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
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 18:00  
Tuesday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 18:00  
Wednesday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 18:00  
Thursday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 18:00  
Friday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 18:00  
Saturday
All Day - Restaurant 10:00 - 18:00  
Sunday
All Day - Restaurant 10:00 - 18:00  

Customer Reviews & Ratings

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


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 10, 2020
Michele B.

Great day out


Overall: 10/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 10, 2020
Jane D.

Great safety in place with Covid 19. Great atmosphere and staff very friendly. Just thought Food quite basic, but good for a drink by the beach with a pizza


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 09, 2020
Anna B.

Had a lovely lunch in this great place. Great value and having Eat out to help out extended is so fantastic. Thank you


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 09, 2020
Faye L.

Staff are very efficient but friendly lovely relaxed atmosphere, just a shame all the caravans and vans are parked, as view would add to the lovely experience


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 09, 2020
Kirsty P.

Move the caravans from out the front so people have a view of the sea


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 08, 2020
Niamh K.

Great service! A great evening! Didn’t eat but the drinks were lovely. Thank you all


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 0/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 07, 2020
Lorraine I.

Was a lovely few hours and all well organised. Thanks Lorraine


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 06, 2020
Lynne P.

Had a lovely afternoon with my friend staff food & overall day was great - staff making you feel welcome & really looked after us


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 25, 2020
Jonny K.

Friendly staff, helpful and warm welcoming. Good food. Great value. This was a family meal on a Sunday evening and everyone had a lovely time - fantastic views and dealing well with COVID-19 restrictions.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 21, 2020
Anne M.

Staff lovely, all wore face coverings and everything very clean. All clientele were expected to wear a face covering when we moved from our table which was no problem. We had the nachos which were really tasty. Nice place to sit apart from the caravans at the front!


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: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 23, 2020
Janice Y.

Nothing as all was Well the choices of food were very limited but this was due to Impending Lockdown Restrictions


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 22, 2020
Anna M.

My comments relate to the last 2 visits we had at the Boarhouse in December. We were really happy with the service, staff were very friendly and attentive and knew how to cheer up our little daughter, who was little bit tired at the end of the visit. It’s pet friendly place, therefore our friends could enjoy time with us and their dog. Food was very good and beautifully served. They made necessary adjustments to provide customers with safe and enjoyable space. Love the Christmas decor and cosy atmosphere. Really recommend a visit!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 20, 2020
Lorraine L.

Lovely and festive, good food, awesome pizzas and great service. Will definitely be back.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 19, 2020
Margaret K.

The staff are so friendly. Food was good. Coffee delicious thanks guys x


Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 29, 2020
Norma L.

Love the staff all so friendly and service excellent. Boat House is a great place to go love all the lights a fab place by the beach.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 27, 2020
Mike B.

We dined in the outside extension because we had 2 dogs and this is the area that is dog friendly Service and food excellent Only slight criticism was thar starters come and the same time but not really a big issue. Might have been nice to have a glass of wine 8


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 11, 2020
Alison L.

Lovely location, looking out to sea. Food was good quality. Staff were pleasant, but very busy and there was a bit of a wait for food. Overall well worth a visit and will definitely go back.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 10, 2020
Drew M.

Great service, staff friendly and attentive. Relaxed, cheery atmosphere. Food was pretty simple but tasty. All in all a really good lunch.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 09, 2020
Joyce P.

Though early enjoyed our lunch. Wasn't too busy and good safety measures in place.


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: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 22, 2020
Anna F.

Service a bit slow but very pleasant waitress and lovely atmosphere, food tasty and good value, will be back.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Dec 21, 2020
Ali G.

Sat in the covered outside area. Was bit cold. Should be told when booking whether inside or outside area.