The Boathouse Restaurant

Consistently good food and "great service" with a "lovely view".

Ask a Maltese person where they go to eat when visiting their sister isle, and they’re likely to mention The Boathouse. The restaurant has an enviable outdoor waterfront position in Gozo’s Xlendi Bay, but its popularity endures due to slick and friendly service from a well-trained team of long-serving staff. Although the restaurant is situated by the seaside, it projects itself as a high end casual dining eatery. The music is tasteful and low level, and the lighting is adjustable, all of which combine to give a surprising intimacy to this semi-open space. With alterable weather screening, ceiling fans and standing heaters, The Boathouse is able to provide a comfortable year-round space for both lunch and evening dining.
The menu here is varied and covers all the classic favourites like steak and game dishes, a range of homemade fresh pasta options, Mediterranean and seafood dishes, locally caught fresh fish and the popular signature dishes of trio di calamari and mixed shellfish marinara. The menu is presented in both terse and verbose formats, making it easy to see accompanying drink options and also to identify the many vegetarian, vegan, lactose/gluten/nut-free options. Food is attractively plated, and includes some fun touches of personality such as the ‘Oops! I dropped the Lemon Tart’ dessert. Please note that the restaurant will be closed for a major refurbishment and will reopen in the first half of 2022. The management apologises for any inconvenience caused, but promises to come back with plenty of surprises.

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2022 Ratings

Food: 42
Service: 43
Ambience: 42
Overall: 42

These ratings out of 50 are the results of our annual survey by 2,023 diners who dined out on an average of 1-2 times per week – 157,794 dining experiences in a year!

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Additional Note:

Mon-Tue & Thu-Sun - lunch & dinner. Wed closed all day
€46 average price per person.


Xatt ix-Xlendi, Munxar, Gozo

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