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The Boathouse Restaurant

1a Seacliff Road, Bangor BT20 5HA, Northern Ireland
02891469253
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Ranked #3 of 130 restaurants in Bangor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Eclectic
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
donaghadee
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I have been talking about trying this restaurant for a while and I am sorry we didn't go sooner. We decided to try the 5 course taster menu as it was a special occasion. Oh my goodness....each course was amazing!!! The presentation, the flavours, the little bits of things that I don't know what they were but... More

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Had a fantastic romantic meal here. We went on a midweek evening when it was nice and quiet. We had the 7 course taster menu and I loved it!! We I've in Belfast and thought it was well worth the journey. The staff and proprietors make you feel very welcome too. I'm still dreaming about a couple of the courses!... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

If you enjoy trying something a little different from the menu when you are out for dinner but don't want to break the bank then this is definitely worth a try. The menu is not extensive which is reasonable for a small kitchen but it is always interesting and I have now been here three times without having the same... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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395 reviews 395 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
509 helpful votes 509 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Bangor is not a gourmets haven. So, thank goodness for The boat House. As you would guess it is on the water front and in a very attractive building. Super warm welcome from one of the owners which will put you instantly at ease. I went straight to table but if you fancy a G&T before your dinner then you... More

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Recently had the pleasure to visit the Boat House again. Still brilliant food and service and overall experience. Still the best in Bangor by a mile.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

We travel a lot and enjoy fine dining, but not, until recently, in our home town of Bangor, where the restaurants have tended to be ordinary, inconsistent and unimaginative. So it's great to see The Boathouse and others raising the game here, and saving Bangor residents the trip to Belfast for a top class meal. The menu is quite short,... More

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Baildon, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

visited boathouse in June what a nice what a nice spot good range of beers and excellent food all this next o the river aire with all its wildlife really nice worth a visit

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My partner and I decided to give the boathouse a go and it was just amazing! Could not fault it what so ever. From start to finish it was incredible. Food full of flavour and cooked to perfection.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Our first visit, to celebrate my husband and sisters birthday and it didn't disappoint. Each course was visual masterpiece which had the taste buds exploding. We will definitely return!

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Edmonton, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My wife and I visited The Boathouse for the fourth time. As on our previous visits we were not disappointed. We had the 7 course tasting menu with wine pairings and yet again it was surprising, innovative and absolutely superb from start to finish. The service was friendly, efficient and well informed and perfectly contemplated a great meal. This place... More

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