Lunch in Saundersfoot – The Boat House

On Sunday 17th April we headed out for lunch in Saundersfoot, with a reservation at The Boat House. It’s just over an hour and ten minutes on the Harley, mainly on the A40 so the driving was a joy. This was our first visit to the area and we found the recommendation for The Boat House on TripAdvisor, where the feedback is excellent.

Saundersfoot by bike


This coastal town is located between Pendine and Tenby. We travelled from Llandovery and the route was mainly A roads. It was easy to find parking along the front and the main restaurants and shops are along the front. There were lots of local people out and about, many walking their dogs on the beach and there was a welcoming and warm feel to the place.

The beach is sandy and clean and even in March, we saw swimmers (now that is dedication!). Dogs are allowed, supervised, during the winter months. From May to September, they are not allowed on the beach.

We hope to return to try some of the other food on offer, as there is a good selection. From fish and chips to gelato, everything you’d expect by the seaside.

There was a good selection to choose from for Sunday Lunch, but The Boat House stood out to us as it is a family-run business. We knew we’d made a good choice as soon as we walked in. The place was busy, but did not feel crowded. We were greated with a warm smile and taken to our table immediately. The atmosphere was relaxed and we didn’t feel out-of-place in our bike jackets and jeans.

The Sunday Lunch menu at The Boat House Saundersfoot

lunch at The Boat House in Saundersfoot

The menu offers good choices for a plated Sunday lunch with meat, fish and vegetarian options for all courses. Each course is a set price which made it very simple to order. We started with the crispy, spicy king prawns. These were served with pea shoots, sliced lemon and some chilli dipping sauce. They were delicious and very crispy – cooked to perfection.

We followed this with roast chicken breast and all the trimmings – roast potatoes (with garlic), stuffing, pigs-in-blankets and parsnips. There was dish of additional vegetables inlcuded and these were also excellent. We both agreed this was one of the best roast dinners we’ve eaten. Ever!

Everything was beautifuly cooked and presented. The balance of flavours was really good and the gravy was absolutely spot-on. We were very impressed with the chicken which was moist and juicy and tasted really, really good.

lunch at The Boat House Saundersfoot

The Service

From the moment we stepped inside, we felt welcome. The staff were all friendly and engaged in warm conversation. We were very impressed with the waiting staff, who all made the effort to ask if you were having a good meal without it feeling forced, or rushed. There were families, couples and some large groups in for lunch, but nobody was ignored or kept waiting.

Our overall impression of The Boat House

Welcome: 10/10
Speed of service: 10/10
Menu Choice: 9/10 (this was a Sunday Lunch menu, we plan to try the full menu on our next visit)
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Cleanliness 10/10

We’re exploring the area this year, and plan to visit 40 places – to eat or spend the day – in 2024. Why 40? Because this year, we celebrate 40 years since we first met. We got ourselves a Harley Davidson to celebrate, and plan to make the trips on the bike. We’re going to share them here in the hope that you feel inspired to visit them too.

Dinah and John

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