With panoramic views of the quay, the Boathouse has the most unique location in Christchurch. Extensive outdoor and indoor seating and our own mini 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

We’re open 7 days a week, 9am til late serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Our full restaurant menu is served 12-3pm & 6-9pm weekdays and 12-10pm on weekends.

The quayside takeaway kiosk is also open 7 days a week, serving from 8.30am.

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.

planning your visit

The boathouse offers a range of areas, to eat, drink and relax in, which can be booked in advance of your visit. Reservations will be taken for dining only. Please note we welcome dogs on our veranda and outside areas, but unfortunately not inside.

We highly recommend advance booking. Please call us directly on 01202 480033.

You are welcome to turn up without a booking, for our restaurant and outdoor areas, but will only be seated if we have available space.

Dress Code We respectfully ask that you do not wear baseball caps, sportwear or fancy dress.