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    11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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    11:00 am - 9:00 pm

  • November 26, 2020 1:14 pm local time

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The Boathouse Lochside Restaurant

The Boathouse Lochside Restaurant
4.1
Based on 727 reviews
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David Mcdonald
David Mcdonald

07:36 15 Nov 20

Restaurant is set in the best location at the loch side with amazing views all round. The food however is not the best... quality. Took us a while to pick from the limited menu which was primarily, pasta, kebabs or fish and chips (burgers were on the special board). We ordered the pasta dish and the mixed kebab and two cokes, food was very basic, came to around £40, the coke itself wasn't close to a pint and was about £3. Not the worst time of my life, just expected something a bit more scottish with the location and overall better quality food for the price.read more

James Berk
James Berk

14:30 27 Oct 20

Vegetarians be warned, theres few options here. I had a depressed looking fish and chips with 11 peas. He had penne... with bits of broccoli garnished with
cheese and garlic bread fresh from the packet. The view was stunning.
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David Roberts
David Roberts

10:29 19 Sep 20

Lovely meal in a beautiful setting. They have all the COVID rules just right.

steve Ferguson
steve Ferguson

16:21 16 Sep 20

From arriving at the Boathouse we were directed and allowed to park at the front of the restaurant, very warm welcome.... Food and service was excellent. I read some of the recent reviews before we arrived and was a bit apprehensive. Couldn't fault the food, my wife is pretty fussy when it comes to the standard of food and she had no complaints. Personally I would return.read more

jeanne mccarley
jeanne mccarley

07:36 16 Sep 20

Beautiful location covid safe, although service and food could improve

Thomas Riley
Thomas Riley

20:04 15 Sep 20

Great food and right on the loch.

STAN UNWIN
STAN UNWIN

12:48 14 Sep 20

Poor food at silly prices. Greasy nice view is the only thing worth coming for

Wolfie Venturi
Wolfie Venturi

19:44 12 Sep 20

I typically like to check out the google reviews before we go to a restaurant but on this occasion I only glanced at... the overall rating.

I highly suspect that there's some bought fake reviews bolstering what can be only described as a very regretful service.

We opted to sit outside and when the server placed the cutlery, some of the tissue got soaked all the way through as the table and seats were soaked with rain water, he made zero attempt to even wipe it down.

The food was just plain awful, and we actually received someone else's order in their confused service as we received our starters 15 minutes apart from each other.

The steak which was suppose to be medium rare, was actually well done on one side and medium on the other, clearly zero attention was paid during it's preparation.

We just wanted to eat and leave as soon as possible.

I rarely write reviews but felt obliged to save others.read more

Susan Sollazzi
Susan Sollazzi

06:43 12 Sep 20

Dreadful food and service. This shack has none of the attributes of a restaurant. It is not coronavirus safe.

Kate Christian
Kate Christian

20:09 10 Sep 20

Excellent

Jesse Ayliffe
Jesse Ayliffe

17:13 05 Sep 20

BOAT HOUSE WE ARNT ON A BOUT

Harry Songhurst
Harry Songhurst

18:55 04 Sep 20

Unbelievable. Booked a table 3 days ago, got all dressed up and they had given our 7 person table to 2 people. Everyone... with a booked tabled was being turned away at the door. Well done.read more

William Crook
William Crook

19:02 03 Sep 20

Great views from our table. food was great. its very different inside from outside

noah turner
noah turner

13:56 01 Sep 20

I don’t normally write reviews, but this place has forced my hand. The good reviews on trip advisor and google are... undoubtedly made by fake accounts. The only good thing about this restaurant is the view you can see out the window, which is unquestionably beautiful. Nevertheless, I was surprised when I looked at the menu and it was mainly Turkish food which is not how it is advertised, and I was even more surprised by the awful quality of the food. I’ve never been to a restaurant and thought to myself that I could cook better food than this. Ingredients not fresh, badly presented, greasy food, suspected microwaved food, the list goes on. Make some of your own food and have a little picnic by the Loch instead of going to this restaurant, I guarantee your food will be nicer. I hope the restaurant steps up because if they had nice food paired with the location it could be a really special place to go out to eat.read more

Anthony Mulroy
Anthony Mulroy

21:13 29 Aug 20

We had 2 great meals. The Nessie Pie was really good but the Boathouse Chicken was amazing. The haggis and the whisky... sauce were memorable. Really good service and good drinks. We will be back. 👍🏼read more

Jason Smith
Jason Smith

11:46 28 Aug 20

Squeezed us in even though we didn't have a booking last minute as our booking elsewhere fell through.

