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The Boathouse

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116 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-822-5692
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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Fredericton, Canada
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

A charming, quirky little tea house & cafe with lots of yummy treats and a pretty view of the river. We stopped in on a whim and really enjoyed our visit. My mom and I shared the "tea tray for two" and it was fun.... the scones were especially good.

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Thank SMH71
Waterloo
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I was always very happy and satisfied with the food and the service at the Boathouse. This changed dramatically last Wednesday. I was there for lunch with my sister. I asked for the turkey BLT which came, it looked beautiful and tasted great. Then came the shock: I couldn't bite through something in the sandwich and when I checked, I... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The atmosphere was cute and the selection of pastries was very good. We tried a scone, an apple tart and a chocolate caramel tart. They were all very good. Prices were reasonable. We shared a large pot of tea but I don't think they put enough tea leaves in it and it was very weak . The waitress came to... More 

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Thank Marina H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I enjoyed the atmosphere and food but the service was really slow. I was scared that my toddler was going to ruin something as she explored cute displays. I had planned to eat outside with her and watch the river and the swans but there was a bowl of sugar at each table that had wasps angrily searching for any... More 

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Thank Heather M
Oakville, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

My daughter is a student in Guelph. She invited her grandparents to have tea at the Boathouse. So, this past Saturday we drove to guelph and had high tea. What a great spot. The chairs are all different the table clothes are all different the tea cups and tea pots are all different. And, the High Tea was excellent. I... More 

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Thank ErikaFunnell
Guelph
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you love ice cream, this is a great place to treat yourself plus a few of the river. It is on the upper end of costs but very quaint and scenic Nice area to have a walk while you enjoy a variety of great ice cream which you can taste test first.

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Thank 662panosm
Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We went for a special girls' lunch out, our first time at the Boathouse... and we were not disappointed. It is a small parking lot but there is overflow parking just a short drive around the bend, so no problem. It is also a small tearoom, and appears busy - we went at 1:30 on a Saturday for lunch, and... More 

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Thank aabd
Toronto, Canada
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394 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is such a cool place; they sell ice cream cones at one end and rent canoes and kayaks. That's why we usually go there. Lots of trees for shade on a hot day. It's only open till Oct. 31. We did have breakfast at the Tea House and it's a really cute, quaint place with decent food. This is... More 

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Thank Peter_K_B_Toronto
Guelph, Canada
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I had High Tea and a friend had the quiche Both were excellent. I highly recommend the food. Service was good. The surrounding environment is beautiful a great place to attend alone or with friends.

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Thank YYZ-BGI
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Charming teahouse restaurant on river in guelph. Enjoyed soups, sandwiches and scones with clotted cream. Afterward lovely walk along river with a delightful covered bridge.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 16:00
Monday
09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 16:00
Thursday
09:00 - 16:00
Friday
09:00 - 16:00
Saturday
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: +1 519-822-5692

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?