Boathouse (Denman)

It really is a shame that there is so much construction going on in English Bay because Boathouse has got to be one of the best views. I was here on a bridal shower, I don’t even remember the last time I was here, but I’m sure it’s been about 5-6 years (yikes!).

Our server was entertaining and probably the most memorable thing that evening, he was very knowledgeable about the menu and even suggested certain things.

I ordered the Coconut Pacific Cod which falls under their “Westcoast Lifestyle Choices” being under 700 calories and less sodium – not that I was really minding my calories, I just wanted quinoa and the coconut lime flavouring sounded delicious. My plate had a lot of veggies (peas, book choy, green and red peppers) hiding my cod.


The serving size of the cod was decent, which was a bit surprising. My cod was tender and soft when cut through with a fork, lightly seasoned. The quinoa underneath was where most of the flavour was hiding. The quinoa was soft, spongey and had a slight taste of the coconut and lime. Maybe it was because I ordered off the “choices” menu, but I felt my food was a little bland.

The other girls had the Maple Roasted Chicken (pictured above) and the bride to be had a steak (I’m not entirely sure which one it was – pictured below).


Our food portions seemed a little small. Nothing too spectacular here in terms of taste and presentation either.

What a gorgeous view of English Bay, the only problem was the construction but nothing they can do about that.

I think you’re really paying for the view and not much else. I can think of other places along this area that offer you the same view but with better food.

Although our server was entertaining, our drinks took a long time to get to us (20 minutes) and so did our dinner.


Check out their website and menu here.

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About Dee

Inspired by her father’s cooking savvy and impeccable taste and her love of trying out new places, Dee decided to pursue her love of food. Although she much prefers eating at a local restaurant, she has also taken up cooking as a novice who has lots to learn and many recipes to try. Join her quest to rise from cooking mediocrity and fine tune her palate at different restaurants!