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21 The Groves, Chester CH1 1SD, England
+44 1244 328709
11:00 - 23:00
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Visited last week after being recommended . It was a very poor meal. The outside area looked shabby, cigarette stubs on floor and the food was very poor. Chicken, bacon and avocado salad was very poor...very little avocado , mostly lettuce, soggy bacon. Fish finger sandwich greasy, no tartare sauce., chips undercooked. No serviettes and had to get my own... More 

Thank Liz B
TheBoathouseChester, Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Dear guest, I am sorry to hear about your disappointing experience at The Boathouse. We always welcome feedback both positive and negative as it lets us know what we are doing wrong in order to improve. I apologise for the appearance of the site on the day of your visit. Unfortunately the on-going 8 month building work has meant some... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

This pub is in a lovely location by the river and perfect for a drink in the sun, however the food is not so good. We decided to try on Sunday lunchtime I had Sunday lunch and bloke was going to have fish and chips but as this had sold out had breaded chicken both edible but really nothing special... More 

Thank lisadoeseurope
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Booked for Sunday roast, 6pm, none left - again - oops - was it all on the floor. Told too busy - obviously run out again and no staff to clean up after dinners. We won't bother going next time to give the staff a chance.

Thank Mike K
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Have eaten here before and remembered it being quite good. We went yesterday and both had the burger - I was looking forward to it as the description with "bacon, sticky onions and cheese" sounded delish... what I got was far from this..... a greasy burger with limp lettuce, one pathetic sliver of gherkin and small ring of tomato. For... More 

Thank Kate M
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Prime location on the river. Really nice food and great interior. We did have a slight problem with one of the meals containing garlic (one member of our group is allergic) which we told staff prior to ordering. Despite this staff were attentive and willing to help sort out the problem. Would make a habit of re-visiting should we be... More 

Thank Rich M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Called in with family for a lunchtime snack and a pint. The food was OK, nothing amazing but was well presented and tasted nice. I had a platter with veg fritters, chicken wings and hot sausage rolls with dips. The pint of beer was another matter... It was the JD lees pioneer (a brewery I normally like) supposed to be... More 

Thank BirdyAndrew
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Great welcome upon arrival. Very friendly staff. Rooms very good. Excellent location next to river and close to city centre.

Thank Ian B
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Me, my friend and her daughter dropped in for some late lunch on a Thursday afternoon. Sunny day but not majorly busy compared to the times we've been before. We found ourselves a table, no menus on it so I grabbed us one. Went to the bar to order myself and my friend a drink and to ask for a... More 

Thank Jenny E
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Went here on a sunny day and was not disappointed! We were served by a lovely girl, Ashleigh, who gave us a window seat and some recommendations. We had the steak and ale pie which was beautiful! Great setting, service and food- not to be missed in Chester!

Thank HannahColder
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Regularly come here but had a particularly good couple of visits over the last week, once for food and once for drinks. New menu is on point and plenty of options there to keep anyone happy, swift and friendly service and a smile on every staff members face which is always good to see. Obviously will be back again/would recommend.

Thank Old-Woden

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 The Groves, Chester CH1 1SD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 328709

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?