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The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 20 October 2015

During a family break in Windermere Marina Village we tried the Boathouse Restaurant one night. (I came a couple of other times to the bar for a cheeky pint of Bluebird Real Ale but ahem...we won't go into that.)

On a previous visit in 2015, our family discovered the restaurant to be relaxed and the food pleasurable.

The menu had now changed but the chef hadn't, I was informed. There was a slightly heavier bias - and why not for a boathouse - towards fish/seafood. It's now gone up a notch.

Our hake, prawn & pancetta linguine, sea bass and mussels were all very, very good dishes and took no longer to arrive than other restaurants who prepare from scratch. Perfectly cooked, fresh and full of flavour, they delightedly raised eyebrows. This isn't the cheapest restaurant in the world to visit but it represents excellent value and so needs to apologise for nothing. The service is friendly and fuss-free.

And what a view of the Southern Lake District as the sun went down.

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3  Thank DAVE L
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

Top place, food ace, staff spot on, view brill, dogs welcome. .....what more can i say oooo and it does a loyalty card so after a few visits you get a complimentary freebie! Only down side is they don't have there own parking but a few quid to park across the road is not a problem.

3  Thank arkwrightLancashire
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Reviewed 6 October 2015

Had to wait for a connecting boat to return us to lakeside so went in for tea. Tables hadn't been cleared and took a while before it was noticed that we were even there even though place was nearly empty. Asked to use the loo. Given a key and went inside. Toilet hadn't seen any cleaning products for a while! Best thing about this cafe is that you can leave when your boat comes!

2  Thank andrew p
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Reviewed 6 October 2015

Lovely location and nicely decorated with great views, but over-priced. Food took an age to come and although it was more than passable, it was nothing to write home about. The milk was off that came with a pot of tea and when we asked for it to be changed, they were very reluctant, stating that they had 'never had an issue before'. Funny that, because then we heard a couple in the corner also complaining about something different! Not a bad place, could just do with a bit more attention to detail.

Thank SarahG013
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Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

This is one of our favourite places in the lakes, when the weather is good you could be sat at a port anywhere in Spain over looking the boats. Food always good and consistent. Nice coffee served with smarties which are a nice touch even if my son does eat most of them.

My only thought is why aren't they busier in the day? I shouldn't complain as good for those who know but should be heaving on those rare glorious sunny days!

2  Thank Jsjmccall
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