Boathouse

3 King's Place, Edinburgh EH15 1DU
$ English 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 every day.

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Booking Notes:

Please note, the kitchen is open until 8.30pm every day. Outdoor seating areas close at 10pm. Last orders at the bar is at 10.30pm.

Business Info

  • Address: 3 King's Place, Edinburgh EH15 1DU
  • Cross Street: -
  • Cuisine: European | International | Italian | Pasta | Seafood | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Bar/Lounge
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: 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, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Lounge / Bar, Free Wi-Fi, River View,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00
Friday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.63 out of 5 stars based on 1408 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 31, 2021
Graham D.
Really good lunch. Amazing pizzas and pasta. Will return again soon.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 28, 2021
Bryan C.
nice young serving team food was very nice busy day but all went to plan

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 25, 2021
Karen S.
Awesome as ever !

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 01, 2021
Liz B.
The Boathouse never fails to impress with the food or service. Looking forward to my next visit.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 26, 2021
Abby I.
Although it was cold and rainy outside, the Boathouse was warm and cosy! The staff were all really friendly, welcoming and attentive. The food was great, we didn’t need to wait too long for anything and it was all very reasonably priced. What’s not to like?!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 22, 2021
Juliet L.
We're visiting Edinburgh for 6 weeks and as we'd had such a good evening at The Boathouse on Monday 8th Nov we booked again for the 15th Nov as a celebration for my Dad's 87th birthday. He'd come all the way from Caerphilly to join us for a few days. We had a wonderful evening once again and Dad absolutely loved it, the food was delicious, for vegetarian and fish eaters alike, gorgeous wine, lovely atmosphere and cosy and warm in spite of the whistling wind outside. Also many thanks to the lovely young woman looking after us who really went all out to make it a very special evening for us.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 20, 2021
Helen L.
Excellent value, food and service. Would recommend

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 28, 2021
Lorraine M.
I had a good meal but I was very disappointed that I could not get fish and chips due to their coeliac fryer bring broken. This was the main reason I went as the fish and chips are amazing. I hope you get your fryer sorted very soon.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 20, 2021
Stephen K.
Staff so frendly and pizza was lovely.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 12, 2021
Annemarie T.
Can’t recommend this amazing restaurant enough. The staff were lovely the food was delicious and the price was unbelievable! With a beautiful view of the beach what more can you ask for? (Apart from some decent Scottish weather to enjoy the outdoor area haha) We will be returning soon.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 12, 2021
Fiona M.
Excellent location, food, service and value for money. We will definitely go again. Thank you so much.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 29, 2021
Joseph B.
Always enjoy eating and ringing out here. Food is great and friendly staff make for an overall excellent experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 25, 2021
Thelma B.
Love, love, love! Service, food, ambience and the cocktails - perfecto!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 22, 2021
Greig D.
Great, friendly staff and a brilliant atmosphere!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 02, 2021
Nancy W.
Great dinner and service!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 01, 2021
Ronald P.
There for a birthday celebration meal with family. Everyone said it was perfect, the food, the service, everything. We will definitely return

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 31, 2021
Audrey B.
Great place had table booked of inside but it was such a lovely evening they offered a table outside which we accepted great staff and service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 29, 2021
Jennifer S.
Excellent service last night at the boathouse. Waiter Sacha stood out very attentive so we’re all the others too. Friendly place definitely recommend, definitely will go back .

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 28, 2021
Jamie H.
Great place! Fresh food, very attentive staff, great location and an all round brilliant place. Drinks are a little expensive but I suppose if you ha e great staff you have top sub them well. Will definitely visit if we’re in Portobello again. Best bar on the strip

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 28, 2021
Louise B.
great afternoon. Thank you very much

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 27, 2021
Janet S.
Great location, friendly staff & good pizza

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 26, 2021
Joanne M.
Great all round x

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 26, 2021
Jennifer S.
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at the Boat House-8 adults, 2 x wee boys and a baby. Delicious food, good service and atmosphere-and those Nutella doughnuts-yum!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 19, 2021
Melissa S.
Was quiet but over all lovely experience and friendly staff!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 16, 2021
Levi D.
Couldn’t fault my night, customer service was great and left with a smile on my face

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 15, 2021
Tanja R.
Excellent service, good location, good food.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 06, 2021
Lesley P.
Impressed all round. My friend’s first time and she loved it.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 05, 2021
Lorraine F.
My 1st visit to the boat house and I mostly definitely will go back. Love the location and the food was delicious. The staff were lovely and very polite and helpful. Very good value for money.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 04, 2021
Christopher L.
Everything and everyone absolutely amazing!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 23, 2021
Deborah H.
Good food in a nice atmosphere. Lovey cocktails

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Overall: 10/10
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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
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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
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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
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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
Ambience: 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
Ambience: 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