Boathouse

3 King's Place, Edinburgh EH15 1DU

Under $25 Recommended New View Outdoor Seating

Located in Portobello, Edinburgh's Seaside, the Boathouse is the premier beach bar and restaurant that everyone is talking about. Please note, the kitchen is open until 8.30pm Sunday - Thursday, 8pm Friday - Saturday with pizzas available until 9pm.

Booking Notes:

Please note, the kitchen is open until 8.30pm Sunday - Thursday, 8pm Friday - Saturday, with pizzas available until 9pm. Please also note we cannot guarantee any bookings will receive a table in our terrace area.

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 3 King's Place, Edinburgh EH15 1DU
  • Cross Street: -
  • Cuisine: European | French | International | Italian | Seafood |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Bar/Lounge
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 0131 657 1393
  • Features: Full Bar, Ocean View, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Access, Lounge / Bar, Free Wi-Fi, River View,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion, Dog Friendly, Date Night,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 22:30  
Tuesday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 22:30  
Wednesday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 22:30  
Thursday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 22:30  
Friday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 22:30  
Saturday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 22:30  
Sunday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 22:30  

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 0/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 0/10
Jul 23, 2021
Deborah H.
Good food in a nice atmosphere. Lovey cocktails

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 21, 2021
Kate E.
The waiting staff we dealt with were exceptional made us feel very welcome and shared a laugh with us, food and drinks were great. It’s a shame the caravans are there but out with your control.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2021
Dawn M.
Been twice now and have found the staff very attentive and welcoming. Will definitely be back! Thanks

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 18, 2021
Cerys B.
Very good! Fast service. Cocktails were amazing and the food was delicious. The staff were also very friendly. Would definitely go back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 11, 2021
Isabel S.
We had a very nice time , food great ,drinks even better ☺. The service was excellent.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 09, 2021
Anne C.
Food was good service was really good definitely will be back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 06, 2021
Craig G.
Really nice and highly recommended. I will be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 03, 2021
Fern L.
Lovely, thoughtful staff. Delicious cocktails - the pornstar martini and frozen pina colada were to die for! The pizza was the best we have had, bonus point for the tasty chips too!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 02, 2021
Erica W.
Been in the past and wasn’t impressed but have to say it was very good this time the pizza was delicious

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 30, 2021
June G.
Great atmosphere good value food and staff were great!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 15, 2021
Susan B.
Staff very helpful and pleasant so adds to the pleasure to be eating out.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 13, 2021
Moira P.
The Boathouse is perfect exactly as is. I wouldn't change a thing and I hope they don't change anything and ruin what is the best venue to happen to Edinburgh in a long time.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 11, 2021
Ben T.
Amazing all round, really helpful. Sticky tables though

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 11, 2021
Elizabeth M.
This was my second time at the Boathouse and it just gets better and better. The food is insanely delicious with great portion sizes, the staff are so lovely and friendly, the setting couldn't be more beautiful and I felt really safe. Thank you all!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 11, 2021
Anne M.
Had a lovely afternoon there. Everything was good.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 08, 2021
Marion W.
What a lovely place… friendly staff lovely surroundings and the food was delicious especially the pizzas!! Can’t wait to return

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 08, 2021
Sarah O.
Great place, didn’t want to leave however had another booking elsewhere. If I could book for all day I would. Good atmosphere and quick service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 07, 2021
Lynne B.
Really good selection of drinks and food and not too expensive. Will go back to try more on the menu.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 01, 2021
Ana D.
One of the best beer gardens in Edinburgh, location is awesome, right by the beach, service is excellent, staff friendly and efficient, plenty of food options incl. vegan, not to mention delicious, and last but not least great beers on tap!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 5/10
May 31, 2021
GILLIAN M.
Met the girls for a birthday event. Boathouse was busy quick service tho. Food was not bad fish chips were great but carbonara I'd giv this a miss. Tasteless.. Cocktails expensive for portobello.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
May 30, 2021
Scott J.
Lovely afternoon, service good even though it was really busy. Great portions - only complaint was the mussels which were lovely sadly accompanied by a sauce that lacked the flavours I expect. That aside, great. Will definitely return

