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Sugar Boat, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire

Sugar Boat

4.5
4.5
507 Reviews
£25 and under
Bistro
Welcome to Sugar Boat - a relaxed & informal neighbourhood bistro in the heart of the town on Colquhoun Square, a stones throw from the sea front. We are open daily from 7.30am (8.30am on Saturday & 9am on Sunday's) through until late. We serve everything from breakfast with a cracking fry up or eggs benedict with or avocado & poached eggs on toast. For lunch & dinner we offer a la carte menus. Lunch is the more informal with burgers, fish & chips & daily sandwiches. Dinner can be a little more special. Cakes, scones & savoury snacks are available all day. We have a Wine Shop for off sales from our extensive list of over 100 wines - everything from £9.50 per bottle upwards. Enjoy a tip top cocktail from our bar made with premium sprits & our home made purees, cordials and juices or enjoy a pint of a locally brewed beer or a can of local Scottish craft ale. Choose to sit on the square or in our rear courtyard.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bistro
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 07:30–00:00 Sat 08:30–01:00 Sun 09:00–00:00
  • Phone number
    01436 647522
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Oliver Nodwell
  • Area
    Helensburgh
  • Cross Street
    Colquhoun Street
  • Parking Details
    A large car park is adjacent to the restaurant accessed via an archway from Sinclair Street & offers free parking for 2 hours. Free parking on local shopping streets for an hour or a couple of streets up the hill with no time limit. There is free parking too on the pier (5 minute walk).
  • Public Transit
    Trains run direct to Helensburgh Central from Glasgow; Edinburgh (2 min walk). Trains run direct from London Euston to Helensburgh Upper (10 min walk). Local bus services drop you in the square from neighboring villages & towns to Central Glasgow. The Waverley Paddle Steamer regularly stops at the pier in Helensburgh between Easter & October.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 507 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Dunbartonshire/Renfrewshire

    Most Booked

507 Reviews
  1. StephenM

    Bath

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience although there were a couple of things the restaurant had run out of. Overall nice staff and good food would definitely recommend.

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    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Greek night was outstanding. One of the best meals I have had in a long time. The staff were fabulous. A busy place so yes noisy but when you are engrossed in chat with your friend you don't notice.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Dunbartonshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Staff, super food in a lovely restaurant which always has a Buzz. We go here every time we come to this part of Scotland. 10/10.

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  4. AnoukV

    Dunbartonshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most amazing evening with a wonderful DJ, delicious food and outstanding friendly waiters.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Chicken burger was a little bit overdone at the edges. Asked for real chips and got them so very happy with that. Staff very helpful and polite. Would return.

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    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a lovely evening, food was great although a touch expensive… The front of house team made for us along with the food…. Will be back…….

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  7. DAVIDR

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We have used Sugar Boat many times and have always enjoyed it. On this occasion we were extremely disappointed. The house white wine was not available, the undersigned ordered lamb shank but was served ox cheek, without having been told that the lamb shank would not be available, our guest ordered a second beer only to be told that they had run out of that beer, and the service was unusually poor. We could not recommend Sugar Boat on the basis of our latest experience, although we have been happy to do so in the past.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A nice relaxing Sunday.No fuss,nothing complicated.

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  9. JohnM

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Magnificent fillet steak cooked to perfection, with lovely fries and greens. As good a steak as I’ve tasted. Partner had the special pollock again cooked perfectly with lovely vegetables. Great ambience and busy for a Wednesday night. Great restaurant

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  10. SusanB

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always try to visit the Sugar Boat when in the Helensburgh area and it never disappoints.

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Sugar Boat is rated 4.5 stars by 507 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Sugar Boat

30 Colquhoun Square, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire G84 8AQ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Colquhoun Street
  • Area
    Helensburgh
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 07:30–00:00 Sat 08:30–01:00 Sun 09:00–00:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    A large car park is adjacent to the restaurant accessed via an archway from Sinclair Street & offers free parking for 2 hours. Free parking on local shopping streets for an hour or a couple of streets up the hill with no time limit. There is free parking too on the pier (5 minute walk).
  • Public Transit
    Trains run direct to Helensburgh Central from Glasgow; Edinburgh (2 min walk). Trains run direct from London Euston to Helensburgh Upper (10 min walk). Local bus services drop you in the square from neighboring villages & towns to Central Glasgow. The Waverley Paddle Steamer regularly stops at the pier in Helensburgh between Easter & October.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Oliver Nodwell
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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