Staff were... friendly and the food was good. These guys have a great spot right on the lochside and I imagine in the sun this place would be even better.read more

Natalie Ainsworth
Natalie Ainsworth

21:46 27 Aug 20

Absolutely amazing! Service was lovely, views are beautiful and the food... WOW!
Best kebab I have ever had. If we are... up this way again in the future, we shall most definitely be returning.read more

trish marshall
trish marshall

18:11 27 Aug 20

We ate at the Boathouse three days ago. I can still taste the wonderful flavours from the braised beef in chili gravy.... I am going to try and make this wonderful meal at home. So so good.read more

Emily Smith
Emily Smith

17:43 19 Aug 20

Great view if not the best in Fort Augustus of Loch Ness although didn't glimpse Nessie herself! Food was lovely and... staff helpful. We had a really nice mains.read more

Nicole Alcantara
Nicole Alcantara

18:40 18 Aug 20

Lucky to get a table outside when there were no midgies and it was a pleasant evening. The food wasn’t anything to... write home about, but it’s well worth a glass of wine and looking over Loch Ness!read more

Nathan Main
Nathan Main

07:02 17 Aug 20

Slightly disappointing to say the least.
Fantastic setting, but the menu is very limited, with, surprisingly, several... Turkish based dishes; in a restaurant on the shore of Loch Ness in Scotland!
Definitely pricey for the quality and variety of food and drinks offered.
Unfortunately not good enough to ensure you rush back.
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Tatjana Behret
Tatjana Behret

18:59 13 Aug 20

Amazing location and view, nice interior, delicious food but a bit pricey.

Quinten van der Meer
Quinten van der Meer

20:49 10 Aug 20

Food was ok, but i really don't understand why they have Turkish dishes on the menu. This restaurant sits literally on... the edge of Loch Ness and should be serving the most quintessential Scottish food. But besides the Fish & Chips and Steak Pie they don't have much else but a few Kebab dishes. None of the restaurants in this town serve much else besides the aforementioned. Missed opportunity if you ask me. Also was surprised to learn this restauran was not participating in the "Eat out to Help out" government scheme during the month of August 2020 due to Covid-19.read more

Neil Criggie
Neil Criggie

19:29 02 Aug 20

The people who own this just don’t care. They have a lovely setting, but have made zero effort with food drinks or... service. Soup - straight out a can. Chips, undercooked and no sauce available! Menu options terrible. Clearly nothing made on site. Just very depressing given that all that would be needed is a little care, home cooking and fresh ingredients for such a beautiful setting. Not a good advert for Scottish tourism.read more

Le Trek
Le Trek

20:44 19 Mar 20

Fabulous place . Food is first class. The owner and his staff are fantastic. Ate there every night on our... holiday.
Rambo ( hope I have spelt your name correct) was so friendly. Have just been for our last meal. Will definitely be back.
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River Loki
River Loki

10:15 17 Mar 20

We visited The Boathouse 7 years ago on our honeymoon and always said we would visit again, so on our 7th Anniversary... we visited again, the same amazing host and absolutely amazing food! You must visit, you will not be disappointed!read more

wayne crawford
wayne crawford

12:09 04 Mar 20

Stunning scenery, great place right on the loch side. Great to sit and watch the world with a warm drink in winter and... can imagine it being a fantastic place to be with a beer in the summer.
Modestly priced, good food. Staff were great and we were made to feel at home immediately.
Parking was not well signposted but we didn't get lost, park to the rear of the large hotel near the sports field and don't drive down toward the loch.
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Sharnie Odley
Sharnie Odley

17:55 22 Feb 20

Options for our whole little group, good size portions! Lovely and fresh. I had the chicken delight, nicely cooked... sauce was very tasty and a perfect amount for the chicken and rice I had on the plate. Boyfriend had the salmon which was once again perfectly cooked and nice amount of veg on the plate. Sat by the window looking out onto the lock as we had some very nice hot chocolates! Which you can add a nice little kick to.read more

Francesco Salvaggio
Francesco Salvaggio

22:49 02 Jan 20

we spent 30£ in 2 persons eating 2 main dishes and 1 starter in total and tap water. this place was one of the only... open on new years day. Those prices are way too much for this place, for what we have eaten we should have paid half of the price.read more

Lior Medina
Lior Medina

18:34 26 Dec 19

The Salmon fillet dish was small in comparison to the price. Also, I asked for tea but received it with insufficient... amount of hot water. The picture shows that there was room for more water. When asked for more hot water, I found that I was charged for it.read more

Krista Konetzke
Krista Konetzke

20:17 06 Dec 19

Amazing food! The service was top notch and we were discussing coming back the next night as well.

Florian Munz
Florian Munz

23:32 30 Nov 19

The Location is amazing, situated directly at the shore of Loch Ness. On the inside the restaurant was not very well... heated. The food was basic but reasonable priced. The selection on draught beers and ciders is very limited. The service was fast, attentive and friendly.read more

Aman Toor
Aman Toor

07:10 26 Nov 19

Lovely location. I was on a special diet at the time and they made adaptations, none of them particularly inventive or... inspired, bit were willing to try....points for effort and all that!read more

Patricia Demestre
Patricia Demestre

19:19 16 Oct 19

I was pleasently surprised. I was unsured about the options on the menu since the menu is not Scottish but we went... because of the beautiful location. The food was very tasty and service was very good. I would definitely go back.read more

Shenjie Lin
Shenjie Lin

19:16 15 Oct 19

This restaurant may not look like much from the outside, but the inside looks very nice. Really love the wooden finish....

