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The Boathouse

South Quay Hill | The Harbour, Newquay TR7 1HT, England
+44 1637 874062
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (167 reviews)
“fruits de mer” (56 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (25 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
South Quay Hill | The Harbour, Newquay TR7 1HT, England
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1 - 10 of 703 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food was fantastic. We had the tomato soup for starter and the scallops and black pudding Bon Bon’s, both were delicious. For main we had the salmon and the catch of the day which was Pollock. All of the meals were cooked to such...More

Thank Rhia H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here a year ago and it was absolutely beautiful, faultless food and service. We ate here last week and it was pretty awful.. The owners (the family) were away on holiday so I'm hoping it will recover shortly! Friends live here and eat...More

Thank DianeEsher
Reviewed 18 January 2018

The Boathouse is a fantastic dining experience set directly in Newquay harbour. The water is lapping just feet away from the dining area which is open frontage with heat lamps if the event gets chilly. The food is amazing, top quality fresh local produce and...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 12 January 2018

This place is a must for anyone visiting Newquay The location is superb (& a total sun trap in the summer) always gorgeous food, fab friendly personable service and the cocktails are the best too Totally recommend a visit & booking in advance as it...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We came here with Suisse friends. They loved it. The seafood menu is excellent and the best choice (certainly worth an excellent grading) - not so much so for gluten free. Once again I ended up with steak and salad. The safest option as they...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017

Impressed by the good reviews I booked The Boathouse for dinner last night of myself and my friend. The setting is picturesque. To start my friend ordered the fish croquets which were good. I ordered the crab pate which was slimy and unpleasant. The accompanying...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

This is an ideal treat for a little romantic meal. I recommend booking during the peak season as it's super busy due to how good it is. Sitting outside by the harbour is the best and if you're both into your seafood, I would highly...More

Thank Kittcattuk
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We had fruits de mer which is very good , service is excellent + the sea view. We will revisit next year .

1  Thank Joe R
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Nothing bad to say, beautiful scenery, friendly service, and the perfect waiter pictured below. Enjoyed a nice cup of coffee and a tea for only £4.50, definitely worth going.

1  Thank CMcintosh95
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Food was fantastic and service also fantastic. We made a reservation for a saturday night and was welcomed when we arrived. Reasonable price for very good food and nice ambience!

1  Thank Debbie B
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25 May 2017|
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Response from Robert P | Reviewed this property |
you can dive right down but we opt for a taxi.
Sarah F
16 July 2016|
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Response from SomersetFoxy | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 74
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: South Quay Hill | The Harbour, Newquay TR7 1HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1637 874062
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