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
May 29, 2021
Pauline M.
music was too loud for 3pm, had to shout to be heard. Wouldn't put me off going though, staff were great and pizza was delicious

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 27, 2021
Tania P.
We booked table of six and enjoyed a most fantastic evening, super tasty food, fabulous service, great drinks menu and looking out to the sea, we felt as if on holiday. Thanks so much and in the words of Arni "We will be back" :D

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 26, 2021
Denise H.
First visit loved it .. even took my very large puppy Rocky drogue de bordeaux who sat on bench having his own fish and chips .. lol thanku x

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 17, 2021
Agnieszka H.
The best day ever !!great food !amazing stuff !really nice music !friendly place !will come back ASAP!!Bravo!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 17, 2021
Kaylee F.
Really great! Our sever was attentive but not too much. Will be back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 14, 2021
ELIZABETH G.
Amazing place to breakout of lockdown in. Will be back soon

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 12, 2021
Kirsteen T.
Great as always. Felt £7 for a glass of wine was rather steep and wasn’t even in a proper wine glass!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 12, 2021
Richard G.
Good bar,friendly staff

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 6/10
May 12, 2021
Joanne W.
We didn't eat but the atmosphere was great and it was lovely to be out

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 09, 2021
Lina P.
Brilliant place, food, cocktails and service. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
May 09, 2021
Joanne R.
Boathouse has a great atmosphere the staff are very polite and helpful and try their best to accommodate your needs, food and cocktails were delicious just found the cocktails a bit pricey

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 06, 2021
Craig A.
Truly amazing pizza, friendly and professional staff. Subscription offers Fanta value for money. Would recommended to everyone.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 05, 2021
Natasha M.
Very quick and friendly service!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
May 03, 2021
Eileen F.
Great meeting place - drinks are expensive food good - worth a visit

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 29, 2021
David Q.
Brilliant staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 1/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 3/10
Apr 29, 2021
Alexander H.
So want to support this place .love it but food was awful last night One fish stone cold . Bruchetta was bread with whole tomatoes thrown into bowl .Third time had bad meal .wishing them to get even slightly better

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 28, 2021
Lina P.
Brilliant

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 28, 2021
Scott F.
Great spot in Portobello Lots of outside tables Staff are attentive & very friendly & the pizzas were amazing! Chips as a pizza toppings! Love it..

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 26, 2020
Molly J.
Everything was good except the service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 22, 2020
Irene M.
Brilliant , lovely ambiance , felt very welcomed and cared for . Excellent staff

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 20, 2020
Judy H.
This is the third time I have visited and each time has been a very pleasant experience. The staff cannot be faulted. I tried to put a review on Trip Advisor but you don't have recognition on that site which is a pity. Would you consider adding soup and scones to your menu? Judy Hepburn

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 18, 2020
Alistair D.
Everything was excellent.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 17, 2020
Beth R.
I loved the Christmasy feel of the place the staff were friendly and attentive the food was tasty my only criticism is that it took a while and the pizza could have had a bit more toppings but anyway I will be back :-)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 14, 2020
Angelika M.
Superb service and not a hassle about our dog who got a wee bit loud seeing another dog, very welcoming! We'll definitely be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 5/10
Nov 29, 2020
Robert W.
I thought that £10 for a breakfast for kids was quite expensive so maybe it would be an idea to introduce a kids menu to you breakfast

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 18, 2020
Carol S.
excellant service, food amazing , location awesome

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 10, 2020
Claire F.
A cosy winter snug, great pizzas and fish and chips

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 10, 2020
Leona M.
Service was second to none, food was amazing, portion sizes huge so really good value for money. This place is very special will defo be back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 10, 2020
Sue B.
Lovely lunch, brilliant friendly staff, lovely venue. No improvements needed! 10/10 xx