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The Hatch and Pop-up Cafe

Exciting changes are underway at The Boat House Café as we undergo a re-development, set to unveil in early Summer 2024, here’s a sneak peek of what awaits! 

In the interim, starting Monday 4th December, The Hatch will be your go-to destination offering delicious hot and cold breakfast and lunch options for takeaway including some fantastic meal deals.  Additionally, our Pop-up Café will open from Thursday 14th December every day from 8am – 4pm serving a tempting menu of breakfast, brunch, sandwiches and pizza.

Our Pop-up Cafe will also be available for evening events and parties between December and March. With a capacity for up to 40-60 guests, we have some fantastic food and drink packages available and can work with you to create a package that aligns with your budget and unique requirements.





The Boat House Café, Swanwick

A magical way to spend your day

Open seven days a week all year round, The Boat House Café is the ideal place to eat, drink and relax while taking in the incredible views Swanwick Marina. We are taking bookings and highly recommend doing so to guarantee a table. Please note however we have plenty of space to simply join us at your leisure or pop in for a couple of drinks.

Breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner are all available and made using locally sourced ingredients.

Opening Hours

Opening hours

Opening hours – kitchen

Please note we are closed from Tuesday 3rd January until Friday 13th January for essential maintenance and to give our team a much need rest after the festive period.

Monday 9:00am 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am 5:00pm
Sunday 9:00am 5:00pm

Opening hours – bar

Monday 9:00am 6:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am 6:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am 6:00pm
Thursday 9:00am 6:00pm
Friday 9:00am 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am 6:00pm
Sunday 9:00am 6:00pm

New for Summer 2023!

Lobster Hatch

Our fabulous new Lobster Hatch is open every Friday and Saturday throughout the summer from 12-8pm, offering a relaxed outdoor dining experience with a menu packed with delicious, fresh, locally sourced seafood and succulent burgers to enjoy by the waterside or take away. With our seafood arriving daily by local boats, we can guarantee quality and freshness.

Perfect with a cold beer or a crisp glass of wine or bubbles!

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New parking controls

From Tuesday 1st August 2023, a RingGo parking system will be enforced in Swanwick Marina.  Our customers at The Boat House Cafe will be entitled to 2 hours FREE parking between the hours of 06:00 – 18:00 and 4 hours free parking between 18:00 – 23:59.

All you’ll need to do is enter a unique code (given by our host on arrival) to enter on to the RingGo app.  It’s therefore advisable to download the app prior to arrival.  Any longer stays will incur charges.

Our Location

The Boat House Café and Lobster Hatch Swanwick Marina Swanwick SO31 1ZL
+44 1489 885 745

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