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“Great meal again!”

The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British
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Good for: Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Stockport, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great meal again!”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Love it here, recently been for a meal which was lovely and well priced; for afternoon drinks and snacks on the verandah and for breakfast which was great! We'll be back again soon.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Darlington
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Poor customer service”
Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

Not greatly impressed with the service. Who only puts one person behind the bar ona bank holiday for starters? Food order clearly miss laid, which happens from time to time I accept. But I would have more respect if they admitted it rather than pretend otherwise and argue with me after serving half cooked fries and pizza 1hr15mins after serving a starters and deeming it normal service when they are busy. Perhaps they only have obe person in the kitchen too!. Credit where it is due, they did take yhe pizza off the bill, but only after I asked. Not impressed, which is a shame given the fantastic setting. Complacency given a captive audience perhaps.?

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Greg D
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stevenage
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Rather disappointing”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Given that we are staying only feet away I really wanted to make use of the bar/restaurant but the property is a little sterile and soulless. Combined with £4.75 each just for a pint on our initial visit to check it out we wont be coming back.

A little more common sense on the pricing and I'm sure you would get significantly more trade from the self catering properties nearby.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Nicholas m
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Two Beautiful Meals”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

The area of Bowness-on-Windermere is a confusing one when it comes to food and eating out. With so much choice and so little time it can be a dilema where to eat each night. This is a problem we had during a recent 4 night stay. Luckily for us we found The Boathouse, with beautiful surroundings, it is well decorated and presented. We ate here twice and each time was fantastic! The Food was beautiful (would really recommend the pizza's and of course the fish and chips). The service was excellent and the atmosphere was relaxing. Next time we come to the lakes, we know where we're eating!

Visited May 2014
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3 Thank JamesMatthewson
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“Dinner great, breakfast disappointing”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Visited restaurant twice over the bank holiday as a group of six. Our friends have a house nearby and this was their first visit. Both times we were not greeted expecially warmly. However food at dinner was very good and the service from waitress Gabby was excellent. Great service with a smile . At the end of the meal as we were so impressed with the food, Gabby suggested we came again for breakfast the next morning. So we did! Same cool greeting as the previous night. Gabby wasnt in. (I wonder if they were aware that we had spent a small fortune the night before on food and wine) Although we didnt mind ordering our food from the bar, all six of us were disappointed. A long wait for coffee/teas/juice after we ordered, our full Englishes were not hot nor cooked properly, over done eggs and almost raw black pudding. It fell short of the tasty promises on the menu They were very obviously short staffed and it was definately not the same chef as the night before. My friends didnt want to make a fuss however, I did and my breakfast was taken away to be "heated up". When it was returned only the beans were hot everything else by then was stone cold. Our bill for the borderline edible breakfast and drinks was over £150. We may give it another go for dinner but not for breakfast. Message to proprietor dont assume the lovely setting is enough to bring in the punters!

  • Visited May 2014
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