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The Boathouse Restaurant

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1a Seacliff Road, Bangor BT20 5HA, Northern Ireland
02891469253
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Today
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 232
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  • 37
    Very good
  • 18
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  • 8
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Simply The Best!!!

Every time we dine in The Boathouse we are simply amazed by the quality of the food and the service. Most definitely one of the very best restaurants to go to for a special occasion. The taster menus with the specially selected glass of wine per course are absolutely fabulous, but you will need... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Nigel R
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Bangor, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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English first
Bangor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Every time we dine in The Boathouse we are simply amazed by the quality of the food and the service. Most definitely one of the very best restaurants to go to for a special occasion. The taster menus with the specially selected glass of wine per course are absolutely fabulous, but you will need to take your time and savour... More 

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Holywood, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

If you consider dining as simply a visit to the trough, The Boathouse is not for you. If you want to be amazed and delighted at the presentation, detail, refinement, combinations, constructions, flavours, taste, ambience, and friendliness of staff go to the Boathouse. Hands down, the best dining experience in Northern Ireland. Fine dining at fantastic prices... (50% of London... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Whilst I do visit this fab restaurant several times a year and would probably call myself a 'regular' I feel obliged to give credit when it is absolutely due...... My wife and visiting In-laws from England went this weekend and had one if not the best meal we have ever had there. The food, service and atmosphere was excellent and... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Came here for a birthday celebration with family members last week. What a great evening we all had. 3 of the party had not been in before and what a beautiful night they experienced. Jasper excelled himself with his expert table service and the food itself was exquisite - most of us had the 3 courses and one of us... More 

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Peterborough
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

booked for 6 people, arrived with 7 but not a problem even though this place is tiny. Beautifully presented food that tasted as good as it looked. perfectly pink lamb for my main course, everyone else similarly impressed with their food. Service was pretty good, apart from spraying cleaner while clearing the next door table, the ammonia cutting into the... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The Boathouse is exactly that....a converted boathouse that was the home to Bangor life boat at one time. Its small but beautiful. The good is excellent and presented to the highest standard. Staff always welcoming and very friendly. If you like your gin, you'll be in heaven....a full menu of all sorts of gin available, was well as every other... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Love this restaurant - the dishes presented are a work of art & delicious - the guys are very professional & friendly - the flavor & taste are exceptional. I would really recommend this for a special occasion for me it's the best dinning experience in Bangor.

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Haddenham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We were recommended by our hotel to visit this restaurant. Whilst the restaurant is small the service was outstanding, never waited for wine or water glasses to be filled. The food was incredibly tasty and beautifully presented. We had a set three course menu at £35 a head. I have eaten in restaurants around the world and can honestly say... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

A wonderful meal. The menu is interesting and shows great thought as well as imagination. Dishes are pleasing to the eye and do not disappoint. The restaurant has a great atmosphere with professional but relaxed service.

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Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

After several attempts I finally got to make it to the boathouse ;I was not disappointed!The attention to detail is impressive with presentation a work of art.It was our 35th wedding anniversary & having travelled quite a distance I can only say ;well worth it.My crab starter was delicious &such an unusual array of flavours & textures:sublime.Hubby equally enjoyed his... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1a Seacliff Road, Bangor BT20 5HA, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Bangor
  • Phone Number: 02891469253

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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