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The Boathouse

) #34 of 305 Restaurants in Guelph $$ - $$$ , Cafe, Gluten Free Options
116 Gordon St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H6, Canada
+1 519-822-5692
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (24 reviews)
“ice cream” (23 reviews)
“wraps” (7 reviews)
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Canadian, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
116 Gordon St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H6, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came across the place while driving by and decided to stop and find out more! My girlfriend and I were wowed with an amazing cream tea - a little skimpy on the jam and cream but more was provided when we asked. The scones are...More

Thank rmauber
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends in Guelph booked a table for 4 and we happily joined them as their guests. It is a place they patronize regularly and we were looking forward to seeing them and having lunch together. The location is quite pretty being beside the river and...More

Thank Tony O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed High Tea at The Boathouse this week. it was your traditional high tea with the sandwiches, scones and treats. First, the sammies - they were ok... but a bit heavy from a high tea perspective - the cucumber ones in particular were overwhelming...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Finally stopped in after driving back and forth along Gordon St. For many years. We sat outside in the sunshine and had the soup and wrap combo. They were both absolutely delicious. Service was fine and the place was extremely busy. We then shared a...More

Thank Canuck077
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Went this morning for breakfast, looking forward to their delicious food, & hoping that the service had improved from the last time I was there; However, I was disappointed. We were the only ones there, (9:30-10am). We got the coffee & tea, & I ordered...More

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I have drive past the restaurant hundreds of times and just seemed to never had the time to stop and take a meal. Not being the biggest tea drinker it was not on my "bucket list" of places to go. Today I went with a...More

1  Thank Eric E
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favourite places to lunch. Delicious food that is reasonably priced and set right on the river. Loose-leaf tea served in Mismatched cups and saucers give this place a whimsical feel. Try the breakfast plate or quiche. I only wish they...More

Thank avidtravs3
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Humungous Ice Cream Cones out front, elegant tea room in back. Canoe rental outside. Neat little spot for ice cream and nothing comes close to the monster serving you are going to get. Summer time in Guelph means at least one visit here

Thank Philip L
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I went here for lunch with friends today. They have a tea service too, but we just ordered from the regular menu. They have salads, sandwiches and wraps for lunch. I ordered the quiche (Swiss and mushroom) and soup (beef and vegetable) combo ($10). It...More

Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I come here at least once during exams because of 1) its location/proximity to the campus and 2) delicious ice cream treats! Because of academics being a bit stressful for me during the exam season, I always take a 20 minute walk with my friends...More

Thank Iris L
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Gordon St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: +1 519-822-5692
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