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The Boathouse

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Seafood, British,
Ardminish Bay, PA41 7AA, Scotland
+44 1583 505123
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“halibut” (46 reviews)
“seafood” (61 reviews)
“sea bass” (9 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Ardminish Bay, PA41 7AA, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 348 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

When you get the weather it really is the most idyllic location. A short ferry ride from the mainland and then an equally short walk to the restaurant. The food is of the most excellent quality - and its always difficult to decide what to...More

Thank Róisín T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited Gigha for the day with the intention of having lunch at The Boathouse. We arrived at about 11.30am, double checked that they were serving food, they said they started serving at 12pm. There were 4 picnic benches at the front of the restaurant, 2...More

Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a fantastic night we had in this fabulous restaurant. Better than many other Argyll eateries. Staff were brilliant and can't wait to go back

Thank Mr Tom D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't fault the service or excellent seafood. Lovely little restaurant with a great atmosphere. Would definitely return at first opportunity. Overlooks Visitor moorings and pontoon. Would suggest you'd want to book as it was deservedly full on my visit on a week-night.

Thank PFW123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went to the boathouse a couple of weeks ago, the visit was superb, the food beyond compare, the rain torrential. excellent service, excellent food, terrible rain

Thank Simmmos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee & Cake Amazing cakes and lovely coffee. Very friendly staff. Would recommend:) and hopefully return

Thank Laine H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal in this small restaurant only spoiled slightly by the chef bawling and shouting in the kitchen. Maybe get a bell to alert staff to food being ready to be served. But otherwise wish we could have stayed longer as too many...More

Thank ATChalmers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on on a very changeable summers day. Fortunately for us, the rain stopped and the sun came out when we reached The Boathouse. Perfect for lovers of seafood as the name and location would suggest. Well worth the ferry trip from the mainland.

Thank toffeeandmallow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you don't like this Restraunt, you don't like food.It is fantastic up with the best of the best quite superb.

1  Thank _jmswillison
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place if you like fish and seafood, lobster straight from the water and on to the plate, wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it happen. They also do cake and coffee which we had before going on the ferry. Here...More

Thank TravelholicDuntocher
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 51
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ardminish Bay, PA41 7AA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Isle of Gigha
  • Phone Number: +44 1583 505123
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Small quaint beachside bar and restaurant situated a five minute walk from the ferry terminal on the Isle of Gigha. Wines, beers, ales and a varied menu with an emphasis on local seafood. Campsite also available adjacent to the Boathouse.
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