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The Boathouse

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Springvale Road, Seaview PO34 5AW, England
01983 810616
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 28
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wife's Birthday

Love this place. Great staff, excellent food. Lovely pace and ambience. Great out of season as well as in. Well recommended

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Mokee_Joe
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Portsmouth
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99 reviews 99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This is typical pub grub, but very reasonable and all the dishes for our group of 6 were good, arrived on time, hot and everyone said how good it was. Despite being Saturday night it was fairly quiet come 10ish, so probably better to go a bit earlier for atmosphere.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

sunny garden, views over the Solent, and obster fresh off the boat...... what could be better than that, well add in a crisp dry white wine and very little could surpass it. The staff were fun and friendly and the food beautiffuly presented. Fabulous!

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Ashford, Kent
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Good food good price and attentive staff. Would recommend this pub as really good atmosphere Good location too. Going back tomorrow!

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Bembridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Regular visitors to the island we often return and eat at the Boathouse. The service and staff as always was excellent. Chose the 8 oz Sirloin steak which at £16.95 was not cheap, disappointingly over cooked for medium rare, my wife's choice of risotto was excellent and good value. Decided to share a pudding and chose one of our favourites... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Just had a great meal with excellent wine at the boat house - small misunderstanding over wine - corrected quickly and apologetically apart - one of best meals I have had this year - the sabayon was devine!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The Boathouse has a great mix of friendly staff, fantastic views from the terrace and good food. The specials menu always has something interesting, and there is usually a good use of local fresh ingredients. Even in the summer months, when the place can get very full, the standards are maintained. Sunday roasts are always good, although have a tendency... More 

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Stopped here for lunch on our last day of holidays, and was a little bit nervous having seen some of the other reviews, but the service was brilliant, very friendly and helpful, and the food was great... Lovely visit and lovely pub, thank you!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

Nice pub with a great patio for drinking and enjoying the sun. The food was generally good. The whole crab was fine although slightly overlooked. The mussels mariniere was swimming in butter/cream and I wouldn't order again. The pan fried seabass was good. Overall the food was decent and the patio was a nice place to enjoy a pint. Would... More 

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Been here before and it was ok - came back not so good!!!! Firstly it was cold no log burner on and it was a chilly evening - tried to rush us to the table - crab ramekin was nice but my steak was cold and the veg with the pie was rock hard..... Had iow blue cheese on my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Love this place. Great staff, excellent food. Lovely pace and ambience. Great out of season as well as in. Well recommended

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Springvale Road, Seaview PO34 5AW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Seaview
  • Phone Number: 01983 810616

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic

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