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The Boathouse

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Seafood, European, British, Scottish
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22 High Street, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9PP, Scotland
+44 131 331 5429
10:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:30
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We live 10 miles away but had not been back since it was taken over, renovated & upgraded. We were not disappointed, from start to finish. Personal service at the planning stage from the main man Paul, which continued via him & other staff throughout until the evening itself. No attention to detail was overlooked, flexibility was always present, &... More 

Thank Outliving
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

what an excellent place with a view of the bridges the summer months must amazing food good service good . just watching the ferry coming in I thought they dident run anymore brought back a lot of memories

Thank Andrew H
Linlithgow, Scotland
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279 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As part of a party of four I enjoyed a great meal while watching the sun set over the Forth. We enjoyed squid, pate and haggis starters which were all quite large - and very tasty. For mains: a salmon linguine special; seafood curry; pork belly; and beef on a barley risotto. All excellent, and really well cooked. Delicious flavours.... More 

Thank JKB59
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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357 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here. The frontage -on the Main Street of South Queensferry -isn't imposing and the bistro is accessed down a flight of stairs. The restaurant isn't huge but we were lucky enough to get a table next to the window. The views over the Forth and in particular the road and rail bridges is awesome. There is even... More 

Thank BigMerk
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent evening at The Boathouse. Staff welcoming, took our coats and showed us to our table by the window which gave us a wonderful panoramic view of the bridges. Starters of bruschetta and mussels (huge mussels!) in tomato/chilli were both very tasty. Mains of scallops & black pudding and a hot seafood platter also superb. Large portions thus we had... More 

Thank DelD73
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely friendly resteraunt with an amazing view, fish and chips were fantastic, came out fresh and hot with crispy beer batter, we will dine here again 😆

Thank Cateve49
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely lunch with friends. Food superb. A good menu selection. Lovely views from the outside of the three bridges. The railway bridge forth road bridge and the new forth crossing which is still being constructed.

Thank Isobel C
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I visited this week with my wife and kids, It was empty when we arrived but this soon changed. My wife and son ordered the mussels which they loved, i had the pork belly which was great. The service was great and the meal was worth every penny as was the amazing view.

Thank eatenmess
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

My favourite restaurant . Food is fresh and tasty and the service is excellent. The views are breathtaking.

Thank dena q
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119 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Bistro is lovely, views great. Good seafood menu. The fish and chips are great, nice haggis starter. Great service, we always enjoy our visit to this restaurant.

Thank James M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Seafood, European, British, Scottish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?