You have just found Scotland’s Premier Riverside Restaurant.

We have a great choice of fine dining and drinks to offer. The Boat House is set in a warm ambience – from the pebbled beach to the cobbled High Street of South Queensferry. A hidden gem in the area with spectacular views of the World Heritage site - The Forth Rail Bridge. 

Contact Us Today


Our Reviews

“ This restaurant is my favourite in south Queensferry! Been numerous times! Never disappoints! Everything from the food, ambience, to the service always first class! Also the best view of the bridges! See you again soon! ”

Patricia Thomson

“ The Boathouse..what can i say- i just love it here. As does my husband. And our kids ( who are all grown up with kids!). Just can't fault it. The staff are always friendly and warm. The food is fresh and delicious, and the atmosphere is relaxed. Fish n chips are the best. The mussels and the fish curry amazing too. Definitely worth a visit. ”

Tracey Little

“ Welcoming, helpful staff. Good food & service. Recommend the Banoffee Cheesecake! Terrific views of all 3 bridges, we sat inside but would love to go back on a warmer day. X ”

Lily Langtry

“ Fantastic seafood at this restaurant. Great atmosphere, very friendly staff and a varied menu to suit everyone. We went as a family for a birthday treat and the food was delicious. ”


“ Stopped here for a very generous bowl of terrific smoked-fish chowder, just enough for dinner after a "full Scottish breakfast" for these light eaters. Even though we weren't seated at the window, we had a great view of the Forth Rail Bridge in the twilight and clouds. Pretty perfect evening meal ”


“ I almost blew Christmas day after finding my regular haunt fully booked, but it was a blessing in disguise. I booked The Boathouse, got a fabulous seat with great views of the river and found staff were alert and friendly. The menu on the day had an excellent selection (as had the bar) and was beautifully cooked and presented. My son praised the vegetarian option, with praise too for the traditional Turkey dish and I really enjoyed the fish which was fresh and tender on the day. The Boathouse comes Highly recommended. Well done everyone concerned.” ”

Mike Shave

“ A really nice place to dine. We had lunch here which was very tasty, don't eat all the bread basket or you will have no space left for your food. The service was great, we had a lovely waiter serving us, and the atmosphere was quite relaxed. The views are splendid. We thought it was good value for money too. ”


“ The venue is stunning. The room was well laid out for the occasion of my Ruby Wedding. The service was excellent and the food delicious. The venue had plenty choice for all palates, and was served very attentively. We as a party of 17 were made very welcome and the staff went that extra mile to make it special. Thank you for a wonderful evening. ”

All Rights Reserved. © The Boathouse 2019 - Site by Sizzle Web Design