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The Bathwick Boatman

#16 of 412 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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Forester Road | Bathwick, Bath BA2 6QE, England
+44 1225 428844
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Revisited this lovely riverside restaurant for a pre-Christmas meal and found a beautiful, candle-lit Christmassy atmosphere topped by the lights twinkling around the ancient rowing boats. Wonderfully cooked duck leg with a delicious celeriac and parsnip mash was a great appetiser for the Christmas weekend. The service was warm and efficient. Definitely got us into the Christmas spirit!

1 Thank KatieCondo
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a group of 8 people together to go for a semi-fancy Christmas dinner in a relaxed atmosphere and the Bathwick Boatman was the perfect choice, the atmosphere was gorgeous, in a really nice part of town and the staff were ALL absolutely lovely and the utmost professionals. Come to think of it there was a small mistake with... More 

1 Thank Meghann M
Oxted, Surrey, U.K.
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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here on a girls weekend in Bath and had a fantastic evening. The food is really excellent with an imaginative menu - everyone absolutely loved what they ate. The lady owner was charming, incredibly accommodating and made us feel really welcome. Overall superb service. It's worth a walk or taxi ride out of the town centre to visit... More 

2 Thank Jill_Oxted
Desborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I booked this restaurant as a family to celebrate our daughters 35th Birthday the food was delicious and all home cooked by a very good chef. All the staff very friendly. Rosy the owner was an extremely nice person and was very attentive. We had the Christmas meal, which was delicious, we were to full for desert but Rosy brought... More 

1 Thank KandJGill37
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Tripadvisor brought us to this restaurant and we were not disappointed. It is a bit out the way to get to, just outside the main streets of Bath, but all still walkable. We went for a light lunch and we were greeted with a very warm welcome and smiles from the staff. The place and the staff gave the place... More 

2 Thank AndyandJackie
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant for Sunday lunch and I have to say the food was top notch! Delicious and generously portioned.We started with calamari and pate and I have to say, tartare sauce with calamari was to die for!After our starters I had lamb and my partner had sea bass and both were excellent. We also had a lovely... More 

1 Thank Kamil B
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Great Sunday lunch at the Boatman. Between us we tried almost all the starters and they were all delicious. Turkey and beef roasts with lots of delicious vegetables. Generous portions, good value. Warm and cosy ambience. Will definitely be back.

1 Thank hannahcm
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I was there for Sunday lunch. I had the leg of lamb and my friend had the roast beef. Both were delicious. The Yorkshire puddings were great. Gravy was flavorful. And their wine recommendation was spot on. We felt like part of the family there. Definitely a close knit family place. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Shannon H
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely location on the river with fantastic food served by friendly staff and Rosie, the perfect hostess and owner.

3 Thank Thistleboy
Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

My wife, daughter and I had an excellent Sunday lunch there yesterday. We all had different roast dinners and were all impressed. The food was good quality and very tasty. We also had the pate starter and one of us had the chocolate and orange cheese cake (very rich). I would definitely recommend. The restaurant is light and airy and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, British
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Forester Road | Bathwick, Bath BA2 6QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 428844

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?