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Boat House The Quay, Christchurch BH23 1BY, England
+44 1202 480033
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived at 12.03 with our little dog and asked for a table in the seating area with outside views covered with canopies, to have coffee and cake. We were told that we could not sit here as they were now serving lunches! We were offered the outside area and told that there were heaters and blankets to keep us... More 

Thank janebG1592FJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just had the most disgusting end to what was a thoroughly enjoyable evening until Lucas (a waiter) told my friends to be quiet and used hand signals whilst attempting to act like the ladies behind us had complained. We then asked the ladies and apologied if we were too loud and intruded their evening. They however looked confused and said... More 

Thank Jemma G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went pre-Christmas and it was baking hot in there! Almost unbearable! Good was nice but not brilliant value for money all in all. Nice location&I have friends that go often.

Thank oriolesam
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice starter of mackerel pate, but ramekin placed on top cream cheese - why? My wife also had this, but gluten free. It arrived with normal toast, taken away, toast removed, and two pieces of gf bread on a separate plate - not toasted! My wife wanted tagliatelle dish, but informed that no gf pasta available. Ordered sea bass with... More 

Thank John S
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is so nice its a classy restaurant without being too spendy. We sat inside due to being cold but it would be a great place in the summer with all the outdoor seating they have. They offer a wide range of foods but seafood is their speciality. We did go back and have breakfast there and it was just... More 

Thank Doreen1961
Ringwood, Hampshire
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the first time for a meal & definitely my last. While the location, decor & service cannot be faulted, the menu was boring, very limited & very over priced. I can think of half a dozen restaurants in Christchurch that would not only offer more choices, but would havd ambience, cost 30% less & make better quality food.... More 

Thank Glynnis S
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked in here for a pre-wedding meal. It has been booked in the diary for months, yet they were unable to give us a table where we could all sit together. Our waiter was really good, suggesting wine pairings and being really chatty, however one of the starters from our table (the one served in the clam shells), was about... More 

Thank TravelExpert32
Yateley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many years ago there was just a public slipway now it's all changed and quite picturesque and includes The Boathouse. It is a modern pub/restaurant with good views, young cheerful staff and reasonable pricing but for us it seemed a little pretentious and lacked soul.

Thank bparkercars
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99 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to come for a drink and the view, but the food is a waste of time. A mixed sharing platter consisted of 2 bits of ham, 2 bits of chorizo, some tough olives, a few salad leaves, 2 small cubes of cheese and as an unannounced replacement for pate two huge slabs of lentil cake. This cost £16.50.... More 

Thank DJDB
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food really is amazing here and service spot on! Would definitely recommend to friends. Keep up the good work!

Thank 1linda86

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?