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Dedham Boathouse

Boat House Mill Lane, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DH, England
+44 1206 323153
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“chicken” (18 reviews)
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Boat House Mill Lane, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a nice weekend lunch at the boathouse, service was friendly and sufficiently attentive. Food is above average, looks great on the plate but slightly overpriced for the quality I would say. For 3 courses each it is about £30-35 a head before drinks,...More

Thank staycationer2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleasant surroundings, linen, etc but service, on a not very busy day, slow beyond belief, possibly spoiling dishes waiting to be served. Excellent chicken liver parfait to start and smooth coffee panacea to finish, but main course of chicken dry and tasteless.

Thank tommillerjones
Reviewed 1 week ago

My 3 friends and I meet and eat out for lunch every 2-3 months. Finding a venue that is really nice and not too pricey can be a task at times but I thought the Boathouse looked nice and hoped it was reasonably priced. There...More

Thank Mackie1967
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked for afternoon tea and took both my mother and mother in law. We had a superb tea which was well presented. We had to wait a short while for our table as lunch was finishing but soon had our seats and were presented...More

Thank Scott Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here last year with my partner and what a lovely afternoon out. We can’t wait to return this summer with a picnic. The boat hire seems expensive because of the deposit however when you safely return you get this back. The staff were...More

Thank Georgina e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the Boat house after a friend recommended it to us. We met some friends today for a nice afternoon of food and wine. We had a 3 course meal and lots of wine and coffee. The food was outstanding and so were the...More

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having just glanced at some of the other reviews it would seem that we were eating in a different restaurant! On reflection we should have left when we arrived as the restaurant was very cold, with portable heaters scattered about but we were told that,...More

1  Thank Jo M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our friends invited us to join them at a restaurant they had been to before but we had not as we live over 50 miles away. We were celebrating our friend's birthday and from the time we drove into the car park until we left...More

1  Thank 388sallyb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were about to do the flatford mill walk so we had a 2 course February special before we set off for £14.95. The food was brilliant, good range of choices and not too large. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The restaurant has...More

Thank CrosbyFieldsS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As we pulled into the car park it was full, I think it was a good job we booked a table. The room was full of mostly women of the silver surfer age, we were escorted to a table over looking the car park in...More

Thank Howard W
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21 April 2016|
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Response from AlanAutostrasse1 | Reviewed this property |
I think its alwas best to book to avoid a problem on the day. Hope you enjoy and the weather is kind to you
7 December 2015|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, yes you can purchase vouchers. My wife and I had vouchers bought for us as a wedding gift.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boat House Mill Lane, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester  >  Dedham
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 323153
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