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about us

unique atmosphere

great food

With panoramic views of the quay, Boathouse has the most unique location in Christchurch. Extensive outdoor and indoor seating and our own crazy golf course, the Boathouse is the ideal place for the whole family.

Eat alfresco or relax indoors and enjoy breakfast, coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and cake, dinner, delicious pizza, a glass of wine and watch as the world passes by.

Above the boathouse restaurant, we have the exclusive chandelier bar, available for function private hire.


our location

The Boathouse Cafe and Restaurant is uniquely positioned in a superb location overlooking Christchurch Quay. Situated in an idyllic setting on the banks of the River Stour, the Boathouse is just two minutes’ walk from Christchurch Priory and Christchurch town centre.

Christchurch quay is a beautiful place to visit and for the kids there is a play ground and playing field. From the quay you can find a ferry that will take you over to Hengistbury Head or over to the Beach House (our sister restaurant) at Mudeford Sandspit. Also a little further along the Quay there is a ferry boat that will take you across the river to the pretty village of Wick or even onto Tuckton.


open 7 days a week.

9am – late.

serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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regular events

The Boathouse has live music every Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday evening

Music on Thursday from 7.30pm til late
Friday & Saturday from 8.30pm til late
Chilled Acoustic Sundays 4pm – 7pm

check our event guide

Sunday Roast

Every Sunday 12 noon – 5pm

“Amazing spot, really relaxed and classy. The food was amazing, drinks perfectly served and the service was friendly and attentive. We sat outside overlooking the harbour, busy atmosphere and nothing was too much”

Pizza & Prosecco Thursdays

Join us every Thursday evening for our weekend warm up, with live acoustic music, it’s the perfect start to the weekend

Pizza & a glass of Prosecco £15

2 Pizzas & bottle of Prosecco £25 pp*
based on 2 people sharing