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The Boathouse

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1 The Parade, Parkgate CH64 6RN, England
0151 336 4187
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Value
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Sunday lunch

Good atmosphere. Had to wait a while for the main course but they were busy and my meal was worth waiting for - champ and pork belly - delicious. Pleasant and attentive staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good atmosphere. Had to wait a while for the main course but they were busy and my meal was worth waiting for - champ and pork belly - delicious. Pleasant and attentive staff.

Thank Yellowcaat
Wirral, England
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here a few days ago and was not impressed. I had asked when booking if we would be in the main restaurant, (as there is also a bar area), and was told we would. On arrival they tried to seat us in a dead end corridor away from the restaurant with one seat that was like a church pew... More 

Thank TringWirral_England
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited the restaurant on many occasions but came away tonight with doubts whether we will go to this restaurant again. Food was good but the service was abysmal. We ordered a bottle of Foxcover wine, our main meal come but no wine. On asking, the waitress went away and came back to say this wine had been sold... More 

2 Thank joyce04Wirral
Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have spent a lot of money over the years at this restaurant and it was always a special place to go for a real treat, we registered our email address with them on a visit there a year or so back and then started to receive special offers and vouchers to come and enjoy a meal, we found that... More 

1 Thank Stephen L
Chester, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

another excellent visit to this superb restaurant. Great food and service and (weather permitting) great views.

Thank Derek M
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a day trip house hunting in the area we called in (on a Sunday lunchtime) to see if we could get sandwiches. Huge freshly made sandwiches were duly served. We went back for a meal (in between viewings). Service was brilliant, although they were extremely busy they were aware of our limited timeframe and did everything possible to accommodate... More 

1 Thank Lollygirl2
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been here a couple of times now, mainly because of the lovely view from the conservatory. However, on both occasions, whilst the food has been great, the service hasn't met my expectations. We've waited long times for orders to be taken and have actually had to chase the bill and go in search of the card machine to be... More 

1 Thank NickyandStu
Cheshire, England
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

My husband and I always enjoy our meals here. We love the atmosphere and the views are fabulous. Family friendly but need to think of children a little more as little people get bored easily!

Thank DooleyFamily_12_12
Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We popped in for lunch over the Christmas period. They were busy but able to accommodate six of us. We all have an enjoyable varied meals off their lunch menu. The local ice cream was lovely.

Thank Phil M
Preston, UK
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We were disappointed with our recent visit. We'd had a long walk and were ravenous, but decided to wait for an available table at 2pm. Unfortunately it took 30 mins for one soup to arrive, and another hour for our main courses to arrive, other tables appeared to be waiting too. Slow to clear away one starter plate, and no... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 The Parade, Parkgate CH64 6RN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Parkgate
  • Phone Number: 0151 336 4187

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine

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