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The Old Boatyard

The Harbour Visitor Centre Fishmarket Quay, Arbroath DD11 1PS, Scotland
+44 1241 879995
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Harbour Visitor Centre Fishmarket Quay, Arbroath DD11 1PS, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

regular visitor to arbroath and always give the old boatyard a visit.. lunch this time and were not disappointed.. our normal choice of fish and chips with a table outside looking on to the sea.. BRAW !! service has always been a bit slow here...More

Thank gailicmc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointing. Ordered a BLT Club sandwich and a bacon roll. After approx 30mins the waitress returned to recheck our order and approx 15 mins later arrived with the order. Bacon roll was bacon on toast (£4.00!). A glass of irn bru £2.30!. When we...More

Thank Stewart Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous cake and coffee! Lovely to sit outside on the terrace on a lovely day overlooking the sea. Children (aged 10-13) enjoyed playing on the rocks and grass area next to it after they'd finished their ice cream, while we could still see them from...More

Thank Sonia M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a late lunch at this harbourside, airy restaurant situated in an old boatyard and decorated accordingly. Staff were vary accommodating as we mixed and matched their lovely fish menu. For non-Pescatarians the steak breakfast is very good. Prices are mid-range, and for hot...More

1  Thank Adionahina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've known Marco and his team for years and always enjoyed being there. When I organised a Scotland tour for my Lions Club in June, I decided to take them there for a treat - fresh seafood is rare at home in Bavaria... Although there...More

1  Thank Claudia W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty and quick lunch. Very nice and clean decor! Maybe a bit on the pricey side. A nice option in Arbroath though.

1  Thank manparadigm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place in a enviable location . Staff were unwelcoming - we were handed some quite tatty menus and pointed to a table . They were by no means busy . I found the menu to be uninspiring and lacking in choice - for us...More

Thank alexpolizei
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to the Boatyard this evening around 5.30 with my 89 year old mother who doesn't have a huge appetite. Fish and chips were £12.50. Mum got half a fish and no squashed peas.... her dish cost £10.50. By the time we added tea...More

2  Thank Sylvia C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for the two course at £13.50. Smokie chowder as a starter which wasn't too rich and had (thankfully) no bones! Haddock and chips to follow. Well cooked, very nice too. The staff were pleasant and the place was clean. Well worth a visit

1  Thank Superharrio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place. Beautiful situation. Even the food was quite good. Has all the potential to be absolutely incredible place to visit... BUT ...The staff lacked etiquette and left you standing or sitting with out a table or menu. When we asked a waiter for condiments...More

2  Thank Jill S
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Pat A
5 July 2017|
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Response from Sultan Y | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Apologies for the late reply. I think they do, and they also have a lunchtime menu, snacks etc.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Harbour Visitor Centre Fishmarket Quay, Arbroath DD11 1PS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Angus  >  Arbroath
  • Phone Number: +44 1241 879995
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