Aside from that, the food tastes great as well. I absolutely love the lamb kebab, I think it’s a must try if you come to Fort Augustus.

Highly recommend.read more

Nicholas Smithers
Nicholas Smithers

21:39 06 Oct 19

Good service, lovely setting. Menu is an unusual combination of traditional Scottish and Turkish food. It works because... it's all prepared to a high standard. Of our group everyone was delighted with what they ordered. I had homemade fishcakes followed by a Turkish lamb stew. Absolutely delicious. Also had good local beer and nice wine at a reasonable price.read more

Mark Doeswijk
Mark Doeswijk

18:26 25 Sep 19

Great food and decent prices. Homemade desserts are a treat. Friendly staff and the view of the Loch is unsurpassed

Tony Whyman
Tony Whyman

19:15 19 Sep 19

Great views of loch Ness.
Very good food, at great prices.
Friendly feel to the restaurant, very large inside, with... great decor.
Well worth a visit, just for a coffee or beer, right at the end of Loch Ness.
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Lorenzo Roccato
Lorenzo Roccato

12:24 04 Sep 19

You shouldn't come here for the food.
The view is beautiful and I think that is the reason it has 4 starts.
Ordered the... salmon fillet.
What I got was a dry, overcooked piece of salmon that was probably around 80 grams, basically a kid portion.
On a bed of vegetables that where raw, boiled undercooked potatoes, bell peppers that where far more than "al dente" and nothing on that plate had a hint of flavour that went past the basic layer of raw vegetables and a piece of dry fish.
I can cook better at my own house and that's why i recommend to everybody that comes here to eat to go somewhere else,enjoy the view, but don't order anything.
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Robert Ferstl
Robert Ferstl

19:05 11 Aug 19

Nice little restaurant directly at Loch Ness shore. Withstanding the temperamental weather you might sit outside in... their garden enjoying the view (or weather). All others are recommended to sit inside even if it is for a couple of minutes waiting in case you come without reservation. Service is quick, attentive and friendly. Cosy atmosphere. Food is good likewise tasty.read more

Teo S
Teo S

22:47 13 Jul 19

We had lunch today at this location! The food was delicious!! It is so hard to find good food without much salt... nowadays, but I did find it here! Great customer service as well!read more

Andy Doe
Andy Doe

21:45 20 Jun 19

I had the mixed kebab and my wife had the prawns. Both meal's were beyond criticism. We live 600 miles away but I would... consider returning if it was this good again. Considering this is a tourist town, these guy's should be proud of what they offer in what is one of the best locations anywhere.read more

Matt Cockbain
Matt Cockbain

00:02 01 Jun 19

Visited here for breakfast several times recently with friends and generally very happy with the experience.

For some... reason they did not advertise a breakfast menu; we walked around Ft Augustus looking for somewhere to eat before going in and asking for breakfast. What we got was tasty and a very generous plate full. Lovely latte also.read more

Marybeth Schraa
Marybeth Schraa

23:32 31 May 19

The Boathouse seems to have an identity crisis going on. Food is described as Turkish Mediterranean, but this is not... reflected on the menu. From the 6 dishes my table tried, each one tasted lifeless. Poured from a can, heated in the microwave, lifeless. Food and drinks were overpriced for the quality and quantity provided. They absolutely seem aimed at tourists, relying on no one looking deeper then the surface. Decor was a hot mess, we don't need strobe string lights in our eyes as we eat. Our waiter, who was the manager, was unprofessional and uncommunicative. Overall, a huge disappointment. It doesn't even come close to what Scotland has to offer.read more

Paul Williams
Paul Williams

18:43 16 May 19

Reasonably priced menu given the stunning location. £7.50 for a ciabatta, chips and coleslaw. Decent pub food in terms... of quality. Friendly service.

On a good day the view of the loch from the exterior tables is spectacular.read more

Sachin Revadal
Sachin Revadal

17:46 03 May 19

A gem of a restaurant in the best place possible. Has Unbeatable views, hidden in a beautiful campus. We had a chance... to be there for Lunch on a beautiful day and we couldn't have anything better with the views and the food. I had a vegetarian dish and it was Delicious. While we didn't get the outside seating because it was full, Just being out there is a treat to your eyes, stomach and your heart.
Interestingly, i believe there was where parts of Grand Tour S01E011 were filmed.
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John Beuzeval
John Beuzeval

21:44 03 Apr 19

Never, ever been disappointed with The Boathouse. Service excellent, great choices from substantial menu & absolute... total value for money. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff. Rambo, the owner, is a total star? "ask & you will get!" Go on you know you want to ?read more


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