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Local cuisine, Bar, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Business meetings
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Bar, British, Contemporary
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last minute mid week treat after a very stressful week We were given a very warm welcome and seated immediately Food was amazing and quickly served The fillet steak was cooked to perfection and the onion rings were just awesome My husband has the cheese...and onion pie which was also delicious Would highly recommendMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I were meeting for lunch, and they suggested going here as I hadn't been before. We were greeted warmly and drinks orders were taken and drinks delivered quickly. After perusing the menu, we decided to go for the two course option, there...was a good choice of dishes, I chose the salmon and cream cheese pate to start, and my friend went for the soup which was broccoli and stilton, my main course was haddock and my friend the gammon. All dishes were excellent. We then decided to have dessert both going for a delicious orange and chocolate cake. The service was lovely and friendly throughout, felt really relaxed, and there was a nice atmosphere, with some good old vintage pop playing unobtrusively in the background. Drinks prices were very good indeed as well. My first visit, but certainly not my last, thoroughly enjoyed my time here, and highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 22 August 2021

Went to the boat house for the first time since it was deckers, for my birthday meal, the fillet steak was beautiful and cooked to perfection, the blue cheese sauce was to die for, also the strawberry meringue ice cream was absolutely beautiful and left...you wanting more. The staff were very polite who served us. We will be there again very soon.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 8 August 2021 via mobile

Really friendly staff and nice location. Didn't eat this time but have previously and the food was lovely.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 22 July 2021

We arrived for lunch at the boat house and really didn’t expect to have such an amazing time. The staff and owner we are all welcoming and friendly, we were seated by the window and given it was 30 degrees outside it was nice and...cool indoors. We ordered our food and drinks which came in a timely manner. Will be going back and will be sharing with friends and familyMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 5 July 2021

Walked in yesterday for Sunday lunch was absolutely fantastic from starter to dessert lamb roast was perfect cooked to perfection as were the staff was a lovely experience will definitely be back

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 25 June 2021

Had a truly lovely meal here with my family. The location is wonderful, with views across the water. Great, friendly service and amazing food - some of the best I have had in a long time! But on the day we were there the loos...were terrible! Dirty, wet floors, no loo paper and rubbish thrown about. At first I thought it was just bad luck that the ladies was like that, until my son went to the gents and commented on how dirty it was - to be honest he is 13 and has pretty low standards, so it must have been bad! Such a shame that what should have been a 5 star experience was ruined by such a simple thing.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 20 June 2021

So I have dined here many moons ago and never felt the urge to leave a review. Tonight my meal was unexpectedly lovely, service was perfect and the drinks were flowing as they should. Only thing I could add for improvement is possibly seeing a...bit more adventure on the menu couldn’t hurt …. Saying that I’ve even seen signs of more adventure since I’ve last visited. Great stuff!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Chris L, General Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2021

Hi Madalina, Thank you for your review and kind words regarding your recent visit and meal. We have taken on board your comments regarding the menu, we are currently working on some new specials to add to our boards over the coming weeks.

Reviewed 20 June 2021

Really disappointed at the menu. To change the menu and not notify customers of it. More like a pub than a restaurantMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Chris L, General Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2021

Hi Craig, We are a little confused by your comments on your review, we haven’t changed our menu other than remove 2 dishes (mixed grill and Lamb Cutlets) this was just for the day as they take a lot of space on the grill and...More

Reviewed 24 May 2021 via mobile

Amazing Sunday dinner, great to be back excellent service and food highly recommended looking forward to the next time

Date of visit: May 2021
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9 August 2020|
Response from norris4200 | Reviewed this property |
Just smart casual
1 October 2019|
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Response from 481stephent | Reviewed this property |
Yes like any bar but restricted
20 September 2019|
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Response from 736suer | Reviewed this property |
Hi there isn’t a play area for children there is a fenced off outdoor area at the side of the building with some outdoor furniture . You can take food and drinks out too it’s near both the car park and lake so not very... More
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The Boathouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4