The Boat House, Queensferry

I love that bridge. It’s just such a beautiful thing to marvel at!  We took a drive along and were delighted by the work of centuries of engineering: The Forth Rail Bridge, The Forth Road Bridge and the new Forth Road Bridge which is currently under construction! After a leisurely drive and a leisurely walk, we decided to snoop out some delicious food.

Scottish Tapas

This was an amazing assortment of Scottish goodies from our local larder (and a few from further beyond)! The mixture contained cured salmon, pate, houmous, mussels, olives, prosciutto, mackerel pate/mousse and roasted vegetables. These were all served with warm pitta breads which were perfect for dipping and scooping.

Grilled Goats Cheese with Caramelised Red Onion Jelly

I absolutely love goats cheese, especially when it’s served with tart accompaniments. This offering was on a simple salad which was laced with candied walnuts and beetroot pickle. Scrumptious.

Beer Battered North Sea Haddock and Chips with Tartare Sauce

What a portion! This was a huge serving. The beautiful golden batter was soft on the inside and crisp on the outside, and their home made tartare sauce was absolutely delicious. A perfect seaside treat.

Pan Fried West Coast Scallops with Stornoway Black Pudding

This was absolutely gorgeous.  The scallops were a beautifully plump and cooked perfectly. The mixture of parsnip puree, scallops and black pudding is a really good one. The puree was supposed to be curried but the curry flavour was so light that to be honest it didn’t register with me. The parsnip flavour alone was delicious, so I can’t complain!

The Boat House is definitely one of a few places in this area to visit. The others are still on my hit list, as they all share the most epic view of the Forth Rail Bridge, and the menus all read like poetry. The Boat House has a bright, calm and relaxed atmosphere and serves beautiful food. If you’re in the area I’d stop in…and if you’re not, then I’d drive there!


22 High St
South Queensferry
EH30 9PP


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