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Reviewed 24 December 2020

Called for a light lunch for the first time. My wife had a Pancake Heaven which was delicious. I had a simple toasty of cheese and ham that was very enjoyable. All food freshly cooked and very clean, including the toilets. Ver Covid aware.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 16 October 2020 via mobile

En route to the North Coast we stopped here for lunch and we are so pleased that we did! The whole experience was delightful - the warm welcome, the cosy ambience, the meticulous hygiene measures and not least the superb food which was freshly cooked,...beautifully presented and tasted sublime. Quirky dishes like the home made spicy pineapple chutney and the parsnip and peanut soup which accompanied the delicious croque monsieur raised the entire dish to another level. A melt in your mouth apple and blackberry sponge served with lightly whipped fresh cream and custard, followed by excellent coffee, completed one of the best lunches we have had anywhere. David and Lorna, keep up the good work! Your coffee shop is now a permanent fixture on our itinerary north.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 1 August 2020 via mobile

Slightly off the beaten track this place can’t be faulted from the staff, food and cleanliness everything is 1st class . Freshly prepared food using the finest ingredients and coffee as it should be I can’t rate this place highly enough.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 10 March 2020 via mobile

A beautiful little coffee shop with lovely food ,great atmosphere and very friendly staff. The raspberry and white chocolate scones are homemade, delicious and would melt in your mouth. I would highly recommend a visit here.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 21 February 2020 via mobile

We have experienced many high end coffee shops and restaurants throughout the UK, Europe and further afield. This place is fantastic and one of the best for great coffee and fresh food we have experienced. The staff were amazing in particular Lorna in the Kitchen...area and David who made us feel very welcome as soon as we walked in. We will be back over soon and will 100% be visiting The Boat Yard again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 13 February 2020 via mobile

Had lunch here today...1st time ever in it. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and the menu has plenty of options. We both had specials and the food was amazing!! Such a homely wee spot and we will definitely be back again.. highly recommend...this wee place!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 16 January 2020

I stumbled across this wee coffee shop this morning - what a delight!! Great food in a lovely, friendly, welcoming atmosphere. A great range of meals, well priced, and clearly loved by the locals: it was quite busy. The cream of mushroom soup I had...was delicious; the beef khobze (??) was excellent - I'm just sad I had no room for a sweet! I'll definitely be back.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 12 January 2020 via mobile

Dropped in for breakfast while on vacation to the area based on reviews - both online and word of mouth. We were not disappointed. The Ulster fry is perhaps one of the healthiest and tastiest we have had, the service was friendly and efficient, and...the owner was very personable. Look forward to returning on our next visit. David and LauraMore

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 30 December 2019 via mobile

Love this place, always busy but have always managed to get a seat . . . Food is fab expect to be surprised . . . A little outta the way but a little outta the ordinary . . . Not your basic sandwich not...your plain choc cake !More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 8 November 2019 via mobile

Just to keep it short : - 1. Excellent food. 2.Prompt service. 3. Comprehensive menu. 4.Fair prices ( good portions) We were very pleased with our latest visit and concluded the boatyard has continued to excell as an exceptional eaterie.We can't wait to come back...again to inhear the owners wit and obvious charm. 5/5 in all aspects.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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5 December 2019|
Response from TheCraftyLeek | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as far as I can remember. It’s not served on those fancy three layered serving plates, but you’ll get a good pot of tea with a proper tea cup and saucer.
25 March 2017|
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Response from Joe O | Reviewed this property |
yes its really close to carpark only a few steps
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Open Tues to sat 10am/4pm
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