The Boathouse

Price guide: Mid-range

88 Stanley Main Street, Stanley, Hong Kong

Price guide: Mid-range

The Boathouse

By Ed Peters, your Hong Kong expert

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#23 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Hong Kong
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4.2
4.2
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
3.8
3.8
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Foodies, Honeymooners, Chilling out, Great views / scenery, Relaxation, Sightseeing

Expert review of The Boathouse

The logical conclusion to a session at Stanley Market is right here.

This used to be a Dracula-style mock house of horror eatery - then the owners came to their senses and transformed it into a breezy harbour-side Mediterranean restaurant: eating (and drinking) here is fun.

Food and drink: 

Seafood ranks high on the menu, which also extends to the likes of African chicken and Alaskan king crab legs. There is no shortage of beverage choices either.

Recommended dishes: 

Try the seafood bucket with white wine garlic cream sauce.

Ambience: 

There is a bar on the ground floor, and tables upstairs. There's a nautical feel here - induced by both décor and location. The rooftop tables positively sing. I ate Christmas lunch (or was it supper? It was dark when we finished, anyway) here one year and look back on it as one of my best ever Dec 25s.

Service: 

Service is perfectly in sync with Boathouse's Mediterranean theme.

Location: 

It's on Stanley's seafront, between the traditional market and the newly-built (and well worth avoiding) shopping plaza.

Price advice: 

It's about HK$700-800 for two; feel free to speak out if you object to the charity levy (it's only HK$1, mind you).

Other useful branches: 

Pier 7, above Star Ferry in Central, is its sister restaurant.

More information on The Boathouse:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Mediterranean
Address:
88 Stanley Main Street, Stanley, Hong Kong
Telephone:
2813 4467
Website:
http://www.igors.com
Serves:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Fri 11.30am-10.30pm. Sat-Sun 11am-10.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
Sea breeze

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