The Boatshed Ambleside

4.5
24 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Comfort Food
Our fabulous new greenhouse experiences are now available to reserve for parties of 2-6 people to enjoy exclusive set menus.

Please note, the rest of our restaurant is all walk in only, first come first serve.

We have times available for brunch, lunch or dinner and we look forward to you joining us for our newest experience.

Brunch Set Menu (10-10.30am booking slots):
$30 per person
- Any barista coffee, herbal tea or soft drink
- Almond croissant and fruit plate
- Any breakfast menu item

Lunch/Dinner Set Menu (12pm-7.30pm booking slots):
$50 per person
3 course set menu with a choice of rotating appetizers,
any menu entree and delicious homemade dessert.

Cancellation in less than 24 hours of the reservation or failure to attend will result in a $100 no show fee on the credit card used for the booking.

We will be adding additional booking dates in the coming weeks so keep your eyes pealed on our Facebook or Instagram ‘theboatshedambelside’ for updates.

Experiences

  • Dine Under The Stars - 3 Course Set Menu

    CA$50.00 per person

    Jan 11 - Feb 11, 2021

    Our fabulous greenhouse experiences are now available to reserve for parties of 2-6 people to enjoy exclusive set menus. The 3 course set menu offers a choice of rotating appetizers, any menu entrée and delicious homemade dessert. Each guest must dine from the set menu and there is an alternative kids menu available. Bookings are for 1hr 30 minutes from the reservation time & cancellation in less than 24 hours of the reservation or failure to attend will result in a $100 no show fee on the credit card used for booking.
  • Brunch Set Menu

    CA$30.00 per person

    Jan 11 - Feb 11, 2021

    Join us for brunch in our fabulous greenhouses which are now available to reserve for parties of 2-6 people to enjoy exclusive set menus. The set menu offers any barista coffee, herbal tea or juice, almond croissant & fruit plate on arrival + a choice of breakfast menu items. Bookings are for 1hr 30 minutes from the reservation time & cancellation in less than 24 hours of the reservation or failure to attend will result in a $100 no show fee on the credit card used for booking.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 24 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.5
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.1
Value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Amazing
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Avoid at all costs.

I phoned and cancelled due to a COVID exposure, they said they wouldn’t charge me - yet they charged $100 unauthorized on my credit card. Guess I should have put everyone at risk instead.

The Boatshed Ambleside
Responded 4 days ago

Hello, we are really sorry to hear about this, there must have been a miscommunication which led to you being charged. We have removed the charge from your card and hope to see you soon. Thanks, The Boatshed.

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Sina
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

Amazing appetizer/ starter
Tasty Desserts
But the main course meal was not at the level expected at all, the burger was supper dry and the fish and chips was not tasty at all.

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LeslieL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Pricy for offering. Service inconsistent. Have been there when it was horrible and most recent time it was friendly and efficient.

CT
ChetanT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ordered different items from the menu. I liked the fish and chips and Tiramisu.
Loved the nice quite location and helpful servers.

Loved it !!

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Robert
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

Our waiter was very nice but the manager literally yelled at us at the end because we didn’t leave the second after our bill was paid and instead waited for someone to use the washroom. Was a great experience before but that definitely ruined it. Not cool!

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Barbieanne
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We loved the family pod for a cozy dinner next to the beach!
Creatively done! Casual food was delicious!

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vipMorag
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

What a treat - lovely set breakfast in your own bubble. Even though it was pouring rain and we were dry and cosy. The staff came out in the rain to take your orders and bring you delicious food. We added Mimosa's to our order and the whole experience was lovely and a great breakfast treat. Will do it again.

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TatianaS
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

GOOD OPTION TO HAVE A DIFFERENT DINNER OR DATE, I WOULD RECOMMEND IT AND I ALSO WANT TO COME BACK IN SUMMER TIME

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CathyL
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

We had no idea that there was a mandatory charge of $50.00 per person for a fixed priced lunch menu. It was my daughter's birthday and we booked one of the glass houses for six people. Even after speaking to the restaurant directly twice there was no mention of the cost we would incur, over $400.00 with tip and 3 drinks, excessive for a limited menu with few options. If it hadn't been such a special occasion we would have walked out. Also, there was nothing done by restaurant to recognize the birthday girl. Very disappointing!!

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tiaren
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The greenhouses were cozy and perfect on a wet, windy, stormy day. The food was great and it was lovely to get out during these crazy Covid times!

SJ
SueJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was instantly impressed with the effort and thought that went into the ambience of the restaurant and the private greenhouses. Our greenhouse was clean, warm, nicely decorated and even had music. Our server, Kelsey, was so friendly and provided excellent service. The food was delicious and the tiramisu was the best I’ve ever tasted. I highly recommend this dining experience!

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vipMorag
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a lovely Christmas experience dining in one of the purpose built clear greenhouses. Staff were attentive and friendly food and espresso martini were excellent. Thanks Boatshed for a lovely experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for the Garden Greenhouse for lunch. A wonderful experience and nice to be safe in our own bubble. Our server was really nice and friendly. Would definitely go back. For the Garden Greenhouse, it is a set menu of $50 per person (this was for lunch, not sure about dinner). Highly recommend!

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PeterK
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We booked for breakfast .. Great personable service from a wonderful server !! First time eating in a greenhouse and it felt so warm cozy and christmassy!! The food quality surpassed our expectations !! Would definitely recommend the Boatshed. Please support out local restaurants.

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AngelN
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Went for brunch. Ran out of all juices. Eggs were bland. Ambience and service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere- food very tasty. Food Cooled too quickly as plates were ice cold. Coffee Luke warm. Overall experience good. Will go back and try again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The greenhouses are festive and beautiful. Our brunch was delicious and service was excellent from start to finish. You can tell the staff is doing their absolute best to make the experience memorable and fun.

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LaurieP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fabulous place to go with your family (or friends once the restrictions are lifted) and have your own private greenhouse to enjoy each other and no outside noise. The food was fantastic and the service was impecible. The owner even came over to see check on us! Highly recommend this as a great place to dine and hidden secret for those in the burbs who still don't know about it!

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Nana
Vancouver
36 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The greenhouse is so special, a little bit cold, as the heat is not strong enough, otherwise, wonderful night.

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Goneirish
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely location. Limited menu. Great staff. Nice place for a holiday breakfast.

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vipmaryv
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing evening, very very special!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was so great to have a safe meal with our bubble, the kids were contained and not annoying other diners which made two restless moms rest a bit easier.
We all really enjoyed it and felt very special- a wonderful way to safely celebrate the holidays. And the food was amazing! Staff was very attentive

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westvanfoodie
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the new "greenhouse" dining experience. Food was outstanding. Best avocado toast I've ever had. Only downside was that the menus in the private greenhouses are prix fixe. $30 for brunch (which was outstanding), and $50 for lunch. I hope they move to a la carte soon in those spaces, as I'm sure they would find more success long term with that approach. Absolutely recommend the Boatshed.

FAQs

The Boatshed Ambleside is rated 4.5 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.