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The Boathouse

22 High Street, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9PP, Scotland
+44 131 331 5429
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (54 reviews)
“seafood” (49 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
22 High Street, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9PP, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Found staff very friendly and helpful I had oysters for starters and they were superb. Main courses again were excellent all washed down with a nice bottle of wine. Finished off lunch with a liquor coffee, perfect. No complaints at all and will definitely return

Thank tazman2690
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place. Excellent wine selection as well as beers and other stuff. Nice efficient staff and Great decor. Food looked but but we didn’t eat any

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here on business and the hotel recommended this restaurant. We had no idea what to expect as we went down the stairs and through a door so a lovely surprise to see a wonderful restaurant with the view of the bridge. Lovely welcome by the...More

Thank jcab26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saving grace at this restaurant is the view, which is, frankly magnificent. Looking right at the Forth Bridge, it's a spectacular setting and in the summer I'd imagine it to be quite pleasant if sitting outside. The food at the Boathouse is average, and a...More

Thank bogheadben
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Live locally in Queensferry but this is one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been too, food is so fresh...straight out of the water fresh!! Have been back time and again and never been disappointed. Also first restaurant my soon to be wife went on...More

Thank stephen_thomson88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another very good lunch at the Boathouse. Window seat as usual and great service from Leigh-Anne and her team. The view across to Fife and the bridges is great and the location in the heart of cobble-streeted South Queensferry makes for a convenient stopping off...More

Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seafood at its freshest and best, Oysters are amazing.Views wonderful and the staff really go out their way to help you along.

Thank daviewat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent lunch at this restaurant with panaromic views over the forth. Wedding lunch for a large party of 17 is usually difficult when there is a normal lunch service in operation. Excellent meal with great service.items on special menu ,Chefs own Pate ,Calamari ,Ham bough...More

Thank PrestonpansEast
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

A return visit to this surprisingly quiet restaurant which has an incredible view of the rail bridge. The food is great too, with an interesting range of daily-changing specials. I particularly enjoyed the generously portioned sea bass, served oddly with a very small side of...More

Thank JKB59
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Helpful and friendly staff. Very welcoming. Superb views to the bridges. Soup was lukewarm; squid was on the rubbery side. Mains were good. Nothing spectacular - but nothing bad either. Expensive enough for an average meal.

Thank Andrew M
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Brian D
9 January 2017|
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Response from paulie642015 | Reviewed this property |
There is a staircase from the street that goes down to the restaurant and there is access from the riverside as well and that too involves stairs also. The restaurant has huge windows looking out on to the river which lets... More
11 February 2015|
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Response from carol M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the Boathouse doesn't offer pre-theatre llunches or meals available as it is in South Queensferry and the nearest theatre would be Edinburgh or Dunfermline. If in Edinburgh there are loads of places around the Playhouse... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 High Street, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9PP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh  >  South Queensferry
  • Phone Number: +44 131 331 5429
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