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The Boat That Rocks

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Bar, British, Contemporary
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Portland Marina, Osprey Quay | Dorset, DT5 1DX, England
+44 1305 823000
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

Since we have an apartment very near the Marina we must have been in The Boat That Rocks 2 or 3 times. Every time we go there it is a major disappointment. Service is poor (staff are not interested), the place is generally not clean, the coffee is awful and the food is average to poor. What a great location.... More 

2 Thank Chris C
Melksham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

Its Interesting that the manager doesn't reply or comment on the reviews,as they used to.We are still waiting to see some decent reviews for a reversal of the service and food quality.It would nice and convenient to enjoy the Boat that Rocks as we did a few years ago,I fear that now they have established an extremely low level of... More 

1 Thank john b
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

Let's start by saying I have been going to The Boat that Rocks since it opened. It is in a lovely setting and has great potential. However, last Tuesday night we arrived at 9:45pm and asked for a coffee (we were driving and couldn't drink alcohol). We were told "we can't serve coffee, we have just cleaned the machine for... More 

4 Thank purplevonny
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013 via mobile

Table not cleared from previous customers our Coffee and cake was served to table and placed on previous spillage Table not cleared or wiped We took dirty cups and plates to bar and wiped table ourselves Staff need basic training

Thank Tomstoker
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

We went last weekend - a party of 11. There was a wedding on upstairs and they obvioulsy hadnt bothered to get in extra staff. We waited nearly an hour for our main courses and then nearly the same again for ice cream out of a tub! perish the htought of ordering something hot. There was no interest in us,... More 

1 Thank IonaCornwall
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

A meal was booked for a group of us without looking at the reports on Trip Advisor so it was with some trepidation that we went to the Restaurant for a Lunch. The location is superb. The meal was of good Pub Grub quality, arrived quickly and the service reasonable. It was rather expensive although the portions were large. The... More 

Thank DaveandGillWeymouth
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013 via mobile

Having visited 2 weekends in a row the review couldn't be more Polar! First time last weekend great staff great service in a great location. Unfortunately today the staff were all but one very disappointing, deciding that walking past and ignoring you are the bar a new favourite past time, it's not like it was busy. Then the typical knifes... More 

Thank Steve B
Leek, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Enjoyed a steak night recently- they were cooked to perfection and cheesecake was divine! Only thing that lets this place down is the service which isn't great .i have been here many times and wish this could be sorted out as the food is lovely.

Thank Sarah S
Weymouth, Dorset
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Been to the boat that racks several times for breakfast and morning coffees and every time it is woeful. Breakfast items are very poor for the money with the items lacking in quality. At busy times the place is a mess and the service is a disaster. Sometimes you have to wait about 30 mins for your coffee and there's... More 

1 Thank WeymouthGirl
Weymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

Visited this restaurant today (Friday) for lunch what can I say excellent I opted from the specials board which was the fish pie best fish pie I have eaten In a long time ! full of fresh fish and tiger prawns my friend also opted from the specials board the whole grilled plaice again excellent quality fresh fish was shocked... More 

2 Thank ollie w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$37
Bar, British, Contemporary
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Television
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portland Marina, Osprey Quay | Dorset, DT5 1DX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Portland
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 823000
Newly refurbished restaurant & bar, with an emphasis on fresh food at a competitive price. Our marina side location is hard to beat and we offer live music at least once a week. Upstairs we have a wine, champagne & cocktail bar which has its own balcony and is open late thurs, fri, saturday

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