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“Expensive cafe” 1 of 5 stars
Review of The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant

The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant
The Marina, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JQ, England
+44 15394 22785
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Cuisines: English
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Description: The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant is located at Windermere Marina and is open to the general public. Serving breakfast from 9am, food is served all day with last orders at 9pm. The bar is open until 11pm.
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Expensive cafe”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

The building is really nice, and the toilets are excellent (1st thing my wife checks out!). The food and drink is over priced. We got the feeling that they are trying to be a London city centre high class venue. I got the feeling that they don't want the 'normal' lake district' visitor, you know hikers, weekend visitors etc., which is a shame as the view is fantastic looking over the marina is a great sight. Not sure I would visit again. There are lots of really great restaurants in Bowness, without the need to get a taxi to the Boat House.

Visited April 2013
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“quality food and good value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Recently re-opened after the floods of a few years ago. Excellent place to enjoy good food and wine and generally chill, we were staying in one of the apartments and had the boat moored in the marina, Fantastic place to stay both on the moorings and in the apartments

Visited May 2013
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“Great atmosphere, great service & great food!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We went as 2 couples for a birthday meal as our friends had recommended it. We could not fault anything the food and atmosphere was fantastic, the service was 2nd to none as every was friendly and couldn't do enough for us. The views of Windermere Lake were amazing and I will definitely return! Thanks to all the staff!!

  • Visited May 2013
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