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The Bathwick Boatman Riverside Restaurant

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  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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We are running a thriving takeaway service during this Coronavirus Crisis!! Please see our website for the delicious and great value menu, and ordering/collection/payment details. Thank you! The Bathwick Boatman is a tranquil slice of gastronomic heaven, located just 10 minutes stroll from Bath's city centre on the picture-perfect banks of the River Avon. Run by husband and wife restaurateur team Ben and Rosy Hall, the restaurant is set in an old rowing club with beautiful river views and a cosy, rustic ambience. After training in Italy and Spain, Ben worked in Miami before returning home to Britain, and his simple, seasonal menu is full of robust flavours and represents good old-fashioned value
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
European, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A perfectly presented restaurant with beautiful views over the river, on the outskirts of the city centre. Everything about the restaurant says ‘quality’ from the beautiful furniture, it’s terrace and the service from the very attentive waiting staff. Nothing was too much trouble, the atmosphere...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A perfect roast followed by delicious ice-cream. Service was quick and friendly. Staff were knowledgeable about adjustments for dietary requirements and explained these well and had a good selection even for gluten and dairy free. Great location by the river.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I left a VM as it was closed or fully booked. I'd seen the place from a boat trip and just had to eat there so hubby and I walked in the heat 45 mins to have lunch. We had a two course for £23...More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a weekend in bath and highly recommended. Excellent good quality food and really good value . All staff were brilliant and attentive without being over the top. Whole place had a really friendly vibe and of course superb view over the river ....More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious Sunday lunch and beautiful location. Managed to book a table on the terrace overlooking the river. Stunning view. Tables laid beautifully with candles and fresh flowers. The set price menu for Sunday lunch was great value for money. Starters and Roast were both excellent....More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food, service and atmosphere. Rosie & Willow are the back bone to a fabulous restaurant and the location is a real gem!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Rosy and Ben and all the team - yet again- for perfect lunch. We were celebrating 2 family birthdays, seeing family members for first time in a year - and welcoming new partner to the fold! Such a fantastic meal and occasion and...More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exemplary service! Behind the masks, we could see the smiles in the eyes of the staff. We arrived a little early, but made welcome with a carafe of water and G&Ts. Blankets are provided for diners on the terrace, and tables were thoroughly cleaned between...More

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

I came here for the first time to celebrate my 30th birthday with family and friends. The whole evening was faultless. Rosy and her team were exceptional and even decorated our tables with birthday bunting and added a candle on my dessert so everyone could...More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on Father’s Day for a family roast and weren’t disappointed with our choice at all. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The location and seating on the deck was beautiful. A few heaters overhead and blankets provided to make the English weather...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Response from moleBath | Reviewed this property |
Yes bookings essential , we ate there on Friday ,as good as ever
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The Bathwick Boatman Riverside Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5