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“A very worthwhile visit!”

The Boat House Cafe Bar
Ranked #127 of 278 Restaurants in Salisbury
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 10 October 2012

My husband and I have lived in Salisbury all our lives,and have tried most of the city's restaurants over the years. We have found it increasingly impossible to find anything that offers us the sort of experience that we get so easily when we go abroad.It's always so disheartening that you have to leave the country or travel many miles to feel that it was worthwhile!
We have just returned from a really lovely evening spent at The Boathouse.The service we received from Daniel was first class, very attentive and friendly. The menus offer a full range of dishes to suit everybody's taste,and when the food arrived we were not disappointed. Every course was excellent,getting a well deserved "ten out of ten!"
Well worth a visit and sure to become a regular haunt for us!

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1  Thank wackytracky
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

The coach we were traveling on coming back from a show in London ran out of fuel in the car park where The Boathouse was. We had to wait nearly 3 hours for another coach to come from Exeter. The whole coach ended up going to this restaurant. The chef kindly offered to make us sandwiches etc and the girl behind the bar was very kind. Well worth a visit. Excellent service.

1  Thank Toni G
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

I was looking for somewhere to celebrate my 70th birthday and came across this restaurant after walking around and checking all the others in Salisbury. With it's interesting menu, private room upstairs and riverside setting, it seemed head and shoulders above the rest, so I booked it. I was not disappointed. I went there with 10 long-standing friends and we had a really excellent lunch. The food was extremely appetizing, with no pub-style huge portions, and was very reasonably priced. We opted for a leisurely service (they gave us the choice), which worked out really well. The waitress was top-notch and looked after us very well without hassling us. Highly recommended as far as I am concerned.

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1  Thank Hoylander
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

Ignore the rather unattractive coach parking area and go in to the Boathouse. The coach parties do not go in.

Staf are very elcoming and obliging. The dining ares overlook the River Avon and the view is lovely.

Food is well presented and good. There is a reasonable selection of wines and some excellent real ales are always available.

Well worth a visit

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2  Thank tim252
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Reviewed 12 September 2012

Went for a friends birthday party, looks nice enough from the outside, but i was slightly wary as its very overpriced and always looks empty. That was exacltly what the problem was, my friend couldnt have any fun atall at her own birthday meal because she was too busy dealing with problems that the staff should have been dealing with. It was a sit down meal for 40 people, the food had obviously been rushed because it was cold and tasteless. unfortunately, i wont be returning until they either get some new staff or new management.

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Thank AshleighH793
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