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The Boathouse Glencaple

$$ - $$$Cafe, British,
Quayside | Glencaple, Dumfries DG1 4RE, Scotland
+44 1387 770673
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Quayside | Glencaple, Dumfries DG1 4RE, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Second visit,returned to sample the Sharing Board to see if it was as good as first visit-it was.Venison Hock,Selection of Cheeses and Breads,Sausage Roll, Chutney,Piccalilli and great Walnut Salad all eaten finished with excellent Coffee.Great friendly Staff, clean throughput and "fantastic " styled Toilets.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Bill R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Newly refurbished and right by the River Nith at Glencaple (just 10 mins outside Dumfries). If you time it properly you might even see the Nith Tidal Bore working it’s way upriver. Excellent food, a wee bit different from the norm which is a good...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank MarkAndMorag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely building and surroundings . sadly the service is awful. No smiles. No warm welcome. Really quite strange . Sadly waiting for 45 mins after we got our hot drinks to get 2 slices of toast and a bacon sandwich we won't be back. Strange...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Fiona M
BoathouseTeam, Manager at The Boathouse Glencaple, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Fiona, we are very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit to us on Tuesday. This really is not our usual standard of service and the delay was a genuine oversight with your order being misplaced in the kitchen (via the printer),...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Different venue in very pleasant surroundings. Excellent food served by very pleasant and helpful staff.

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Marilyn M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

i have visited the Boathouse on a couple of occasions for lunch. the setting and building are lovely, the food is nice but a little pricey for what you get. the service has been very slow each time i have visited and could do to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Karen B
BoathouseTeam, Manager at The Boathouse Glencaple, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Karen, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to hear our service has been slow on the occasions you have visited us. All of our dishes are cooked fresh to order, but we do try our best...More

Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

This new venture relplaces the coffee shop and local shop that burned down two years ago. It's a lovely setting setting in Glencaple beside the River Nith. I know the village very well, having grown up close by.. Very nice inside with lovely individual toilets,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank bunto
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is in a lovely setting with views over the river where you watch the tide go in and out. The food is good with a great range - strongly recomend the ailoi and flatbreads for a starter and the fish finger sandwich is...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Sara H
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Our 2nd visit - the first a couple of years ago. What a transformation! Previously a pleasant but modest cafe, now a stunning, modern building with exceptional food. My husband, aunt and I were there for a midweek lunch on a glorious sunny day, with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank anniepea
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Visited for first time and was blown away by Food and friendly Staff. We decided on the sharing board and the quality served proved we had made the correct choice,the food was first Class.The Staff were very friendly and helpful when asked about surrounding area.On...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Bill R
Reviewed October 12, 2018

We visited here with our family and were very pleased the food was excellent, we only had sandwiches but wow what huge delicious sandwiches they were!!! The service was good and the staff very friendly and helpful. we will definitely return for a full meal...More

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank Chrissy B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quayside | Glencaple, Dumfries DG1 4RE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Dumfries
  • Phone Number: +44 1387 770673
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The Boathouse sits on the historic quayside of Glencaple, overlooking the River Nith. With a cosy snug in which to relax and a restaurant with stunning views, it is the perfect place to meet up with friends and family and enjoy the delicious food on offer. The menu ranges from brunch to lunch and afternoon tea. Vegetarian/vegan/gluten free options available, and evening meals from summer 2018.
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