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Spending time in the Queensferry area and seeing the three bridges, old and new while having a meal is worthwhile. The Boathouse not only has good food but a lovely water view of the old red train bridge. Everything we tried was good - prawns,...More

Thank qmiller1
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The setting overlooking the river is excellent. The food we got for a Sunday lunch was nice enough but the menu was disappointing as we expected there to be a special price lunch menu not have to select from an all inclusive menu more suited...More

1  Thank DaoHaddington
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

have been there 3 times last time was my wifes birthday the food was realy good its a must try staff brilliant Very pleasant

Thank mearns4
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Brian D
8 January 2017|
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Response from paulie642015 | Reviewed this property |
There is a staircase from the street that goes down to the restaurant and there is access from the riverside as well and that too involves stairs also. The restaurant has huge windows looking out on to the river which lets... More
10 February 2015|
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Response from carol M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the Boathouse doesn't offer pre-theatre llunches or meals available as it is in South Queensferry and the nearest theatre would be Edinburgh or Dunfermline. If in Edinburgh there are loads of places around the Playhouse... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 High Street, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9PP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh  >  South Queensferry
  • Phone Number: +44 131 331 5429
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