BoatHouse, Topsham

Café, Creperie & Restaurant
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Celebrating the flavours and passion
of France…and beyond!

The Boathouse is a welcoming café and creperie, that beautifully transforms itself into a twinkly restaurant and bar on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Situated just a stone’s throw from Topsham quayside, it offers nutritious breakfast, lunch and evening meals, alongside sweet treats and take-aways.

Led by a Dutch Manager and a French Chef, the Boathouse celebrates all the flavours and passion of France, and beyond! It’s the perfect place to enjoy some continentally inspired dishes or indulge in Topsham favourites and their popular ‘Plat du Jour’.

The Boathouse has clear aims, all centred on creating a snug and special place that feels good on many levels. We seek to nourish the body (by making healthy meals from scratch), nourish the soul (through thoughtful initiatives and actions), feed into the community (via support, sponsorship and in-house events) and nurture the environment (read on!).

There are various ways in which we seek to go above and beyond when it comes to helping the environment:

All our fruit and vegetables come from the local greengrocer or another local supplier in Topsham, in order to minimise our carbon footprint and support the local economy. Dart Fresh is committed to supplying us with seasonal produce (often organic), and we regularly adapt our menu accordingly. We are also appreciative of the produce from our green-fingered customers, and their apples, strawberries, leeks, rhubarb, quinces and pumpkins are often the heroes behind many of our online reviews. 

Our meat is all sourced from Devon and supplied by McKelly, an award-winning butcher in Mid-Devon, whilst our cheese and butter are sourced from the Cheese Shop (Country Cheeses).

Our nuts, grains, oats, legumes, rice and pasta come from Nourish, the local zero-waste grocery store, where we also deposit our empty pens and batteries.

Loose-leaf teas are stored in glass jars, and our sugar is also stored loose to minimise packaging. Similarly, all our suppliers are asked to avoid delivering goods in single-use packaging; instead, we exchange cardboard boxes or trays. Only our meat comes vacuum-packed to ensure exceptional quality and hygiene standards.

Food waste is kept to a minimum, by encouraging customers to ask for extra butter or milk.

Cleaning products are also the subject of our environmental considerations, waste is sorted as appropriate for the council, and energy-use is minimised by mindful appliance purchases. Customers can also rest assured that we do not use plastic straws and our take-away packaging is bio-degradable.

To discover more of how we’re doing our best for the environment, the community, your soul and your tummy, pop in to see us on Ferry Road, Topsham (just near the quayside).

Nourishment for you, the community and the environment

Proud to support local initiatives.


Ferry Road, Topsham, Devon EX3 0JJ

Opening Hours:

Tuesdays: 8.00am – 4.00pm

Wednesdays: 8.00am – 4.00pm

Thursdays: 8.00am – 4.00pm & 6.00pm – 10.00pm

Fridays: 8.00am – 4.00pm & 6.00pm – 10.00pm

Saturdays: 9.00am – 4.00pm & 6.00pm – 10.00pm

Sundays: Closed but available for exclusive hire.

Mondays: Closed but available for exclusive hire.


Give Us a Call

Call The BoatHouse, Topsham to book a table or event.

Happy Customers

“Absolutely fantastic little restaurant – what a great find! Both the food and service are first-class. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients. I would highly recommend as it’s a culinary delight not to be missed!”

Chris Bethwaite

“Delicious coffee and carrot cake, and I’m fussy about coffee! Cosy, romantic, French café feel and ultra relaxed vibe. We stayed for an early lunch and enjoyed the savoury crepes…you could tell no expense was spared to ensure good quality ingredients.”

Lisa Behappy