The Boatshed Ambleside

4.4
36 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 served.

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.

Experiences

  • Brunch Set Menu

    CA$30.00 per person

    Feb 15 - Feb 28, 2021

    Join us for brunch in one of our fabulous greenhouses which are 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.
  • Dine Under The Stars - 3 Course Set Menu

    CA$50.00 per person

    Feb 15 - Feb 28, 2021

    Our fabulous greenhouse experiences are 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.
  • Dine Under The Stars - 3 Course Set Menu

    CA$50.00 per person

    Mar 1 - Mar 28, 2021

    Our fabulous greenhouse experiences are 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 (just leave in the notes if the guest is a child). 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

    Mar 1 - Mar 28, 2021

    Join us for brunch in one of our fabulous greenhouses which are 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 36 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
3.9
Value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dahjwbx
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The food portion is very small and there was a piece of hair in my food... Heater wasn’t working properly and it was super cold in the room.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience4

Great experience! Although the heaters seemed not working well and we had to wear winter coats all the time. Wish it was warm enough to enjoy the experience without wearing coats!

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veronicaw
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely setting very private service amazing and food was good choices varied. Loved our time there.

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KimM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

Awesome experience.
The menu is very pub like with few options other than burger style.
Decent wine list.

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DarleneG
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice experience. REcommend you check it out. Great food. Oh, the Tiramisu was wonderful.

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Beesw
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great experience. I just thought it was a little expensive for pub like food.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had Sunday Brunch in one of the Greenhouses! The service and food were great and I felt very Covid safe!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Love the decor in the little green house we had dinner under the stars.

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AishwaryaS
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

I took my husband to The Boatshed Ambleside for his birthday, It was a great experience except the waitress forgot to put a candle on the dessert which I had requested.

That's a forgivable mistake, the food was good, the portion size was apt and the location was good. Parking was super easy and the greenhouses for 'dine under the stars' were cosy and warm.

We had a good time!

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disappointed
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience5

With the context of them saying it was a 3 course menu there were higher standards attached. So when the menu arrived and it was just the bar menu... it was not so exciting. And then for twice the price and half the food. literally the tuna poke on the bar menu comes with a decent portion.. the 50$ menu comes with 4 chips LOL?!?!!?
they couldn't make a dirty martini, they couldn't make a caesar, the caesar salad on the menu as a main is a joke. but heck might as well because its one of the only restaurants a family taking covid super seriously can go to...
it was ok - happy to get out in a beautiful location - maybe whomever did the decorating should consider making the menu.

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DMoore
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing 25th Wedding Anniversary celebration - the staff, food and ambiance made it the perfect day. And it was a whole day celebration because we unintentionally had booked both brunch (booked by husband as surprise for wife) - then dinner (booked by wife as surprise for husband)!

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Becky
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

The ambience and the service was awesome, was not cold , they have 2 heaters inside , but the food options and quality were poor and the size of the portions were not generous ar all. The fries were cold the appetizers were tast but tinny portion the dessert was only 3 macaroons. I tried my son chicken fingers and the tasty was not good. I expected more food quality and more food quality for $ 200 dollars ,also more food options they offer a lot of burgers but not enough real meal other than fish and chips . I would still recommend the place for someone that loves burgers 🍔.

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Amazing
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4Food1Service1Ambience1

Well I can’t take down my review - but they did refund my money due to a miscommunication and not being able to attend due to a COVID exposure.

The Boatshed Ambleside
Responded on January 13, 2021

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.

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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!

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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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modernhippie
Vancouver
4 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.

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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
50 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing evening, very very special!

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

Wonderful experience!

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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 4.4 stars by 36 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.