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“Christmas Meal - excellent” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Boat House Cafe Bar

The Boat House Cafe Bar
Ranked #143 of 264 Restaurants in Salisbury
Cuisines: Bar, British, European
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, View
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Christmas Meal - excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2012

This was our second visit, the first being last summer. We were very impressed then, so we invited two of our friends for a Christmas meal. I must admit that the staff were under pressure catering for large groups on our evening, but they coped really well and were attentive and the food was still tremendous. We were very pleased how the evening went and would certainly recommend anyone to eat there. The staff are eager to please and do not make you feel rushed.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2012

My friend and I eat there last Saturday lunchtime, it had very nice decor but it was a bit empty, well only one other table occupied. there were a few more people before we left.We both had the steak and ale pie, mash and vegetables.the pie was a piece of burnt soggy pastry,with no taste of ale at all in the filling. there were a few bits of under cooked veg (about five) spread around the large soup plate,all sitting on some mash potato. (That was the best part of the meal)
The staff were very nice, but a very poor meal quality, for both of us.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank D C
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salisbury
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4 reviews
“Super Xmas meal :))”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2012

Booked a work Xmas meal ... 20 people.. 18 made it!! Was a very good evening thanx to all the staff& chefs who made it so :)..... Must try a lunch there soon ..... Xx

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kitty86
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Lovely Coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2012

As our coach had parked next door to this lovely cafe bar, my friend and I decided to call for a coffee before exploring Salisbury. What a lovely atmosphere and view, they over look the river and some lovely old cottages. The coffee we had was first class, if we go again we will sample their food as that looked first class also.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Penny1946
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“Lovely food - pleasent find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2012

When you first see this restaurant you’re a little unsure – as it is next to the coaches parking area. However you soon forgive that small dislike when you realise how nicely the venue is located – with the river running on the other side a lovely outside seating area which you can imagine using in the many a summer afternoon. We couldn’t fault the food it was both reasonably priced and very good. Downstairs is a bar that serves lunch and breakfast and I would imagine it turning in to a nice place to have evening out for a few drinks. Upstairs is the Brasserie which we didn’t get a chance to try but looking forward to going back with friends to try out the menu.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank abd2012
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