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The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant

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The Boathouse The Marina, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JQ, England
+44 15394 22785
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (20 reviews)
“fish and chips” (11 reviews)
“calamari” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Grill, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
The Boathouse The Marina, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice veranda to watch the boats moore in and food was good but the staff seemed to be on their day off. Went to order a round but the bartender was in no hurry to finish their conversation with a colleague who had seemingly just...More

Thank heather_m2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a quick google search of local restaurants we decided to try the boathouse. We were pleasantly surprised by how good the food was, the service was very good and a lovely view out on to the water. Relaxed atmosphere, tv showing the world cup...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been for a family meal today and it was fantastic!! Great service, incredible views and absolutely amazing food. Just to top it off, the prices were very reasonable! Will definitely be visiting again. Thank You!!

1  Thank Danielle14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can totally understand the mixed reviews. The atmosphere in the downstairs bar/ restaurant is sterile and rather like eating at a garden centre. The calamari starter is a total rip off( six pale puny rings on a huge pile of lettuce for £8!). Burgers were...More

Thank Donhumphrioni
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ultra fast service. Nice staff. The hamburgers were great. Delicious halloumi starter and we loved our panna cotta dessert Bit too much salt is only criticism

1  Thank Lucy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here for lunch earlier on this month and had a nice visit. Staff were all pleasant. Good beer at the bar and we enjoyed our meals all sat in the sunshine overlooking the marina.

1  Thank Liam S
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Evening meal booked for family of four, myself, my partner, my daughter and grand daughter. Venue nice and bright, On arrival at ground floor bar, two young male bar staff totally disinterested in serving. When we finally got one of them to attend to us,...More

1  Thank Eversearching
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Having booked in advance to eat in the upstairs restaurant, on arrival noting there were only 2 tables occupied by diners, we were greeted with the comment.... “There will be a 45 minute wait due to the bar downstairs being busy” Odd that the restaurant...More

2  Thank Daveadkins
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Great place overlooking the marina.The food was excellent plenty to choose from.Friendly staff.I would certainly recommend it to anyone visiting Bowness.

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Dinner here in lovely location overlooking marina. Good selection of food on menu. Pork fillet delicious and pizza tasty. Worth visiting.

1  Thank ejcunninghame
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Jeremy D
26 June 2018|
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Response from Hazel G | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course, but not sure about being able to book a table
Traveller S
28 February 2018|
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Response from TheBoathouse-Bowness | Property representative |
Yes, we are dog friendly on the bottom floor we don't take resvations on this floor its just a case of turn up and grab a table
Hazel S
26 September 2016|
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
There is a menu on the website, search for the Boathouse at Bowness on Windermere, it is located in the Marina Village
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Grill, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Boathouse The Marina, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 22785
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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.
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