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The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant

The Boathouse The Marina, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JQ, England
+44 15394 22785
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (19 reviews)
“fish and chips” (11 reviews)
“calamari” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
The Boathouse The Marina, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JQ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for a private party and used the upstairs space which was perfect for the number of people to wine and dine leaving plenty of room for a dance floor and the musician. Service was good, food very good indeed for a group event...More

1  Thank Gillian L
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Just about any time of day or night, the food and drink and atmosphere are great. There are bands on regularly and now even a regular pub quiz (but don't come to it or we won't stand a chance!). The menu is tweaked but has...More

1  Thank ScareyClott
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

I went here with my partner and his family last night and they squeezed us in despite booking last minute. The staff were lovely and very attentive. The restaurant is beautiful. The good was outstanding , everyone loved their meals as the food was of...More

1  Thank slocker1
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

First of all, I apologise for leaving it so long to review this place. Initially stumbled upon it by accident, what a lovely place for a drink after a walk in the hills. I got married in the lakes and stayed in a B&B nearby....More

1  Thank pbarrett6
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

My friend lives in the area and we usually eat lunch here with her two children. It’s a nice relaxing atmosphere and mainly locals as it’s a bit off the main tourist drag. The menu is varied with something for everyone- young and old alike....More

2  Thank NellieWood
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Went for a birthday meal with the family and everyones meal was absolutely wonderful, great wines, great service and would definitely recommend!

2  Thank Jake P
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Called for a drink one evening ,enjoyed the pint &wine but pricey for us .Later found that they were on par with every where else ,its the Lake district i suppose. The menu did not inspire us on that night ,but after meeting some people...More

2  Thank d_j_bulmer
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Called in for drinks only on a beautiful sunny November afternoon. Sat outside overlooking the marina. We didn't eat here, just had drinks, but it was lovely. Will visit again.

2  Thank JaxGallaghan
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Called in for a light lunch with my wife. Menu catered for most & had a varied selection, food was freshly cooked & served relatively quickly all as expected. Most tables look out over the marina & there is seating outside, would recommend & would...More

1  Thank Jewbo68
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful location by the marina. Very nice interior, clean and fresh. Comfortable seating. We sat upstairs (pre-booked) a party of 7. Menu is varied but not too long to make you worry about freshness. We hadburgers, fish & chips and the youngest child had pizza...More

1  Thank Joanna W
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Hazel S
26 September 2016|
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
There is a menu on the website, search for the Boathouse at Bowness on Windermere, it is located in the Marina Village
4 August 2015|
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Response from TheBoathouse-Bowness | Property representative |
Hi, We are about a mile from the centre of Bowness. The Tourist Information would be the best source of info on B&B's. Regards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Boathouse The Marina, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 22785
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The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant is located at Windermere Marina and is open to the general public. Serving breakfast from 9am, food is served all day with last orders at 9pm. The bar is open until 11pm.
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