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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 32
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  • 25
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely venue looking over the marshes, good service by friendly staff but very hot in the conservatory.

Birthday meal with group of nine friends and family. Seated in the main restaurant which is a conservatory overlooking the marshes. Unfortunately a hot summers day but no windows or doors that could be opened. There was air conditioning which was switched on at our request, however it was only of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
ruthy56
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Chester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

we eat here regularly and have never had a bad experience. took a friend last night, her first time. i had booked the table for 8.00 pm and it wasnt ready, we waited in the bar for 15 minutes, no apology. table was sticky and dirty. waited ages to get drinks at bar as staff serving in the restaurant bar.... More 

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Wirral
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely view over marshes, attentive staff. Excellent food, veges try the asparagus salad, gammon was superb not just your out of the packet portion. Definitely worth a visit

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Connah's Quay, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

After being in and out of hospitals recently for various tests, my family decided to take me for a drive from Deeside to Parkgate on the Wirral for a "lovely meal" at the Boathouse. We were really excited as the views are lovely but unfortunately that is what you pay for as the food was disappointing? I have had better... More 

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

First time at this restaurant and it won't be the last. A lovely place, beautiful setting, staff attentive but not over bearing, food delicious (and big children's portions!) and nice to see some different things on the menu. Will definitely go back.

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Chester
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great location, great front of house staff, I think someone in the kitchen has stopped caring, we used to eat here a lot but it seems to have gone into decline, ordered a medium rare rib eye, I got something close to well done, not impressed with the bought in chips, the mushroom was dry, seemed like it had been... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Birthday meal with group of nine friends and family. Seated in the main restaurant which is a conservatory overlooking the marshes. Unfortunately a hot summers day but no windows or doors that could be opened. There was air conditioning which was switched on at our request, however it was only of benefit to some of the group dependant on seating... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Was recommended by a friend. We had an excellent meal while watching the sun go down over the Dee Estuary. The fish special, brill, was delicious as was my wife's duo of pork. The staff were efficient and unobtrusive.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Beautiful dining setting, nice bar area too. For dining try to book a conservatory table especially in the summer. Has always seemed like a well run operation. Not the cheapest for pub dining but worth it in my opinion seen as steaks are great, real chips and excellent sauces etc.. Have had some good seafood here before too.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Not sure what's going on at The Boathouse. We used to be frequent visitors as a couple or with groups of up to 10 people and were really enthusiastic about the quality of service and the food (prices were OK, too). Now, something has gone amiss. We've visited a few times this year and the service / quality has got... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I dropped in for lunch without a reservation at a busy time and was made very welcome, getting a good table in the conservatory with a great view over the estuary. The food was very good and there is a great range of beers and wine, overall excellent value and I will be returning next time in the area.

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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: Romantic, Local cuisine

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