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Bar, British, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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Reviewed 19 January 2024

Wasn’t sure what to expect. Really impressed. Staff were delightful and happy in their work. Manager very welcoming. Chose from the set meal: good quality pie, hot chips and peas followed by fruit crumble. All delicious and good value. Will come again, also in the...daytime for the view.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024

Being a guest for many decades this has never been so poor. The service was brilliant the food lacked finesse and the the all important taste. It’s not hard to make a Sunday dinner but clearly it is here. It was cold and tasteless. Bring...back Winny!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

Simply the best value meal in Manchester, service is awesome, quality awesome, food is old school cooking... Steak the best.. Love it

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023 via mobile

This is a pretty nice place overlooking the waterpark we nipped in for a Sunday roast and wasn't disappointed the staff very friendly and attentive the food was hot well cooked and fresh no negatives at all would recommend and will be going back

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 October 2023

Went for our 49th wedding anniversary. Food was amazing! We had salt and pepper ribs fir starters then pork fillet for our main course. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and staff were attentive.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023

Why on earth can’t parents control their children when bringing them to this lovely restaurant. On more occasions than I care to remember we have been enjoying a splendid lunch together with friends when families have arrived, including posh parents, and allowed their children to...scream and shout and disturb people who were enjoying their lunch. Whilst we appreciate that this is a family restaurant, surely ‘families’ should respect the comfort of others and not just sit back and allow their ‘kids’ to annoy other diners !More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023

Nipped in for Sunday lunch today with friends. The staff were lovely and friendly, the food was nice and was served extremely quick considering it was Sunday lunch. The only thing which lets this place down is the cleanliness, the table was sticky, the windows...need a good clean and it generally feels tired inside and in need of a makeoverMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday around 6:30/7pm. We didn’t book a table but we were seated straight away. Our food was lovely, I would recommend the Garlic Bread starter and the Haddock and Chips. Also really generous portion sizes. Good service, and really nice views of...the lake.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023 via mobile

Yet again, another fantastic night spent with friends at "The Boathouse Sale" AKA Deckers in a previous existence. Stuart and his staff yet again never fail to deliver the perfect and professional overall experience of a quality night out for dinner and drinks with friends....If you're looking for an impressive venue that is maybe mid, but not over priced, this is your place.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 August 2023

Celebrated our daughters birthday with the family. Great food and service with a pleasant atmosphere. Staff were very attentive to our daughters allergy for which we were really grateful.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 8 August 2023 via mobile

Our third visit this year always for Sunday lunch. Really like the Lamb Roast with mint gravy, the venue is in nice location, so you can take a walk around the water park afterwards. Service a bit hit or miss, waited sometime to pay the...bill, which was frustrating. We have never booked just walked in and a table was found even though it just get busy with parties.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 12 July 2023

Great location with relaxing views across the water. Food was excellent with good portion size. Staff are friendly and efficient. Car parking easy and plentiful. Busy place so would advise booking. Only let down is the toilets which definitely need maintenance and an upgrade.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 26 June 2023 via mobile

The food and service is of a very very high quality at the boathouse! We were really pleased with our servings and the polite & friendly staff waiting on us made it a great lunch! Even with the weather being el scorchio too!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 25 June 2023

We visited as a party of 7 for a family meal. On arrival we were early for our table so decided to get drinks from the bar but the seating area usually used for the bar area was in use for a private party so...we had to stand awkwardly at a very small space in front of the bar. We were seated at a lovely table next to the windows. The food was average. Burgers didn't seem homemade £15 burger, I would expect this. Small handful of overcooked chips. The service was the real let down. Nobody took drinks orders, we gave up and went to the bar ourselves. Sat with empty glasses on the table throughout the meal. Nobody asked if our meal was ok. Must have asked for our Son's ice cream at least 3 times - waited over 30 minutes after our meal for it. It never arrived, we gave up and went to the ice cream van in the car park! Hence we didn't pay the £13.50 service charge. I would normally happily give the 10% charge but not for such bad service. Unusual having a full blown football presentation going on whilst eating too! I don't think we'd return after this visit.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 19 June 2023 via mobile

Visited for Fathers Day & although very busy and slightly chaotic to begin with, once seated we were looked after wonderfully, had a fabulous meal and enjoyed the lovely sweeping views. An extensive menu choice and though we all picked differently for both courses, nobody...was left disappointed - excellent food, good portion size. We had wine, beer and spirits and were still pleasantly surprised when we received the bill. A fabulous experience enjoyed by all and we will definitely return soon.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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