We went to the boathouse in early dec 2012 for my nephew's 26th birthday. There were 6 adults and 1 12month old in our party. This restaurant is in a beautiful location and has so much more potential, however there are a few points that really need addressing! I can't really complain about the service, as the food was fairly quickly brought out even though they were really busy. However, there ends the good points!!! 1. The portion size is very small, even though it was 3 courses for £19 you would expect a little more than two thin slices of beef, or a small dried out baked piece of cod! 2. We were sat by the door and as such was constantly crowded round by other people waiting for their tables. It was very very claustrophobic and I couldn't wait to get out of there! Not very good considering we probably would have spent more time there and had a few more drinks before we left! 3. The toilets were disgusting! The room was dirty, it smelt and the hand towel looked like it had been there for weeks. There was a hand drier in there, but it surely must be an antique as it was dirty and covered in rust. I didn't even try to see if it worked for fear of being electrocuted! 4. And this is why I'm writing this review! They had very kindly provided us with a nice little high chair attachment seat for my 12 month old daughter to sit on. However, when I took my daughter to change her nappy, I found no baby changing facilities. When I asked where I could take her I was taken through the kitchen (hmmmm, questionable hygiene in there too!) and taken into a cold store room at the back. There I found a couple of old manky chairs and an ironing board! So there was my changing table. I have a back problem, so changing her on the cold floor wasn't an option.. So the ironing board it was then! Not easy or at all safe with a 12 month old wriggly baby!!
Take from this what you will. This place always seems to be busy and it solely relies upon its reputation. I for one will never be going back there again!!
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