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The Boathouse

1 The Parade, Parkgate CH64 6RN, England
0151 336 4187
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Ranked #5 of 9 restaurants in Parkgate
Cuisines: British
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Hard to fault this place, lovely inside very friendly staff and the most amazing views across the estuary. Stopped for lunch had a rump steak which was cooked well and a fine piece of meat, as well as being a fair price. Tuesday afternoon, but the place was buzzing, pretty much fully booked up. One minor complaint? I ended up... More

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Lancashire, England
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Visited the Boathouse after a day at Chester Races. The staff were very attentive, time between courses was really good and the quality of the food was excellent. Several of our party selected from the fish menu and all were delighted with what they got. Definitely worth a visit.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

3 off us had lunch there today. The food was very tasty, the service was excellent and the setting over looking the Dee Estuary was beautiful. We all enjoyed our visit, and would be happy to eat there again.

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heswall wirral
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Went for an evening meal with 5 others and we all had a lovely meal with excellent service a most enjoyable evening

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Chester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
543 helpful votes 543 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We were given a table next to the window overlooking the Dee Estuary the view was fantastic, it is a shame that the food did not match it. the whitebait was rather limp with no flavour and the mixed grill looked if it had been put the deep fat fryer first and put on the griddle to make it look... More

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We had a superb Sunday lunch here. Food was fabulous, the beer which is brewed for this small chain was lovely. I loved that they knew who had order what and did not need to ask who the starters or main were for. Staff were very pleasant. All round nice experience.

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We called here on a very very wet day and were greeted with a warm welcome, waited a couple of minutes for a table which was well worth the wait as we had a fantastic table by a huge picture window with a view over the Dee estuary, my wife had summer vegetable soup and myself deep fried whitebait, both... More

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Wolverhampton
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This pub features in Good Pub and Good Beer guides and fully deserves to. We chose it because the carpark was rammed (usually a good sign) and although we hadn't booked - and they were busy - they promised a table within 15 minutes and kept to their word. The beers were very good and we were lucky to find... More

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Visiting The Boathouse is usually a given that I have great food and service. On my last visit was somewhat disappointed at waiting to be seated at my reserved table, despite the restaurant not being full. When shown through, my order was taken in and plates and cutlery delivered for the starters. Surprised that I had to ask for them... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We had a lovely meal with friends catching up on what we had all been up to over the past few months. We decided we needed to sort our taxis out at about 11.15pm but would have a nightcap in the bar while waiting. We were told they had stopped serving at 11pm so no drinks, not even coffees! This... More

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