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Sugar Boat: a relaxed, informal neighbourhood bistro offering great food at great value in a warm & welcoming environment.


Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

Sunday – 11 am – 4 pm

Located at 30 Colquhoun Square in the heart of Helensburgh, we’re open from 9 o’clock Monday to Saturday and 10 on a Sunday through until late at night: serving breakfast, morning coffees (and a home made scone or two), afternoon cream teas and inspired, seasonal à la carte bistro menus which showcase the best local produce.

In our wine shop all our wines are available for off sale at very affordable retail pricing with a large range between £8.50 and £15.00 (you can spend more if you feel indulgent of course) – so if you’ve enjoyed that glass you had with your meal or simply want something for the weekend or to gift to friends, why not grab a bottle to take away.

At the bar: it’s all about quality craft beers, great spirits and wines, over 25 Scottish gins and creative cocktails.

We look forward to welcoming you to Sugar Boat soon!


Our courtyard at the rear is a perfect sun trap (when it shines!) and is partially covered with heaters making it a fab place to enjoy al fresco dining or a drink.  The terrace at the front is the perfect spot to people watch, enjoy a casual beer or a wee dram or go all in and have lunch or dinner (there’s heaters too!).   Looking for a post-work drink then pull up a stool at the bar and perhaps snack on a homemade sausage roll or crunch some pork crackling. We’ve even got our own wine shop for you to explore and take your newly-discovered bottles home!

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