Boathouse

3 Kings Place, Edinburgh EH15 1DU

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.

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 3 Kings 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
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 22:00  
Tuesday
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 22:00  
Wednesday
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 22:00  
Thursday
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 22:00  
Friday
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 22:00  
Saturday
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 22:00  
Sunday
Restaurant | All Day 12:00 - 22:00  

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 30, 2020
Anthony T.

Our first time. Waitress was really friendly and helpful. Food was tasty and plenty of alcohol. Nice and relaxed atmosphere. Will definitely be back. Highly recommend


Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 30, 2020
Jordan C.

Value, food and service would have been a 10 if it wasn’t for not being told we had to order all at once so our side dishes and mains all came out together without us knowing so some sides got left due to not wanting our mains to get cold. Then ordered 2 sticky toffee puddings and for £7 this was not great value as you could tell it was a steamed pudding out of a tin with no real flavour me and my mum ate a small bite of it and didn’t finish it, your staff took our desert away not even asking us if anything was wrong due to it hardly being touched and we were charged £14 for two puddings we didn’t eat. I don’t want to be all negative as the place is fantastic been a few times for a drink and when the menu was a lot greater I must however commend you on the fish & chips as it’s one of the best I have had outstanding. Will be back definitely just maybe not buy the sticky toffee pudding


Overall: 10/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 27, 2020
Donna W.

Great afternoon on Saturday 25th July. Great atmosphere and service


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 24, 2020
Kirsty G.

Was a beautiful setting, so peaceful. Really great atmosphere and food was lovely and fresh


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 23, 2020
Maggie L.

Amazing, attentive and knowledgeable staff with a huge selection of draft beers and delicious cocktails. We had an amazing evening and will definitely be back!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 23, 2020
Kirsteen T.

Had the Seafood Pescatore his time. Enjoyed it but felt too much spaghetti to seafood. I appreciate food was limited in the circumstances.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2020
Sandie W.

Staff were excellent and very accommodating.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 18, 2020
David I.

1st time here and defo return. 1st class service. Prices and food. Totally enjoyable experience


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 16, 2020
Nathan A.

Was great to enjoy a drink with a friend! Staff had everything under control but I think there should be a better system for the toilets as this was massively over crowded


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 15, 2020
Zoe S.

food and cocktails were lovely and it was a really great place to be for our first meal out of lockdown. We will definitely be back


Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 15, 2020
Duncan F.

Just had drinks so can't rate food offer but absolutely loved this place. Will so be back.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 15, 2020
Linda B.

Had a lovely lunch, food was lovely would have liked a variety of sandwiches on menu . Staff and atmosphere was very friendly would definetly come back.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 14, 2020
Molly A.

10/10 Staff are so lovely and helpful. I would highly recommend and will be back!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 14, 2020
Sue O.

Excellent as always, so wonderful to have them open again and to see all the lovely staff again who all worked so hard to ensure that people had a good time. Absolutely perfect


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 11, 2020
Carol-Anne C.

Had a lovely evening...and in these unusual times felt very safe and that the precautions that had to be implemented due to covid did not take away from our enjoyment. Well done to the whole team.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 30, 2020
Ruth B.

As a local, I use the Boathouse a lot. The service was great but we found that we kept having to ask for drinks - rather than staff asking us if we wanted anything. That said, the service was quick and the staff really nice. The online booking process works well and all in all its a great place to be.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 19, 2020
Bernadette K.

Very good


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 13, 2020
Lorna R.

Staff went above and beyond to ensure my daughter was seated with me lovely place x


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 27, 2020
Walter N.

Staff where wonderful despite it being very busy they we're attentive. Food was good if a bit slow. Ambiance perfect. Will go back


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 6/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 22, 2020
Steffi R.

Food and drinks were lovely, although service could have been better. Would recommend to friends and family.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 18, 2020
Alex B.

Good service and friendly staff Menu limited, also starter came at same time as main Only 3 single malt whiskys?? In Scotland?? Toilet issue needs sorting, queuing 5 mins for the loo isn't great Send the boys round and get rid of the gypsies,


Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 12, 2020
Louise L.

Was lovely to be back staff were amazing so friendly and warm sadly the food wasn’t up to it’s usual standard nachos were cold and pasta was over spiced


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 11, 2020
Kenneth B.

Tables were not cleaned between bookings which I found concerning due to possible spread of Covid-19


Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 2/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 31, 2020
Jenna C.

Amazing food and cocktails! Most staff standing about and ignoring customers, so service was really slow


Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 27, 2020
Malcolm M.

I really like the boathouse and have been on many of occasions. However my most recent experience was somewhat disappointing due to the service I received. Firstly, I requested to be moved table as I was seated on bar stools on the decking (which was not a problem) but I asked to be seated in a booth, which was free (actually 3 of them were free at this point). I spoke with 4 separate waitperson’s who told me they would check and let me know. It took until I asked the 4th individual for me to actually get a response, where they told me it was ok to move. When it did finally come to ordering the food, they said it was too busy to have my starter come first and then the main afterwards (as expected in most restaurants). However, I was told it was to busy for this and that all the food would be brought at once... I’m not sure why this is really any different from me ordering at two separate times, for example order starter, wait until finished and then order mains. But it just seems like unnecessary hassle. Finally, I found the service pretty slow. I felt I had empty glasses left on the table for a while before being picked up and even when they were, I wasn’t asked if I wanted another. So it felt like I was constantly having to flag waitperson’s down in order to be served. Overall, I do really like the Boathouse and think it is fantastic what you are doing. But I just think that some of these inconveniences damped my recent visit. Thanks,


Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 4/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 27, 2020
Kristen B.

Mussels and pizza are great menu choices. Great patio seating and clean bathroom. Very slow service though so I'd suggest ordering 2 drinks at a time


Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 6/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 20, 2020
Rebecca S.

It was good but felt a little unorganised, the staff didn’t seem to know what they were doing. We ordered a pizza and garlic bread and cheese (she didn’t write the order down) and we got garlic bread instead. Several times we were offered other tables food and drinks as if the didn’t know the table numbers. There was a large table of men that clearly had been there a while as they were really loud, you could barely hear yourself talk. The staff did try to get them to quieten down a bit and eventually they were moved outside. I feel had there been a manager present, things would run much more smoothly and with better direction.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 3/10
Jul 20, 2020
Caitlin S.

Food was really good . We ordered a round of cocktails at £7.50 a glass which looked and tasted exactly like cans of pre mixed gin and lemonade from Aldi which cost 60p and aren’t even the flavour the cocktail said it would be asked the waiter and he never denied that’s what we were served but the waiting staff were really nice great automosphere so nice to be out the house . So of us ordered food and that was really good value for money just not the raspberry mojittos xx


Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 5/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 18, 2020
Krissie D.

Very concerned that there was no test and protect system in place. We asked the staff and were told it wasn’t required. The service was slow and each time we wanted a drink or food we had to leave our seats to ask for a server to take our order. We were told they only did table service, and to wait for our waiter/waitress. Perhaps they were understaffed that night. Great location but will need to work harder if they want our repeat custom