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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
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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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 222
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Amazing!

My girl friend and I were traveling to Bangor in the afternoon and was looking for some seafood restaurants initially. However, we were attracted by their menu of boathouse when we walked along the dock. They offer the economic lunch menu and they have had a continuous award! Here we went... The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
TAINANWOLF
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Belfast, 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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287 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My girl friend and I were traveling to Bangor in the afternoon and was looking for some seafood restaurants initially. However, we were attracted by their menu of boathouse when we walked along the dock. They offer the economic lunch menu and they have had a continuous award! Here we went... The service was really comfortable, the waiters are trained... More 

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Ballyclare, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Our family had a wonderful night here on Friday evening. We spent over three hours enjoying the amazing food and craic. We were made to feel very welcome and it was evident that everyone at the Boathouse takes pride in what they do. The food was definitely a talking point and we loved the surroundings. We awaited each course with... More 

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Northern Ireland
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Out to celebrate a friends Birthday. Not so sure they really enjoyed it. Restaurant was very cold. Drink options were limited. Presentation of food was excellent and my meal was very tasty. The waiter was very helpful with providing information on the menu. The evening was a nice experience, but definitely no wow factor.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

From the moment you arrive expect something different. Great welcome. Good choice of food and wine with help from your server. Nothing is too much to ask for. Good for couples as well as family. Good prices.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Having not been here for some time we decided to return and try out a new menu. We were not disappointed - an absolutely fabulous 3 course meal was had by both of us. Jasper was his usual efficient self as were the other staff on the floor. Two of of them were new to us but both were extremely... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Contributor
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
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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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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