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The Old Boatyard

The Harbour Visitor Centre Fishmarket Quay | Fishmarket Quay, Arbroath DD11 1PS, Scotland
+44 1241 879995
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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“paella” (18 reviews)
“scallops” (33 reviews)
“surf and turf” (16 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Seafood, British, Soups, Scottish, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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The Harbour Visitor Centre Fishmarket Quay | Fishmarket Quay, Arbroath DD11 1PS, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had heard this restaurant was good and had a lovely fish menu. As we were planning a special night out, I thought we would try this venue. I was disappointed I had to request a menu to be sent - I am still waiting for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Alikitten75
Oldboatyard, Manager at The Old Boatyard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Sorry but as we mentioned to you on 3 occasions, we don't tolerate bad behavior towards children.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chose this restaurant as been several times and never disappointed. Husband loves sea food and menu reflects this well. Lots of choices....and again not disappointed. Lovely chilled meal had.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Meg H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in here for a coffee while out for a walk. Were pointed to a table badly in need of a clean so not a good start. Sat for easily 15 minutes with no one coming near us despite at one point 4 members of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Yvonne R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had been recommended the Boatyard by friends, and 3 of us went there prior to a Remembrance Day Concert marking 100 years since the end of World War 1. We were certainly not disappointed with the quality of the food and the service. Having...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Delightful sea views from inside this very good restaurant and bistro. Comfortable seating and tables, interesting decor with plenty of shipping artefacts. Good choices on the menu and served with charm by the staff. Been a few times despite living 60 miles away - must...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank EasyPeas
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Very good lobster thermidor - well cooked and the sauce was amazing. All staff very attentive. Good suggestion of white wine from Marco the owner.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Liz13549
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Had to visit Arbroath for a fish & chip fix😊 as now living in the Midlands the quality of fish is poor in comparison. My husband had fish but, although it wasn't on the lunch menu I know they used to do mussels & frites....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Archiebubbles298
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Have eaten at this restaurant many times but thought we would stop off for a bacon sandwich one morning and it was the worst I had ever had, The sandwich arrived toasted which was not mentioned or asked for and consisted of two slices of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank mingame2018
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Spacious premises with a nautical theme. Visited for coffee and cake. Coffee was reasonable and cake was quite pleasant. Service was quick (not many customers in) but staff not overly welcoming unless you are a regular customer. Don't anticipate returning in the near future.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank VioletJ_13
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Just had lunch here and it was really good. Arbroath smokey chowder was lovely. Fish and chips equally tasty. Very busy but nice friendly staff despite being run off their feet!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank SheenaC1
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26 July 2018|
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Response from 970margaretv | Reviewed this property |
Thought it was too and unsure why. Friend was local and been before so wasn’t worry. Menu varied and extensive using local produce
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$ 13 - US$ 38
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Harbour Visitor Centre Fishmarket Quay | Fishmarket Quay, Arbroath DD11 1PS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Angus  >  Arbroath
  • Phone Number: +44 1241 879995
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Beachfront Restaurant Seafood and Angus Steaks Local produce Recommended by Visit Scotland Recommended in Lonely Planet's Ultimate Eatlist
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