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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
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 219
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Fabulous start to finish !

Only been this once but will definitely return. Top marks to Danny. He took our booking by phone for a late lunch booking for two of us on the same day. Free parking at the door. We had the restaurant all to ourselves at 2.30pm. Cracking little former boathouse now surrounded by cars rather than... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
JiJiJaJa
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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282 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Only been this once but will definitely return. Top marks to Danny. He took our booking by phone for a late lunch booking for two of us on the same day. Free parking at the door. We had the restaurant all to ourselves at 2.30pm. Cracking little former boathouse now surrounded by cars rather than sea. Our waiter Danny is... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My partner and myself were visiting Bangor for the Valentine's weekend and the Boathouse was recommended for us to try. We honestly had no idea what to expect - but it was the exact type of restaurant I like to visit, small and intimate with a calm atmosphere. There was a customer who was deeply unhappy with the menu from... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

two of the finest chefs in the country,the place is very lovely ,but very small,so you will have to book. all of the other chefs around would use this spot to dine out!! it is very expensive,but for a special night try it out YOU WILL NOT BE LET DOWN!!!!!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My wife and I have eaten here on our own, with a small family group, and with a large number of like-minded and discerning friends. Each occasion has been memorable for both the attention of the staff, and the quality of the food. The old adage of 'quality, not quantity' is certainly the case here, but don't let the thought... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We returned to The Boat House last week after not having been in a while, and it was simply 'Superb'. What makes this place special for us is the comfort in knowing that when we turn up we will always have a great meal which seems to be, if not better than the last, then every bit as good. I... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Just back from the Boathouse and a very satisfying late lunch. The Boathouse has been operating for quite a while and is a rather Tardis-like building beside Bangor Marina. It was formerly the lifeboat station, whiteboard were more fundamental vessels. The restaurant is owned by two Dutch chaps and they do a lot of organic and locally sourced produce. We... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Ate here tonight Watched other diners putting their coats on whilst eating!!! Then had to put mine on. After finishing the taster menu we sat for a long time with no offer of coffee. By this stage my husband and I were frozen so we left . We ate here before and were really impressed . However tonight we felt... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Great menu, good value and wonderful friendly customer service. Every year for my birthday i treat myself to a meal at this restaurant My friends were amazed with the presentation and taste of all dishes. The flavours and the way the chef cooks the meals is of one of experience. My guest visiting Northern Ireland from Puerto Rico said that... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Had a warm welcome here on a cold dreary Saturday afternoon. Wonderful three course lunch and faultless service.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My husband and I sneaked away from the bussle of Christmas for a tasting lunch. It was delicious - full of flavour and variety, we particularly enjoyed the beetroot and crab stater and the duck 3rd course and a raspberry posset which we had to resist licking the plate! It's not an every day restaurant,but well worth the money and... 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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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