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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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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 views, nice staff

Good menu, food well prepared, helpful staff. Small light lunch specials are a great idea. Great spot overlooking distant hills.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
OxfordDiners
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Good menu, food well prepared, helpful staff. Small light lunch specials are a great idea. Great spot overlooking distant hills.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Visited here for a family birthday last week. Due to an oversight, the booking was made on Friday for the Saturday evening for a party of eight. When we arrived we were given a table in the conservatory, affording us spectacular views over the estuary to Wales much to our delight! Good selection on the menu. The food was delicious... More 

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful location with superb views across the Dee estuary. A fantastic menu with choices for all tastes and prices to suit all purses! The staff are friendly, helpful and efficient. Overall makes a very enjoyable dining experience.

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Torrevieja, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great view from a great pub restaurant. Excellent Sunday roast with good choice of meats and desserts.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My cousins daughter booked to go a week before we went. Two hours before we went she phoned to see if it was possible to have a window seat ( the views are gorgeous ) They accommodated us with a fantastic table for eight in the conservatory, we had to wait about thirty minuets for this to be ready but... More 

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England
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127 reviews 127 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Visited the boathouse to celebrate a family birthday this week. Restaurant was very busy and we were glad we booked! Staff all very attentive and hard working especially the young lady waitress (sorry I didn't get name) and Wayne the young waiter who was great fun and arranged for an indoor firework attached to a brownie for my father's birthday.... More 

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Macclesfield, cheshire, UK
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The Boathouse is an attractive old building that has been tastefully extended. I first came across it over 50 years ago when I was a student and we used to come down to Parkgate for potted shrimps. Parkgate used to be a thriving port in the 19th century but the river has silted up quite lot and now there is... More 

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Wirral
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We arrived early and enjoyed some drinks outside on the terrace overlooking the marsh and the Welsh hills. The Boathouse was clean, tidy and inviting. Our reservation was for 8:30pm on a Saturday night. At this time the restaurant service was in full swing creating a great atmosphere. We were seated at exactly 8:30pm and our order was taken promptly.... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Family lunch; nice pub. Well kept Weetwood Beer. Delay with arrival of main courses. Food average'ish. Caesar salad - stacks of mayonnnaise instead of light dressing, bulked out with cubes of ham. Fair choice on kids menu. This place is saved by its attentive service. Would I return......possibly not.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We dropped in for lunch without booking, so were unable to sit in the conservatory overlooking the marsh. We were shown to a lovely table near an antique fireplace and bookshelf. The maritime artifacts are fascinating and the setting was lovely. The staff were very professional and attentive and brought us our order quickly and efficiently. We chose sandwiches and... 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  >  Merseyside  >  Wirral  >  Parkgate
  • Phone Number: 0151 336 4187

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic

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